Liz a wedding planner? Lucille a bridesmaid? Can Liz and Lucille get the gang working together in time to give Olivia and Roger a special wedding gift?Play Episode
Episode Theme: Life is not about having everything go perfectly.
1. James 1:3 says that we learn to endure by having our faith tested. Can you think of a time when something bad happened to you? Did it test your faith?
2. Acts 16:16-40 tells a story about Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were going to prayer meetings,. But a slave girl with an evil spirit inside her kept following them. . She yelled at them loudly as they walked along the street. Finally, Paul healed her. But instead of being thanked, he and Silas ended up being beaten and thrown in prison! Who could have seen that coming? But even in prison, Paul and Silas understood that God was in control. They prayed and sang praise to God from their prison cell. As you listen to today’s episode, think about how you react when unexpected things happen.
“You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested”James 1:3
In this episode the KC gang learns that God can work through unexpected failures and frustrations.
In the story from Acts 16:16-40, God rescued Paul and Silas from jail. But that wasn’t the last time Paul went to jail for preaching the gospel. Paul lived in a Roman prison for many years. His dark prison was sunk about 12 feet underground and smelled horrible. He might have had some straw to use as a bed. Some of the guards were cruel.
Paul’s life in prison was very difficult. But this is where he wrote three great letters to the churches of Ephesus, Colosse, and Philippi, as well as a personal letter to his friend Philemon. Today, these letters bless us as the Bible books of Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. God used Paul during his tough times to change people’s lives and give hope to other people who hurt. God is there in hard times. Nothing can separate you from the love of God.
When are Olivia and Roger getting married?
What do Julia and Lucille want to give as a wedding present?
They want everyone to do the work for free.
To get Spike to help, what did the gang have to promise him?
To go canoeing with Liz, and three pieces of chocolate cake.
With which teacher do Chamy and her parents have to meet?
Mr. Robinson, the history teacher.
Name some bad things that happened at the wedding.
Julia made the punch too early. Julia’s computer died. Chamy can’t come. Cynthia’s daughter is not feeling too well, and Lucille went to babysit. The cake fell. The pastor fainted. A storm came. A power outage happened.
Do some baking! Follow a recipe to make some cupcakes or cookies.
Imagine that you were some of the ingredients. If you were the flour, would you like being mixed with goopy eggs? If you were the eggs or butter, would you like being beaten in a mixer? Would you like being shoved in a hot oven? We are like ingredients. God has a recipe to make us into something greater. But we don’t always understand how all the unpleasant parts are part of the plan. We have to trust when we are being “mixed” and “beaten” and “baked” that we are being made into something better and that God knows what he is doing. When your treats are done, enjoy how all the ingredients came together. Then share them with a friend and tell them about how you made them.
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Chamy chooses to study Liz to discover how to live the Christian life. Can Liz show Chamy how to live out the Bible in all he does?
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When Liz's cousin Herbert comes back home for a visit, he and Lucille are challenged to be better witnesses to their friends. But why is it easier to witness to a stranger than to their friends?
Liz is so desperate to get money for his dog. What bad decision does he make this time to get the cash he needs?
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Who’s planning the biggest prank in Reptarium Middle School History? The new kid Kenan Leon seems to have all the answers, but does he know right from wrong? How far can this prank go before someone has to speak up?
Liz decides he’s going to become a hero, but he just can’t figure out how.
What scares you the most? What do you do when you’re afraid? See how Liz and the gang deal with their greatest fears.
Scooter admires Liz so much that he’s dressing, talking, and acting exactly like Liz—and it’s making Liz crazy!
A very tired Liz is learning about "The Seven Deadly Sins". What happens when he meets them face to face?
Liz, Spike and Cole have a new movie obsession, “The Masked Chameleon.” Cole offers Liz a great opportunity to meet the star, but Liz already made a promise to Grandpa. Tough Decision time.
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Lucille starts her program for broadcast on WLZR, but a caller makes Lucille wonder if her program was really a good idea.
Lucille is running for student body president against a sneaky candidate. Will Lucille use the same tactics against her opponent?
Liz, Lucille, and Scooter all try to be perfect—and they all fail. Scooter now thinks that God might just give up on him. Is Scooter right?
Liz is always the last one chosen for baseball at recess. What can he do to change things up?
On this extraordinary day, Liz experiences one disappointment after another. So how does it become the best day ever?
Liz has a plan to get a good grade without doing any work. And Lucille avoids an opportunity to tell Chamy about her faith.
All of Terrene is clicking away and making duck faces, trying to capture the best selfie! Liz is confident that he’ll win the contest, until a long-forgotten figure from his past returns! Say cheese!
Everyone thinks Liz can do tricks on a skateboard. Should Liz tell the truth about his skills or pretend that he is as good as they think?
Cole’s got shopping bags full of presents that he says are all for him! But why is Cole hiding his list and why is he sneaking around town all night? It’s up to the Lizarado Detective Agency to solve this Christmas mystery!
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With the help of Lucille and Liz, Kayla meets her favorite celebrity idol, Rayleen. Will this chance of a lifetime lead to super stardom for Kayla?
Liz a wedding planner? Lucille a bridesmaid? Can Liz and Lucille get the gang working together in time to give Olivia and Roger a special wedding gift?
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Grandpa tells a story from his Anole family childhood. What secrets are revealed?
Liz has more than he can handle when usually level-headed Lucille starts buying up videos, books, and tickets to the latest Zap McDoogle motivational speech. Is this all a scam? Can Liz save his friend by showing her God’s Word?