Turtle Talk

Liz's class joins with another class, and soon Liz learns a lesson about celebrating abilities.

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Episode Theme: We all are God's workmanship.

1. Ephesians 2:10 says that we are “created … to do good works.” What makes a work “good?” What are some good works that you can do?

2. The Bible doesn’t tell us much about what the apostle Paul looked like. But it does give us some hints. 2 Corinthians 10:10 says, “in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” He may have been nearly blind from an illness (Galatians 4:13-15). If you passed him on the street, you might not have noticed him at all. But God chose Paul to preach his Word all around the world. Millions of people have heard and read about Jesus Christ because Paul followed the Lord and did what God wanted him to do. Think about what good works you can do, no matter how small you are or what problems you have, as you listen to today’s episode.

Memory Verse

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”

Ephesians 2:10
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After You Listen

In this episode, Liz and his friends were paired up with kids from a special-needs class. They learned not to judge people by what’s on the outside but to look inside to find value—the way God does (1 Samuel 16:7).

All of us have strengths and weaknesses. You might be musical. You might be good at math. You might run fast or be a great cook. Or you might be bad at some (or all) of those things. God has a plan for each of us, including you. There are good works you can do for him because he designed you that way (2 Timothy 2:21). That doesn’t mean that you can do anything you want to. But it does mean that you can do good things for the Lord.

Want to dig deeper into how God gives us the strength to do good works? Check out Psalm 28:7; Colossians 1:10-12; 2 Timothy 1:7.

Take the Episode Quiz


What were the kids going to learn in the enrichment class?


Baking, cooking, sewing.


Who was Liz’s partner?


Terry Turtle.


What was her “special need”?


She had trouble talking and writing.


How did Terry take notes in class?


She recorded them on her laptop computer.


What was the name of the teaching assistant for the special-needs class?


Miss Terrapin.

Next Question


What are some good works you can do for God? Think about your talents. How can you use them at your church?

  • If you’re good at cooking, provide a meal for another family in need.
  • If you’re musical, join a choir or help lead music for a class for younger kids.
  • If you like to help others, volunteer to help families in the church clean their yards.

What other good works can you do? Remember, everyone—yes, you too!—has strengths they can use for the Lord.


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