Theme: Somebody’s got to do it!
1. Proverbs 16:18 says, “First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.” What does this verse mean? Give an example (real or imaginary) of a story where a proud person was humbled by a mistake that they made.
2. In the Bible, King Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful man. Because of his power, he became arrogant and full of pride. It took losing everything for Nebuchadnezzar to find humility and learn that true power belongs to God. (You can read Nebuchadnezzar’s story in Daniel 4). Think about King Nebuchadnezzar as you listen to today’s program.
“First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall”
A: Quarter horses are rodeo favorites.
A: Chance was cleaning the stables by shoveling the stable muck.
A: Liz wanted to sit with the real cowboys, but they didn’t give him any room.
A: The bulls are named Tough Teacher and Reality Check because the cowboys want to be reminded to keep humble. As Chance says, “Whenever I think that I am some great cowboy or something, he shows me that I ain’t no better than the rest.”
The theme of the Dirty Jobs’ episode is that everyone has to step up and serve, even if the job is tough or dirty! Matthew 20:28 says we are to be servants “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Jesus was the ultimate servant and we are all called to follow his example.
What are some jobs around the house or at school that must get done, but that people don’t volunteer to do? Perhaps it is taking out garbage, wiping tables or doing garden work.
Volunteer to do one of these dirty jobs at home or at school. Take your turn willingly and do not grumble.
Here’s a family challenge. Choose one or more:
1. Together, serve your local community:
2. Together, serve your neighborhood: