Imitation Irritation

Scooter admires Liz so much that he’s dressing, talking, and acting exactly like Liz—and it’s making Liz crazy!

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Follow God’s example, therefore as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love”

Audio Icon   Ephesians 5:1-2a



Have you ever imitated someone else like Scooter did in this episode? Why did you do it? Most people imitate others for one of two reasons: either to make fun of them, or because they really want to be like them. What does imitation have to do with being a Christian? A lot!

The word Christian came from some unkind people in the town of Antioch; they wanted to mock people who actually believed in the risen Christ, so they called them “Christians,” and the name stuck!

Why did the early Christians keep the name when it was supposed to be a put down? Why do we keep the name today? Two reasons: Christian reminds us that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah who brings us back to God. Christian also reminds us that not only do we believe in Jesus as our Savior, but that we belong to him!

What’s the best way to live as a Christian? Imitation! Imitate Jesus. Paul said, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love” (Ephesians 5:1-2a). Being a Christian means believing in, belonging to, and being like Jesus Christ! What a great word Christian is!

Want to dig deeper and explore what scripture says about following God’s example? Check out Deuteronomy 13:4, Numbers 14:24 and 1 Samuel 12:14.


Do you have a hero? Do you try to imitate God and godly people? Think of someone you could make your hero today, someone godly who will help you imitate God. Do what the students at Terrarium Elementary School did: draw a picture of your hero in action. Include yourself in the picture too!