There's An Ape for That

Getting back at a bully only seems fair, right? Not according to the Bible. Three friends find out why it’s important to treat others the way they’d want to be treated.

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Memory Verse

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets”

Audio Icon   Matthew 7:12



In this episode, Skink picks on Morrie, Kenan and Scooter at the circus. They use a magician’s monkey to get back at him—and find out why that was the wrong thing to do.

Over and over again, the Bible tells us that we should love other people. Jesus even said that loving God and loving others are the most important commandments in the Bible (Matthew 22:37-39). But sometimes it’s hard to know how to love other people.

That’s why Jesus gave us the Golden Rule. If we think about the way we’d like other people to treat us, and treat them exactly that way, we’ll be showing them love. Do you want people to be nice to you? Be nice to them. Do you want people to forgive you when you make mistakes? Forgive them. If you use that rule, you’ll be obeying Jesus’s commandment.

Want to dig deeper and learn more about how we should treat others? Check out John 13:34, Romans 12:10, and Ephesians 4:32.


For the next week, keep track of ways that other people treat you that you like and don’t like. If a friend ignores you, write it down (or make a note in your phone). If someone you don’t know well waves and says hi to you by name, write it down. At the end of the week, look at what you’ve written. The things that you liked can give you ideas on how to treat others. The things you didn’t like can show you ways NOT to treat others. Now go out and put what you’ve learned into practice.