Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale
“Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale,” an Adventures in Odyssey Club exclusive, is episode #866 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Dave Arnold, and was originally released on May 1, 2019.
A fresh spin on the classic tale of a greedy king, a desperate girl, and an elf who turns straw into gold — for a price.
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- If you could choose the next fairy tale to be adapted into a KIDS Radio episode, which one would it be? Which Odyssey characters would you cast in the various roles?
- Why is it a bad idea to make promises we can't keep like the Miller did? Discuss how God's promises are reliable (Joshua 21:45, Hebrews 10:23), whereas Satan promises more than he plans to deliver (Genesis 3:1-7).
- Read Proverbs 14:31. Who in "Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale" took unfair advantage of someone who was poor and desperate? How?
- What do you think causes people to be greedy? How can God's faithful presence in our lives help us to be content with what we have (Hebrews 13:5)?
- Can you think of anyone (perhaps a celebrity) who, like the king, never seems to have enough?
- Compare the "leadership" of the king in this month's episode with the leadership modeled by Jesus—the King of kings—in John 13:1-17.
- Acts 20:35 tells us it is "more blessed to give than to receive." What does that mean? How have you found this to be true in your life?
- Who is the most generous person you know? Why do you think so?
- How might Rumpelstiltskin's story have ended differently had he been more unselfish with his talent?
- If you could spin straw into gold, how would you use that special gift? After sharing, read 1 Peter 4:10-11 and ask, "What talent has God given you that could be used to bless others?"
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