This four-session unit from the Connect series is designed to help middle school youth come to a renewed appreciation of the Bible by realizing that god uses fascinating and novel means of making God's will known.
Session 1: The Meaning of Shtick - identifies shtick as "a strange event through which God speaks" and gives biblical examples.
Session 2: The Writing on the Wall - explores how God was at through Old Testament seemingly bizarre events.
Session 3: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Shtick - explores the role of shtick in Jesus' life and teachings.
Session 4: What's Your Shtick - explores an alternate meaning of shtick as a person's defining characteristic.
Scriptures referenced in this unit include:
Exodus 3:1-17; 17:1-7
Matthew 17:24-27; 14:22-32
John 2:1-12; 9; 11