Gross, Weird, True is a 4-week youth group Bible study that looks at some of the strange stories and commands in the Bible. It includes instructions on how to incorporate the 60-second games from NBC’s “Minute to Win It.” Included in this download is the complete leader guide; small groups discussion questions for each session; a screen quiz about strange things in the Bible; series art; promotional material; student handouts; a 60-second countdown timer; the original Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign files; and pretty much anything I could think of having to do with this study.
Session 1: Remove the Poop
Deuteronomy 23:12-4; 1 Peter 1:13-16
A look at one of the stranger rules of God from the old testament examining what it teaches us about God’s holiness.
Session 2: Death by Dishonor
Genesis 9:18-29; 2 Kings 2:23-24; Deuteronomy 21:18-20
Starting with the story of Noah naked in his tent and continuing through Elisha cursing youths with a bear to God’s promise in the 10 commandments this lesson takes a look at honoring your parents.
Session 3: Strong Man’s Weakness
A look at some of the stranger events that took place in the life of Samson. This lesson is small group based with students answering questions and reporting back to the group. The overall focus of the lesson is to be controlled by God instead of by our emotions.
Session 4: The Prophet/Prostitute Wedding
Is there anything stranger than God commanding Hosea to go and get an adulterous wife? This session wraps up our weird study with a reminder that God wants us to be holy and that he will go to great lengths to help us to become like Him.