Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2017

Honoring God in Word & Deed

Date Session Title Verses
Sept 3 Remember God’s Salvation Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Matthew 16:21-28
Sept 10 Relate in God’s Way Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14
Sept 17 Reflect God’s Presence Psalm 114; Romans 14:7-12
Sept 24 Respond to God’s Grace Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:27-30

The Difference Jesus Makes

Date Session Title Verses
Oct 1 Thinking Like Christ Philippians 2:1-13
Oct 8 Gaining Christ Philippians 3:4b-14
Oct 15 Rejoicing in Christ Philippians 4:1-9
Oct 22 Hoping in Christ 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Oct 29 Sharing Christ 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

God’s Perpetual Power: What We Need, When We Need It

Date Session Title Verses
Nov 5 A Second Crossing Joshua 3:7-17
Nov 12 A Renewed Covenant Joshua 24:1, 14-21, 24
Nov 19 A Needed Deliverer Judges 4:1-10
Nov 26 A Victorious Lord Ephesians 1:15-23

Ready for Jesus: Living Expectantly

Date Session Title Verses
Dec 3 Keep Awake Mark 13:24-37
Dec 10 Repent Mark 1:1-8
Dec 17 Testify John 1:1-9, 19-28
Dec 24 Participate Luke 1:26-38
Dec 31 Celebrate Luke 2:22; 25-40

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2018

The Word of the Lord

Date Session Title Verse
Jan 7 And God Said … Genesis 1:1-8; 2:1-4a
Jan 14 Your Servant Is Listening 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19–4:1a
Jan 21 Accordng to the Word of the Lord Jonah 3:1-10
Jan 28 Speaking for God Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Proclaim the Good News

Date Session Title Verses
Feb 4 Why: For the Sake of the Gospel 1 Corinthians 9:16-27
Feb 11 Who: Preach Jesus 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Feb 18 What: Repent and Believe Mark 1:1-15 (Lent 1)
Feb 25 How: Finding Through Losing Mark 8:27-38

Growing in Faith

Date Session Title Verses
March 4 Remember Jesus’ Words John 2:13-25
March 11 Receive Jesus’ Gift John 3:1-3, 11-21
March 18 Follow Jesus’ Lead John 12:20-36
March 25 Praise Jesus’ Name John 12:9-19

Easter’s Afterglow

Date Session Title Verses
April 1 Jesus Is Lord of All Acts 10:30-43 (Easter Sunday)
April 8 The Fellowship of Jesus Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37
April 15 Faith Through Jesus Acts 3:1-2, 6-7, 11-19
April 22 In Jesus’ Name Acts 4:1-12
April 29 Introducing Jesus Acts 8:26-40

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2018

Jesus’ Legacy

Date Session Title Verses
May 6 Love John 15:9-17
May 13 Truth John 17:6-19
May 20 Spirit John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 27 Mystery John 3:1-17

The Way Through

Date Session Title Verses
June 3 From Death to Life 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
June 10 From Temporary to Eternal 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:5
June 17 From Old to New 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
June 24 From Appearance to Reality 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Learning from David

Date Session Title Verses
July 1 Grief Is Complicated 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
July 8 Experience Is Important 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-12
July 15 Praise Is Paramount 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
July 22 Patience Is Required 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
July 29 Character Is Tested 2 Samuel 11:1-4a, 8-15

The Bread of Life

Date Session Title Verses
Aug 5 The Hunger to Believe John 6:24-35; Psalm 51:10-12
Aug 12 The Hunger to Live John 6:41-51; Psalm 130:5-8
Aug 19 The Hunger to Belong John 6:52-58; Psalm 111:1-5, 10
Aug 26 The Hunger to Endure John 6:59-69; Psalm 84:1-2, 10-12

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2018

James

Date Session Title Verses
Sept 2 Doers of the Word James 1:17-27
Sept 9 Acts of Mercy James 2:1-10, 14-17
Sept 16 What Words Reveal James 3:1-12
Sept 23 Real Wisdom James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Sept 30 Prayers of Faith James 5:13-20

Job

Date Session Title Verses
Oct 7 Job’s Situation Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Oct 14 Job’s Contention Job 23:1-17
Oct 21 God’s Response Job 38:1-7, 28-41
Oct 28 Job’s Confession Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Being Disciples

Date Session Title Verses
Nov 4 Obedience Mark 12:28-34
Nov 11 Generosity Mark 12:35-44
Nov 18 Insight Mark 13:1-13
Nov 25 Worship Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Revelation 1:4b-8 (Reign of Christ Sunday)

Prophetic Voices for Advent

Date Session Title Verses
Dec 2 A Righteous Branch Jeremiah 33:14-22 (First Sunday of Advent)
Dec 9 The Messenger of the Covenant Malachi 2:17–3:5
Dec 16 The Lord in the Midst Zephaniah 3:11-20
Dec 23 The One of Peace Micah 4:9–5:5a
Dec 30 The Maturing Messiah Luke 2:41-52