Upcoming Formations Units

Scope and Sequence for Formations
January – April 2017

Christ Our Savior

Date Session Title Verses
Jan 1 All Things as Loss Philippians 3:1-8
Jan 8 Salvation to All Titus 2:11-3:8
Jan 15 One New People Ephesians 2:11-22
Jan 22 A Sweeping Victory Romans 8:26-39

Old Testament Covenants

Date Session Title Verses
Jan 29 The Covenant with Noah Genesis 9:1-6, 12-17
Feb 5 The Covenant with Abram Genesis 12:1-9
Feb 12 The Covenant with Mount Sinai Exodus 19:1-8
Feb 19 The Covenant with David 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-16
Feb 26 The New Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-37

Holy Living

Date Session Title Verses
March 5 Facing Temptation Matthew 4:1-11
March 12 Taming the Tongue James 3:1-12
March 19 Living in the Light 1 John 1:5-2:6
March 26 Practicing Humility James 4:1-10

The Resurrection and the Life

Date Session Title Verses
April 2 A Bereavement in Bethany John 11:21-27, 32-36, 39-44
April 9 A Journey to Jerusalem John 12:12-28
April 16 A Meeting with Mary John 20:1-2, 11-18
April 23 A Talk with Thomas John 20:19-31
April 30 A Surprise by the Sea John 21:1-14

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Formations
May-August 2017

Philip the Evangelist

Date Session Title Verses
May 7 Philip's Calling Acts 6:1-7
May 14 Philip's Samaritan Ministry Acts 8:4-17
May 21 Philip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26-40
May 28 Philip's Legacy Acts 21:7-14

The Spirit in the Old Testament

Date Session Title Verses
June 4 The Spirit in Creation Genesis 1:1-5; 2:4b-9; Job 34:12-15 (Pentecost)
June 11 The Spirit in the Wilderness Numbers 11:10-11, 16-17, 24-29
June 18 The Spirit and the Prophets 2 Chronicles 15:1-7
June 25 The SPirit and the King Isaiah 11:1-9

The Book of Ezekiel

Date Session Title Verses
July 2 A Rebellious People Ezekiel 2
July 9 The Glory Departs Ezekiel 8:1-2a, 16-17; 10:4-5, 16-19
July 16 THe Fall of Jerusalem Ezekiel 24:1-13
July 23 The Valley of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1, 3-14
July 30 The River of Life Ezekiel 47:1, 3-12

Managing Powerlessness

Date Session Title Verses
Aug 6 An Eternal Perspective 1 Peter 1:13-25
Aug 13 Suffering and Submission 1 Peter 2:11-24
Aug 20 Return Blessing for Evil 1 Peter 3:8-17
Aug 27 Honor God 1 Peter 4:1-11

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Formations
September – December 2017

Paul’s Jerusalem Collection

Date Session Title Verses
Sep 3 Giving of Oneself 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Sep 10 A Plan for Giving 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Sep 17 Cheerful Giving 2 Corinthians 9:5-15
Sep 24 Giving and Serving Romans 15:25-33

Galatians: Reclaiming Freedom

Date Session Title Verses
Oct 1 Freedom Resisted Galatians 1:1-12
Oct 8 Freedom through Faith Galatians 3:1-9, 15-18
Oct 15 Freedom from the Law Galatians 3:26–4:7
Oct 22 Freedom in the Spirit Galatians 5:1, 16-26
Oct 29 Freedom and Responsibility Galatians 6:1-10

The Herodian Dynasty

Date Session Title Verses
Nov 5 Herod the Great: A Violent King Matthew 2:1-12
Nov 12 Herod Antipas: A Rash King Matthew 14:1-12
Nov 19 Agrippa I: A Zealous King Acts 12:1-10, 20-23
Nov 26 Agrippa II: A Questioning King Acts 26:1-3, 13-18a, 24-29

Awaiting Christ

Date Session Title Verses
Dec 3 A Great Light Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 1:26-33
Dec 10 Prepare the Way Micah 5:1-5a; Luke 3:3-6
Dec 17 They Will Dwell Secure Ezekiel 34:11-16; Luke 3:7-14
Dec 24 Wonderful, Joyous News Luke 2:8-20
Dec 31 The Lamb of God John 1:19-20, 24-34

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Formations
January – April 2018

Evangelism in the Old Testament

Date Session Title Verses
Jan 7 The Servant’s Calling Isaiah 49:1-6
Jan 14 Abimelech’s Integrity Genesis 20:1-14
Jan 21 Naaman’s Healing 2 Kings 5:1, 9-17
Jan 28 The Lord’s Mountain Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 8:20-23

Looking to Jesus

Date Session Title Verses
Feb 4 Rely on God Hebrews 2:10-18
Feb 11 Draw Near Hebrews 4:11-16
Feb 18 Run the Race Hebrews 11:24-26, 32–12:2 (Lent 1)
Feb 25 Go to Jesus Hebrews 13:1-16

Jesus Teaches and Heals

Date Session Title Verses
March 4 Jesus Shows Commpassion Matthew 9:18-26, 35-38
March 11 Jesus Teaches about Rules Matthew 12:1-14
March 18 Jesus Teaches about Possessions Matthew 19:16-30
March 25 Jesus Teaches about Priorities Matthew 21:12-22
April 1 Jesus Sends the Disciples Matthew 28:1-20 (Easter Sunday)

The Life of Barnabas

Date Session Title Verses
April 8 The Generous Giver Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-37
April 15 The Encourager Acts 11:22-30
April 22 The Preacher Acts 13:1-3, 13-14, 44-52
April 29 The Defender of Gentiles Acts 15:1-2, 12-21

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Formations
May – August 2018

Paul and the Spirit

Date Session Title Verses
May 6 Power and Conviction 1 Thessalonians 1
May 13 One Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:1-12
May 20 The Spirit Given Romans 5:1-10
May 27 Live by the Spirit Romans 8:2-17

Lesser Known Prophets

Date Session Title Verses
June 3 Nathan Tells a Parable 2 Samuel 12:1-10
June 10 Ahijah Foresees Rebellion 1 Kings 11:29-39
June 17 Micaiah Speaks for God 1 Kings 22:6-9, 12-14, 19-23
June 24 Huldah Warns the People 2 Kings 22:14-20a; 23:2-3

Becoming God’s People

Date Session Title Verses
July 1 The LORD Is Our God Deuteronomy 6:4-16
July 8 God’s Chosen Place Deuteronomy 12:1-11, 28
July 15 A Godly King Deuteronomy 17:14-20
July 22 An Inheritance to Possess Deuteronomy 26:1-11
July 29 A Choice to Make Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Jesus’ Priorities

Date Session Title Verses
Aug 5 Work and Rest Mark 6:6b-13, 30-32
Aug 12 Saying No Mark 1:32-39; Luke 12:13-15
Aug 19 Setting Goals Luke 9:51-62
Aug 26 Striving for the Kingdom Matthew 6:25-34