Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2019

The Apocalypse as Good News

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 5 | Worthy Is the Lamb | Revelation 5:6-14
May 12 | The Lamb Will Be Their Shepherd | Revelation 7:9-17
May 19 | All Things New | Revelation 21:1-14
May 26 | The Lord Will Be Our Light | Revelation 21:22-22:7

Life with God

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 2 | Faithful Waiting | Acts 1:1-11 (Ascension of the Lord)
June 9 | Fulfilled Expectation, Expectant Fulfillment | Acts 2:1-4, 14-21 (Pentecost)
June 16 | Privilege and Responsibility | Psalm 8 (Trinity Sunday)
June 23 | Clothed with Christ | Galatians 3:19-29
June 30 | Living by the Spirit | Galatians 5:1, 13-26

Prophetic Reminders

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 7 | God Is Present | 2 Kings 5:1-3, 9-14
July 14 | God and Country | Amos 7:7-17
July 21 | God Requires Justice | Amos 8:1-12
July 28 | God Offers Hope | Hosea 1:2-10

Letting Go, Moving On

Date | Session Title | Verses
Aug 4 | From Materialism to Devotion | Luke 12:13-21, 29-31
Aug 11 | From Indifference to Readiness | Luke 12:32-44
Aug 18 | From Inattention to Awareness | Luke 12:49-59
Aug 25 | From Callousness to Compassion | Luke 13:10-21

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2019

Painful Grace: Jeremiah Reveals God’s Heart

Date | Session Title | Verses
Sept 1 | God’s Astonishment | Jeremiah 2:4-13
Sept 8 | God’s Offered Repentance | Jeremiah 18:1-12
Sept 15 | God’s Merciful Judgment | Jeremiah 4:11-12, 19-28
Sept 22 | God’s Grief | Jeremiah 8:14–9:1
Sept 29 | God’s Promised Future | Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

For the Living of These Days: Some Things We Need

Date | Session Title | Verses
Oct 6 | Faith | Luke 17:1-10
Oct 13 | Gratitude | Luke 17:11-21
Oct 20 | Endurance | Luke 17:22-25, 33-37; 18:1-8
Oct 27 | Humility | Luke 18:9-17

Spiritual Motivation: Embrace What God is Doing

Date | Session Title | Verses
Nov 3 | Fulfilling Our Best Intentions | 2 Thessalonians 1
Nov 10 | Strengthening Our Servant Hearts | 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Nov 17 | Blessing Our Faithful Efforts | 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Nov 24 | Reconciling All Things | Colossians 1:9-20 (Reign of Christ Sunday)

Advent and Christmas Goals: Because Jesus Comes

Date | Session Title | Verses
Dec 1 | Readiness | Matthew 24:32-44 (First Sunday of Advent)
Dec 8 | Repentance | Matthew 3:1-12
Dec 15 | Orientation | Matthew 11:2-15
Dec 22 | Obedience | Matthew 1:18-25
Dec 29 | Adaptation | Matthew 2:13-23

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2020

Amazing Grace: What it Is; What It Does

Date | Session Title | Verse
Jan 5 | Glorious Grace | Ephesians 1:1-14
Jan 12 | Inclusive Grace | Acts 10:34-48
Jan 19 | Enriching Grace | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Jan 26 | Unifying Grace | 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; 26-31

Listen and Learn: What Pleases God

Date | Session Title | Verses
Feb 2 | The Life God Requires | Micah 6:1-8
Feb 9 | The Fast God Chooses | Isaiah 58:1-12
Feb 16 | The Choice God Offers | Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Feb 23 | The Insight God Gives | Exodus 24:9-18 (Transfiguration Sunday)

Psalms for Lent: Embracing God’s Mercy

Date | Session Title | Verses
March 1 | The Lord Forgives Us | Psalm 32 (First Sunday in Lent)
March 8 | The Lord Keeps Us | Psalm 121
March 15 | The Lord Makes Us | Psalm 95
March 22 | The Lord Shepherds Us | Psalm 23
March 29 | The Lord Hears Us | Psalm 130

The Resurrected Lord: Easter Then and Now

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 5 | The Crucified Christ | Matthew 27:37-54 (Palm Sunday)
April 12 | The Risen Christ | Matthew 28:1-10 (Easter Sunday)
April 19 | The Empowering Christ | John 20:19-31
April 26 | The Present Christ | Luke 24:13-24, 28-32