Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2022

The Cost of Discipleship

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 4 | Commitment | Luke 14:25-35
September 11 | Compassion | Luke 15:1-10
September 18 | Faithfulness | Luke 16:1-13
September 25 | Attention | Luke 16:19-31

Words of Hope

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 2 | Remembrance | Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
October 9 | Resolve | Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14
October 16 | Restoration | Jeremiah 31: 23-34
October 23 | Renewal | Joel 2:23-32

The Future Is Now (And Then)

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 30 | So Stay Faithful! | Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; 3:16-19
November 6 | So Be Courageous! | Haggai 1:12-2:9
November 13 | So Rejoice! | Isaiah 65:17-25
November 20 | So Come Home! | Jeremiah 23:1-8

November 20 is Reign of Christ Sunday

Living Expectantly

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 27 | Being Aware | Romans 13:8-14
December 4 | Living in Harmony | Romans 15:4-13
December 11 | Having Patience | James 5:1-12
December 18 | Practicing Faith | Romans 1:1-12
December 25 | Seeing, Telling, and Pondering | Luke 2:1-20

November 27 is the first Sunday of Advent

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2023

Jesus and People: Setting the Stage for Ministry

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 1 | Jesus Faces Opposition from People | Matthew 2:13-23
January 8 | Jesus Identifies with People | Matthew 3:1-17
January 15 | Jesus Dies for People | John 1:29-42
January 22 | Jesus Calls People | Matthew 4:12-23

January 8 is the First Sunday after Epiphany

God’s Gifts: The Divine Will and Way

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 29 | God’s Wisdom | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
February 5 | God’s Spirit | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
February 12 | God’s Growth | 1 Corinthians 3:1-15
February 19 | God’s Confirmation | 2 Peter 1:12-21

February 19 is Transfiguration Sunday

Lenten Potential: What Is and What Could Be

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 26 | Realization | Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
March 5 | Movement | Genesis 12:1-9
March 12 | Challenge | Exodus 16:33-17:7
March 19 | Character | 1 Samuel 16:1-13
March 26 | Restoration | Ezekiel 37:1-14

February 26 is the first Sunday in Lent

Easter Opportunities: Responding to Jesus

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 2 | The Humble King | Matthew 21:1-11
April 9 | The Risen Lord | John 20:1-18
April 16 | The Promised Messiah | Acts 2:14a, 22-32
April 23 | The Forgiving Savior | Acts 2:14a, 36-47
April 30 | The Open Gate | John 10:1-10

April 2 is Palm Sunday; April 9 is Easter Sunday

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2023

Jesus’ Parting Words: Encouragement and Challenge

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 7 | “Believe In Me” | John 14:1-11
May 14 | “Keep My Commandments” | John 14:15-24
May 21 | “Protect Them” | John 17:1-11
May 28 | “Receive the Holy Spirit” | John 20:19-31

Aspects of Discipleship: Four Vital Words

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 4 | Commission | Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20
June 11 | Convergence | Matthew 9: 9-13, 18-26
June 18 | Contribution | Matthew 9:35-10:8
June 25 | Commitment | Matthew 10:24-39

Tests, Trials, and Opportunities: Ancestral Stories

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 2 | Abraham and Isaac | Genesis 22:1-14
July 9 | Isaac and Rebekah | Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49
July 16 | Jacob and Esau | Genesis 25:19-34
July 23 | Jacob and the Lord | Genesis 28:10-19a
July 30 | Jacob and Laban | Genesis 29: 15-28

Provision: God Gives What We Need

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 6 | Sustenance | Isaiah 55:1-11
August 13 | Presence | 1 Kings 19:9-18
August 20 | Salvation | Isaiah 56:1-8
August 27 | Deliverance | Isaiah 51:1-8

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2023

Turning and Returning

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 3 | Turn Toward Healing | Jeremiah 15:11-21
September 10 | Turn from Wicked Ways | Ezekiel 33:7-12, 17-20
September 17 | Turn to Compassion | Psalm 103:1-18
September 24 | Turn and Live | Jonah 3:10-4:11

Y Invitation to the Kingdom (Parables for Party Guests)

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 1 | The Guest List | Matthew 21:23-32
October 8 | No Regrets | Matthew 21:33-46
October 15 | RSVP | Matthew 22:1-14
October 22 | Cost of Admission | Matthew 22:15-22; Isaiah 45:1-7
October 29 | Rules of the House | Matthew 22:34-46; Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

For All the Saints (Giving Thanks and Being Faithful)

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 5 | Who Worked Faithfully | 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13
November 12 | Who Give Us Hope | 1 Thessalonians 4:9-18
November 19 | Who Keep Awake | 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, 14-17
November 26 | Who Are His Body | Ephesians 1:15-23; 2:4-10

All Saints Day is November 5

What Are We Waiting For? (Prophecies and Psalms of Expectation)

Date | Session Title | Verses
December 3 | Hope Come Down | Isaiah 64
December 10 | The Shepherd’s Peace | Isaiah 40:1-11
December 17 | A Day of Rejoicing | Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
December 24 | Your Steadfast Love | Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Luke 1:46b-55
December 31 | Heaven and Nature Sing | Psalm 148; Isaiah 61:10-62:3