Upcoming Connections Units

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

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2020

Present, Past, and Future Church

Date | Session Title | Verse
May 3 | Community | Acts 2:37-47
May 10 | Faithfulness| Acts 7:55-8:8
May 17| Proclamation | Act 17:19-32
May 24 | Fellowship| Acts 1:6-14

The State of the Church

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 31 | How Unified Are We? | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
June 7 | How Reflective Are We? | 2 Corinthians 13:1-13
June 14| How Hopeful Are We? | Romans 5:1-11
June 21| How Alive Are We? | Romans 5:18-6:11
June 28| How  Obedient Are We? | Romans 6:12-23

Enduring Imagery

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 5| The Yoke| Matthew 11:16-30
July 12| The Soil| Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
July 19| The Weeds | Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
July 26 | A Medley| Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

God’s Mysterious Grace

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 2 | Jacob by the Jabbok| Genesis 32: 22-31
August 9| Joseph in a Pit | Genesis 37:12-28
August 16 | Joseph in Charge | Genesis 45:1-15
August 23| Moses on the Nile | Exodus 1:8-10, 22; 2:1-10
August 30| Moses at the Burning Bush | Exodus 3:1-2, 6-15

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2020

God’s Saving Actions: Protection and Provision                

Date | Session Title | Verse
September 6| Protection from Death| Exodus 12:1-14
September 13 |Deliverance from Bondage | Exodus 14:19-31
September 20| Bread from Heaven | Exodus 16:2-8, 11-15
September 27| Water from the Rock | Exodus 17:1-7

Taking God Seriously: Because God Is the Lord

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 4 | The Lord’s Expectations| Isaiah 5:1-7
October 11| The Lord’s Salvation | Isaiah 25:1-9
October 18| The Lord’s Call | Isaiah 45:1-7
October 25| The Lord’s Requirements| Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

The Disciple’s Life: Motives and Actions        

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 1| Humbling Ourselves | Matthew 23:1-12
November 8| Being Ready | Matthew 25:1-13
November 15| Using Our Gifts | Matthew 25:14-30
November 22| Practicing Compassion| Matthew 25:31-46

God Is Faithful: Advent Encouragement

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 29| Faithful to Strengthen Us| 1 Corinthians 1:1-10
December 6| Faithful to Be Patient with Us| 2 Peter 3:8-18
December 13 | Faithful to Make Us Holy | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
December 20| Faithful to Send Jesus| Luke 1:26-38
December 27| Faithful to Save | Luke 2:22-38