Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2022

God Isn’t Finished With Us Yet: Living Toward Fulfillment

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 2 | God Is Still Gathering Us | Jeremiah 31:7-14
January 9 | God Is Still Delivering Us | Isaiah 43:1-11
January 16 | God Is Still Working on Us | Isaiah 62:1-9
January 23| God Is Still Challenging Us | Nehemiah 7:73-8:10
January 30 | God Is Still Calling Us | Jeremiah 1:1-10

Growing in Discipleship: Being and Doing

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 6 | Accepting the Challenge | Luke 5:1-11
February 13 | Developing an Eternal Perspective | Luke 6:17-26
February 20 | Becoming Merciful | Luke 6:27-38
February 27 | Learning from Jesus | Luke 9:28-43a

February 27 is Transfiguration Sunday

Lenten Actions: Challenges and Opportunities

Date | Session Title | Verses
March 6 | Response | Luke 4:1-13
March 13 | Recognition | Luke 13:22-35
March 20 | Repentance | Luke 12:54-13:9
March 27 | Return | Luke 15:1-3, 11-24

March 6 is the first Sunday in Lent

Easter Goals: Pursuing the Christian Life

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 3 | Knowing Christ | Philippians 3:4b-16
April 10 | Having the Mind of Christ | Philippians 2:1-13
April 17 | Sharing the Life of Christ | Romans 6:1-14
April 24 | Bearing Witness to Christ | Acts 5:17-21, 25-32

April 10 is Palm Sunday
April 17 is Easter Sunday

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2022

Openness: The Church in the World

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 1 | Open Eyes | Acts 9:1-22
May 8 | Open Hearts | Acts 9:32-43
May 15 | Open Doors | Acts 11:1-18
May 22 | Open Arms | Acts 16:1-15
May 29 | Open Lives | Acts 16:15-19, 25-34

Embracing the Truth: Knowledge and Trust          

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 5 | The Spirit of Truth | John 14:8-17, 25-27
June 12 | The Whole Truth | John 16:1-15
June 19 | The Truth About Hope | Psalm 42
June 26 | The Truth About Faith | Psalm 77

June 5 is Pentecost
June 12 is Trinity Sunday

Necessary Actions: Living Who We Are

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 3 | Going | Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
July 10 | Helping | Luke 10:25-37
July 17 | Learning | Luke 10:21-24, 38-42
July 24 | Trusting | Luke 11:1-13
July 31 | Prioritizing | Luke 12:13-21

Coming Attractions: Living in Light of God’s Future

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 7 | Seeking a Homeland | Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
August 14 | Seeing the Big Picture | Hebrews 11:29-12:2
August 21 | Anticipating an Unshakeable Kingdom | Hebrews 12:18-29
August 28 | Having Confidence | Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

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