Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2019

Jesus Revealed

Date|Session Title|Verse
Jan 6|As a Gift to the World|Matthew 2:1-12 (Epiphany)
Jan 13|As the Son of God|Luke 3:15-22 (Baptism of the Lord Sunday)
Jan 20|As the Bearer of God’s Presence|John 2:1-11
Jan 27|As the Fulfillment of Scripture|Luke 4:14-24

Moving Toward Maturity

Date|Session Title|Verses
Feb 3|Toward a Maturing Love|1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Feb 10|Toward a Maturing Belief|1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Feb 17|Toward a Maturing Expectation|1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Feb 24|Toward a Maturing Spirit|1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

Celebrate God

Date|Session Title|Verses
March 3|Celebrate God’s Presence|Exodus 34:27-35 (Transfiguration Sunday)
March 10|Celebrate God’s Guidance|Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (First Sunday in Lent)
March 17|Celebrate God’s Promises|Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
March 24|Celebrate God’s Ways|Isaiah 55:1-9
March 31|Celebrate God’s Provision|Joshua 5:1-12

Easter at the Center

Date|Session Title|Verses
April 7|Looking Toward the Cross|John 11:55-12:8
April 14|Entering Jerusalem|Luke 19:28-40 (Palm Sunday)
April 21|Leaving the Tomb Behind|Luke 24:1-12 (Easter Sunday)
April 28|Coming with the Clouds|Revelation 1:1-8

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