Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2018

Jesus’ Legacy

Date Session Title Verses
May 6 Love John 15:9-17
May 13 Truth John 17:6-19
May 20 Spirit John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 27 Mystery John 3:1-17

The Way Through

Date Session Title Verses
June 3 From Death to Life 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
June 10 From Temporary to Eternal 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:5
June 17 From Old to New 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
June 24 From Appearance to Reality 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Learning from David

Date Session Title Verses
July 1 Grief Is Complicated 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
July 8 Experience Is Important 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-12
July 15 Praise Is Paramount 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
July 22 Patience Is Required 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
July 29 Character Is Tested 2 Samuel 11:1-4a, 8-15

The Bread of Life

Date Session Title Verses
Aug 5 The Hunger to Believe John 6:24-35; Psalm 51:10-12
Aug 12 The Hunger to Live John 6:41-51; Psalm 130:5-8
Aug 19 The Hunger to Belong John 6:52-58; Psalm 111:1-5, 10
Aug 26 The Hunger to Endure John 6:59-69; Psalm 84:1-2, 10-12

 

 

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2018

James

Date Session Title Verses
Sept 2 Doers of the Word James 1:17-27
Sept 9 Acts of Mercy James 2:1-10, 14-17
Sept 16 What Words Reveal James 3:1-12
Sept 23 Real Wisdom James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Sept 30 Prayers of Faith James 5:13-20

Job

Date Session Title Verses
Oct 7 Job’s Situation Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Oct 14 Job’s Contention Job 23:1-17
Oct 21 God’s Response Job 38:1-7, 28-41
Oct 28 Job’s Confession Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Being Disciples

Date Session Title Verses
Nov 4 Obedience Mark 12:28-34
Nov 11 Generosity Mark 12:35-44
Nov 18 Insight Mark 13:1-13
Nov 25 Worship Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Revelation 1:4b-8 (Reign of Christ Sunday)

Prophetic Voices for Advent

Date Session Title Verses
Dec 2 A Righteous Branch Jeremiah 33:14-22 (First Sunday of Advent)
Dec 9 The Messenger of the Covenant Malachi 2:17–3:5
Dec 16 The Lord in the Midst Zephaniah 3:11-20
Dec 23 The One of Peace Micah 4:9–5:5a
Dec 30 The Maturing Messiah Luke 2:41-52

 

 

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