Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2021

Necessary Knowledge              

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 2 | Knowing God Loves Us|1 John 4:7-21
May 9 | Knowing We Love Others| 1 John 5:1-8
May 16 | Knowing We Have Eternal Life | 1 John 5:9-21
May 23 | Knowing the Spirit Helps Us | Romans 8:22-27
May 30 | Knowing We Are God’s Children | Romans 8:12-21

Following Jesus

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 6 | Doing God’s Will| Mark 3:19b-35
June 13 | Hearing Jesus’ Teaching| Mark 4:21-34
June 20 |Having Questions | Mark 4:35-41
June 20 | Trusting in Jesus| Mark 5:21-43

A Sense of Place       

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 4 | Familiar and Unfamiliar Places | Mark 6:1-13
July 11 | Challenging and Risky Places | Mark 6:14-29
July 18 | Deserted and Crowded Places| Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
July 25 | Demanding and Rewarding Places| John 6:1-15

Real World Faithfulness

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 1 | Confessing Sin|2 Samuel 12:1-13
August 8 | Mourning Loss| 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 14-15, 31-33
August 22 | Pursuing Wisdom| 1 Kings 3:3-14
May 23 | Seeking God | 1 Kings 8:25-30, 41-43
August 29 | Pressing On | James 1:17-27

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2021

Living Wisely: Essential Traits

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 5 | Fairness | Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23
September 12 | Knowledge | Proverbs 1:20-33
September 19 | Character | Proverbs 31:10-31
September 26 | Courage | Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

God Speaks Through God’s Son: Are We Paying Attention?

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 3 | Pay Attention to His Suffering | Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
October 10 | Pay Attention to His Evaluation | Hebrews 4:4-16
October 17 | Pay Attention to His Submission | Hebrews 5:1-10
October 24 | Pay Attention to His Permanence | Hebrews 7:15-28

Dialogues: Four Crucial Conversations         

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 31 | Naomi and Ruth | Ruth 1:1-6, 11-21
November 7 | Ruth and Boaz | Ruth 3:1-6, 11-13; 4:13-17
November 14 | Hannah and Eli | 1 Samuel 1:9-20
November 21 | Jesus and Pilate | John 18:28-38

Nov. 21 is Reign of Christ Sunday

Advent Word Pairs: Preparation Vocabulary

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 28 | Ready and Alert | Luke 21:25-36
December 5 | Complete and Blameless | Philippians 1:1-11
December 12 | Repentance and Expectation | Luke 3:7-18
December 19 | Praise and Reversal | Luke 1:39-55
December 26 | Anticipation and Realization | Colossians 3:1-17

Nov. 28 is the first Sunday of Advent

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 2021

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