Upcoming Connections Units

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

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2021

Unveilings              

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 3 | Jesus Reveals God|John 1:1-18
January 10| God Reveals Jesus| Mark 1:1-11
January 17| Jesus Reveals Himself | John 1:35-51
January 24 |Jesus Reveals a Mission| Mark 1:12-20
January 31| Jesus Reveals His Authority | Mark 1:21-34

What Is and What Will Be

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 7 | Strength| Isaiah 40:21-31
February 14| Ministry | 2 Kings 2:1-12
February 21 |Covenant | Genesis 9:8-17
February 28 | Blessings| Genesis 17:1-7, 15-22

The Means of Salvation        

Date | Session Title | Verses
March 7| The Foolishness of the Cross | 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
March 14| The Loving God | Ephesians 2:1-10
March 21| The Suffering Savior | Hebrews 5:1-10
March 28|The Humble King| Mark 11:1-11

In the World Today

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 4| Experience the Risen Lord | John 20:1-18
April 11| Walk in the Light| 1 John 1:1–2:2
April 18 | Do What Is Right | 1 John 3:1-10
April 25| Live in Love |1 John 3:11-24

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