Upcoming Formations Units

Scope and Sequence for Formations
September–December 2022

Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 4 | What Are Spiritual Gifts? | 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
September 11 | Using Gifts Properly | 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
September 18 | Gifts and Discipleship | Romans 12:1-12
September 25 | Gifts and the Church | Ephesians 4:7-16

Giving in the New Testament

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 2 | Giving and Growing | Luke 16:10-17
October 9 | Giving Extravagantly | John 12:1-11
October 16 | Giving for a Cause | 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
October 23 | Giving When Others Don’t | Philippians 4:10-19

After the Exile

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 30 | Returning | Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-6
November 6 | Rebuilding | Haggai 1:1-11, 14-15
November 13 | Renewing | Ezra 5:1-2; 6:14-22
November 20 | Rejoicing | Nehemiah 7:73b-8:6, 8-10

Foremothers of Jesus

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 27 | Tamar: Seeker of Justice | Matthew 1:1-3; Genesis 38:11, 13-18, 24-26
December 4 | Rahab: Prudent Host | Matthew 1:5; Joshua 2:1-9, 12-13, 17-18, 21
December 11 | Ruth: More than Seven Sons | Matthew 1:5; Ruth 4:9-17
December 18 | Bathsheba: Blessed Widow | Matthew 1:6; 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 14-17, 26-27
December 25 | Mary: Mother of the Messiah | Luke 1:26-31, 34-35, 38; Matthew 1:18-25

Scope and Sequence for Formations
January–April 2023

The Messiah Appears

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 1 | The Wise Men | Matthew 2:1-15
January 8 | The Baptizer | Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17
January 15 | The Temptation | Matthew 4:1-11
January 22 | The Centurion | Matthew 8:5-13

The Reign of King David

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 29 | Israel’s King | 1 Chronicles 11:1-9
February 5 | God’s Promise | 1 Chronicles 17:4-16, 23
February 12 | David’s Sin | 1 Chronicles 21:1-14
February 19 | Solomon’s Charge | 1 Chronicles 22:5-16

Following Jesus

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 26 | Follow to the End | Luke 9:51-62
March 5 | Come to the Party | Luke 14:15-24
March 12 | Consider the Cost | Luke 14:25-35
March 19 | Rejoice with Your Brother | Luke 15:11-15, 20, 25-32
March 26 | Share with the Poor | Luke 18:18-30

February 26 is the First Sunday in Lent

Easter and Onward

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 2 | Welcome | Luke 19:28-40
April 9 | Resurrection | 1 Corinthians 15:12-24, 51-57
April 16 | Spirit | Acts 2:1-4, 14-21, 32-36
April 23 | Mission | Acts 4:23-31
April 30 | Hope | Revelation 7:9-17

April 2 is Palm Sunday
April 9 is Easter Sunday

Scope and Sequence for Formations
May–August 2023

The Work of the Spirit

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 7 | The Spirit in Creation | Genesis 2:4b-8
May 14 | The Spirit in Redemption | Romans 8:1-16
May 21 | The Spirit in Sanctification | Galatians 5:13-26
May 28 | Receive the Spirit | Joel 2:12-14, 28-32

May 28 is Pentecost Sunday

Women in the New Testament

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 4 | The Samaritan Women | John 4:7, 9-26
June 11 | Mary and Martha | John 11:17-27
June 18 | Dorcas | Acts 9:36-43
June 25 | Lydia | Acts 16:9-15, 40

The Prophet Isaiah

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 2 | Wake Up, Israel! | Isaiah 1:1-9, 16-20
July 9 | What Is God to Do? | Isaiah 5:1-8, 13-17
July 16 | Isaiah’s Impossible Mission | Isaiah 6
July 23 | A Long-awaited Feast | Isaiah 25
July 30 | All Creation Leaps for Joy | Isaiah 35

Family Relationships

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 6 | Loyalty | Ruth 1:6-18
August 13 | Boundaries | Genesis 31:43-55
August 20 | Consecration | Joshua 24: 15-25
August 27 | Legacy | Numbers 27:1-11

Scope and Sequence for Formations
September–December 2023

God’s New People

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 3 | A Sure Inheritance | 1 Peter 1:3-12
September 10 | A Chosen Race | 1 Peter 2:1-12
September 17 | A Steadfast Shepherd | 1 Peter 2:13-25
September 24 | A Ready Answer | 1 Peter 3:8-17
October 1 | A Watchful Discipline | 1 Peter 4:7-11; 5:5a-9

Offering Our Gifts to God

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 8 | Offering the Tithe | Deuteronomy 14:22-29
October 15 | Offering the Allegiance | 1 Kings 18:21, 30-39
October 22 | Offering Compassion | Acts 3:1-11
October 29 | Offering Praise | Hebrews 13:8-17

Solomon’s Temple

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 5 | Solomon Decides to Build | 2 Chronicles 2:1, 3-12
November 12 | The Finery of the Temple | 2 Chronicles 3:3-17a
November 19 | Completing the Work | 2 Chronicles 5:1-10
November 26 | The Glory of the Lord | 2 Chronicles 7:1-10

Developing Advent Virtues

Date | Session Title | Verses
December 3 | Abounding in Hope | Romans 15:5-13
December 10 | Guarded by Peace | Philippians 4:1-9
December 17 | Complete Joy | John 16:16-24
December 24 | Redeeming Love | Luke 2:1-20
December 31 | Inspired Witness | Luke 2:25-40