Upcoming Formations Units

Scope and Sequence for Formations
January–April 2022

Tell the Good News

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 2 | The Name of Jesus | Luke 2:21-24; Philippians 2:5-11
January 9 | Unashamed Witness | Romans 1:1-17
January 16 | Our God Reigns! | Isaiah 52:7-12
January 23 | Tell of God’s Salvation | Psalm 96
January 30 | Await the Day of Salvation | 2 Peter 3:3-15a

Noah and the Flood

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 6 | Noah Builds an Ark | Genesis 6:5-7, 11-22
February 13 | The Rains Come | Genesis 7:1-16
February 20 | The Waters Subside | Genesis 8:1-14
February 27 | The Rainbow | Genesis 9:1, 3-17

Face to Face with Jesus

Date | Session Title | Verses
March 6 | You Must Be Born from Above | John 3:1-17
March 13 | The Bread of Life | John 6:28-35, 41-51
March 20 | The Adulteress | John 7:53–8:11
March 27 | The Man Born Blind | John 9:1-7, 1-16, 24-25, 30-38

Note: March 6 is the First Sunday in Lent

The Joy of Easter

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 3 | Raising Lazarus | John 11:33-46, 53
April 10 | The Triumphal Entry | John 12:12-26
April 17 | The Resurrection | John 20:1-8, 11-18
April 24 | My Lord and My God! | John 20: 19-31

April 17 is Easter Sunday

Scope and Sequence for Formations
May–August 2022

Worship that Pleases God

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 1 | Together and in Private | Mark 1:32-39; Hebrews 10:19-25
May 8 | Penitence, Not Pride | Luke 18:9-14
May 15 | Others, Not Self | 1 Corinthians 14:15-17, 21-33a
May 22 | God, Not Us | Ephesians 1:3-14
May 29 | Lavish, Not Stingy | Revelation 5

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 5 | Jesus and the Spirit | John 14:15-17, 25-27; 15:26-27; 16:7-15
June 12 | Jesus and the Father | John 14:1-14
June 19 | Father, Son, and Spirit | Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
June 26 | Participants of the Divine Nature | Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Peter 1:4

June 5 is Pentecost Sunday

Jacob’s Sons

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 3 | Reuben’s Sin | Genesis 35:22; 49:1-4; 1 Chronicles 5:1
July 10 | Simon and Levi’s Vengeance | Genesis 34:1-5, 8, 13-17, 25-27, 30-31
July 17 | The Brothers’ Jealousy | Genesis 37:2b-4, 17b-27
July 24 | Judah’s Repentance | Genesis 38:13-17, 24-26; 49:8-12
July 31 | Joseph’s Providence | Genesis 45:1-15

Wisdom Divine and Human

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 7 | Foolish Wisdom | 1 Corinthians 1:17-31
August 14 | Cross-Shaped Wisdom | 1 Corinthians 2
August 21 | Discerning Wisdom | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
August 28 | Sacrificial Love | 1 Corinthians 8

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