Upcoming Formations Units

Scope and Sequence for Formations
September–December 2021

The Sermon on the Mount

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 5 | Congratulations Are in Order | Matthew 5:1-16
September 12 | Breaking Cycles of Sin | Matthew 5:21-26, 43-48
September 19 | A Deeper Righteousness | Matthew 6:1-18
September 26 | A Narrow Gate | Matthew 7:1-14
October 3 | Hearing and Doing | Matthew 7:15-19

Cheerful Givers

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 10 | The Israelites | Exodus 35:4-9, 36:2-7
October 17 | The Widow | Luke 20:39–21:4
October 24 | The Church | Acts 4:32-37

Lord of the Harvest

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 31 | God Renews the Earth | Psalm 104:1-4, 10-15, 19-24, 27-33
November 7 | The Lord Provides | Leviticus 26:3-6; Philippians 4:10-19
November 14 | Enough for All | Malachi 3:10-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
November 21 | Celebrate God’s Bounty | Deuteronomy 26:1-11

The Hope of Advent

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 28 | The Spirit of the Lord | Isaiah 11:1-9
December 5 | Rise and Anoint Him | 1 Samuel 16:4-13; Micah 5:2
December 12 | God Will Be the Shepherd | Ezekiel 34:11-16
December 19 | Let All God’s Angels Worship Him | Hebrews 1:5–2:3a
December 26 | The Word Became Flesh | John 1:1-18

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