Scope & Sequence

Fall 2013 to Fall 2015

Concordia’s Sunday School provides a comprehensive overview of the Bible in about three years. And whether you use Growing in Christ, Cross Explorations, or a mix of both, your entire Sunday School studies the same Bible story so children, youth, and adults learn alongside their peers and families grow in faith together. 

New Testament lessons often tie to the Gospel readings in the Lutheran Service Book lectionary.

Scope and Sequence Summary:

  • Fall: Chronological study of the Old Testament
  • Winter & Spring: Chronological study of the Gospels and Acts
  • Summer: Topical studies

Fall 2013

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 9/1/2013 David Becomes King 1 Samuel 16:1–13; 2 Samuel 5:1–10 Luke 14:1–14
2 9/8/2013 Nathan Rebukes David 2 Samuel 12:1–23 Luke 14:25–35
3 9/15/2013 The Wisdom of Solomon 1 Kings 3 Luke 15:1–10
4 9/22/2013 Solomon Builds the Temple 1 Kings 5–6 Luke 16:1–15
5 9/29/2013 God Provides for Elijah 1 Kings 17 Mathew 18:1–11 or Luke 10:17–20
6 10/6/2013 Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 18:20–46 Luke 17:1–10
7 10/13/2013 Elijah Is Taken to Heaven 2 Kings 2:1–15 Luke 17:11–19
8 10/20/2013 Naaman and Elisha 2 Kings 5:1–14 Luke 18:1–8
9 10/27/2013 Jonah Jonah John 8:31–36 or Matthew 11:12–19
10 11/3/2013 Hezekiah Prays 2 Kings 18–19 Matthew 5:1–12
11 11/10/2013 The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace Daniel 3 Luke 20:27–40
12 11/17/2013 Daniel in the Lions’ Den Daniel 6 Luke 21:5–28 (29–36)
13 11/24/2013 Esther Esther Luke 23:27–43

Winter 2013–2014

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 12/1/2013 The Birth of John Foretold Luke 1:5–25 Matthew 21:1–11 or Matthew 24:36–44
2 12/8/2013 Mary Visits Elizabeth Luke 1:26–56 Matthew 3:1–12
3 12/15/2013 The Birth of John Luke 1:57–80 Matthew 11:2–15
4 12/22/2013 The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1–20 Matthew 1:18–25
5 12/29/2013 The Visit of the Wise Men Matthew 2 Matthew 2:13–23
6 1/5/2014 The Boy Jesus in the Temple Luke 2:41–52 Luke 2:40–52
7 1/12/2014 The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13–17 Matthew 3:13–17
8 1/19/2014 John Prepares the Way Matthew 3:1–12; John 1:29–34 John 1:29–42a
9 1/26/2014 Jesus Calls the First Disciples Matthew 4:12–25 Matthew 4:12–25
10 2/2/2014 The Sermon on the Mount: Blessed—Jesus Blesses Zacchaeus Matthew 5:1–12 Luke 2:22–32 (33–40)
11 2/9/2014 The Sermon on the Mount: Salt and Light—Dorcas Glorifies God Matthew 5:13–20; Acts 9:36–43 Matthew 5:13–20
12 2/16/2014 The Sermon on the Mount: Anger—Onesimus and Philemon Matthew 5:21–26; Philemon Matthew 5:21–37
13 2/23/2014 The Sermon on the Mount: Enemies—Ananias Cares for Saul Matthew 5:38–48; Acts 9:10–19 Matthew 5:38–48

Spring 2014

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 3/2/2014 The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1–9 Matthew 17:1–9
2 3/9/2014 The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:1–11 Matthew 4:1–11
3 3/16/2014 Jesus Teaches Nicodemus John 3:1–21 John 3:1–17
4 3/23/2014 Jesus and the Samaritan Woman John 4:1–42 John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
5 3/30/2014 Jesus Heals a Blind Man John 9 John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39
6 4/6/2014 Jesus Raises Lazarus John 11:1–45 John 11:1–45 (46–53) or John 11:17–27, 38–53
7 4/13/2014 The Passion of Christ Matthew 27:11–66 Matthew 26:1–27:66, or Matthew 27:11–66, or John 12:20–43
8 4/20/2014 The Resurrection of Jesus Matthew 28:1–10 Matthew 28:1–10
9 4/27/2014 The Empty Tomb John 20:1–18 John 20:19–31
10 5/4/2014 Jesus Appears on the Emmaus Road Luke 24:13–35 Luke 24:13–35
11 5/11/2014 Peter and John Heal the Lame Man Acts 3 John 10:1–10
12 5/18/2014 Peter and Cornelius Acts 10 John 14:1–14
13 5/25/2014 Peter’s Escape from Prison Acts 12 John 14:15–21

Fall 2014

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 9/7/2014 God Creates the World Genesis 1:1–2:3 Matthew 18:1–20
2 9/14/2014 God Creates Adam and Eve Genesis 1:26–2:25 Matthew 18:21–35
3 9/21/2014 Sin Enters the World Genesis 3 Matthew 20:1–16
4 9/28/2014 Cain and Abel Genesis 4:1–16 Matthew 21:23–27
5 10/5/2014 Noah and the Flood Genesis 6:1–9:17 Matthew 21:33–46
6 10/12/2014 God Calls Abram Genesis 12:1–9 Matthew 22:1–14
7 10/19/2014 Abram Rescues Lot Genesis 13–14 Matthew 22:15–22
8 10/26/2014 God’s Covenant with Abram Genesis 15:1–6, 17:15–27 John 8:31–36 or Matthew 11:12–19
9 11/2/2014 Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven Genesis 18:1–15 Matthew 5:1–12
10 11/9/2014 Abraham and Isaac Genesis 21:1–7; 22:1–19 Matthew 25:1–13
11 11/16/2014 Isaac and Rebekah Genesis 24 Matthew 25:14–30
12 11/23/2014 Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:19–34; 27:1–40 Matthew 25:31–46
13 11/30/2014 Jacob’s Dream Genesis 27:41–28:22 Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24–37

Winter 2014–2015

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 12/7/2014 An Angel Visits Mary Luke 1:26–38 Mark 1:1–8
2 12/14/2014 An Angel Visits Joseph Matthew 1:18–25 John 1:6–8, 19–28
3 12/21/2014 The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1–20 Luke 1:26–38
4 12/28/2014 The Presentation of Jesus Luke 2:22–40 Luke 2:22–40
5 1/4/2015 The Boy Jesus in the Temple Luke 2:41–52 Luke 2:40–52
6 1/11/2015 The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus Mark 1:1–13 Mark 1:4–11
7 1/18/2015 Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael John 1:43–51 John 1:43–51
8 1/25/2015 Jesus Calls Matthew Mark 2:13–17 Mark 1:14–20
9 2/1/2015 Jesus and the Little Children Mark 10:13–16 Mark 1:21–28
10 2/8/2015 Jesus Heals a Man Who Is Paralyzed Mark 2:1–12 Mark 1:29–39
11 2/15/2015 The Transfiguration Mark 9:2–10 Mark 9:2–9
12 2/22/2015 Jesus Heals Jairus’s Daughter Mark 5:21–24, 35–43 Mark 1:9–15
13 3/1/2015 Jesus Calms a Storm Mark 4:35–41 Mark 8:27–38

Spring 2015

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 3/8/2015 Jesus Clears the Temple John 2:13–22 John 2:13–22
2 3/15/2015 Jesus Walks on Water Matthew 14:22–33 John 3:14–21
3 3/22/2015 The Widow’s Mite Mark 12:41–44 Mark 10: (32–34) 35–45
4 3/29/2015 Peter Denies Jesus Mark 14:26–72 Mark 14:1–15:47 or Mark 15:1–39
5 4/5/2015 Jesus Dies and Lives Again Mark 15:1–16:8 Mark 16:1–8
6 4/12/2015 Jesus Reinstates Peter John 21:1–19 John 20:19–31
7 4/19/2015 The Conversion of Paul Acts 9:1–31 Luke 24:36–49
8 4/26/2015 Paul’s First Missionary Journey Acts 13–14 John 10:11–18
9 5/3/2015 Paul and Timothy Acts 15:1–16:5 John 15:1–8
10 5/10/2015 Lydia Acts 16:11–15 John 15:9–17
11 5/17/2015 Paul and Silas in Prison Acts 16:16–40 John 17:11b–19
12 5/24/2015 Paul Sails to Rome Acts 27 John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15
13 5/31/2015 John’s Vision of Heaven Revelation 21–22 Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Fall 2015

Lesson Date Lesson Title Lesson Bible Text Pericopes
1 9/6/2015 Jacob’s Family Genesis 29:1–30:24 Mark 7:(24–30) 31–37
2 9/13/2015 Esau Forgives Jacob Genesis 31:3; 32:1–33:20 Mark 9:14–29
3 9/20/2015 Joseph and His Brothers Genesis 37 Mark 9:30–37
4 9/27/2015 Joseph’s Troubles Genesis 39 Mark 9:38–50
5 10/4/2015 Joseph Feeds Egypt Genesis 40–41 Mark 10:2–16
6 10/11/2015 Joseph Forgives Genesis 42–45 Mark 10:17–22
7 10/18/2015 The Birth of Moses Exodus 1:1–2:10 Mark 10:23–31
8 10/25/2015 Moses and the Burning Bush Exodus 2:11–4:31 John 8:31–36 or Matthew 11:12–19
9 11/01/2015 Moses and the Plagues Exodus 5–10 Matthew 5:1–12
10 11/08/2015 The Passover Exodus 11–12 Mark 12:38–44
11 11/15/2015 Crossing the Red Sea Exodus 13:17–15:21 Mark 13:1–13
12 11/22/2015 God Provides Manna, Water, and Quail Exodus 16–17 Mark 13:24–37, or John 18:33–37
13 11/29/2015 The Ten Commandments Exodus 19–20 Luke 19:28–40 or Luke 21:25–36