Upcoming Topics

find upcoming themes and scriptures for the Nurturing Faith Bible Study Curriculum

What will your Bible study group learn this year?

Nurturing Faith Bible Studies by Tony Cartledge are found inside Nurturing Faith Journal with teaching resources online at nurturingfaith.net.

• Scholarly, yet applicable

• Lectionary based to cover a wide range of scripture

• Great value through group subscriptions to the journal

• Tony’s video overview, Digging Deeper and Hardest Question discussion starter, and weekly lesson plans, available online at no extra charge.

2019  Topics

Epiphany (January 6-March 3)
What Are We Praying For?

January 6, 2019 – Psalm 72 (RCL 1-7, 10-14) – “A Prayer for Justice”

January 13, 2019 – Psalm 29 – “A Prayer for Peace”

January 20, 2019 – Psalm 36 (RCL 5-10) – “A Prayer for Love”

January 27, 2019 – Psalm 19 – “A Prayer for Goodness”

February 3, 2019 – Psalm 71:1-6 – “A Prayer for Deliverance”

 

Not Your Typical Teacher

February 10, 2019 – Luke 5:1-11 – “Going Deep”

February 17, 2019 – Luke 6:17-26 – “Finding Joy”

February 24, 2019 – Luke 6:27-38 – “Being Kind”

March 3, 2019 – Luke 9:28-43 – “Climbing Higher”

Lenten Season (Sundays March 10-April 14)
Deliberate Devotion

March 10, 2019 – Deuteronomy 26:1-11 – “A Joyous Confession”

March 17, 2019 – Genesis 15:1-21 (RCL 1-12, 17-18) – “A Hair-Raising Prediction”

March 24, 2019 – Isaiah 55:1-9 – “A Stunning Invitation”

March 31, 2019 – Joshua 5:1-12 (RCL 9-12) – “A Cutting Reaffirmation”

 

Purposeful Love

April 7, 2019 – John 12:1-8 – “The Scent of Love”

April 14, 2019 – Luke 22:14-23:56 – “Of Passion and Pain”

Easter Season (April 21-June 2)

April 21, 2019 – John 20:1-8 – “Best. News. Ever.”

 

Resurrection Realities

April 28, 2019 – Acts 5:27-32 – “First Allegiance”

May 5, 2019 – Acts 9:1-20 (RCL 1-6, 7-20) – “Blind Devotion”

May 12, 2019 – Acts 9:36-43 – “Shocking Faith”

May 19, 2019 – Acts 11:1-18 – “Stunned Silence”

May 26, 2019 – Acts 16:9-15 – “Eager Acceptance”

June 2, 2019 – Acts 16:16-34 – “Doubled Deliverance”

Pentecost Sunday (June 9)

June 9, 2019 – Genesis 11:1-9 – “What Did You Say?”

Season After Pentecost (June 16-November 24)
Trinity Sunday

June 16, 2019 – Romans 5:1-5 – “Imaginary Numbers”

 

On the Road with Jesus

June 23, 2019 – Luke 8:26-39 – “A Bad Day for Pigs”

June 30, 2019 – Luke 9:51-62 – “A Hard Row to Hoe”

July 7, 2019 – Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 – “A Mission Trip to Remember”

July 14, 2019 – Luke 10:25-37 – “A Wonder on the Road”

July 21, 2019 – Luke 10:38-42 – “A Better Way to Go”

July 28, 2019 – Luke 11:1-13 – “A Good Way to Pray”

August 4, 2019 – Luke 12:13-21 – “An Investment Gone Bad”

August 11, 2019 – Luke 12:32-40 – “A Word to the Wise”

August 18, 2019 – Luke 12:49-56 – “A Really Sharp Word”

August 25, 2019 – Luke 13:10-17 – “A Straight-Up Answer”

September 1, 2019 – Luke 14:1-14 (RCL 1, 7-14) – “A Way to the Top”

 

Choices That Matter

September 8, 2019 – Deuteronomy 30:15-20 – “Make the Right Choice!”

September 15, 2019 – Jeremiah 4:11-28 (RCL 11-12, 22-28) – “Delay and You’ll Pay”

September 22, 2019 – Jeremiah 8:18-9:3 (RCL 8:18-9:1) – “Go on and Grieve”

September 29, 2019 – Jeremiah 32:1-15 (RCL 32:1-3a, 6-15) – “Never Give Up”

October 6, 2019 – Habakkuk 1:1-2:4 (RCL 1:1-4, 2:1-4) – “Faith for Hard Days”

October 13, 2019 – Jeremiah 29:1-9 (RCL 1, 4-7) – “An Unlikely Garden”

October 20, 2019 – Jeremiah 31:27-34 – “A Surprising New Start”

October 27, 2019 – Joel 2:23-32 – “A Harvest to Remember”

 

All Saints Day

November 3, 2019 – Ephesians 1:11-23 – “At Home with the Saints”

 

Random Readings

November 10, 2019 – Luke 20:27-38 – “Trick Questions”

November 17, 2019 – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 – “Right Things”

November 24, 2019 – Colossians 1:11-20 – “Blown Minds”

Advent Season (December 1-22)

December 1, 2019 – Isaiah 2:1-5 – “When Soldiers Plow”

December 8, 2019 – Isaiah 11:1-10 – “When Stumps Sprout”

December 15, 2019 – Isaiah 35:1-10 – “When Sorrow Flees”

December 22, 2019 – Isaiah 7:10-16 – “When a Son Astounds”

Christmas Season

December 29, 2019 – Isaiah 63:7-19 (RCL 7-9) – “When Prayer Makes Bold”

2018 Topics

Epiphany: Big Questions
January 7 – Ephesians 3:1-12 – “The Mystery of the Ages”

January 14 – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 – “What Is Best for Me?”

January 21 – 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 (RCL 7:29-31) – “A Question of Matrimony”

January 28 – 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – “Are You Going to Eat That?”

February 4 – 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 – “Any Volunteers?”

February 11 – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (RCL 4:3-6) – “Have You Seen the Light?”

Lent: Keeping Faith
February 18 – Genesis 9:8-17 – “A Global Promise”

February 25 – Genesis 17:1-16 (RCL 17:1-7, 15-16) – “A Covenant Family”

March 4 – Exodus 20:1-17 – “A Covenant Nation”

March 11 – Numbers 21:4-9 – “Covenant Breaking”

March 18 – Psalm 51 (RCL 51:1-12) – “Covenant Renewal”

March 25 – Psalm 40:1-10 (RCL 40:5-10) – “Covenant Celebration”

Easter: Keeping Close
April 1 – (Easter) Mark 16:1-8 – “Too Good to Be True?”

April 8 – Psalm 133, Acts 4:32-35 – “Happy Together”

April 15 – Luke 24:13-49 (RCL 24:36b-48) – “The Road to Hope”

April 22 – John 10:11-21 (RCL 10:11-18) – “The Good Shepherd”

April 29 – John 15:1-8 – “The True Vine”

May 6 – John 15:9-17 – “Real Love”

May 13 – John 17:6-19 – “Questions of Belonging”

May 20 – (Pentecost) John 15:26-16:15 (RCL 15:26-27, 16:4b-15) – “Goodbye, and Hello”

Season After Pentecost: The Perils of Pauline … Thinking
May 27 – (Trinity Sunday) Romans 8:12-17 – “In the Flesh, of the Spirit”

June 3 – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (RCL 4:5-12) – “Treasure Sharing”

June 10 – 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:5 (RCL 4:13-5:1) – “We Don’t Lose Heart”

June 17 – 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 (RCL 5:6-10 [11-13], 14-17) – “By Faith, Not Sight”

June 24 – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 – “Living Oxymorons”

July 1 – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (RCL 8:7-15) – “Motivating Generosity”

July 8 – 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 – “Heavenly Secrets and Earthly Thorns”

A Prophetic Interlude
July 15 – Amos 7:7-15 – “Walking the Line”

July 22 – Jeremiah 23:1-6 – “Bad Shepherds and Good”

Not Your Ordinary Rabbi
July 29 – John 6:1-21 – “He Did What?”

August 5 – John 6:22-35 (RCL 6:24-35) – “Straight Talk”

August 12 – John 6:35-51 (RCL 6:35, 41-51) – “Living Bread”

August 19 – John 6:51-58 – “Offensive Language”

August 26 – John 6:56-69 – “When It’s Hard to Believe”

Doing, and Being
September 2 – Deuteronomy 4:1-15 (RCL 4:1-2, 6-9) – “Following Through”

September 9 – Psalm 146 – “Trusting God”

September 16 – Isaiah 50:4-9 (RCL 50:4-9a) – “Standing Firm”

September 23 – Psalm 1 – “Living Wisely”

September 30 – Psalm 124 – “Offering Praise”

October 7 – Genesis 2:18-24 – “Being Equal”

October 14 – Psalm 90 (RCL 90:12-17) – “Gaining Perspective”

October 21 – Isaiah 53:4-12 – “Redeeming Love”

October 28 – Jeremiah 31:7-9 – “Saving Grace”

November 4 – Deuteronomy 6:1-9 – “Remembering Always”

November 11 – 1 Kings 17:8-16 – “Doing Faith”

November 18 – 1 Samuel 2:1-10 – “Singing Joy”

November 25 – Daniel 7:1-14 (RCL 7:9-10, 13-14) – “Dreaming Hope”

Advent: Someone’s Coming
December 2 – Luke 21:25-36 – “Coming to Reign”

December 9 – Malachi 3:1-4 – “Coming to Judge”

December 16 – Isaiah 12:1-6 (RCL 12:2-6) – “Coming to Save”

December 23 – Hebrews 10:1-10 (RCL 10:5-10) – “Coming to Sanctify”

Christmas
December 30 – Colossians 3:12-17 – “All in the Name of Jesus”

Pin It on Pinterest