Scope & Sequence

The International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL)/Uniform Series is a 6-year plan for reading and studying the entire Bible. Designed to take students into every part of Scripture, the Uniform Series pulls at least one lesson from nearly every book of the Bible over the 6-year cycle, following 8 specfic themes. This more holistic study of the Bible helps students know the content of the Bible, understand the message of the Bible, and know the God of the Bible.

Year Fall Quarter
(Sep, Oct, Nov)
Winter Quarter
(Dec, Jan, Feb)
Spring Quarter
(Mar, Apr, May)
Summer Quarter
(June, July, Aug)
2016-2017 The Sovereignty of God
(Isaiah, Matthew, Hebrews, Revelation)
Creation: A Divine Cycle
(Psalms, Luke, Galatians)
God Loves Us
(Psalms, Joel, Jonah, John, Romans, Ephesians, 1 Peter, 1 John)
God’s Urgent Call
(Exodus, Judges, Prophets, Acts)
2017-2018 Covenant with God
(Pentateuch, 1 & 2 Samuel, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews)
Faith in Action
(Daniel, Matthew, Acts, Ephesians, 1 Timothy, James)
Acknowledging God
(Pentateuch, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Luke, John, 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, Revelation)
Justice in the New Testament
(Matthew, Luke, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Colossians)
2018-2019 God’s World and God’s People
Our Love for God
(Deuteronomy, Joshua, Psalms, Matthew, Luke, Epistles)
Discipleship and Mission
(Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, Romans)
Covenant in God
(Ruth, 1 Samuel, Matthew, Mark, Ephesians, Colossians, Hebrews)
2019-2020 Responding to God’s Grace
(Pentateuch, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Luke, Epistles)
Honoring God
(1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Matthew, Luke)
Justice and the Prophets
(Esther, Prophets, 1 Corinthians)
Many Faces of Wisdom
(Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Gospels, James)
2020-2021 Love for One Another
(Genesis, 1 Samuel, Luke, John, Acts, 1 Corinthians, James, 1 John)
Call in the New Testament
(Gospels, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians,  Hebrews)
Prophets Faithful to God’s Covenant
(Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Lamentations, Prophets)
Confident Hope
(Leviticus, Matthew, Luke, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 John)
2021-2022 Celebrating God
(Exodus,Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Mark, Acts, Revelation)
Justice, Law, History
(Pentateuch, 2 Samuel, Ezra, Job, Isaiah, Nahum)
God Frees and Redeems
(Deuteronomy, Ezra, Matthew, John, Romans, Galatians)
Partners in a New Creation
(Isaiah, John, Revelation)
8 Themes
“God” “Creation” “Love” “Call” “Covenant” “Faith” “Worship” “Justice”