Year Three Fall Quarter


JOURNEY 1 – “Leading the Way” (Father Abraham)

Key Passage: Genesis 12–50
Key Word: Chosen
Key Thought: I have been chosen by God to bring honor and glory to Him.
Key Verse: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit. . . .” —John 15:16

JOURNEY 2 – “Wise as Solomon” (The Glory Days of Israel)

Key Passage: 1 Kings 3:7–14; 8:12–25; 10:1–9
Key Word: Wisdom
Key Thought: I want to fill my mind with God’s wisdom.
Key Verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all. . . and it will be given him.” —James 1:5


JOURNEY 3 – “Pig Snouts, Dog Ears, Vomit” (The Wisdom and Folly of Proverbs)

Key Passages: Selected passages from Proverbs
Key Word: Decisions
Key Thought: I will ask Jesus to help me make right decisions.
Key Verse: “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it, …’ ” —Isaiah 30:21

JOURNEY 4 – “Breaking Up is Hard to DO!” (The Nation of Israel Torn Apart)

Key Passage: 1 Kings 11–12; 2 Kings 25:1–12
Key Word: Path
Key Thought: I will ask God to show me His path to success and happiness.
Key Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make straight your paths.” —Proverbs 3:5–6

JOURNEY 5 – “Good King/Bad King” (The Rulers of Israel and Judah)

Key Passages: 1 Kings 17–18; 2 Kings 22–23
Key Word: Change
Key Thought: In every situation I want my life to bring honor to God.
Key Verse: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” —Romans 8:28

JOURNEY 6 – “Fire from Heaven!” (Elijah: God’s Powerful Prophet)

Key Passages: 1 Kings19; 2 Kings 2:1–18
Key Word: Determination
Key Thought: I am determined to share the message of salvation in Christ.
Key Verse: “For we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” —Acts 4:20


JOURNEY 7 – “Oil, Ax Heads, Leprosy” (Elisha: A Different Kind of Prophet)

Key Passages: 2 Kings 4:1–41; 5:1–14; 6:1–12; 9:30–37
Key Word: Hope
Key Thought: I trust in Christ alone for the hope of eternal life.
Key Verse: “For in this hope we were saved…. But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”—Romans 8:24–25

JOURNEY 8 – “Object Lessons” (Jonah, Amos, Hosea)

Key Passages: Jonah 2–3; Amos 7–8; Hosea 3
Key Word: Rescue
Key Thought: Only Jesus can rescue me from the punishment of my sin.
Key Verse: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” —Acts 4:12

JOURNEY 9 – “A Nation in Ruins” (Israel Goes into Exile)

Key Passages: 2 Kings 17:1–18; 25:1–12
Key Word: Tough Love
Key Thought: Because God loves me, He uses those in authority to correct me.
Key Verse: “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” —Hebrews 12:6

JOURNEY 10 – “Good News/Bad News” (Isaiah Exposes Judah’s Rebellion)

Key Passage: Isaiah 1; 7:1–14; 9:2–7
Key Word: Warning
Key Thought: I will recognize the warnings of Scripture so that I can do God’s will.
Key Verse: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” —Acts 4:12

JOURNEY 11 – “Prophecies Fit for a King” (The Gospel According to Isaiah)

Key Passages: Isaiah 7, 9, and 53
Key Word: Good News
Key Thought: I have a “good news” message to share with the world.
Key Verse: “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; …and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6

 JOURNEY 12 – “A Rotten Sash, A Broken Pot” (Jeremiah: Weeping Prophet)

Key Passage: Jeremiah 13:1–14; 18:1–17; 19:1–13
Key Word: Future
Key Thought: I can trust God with my future.
Key Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you. . . to give you a future and a hope.” —Jeremiah 29:11


 JOURNEY 13 – “You’re Not Listening to Me!” (The Prophets Sound the Alarm)

Key Passages: Selected passages from the Minor Prophets
Key Word: Shape Up or Ship Out
Key Thought: I must obey God’s commandments or suffer the consequences.
Key Verse: “No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” —Luke 13:3


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