Year Two Winter Quarter


JOURNEY 1 – “We’ve Been Expecting You!” (The Prophets Speak of Jesus)

Key Passages: Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7; 53; Luke 4:16–21
Key Word: Expectation
Key Thought: The coming of Christ was predicted throughout the Old Testament.
Key Verse: “And He [Jesus] will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His Father David.” —Luke 1:32

JOURNEY 2 – “A Royal Heritage” (Son of God & Son of Man)

Key Passages: Matthew 1; Philippians 2:6–11
Key Word: Heritage
Key Thought: Jesus is the rightful heir to God’s eternal throne.
Key Verse: “…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth … and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  —Philippians 2:10–11

JOURNEY 3 – “Two Births-Two Miracles” (Mary and Elizabeth)

Key Passages: Matthew 1:18–25; Luke 1
Key Word: Connection
Key Thought: We can only connect with God the Father through Jesus, His Son.
Key Verse: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” —John 1:14

JOURNEY 4 – “Heaven Came Down” (Jesus is Born)

Key Passages: Luke 2:1–20
Key Word: Celebration
Key Thought: The long-expected Messiah finally arrives.
Key Verse: “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” —Luke 2:7

JOURNEY 5 – “Safety First” (Jesus’ Escape into Egypt)

Key Passage: Matthew 2
Key Word: Safe
Key Thought: Faith in Jesus provides a sure and safe way to escape the punishment of sin.
Key Verse: “How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?…” —Hebrews 2:3

JOURNEY 6 – “More Than a Carpenter’s Son” (Jesus Grows Up)

Key Passages: Matthew 2:19–23; Luke 2:40–52
Key Word: Growing Up
Key Thought: We are to grow as Jesus did — in favor with God and man.
Key Verse: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” —Luke 2:52

JOURNEY 7 – “Miracles in the Making” (A Wedding, A Well, and A Pool of Water)

Key Passages: John 2:1–12; 4:5–13; 5:1–16
Key Word: Wonders
Key Thought: We see the power of Christ in the signs and wonders He did.
Key Verse: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples. . . but these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” —John 20:30–31

JOURNEY 8 – “Fishing 101” (Jesus Teaches the Art of Fishing)

Key Passages: Luke 5:1–11; John 21:1–11
Key Word: Obedience
Key Thought: Our obedience releases God’s power in our lives.
Key Verse: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” —John 14:15

JOURNEY 9 – “The Calm in the Storm” (Courageous Faith)

Key Passages: Mark 4:35–41; Matthew 8:23–27; Luke 8:22–25
Key Word: Courage
Key Thought: God gives us the grace and courage to respond to Him in faith.
Key Verse: “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” They said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?” —Mark 4:40–41

JOURNEY 10 – “Food Divided Multiplies” (Jesus Feeds Thousands)

Key Passages: Matthew 14:15–21; 15:32–38
Key Word: Supply
Key Thought: God has promised to supply everything we need.
Key Verse: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19

JOURNEY 11 – “Focus! Focus! Focus!” (Jesus Walks on the Water)

Key Passages: Matthew 14:1–33
Key Word: Focus
Key Thought: When we focus on Jesus, God gives us the power to do His will.
Key Verse: “Truly, you are the Son of God.” —Matthew 14:33

JOURNEY 12 – “Dead man Walking” (Jesus Raises Lazarus)

Key Passages: John 11:1–45
Key Word: Power
Key Thought: Jesus has the power to transform our lives.
Key Verse: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” —John 11:25

JOURNEY 13 – “Some I.D. Please!” (Jesus Heals)

Key Passages: Mark 1:23–2:12; Luke 17:11–19
Key Word: Evidence
Key Thought: Jesus demonstrated His power through signs and wonders so that people would
Key Verse: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” —Matthew 16:16


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