|1. The Birth of John the Baptist||God surprised Zechariah and Elizabeth with the promise of a special baby.||Luke 1:5-25, 57-60, 80|
|2. The Angel’s Message to Mary||God surprised Mary with the promise of a baby—Jesus, the Messiah.||Luke 1:26-56|
|3. Jesus Is Born!||God surprised the world with the birth of the Savior.||Luke 2:1-20|
|4. Simeon and Anna||Simeon and Anna gladly welcomed the Savior.||Luke 2:21-40|
|5. Jesus in the Temple||We worship Jesus because he is God's own Son.||Luke 2:41-52|
|6. Jesus Is Baptized||We worship Jesus, whose baptism shows he is God's own Son.||Luke 3:1-22, Matthew 3:1-17|
Dwell Flex is a new, multi-age edition of Dwell designed to work with a variety of ages and contexts. We have released the first two years of this four-year curriculum. Each year includes 36 sessions arranged into six units, alternating between New Testament and Old Testament years. They are arranged in rough chronological order, but these stand-alone sessions can easily be rearranged in any order. Explore the sessions using the links below.
For our graded curriculum, see the main Dwell scope and sequence to learn more.
Flex (Multi-Age ) | Year 1
Session Focus Scripture 1. Jesus Calls Peter Jesus called Peter to follow him; he calls us to be his followers too. Luke 5:1-11 2. Jesus Calls Matthew Jesus calls even sinners like Matthew to follow him. Luke 5:27-32 3. Jesus Turns Water into Wine Jesus' power to do miracles shows that he is God's Son. John 2:1-11 4. Jesus Calms the Storm Jesus' power over the storm shows he is God's Son. Mark 4:35-41 5. Jesus Feeds a Great Crowd Jesus cares for hungry people. John 6:1-13 6. Jesus Heals a Little Girl Jesus' power over death shows he is God's Son. Mark 5:21-24; 35-43
Session Focus Scripture 1. Jesus Heals a Sick Boy Jesus cares for sick people. John 4:46-54 2. Jesus Heals a Man Who Couldn't Walk Jesus wants us to have faith in him—to trust him for everything. Luke 5:17-26 3. Jesus and a Thankful Man We want to thank Jesus for every good thing he has given us. Luke 17:11-19 4. Jesus Heals a Man Who Couldn't See Jesus healed a man who couldn't see, and the man praised God. Mark 10:46-52 5. Jesus Blesses the Children Jesus cares about children; they're an important part of the church and God's kingdom. Mark 10:13-16 6. Jesus and Zacchaeus Listening to Jesus means living for him. Luke 19:1-10
Session Focus Scripture 1. Jesus and Two Sisters Listening to Jesus is the most important and exciting part of belonging to him. Luke 10: 38-42 2. Jesus Raises Lazarus to Life Jesus cares about people who are sad. John 11:1-45 3. The Footwashing Jesus chose to humbly serve his people; he tells us to serve too. John 13:1-17 4. A Sad Night Although his friends left him, Jesus chose to face arrest and trial. Matthew 26:36-56 5. Jesus is Denied by Peter Jesus loves us so much that he allowed his enemies to hurt him and his friend to say he didn’t know him. Matthew 26:57-75 6. Jesus Died/Jesus Lives! Jesus' resurrection changes fear and sadness to great joy and wonder. Matthew 27:27-66; 28:1-10
Session Focus Scripture 1. On the Road to Emmaus After his resurrection, Jesus' surprised two followers on the road to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-49 2. Thomas, the Doubter Even though we can't see Jesus, we believe he is alive today. John 20:24-31 3. Feed My Sheep Even when we disappoint Jesus, he still loves us, forgives us, and gives us important things to do. John 21:1-17 4. Jesus Goes Back to Heaven Our risen Lord Jesus ascended to heaven and he is still with us today. Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:1-11 5. Pentecost At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled Jesus' disciples with power. Acts 2 6. A Man Jumps for Joy The Holy Spirit gave the apostles power to heal in Jesus' name. Acts 3:1-16
Session Focus Scripture 1. Peter and Tabitha When Jesus makes Tabitha alive again, many people believe in him. Acts 9:36-43 2. Peter Is Rescued Peter's friends pray, and Jesus helps Peter escape from prison. Acts 12:1-19 3. Jesus Changes Paul Jesus changed Paul from an enemy to a friend. Acts 9:1-19 4. Paul and Silas in Jail Paul helped the jailer believe in Jesus. Acts 16:11-40 5. Shipwreck! Paul trusted Jesus to care for him and everyone on the ship through the storm. Acts 27 6. Malta Jesus protected Paul and used him to heal many people. Acts 28:1-10
Flex (Multi-Age ) | Year 2
Session Focus Scripture 1. Creation: Skies and Seas, Plants and Trees In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (days 1-4). Genesis 1:1-19 2. Creation: Owls and Octopuses, Panthers and People In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (days 5-7). Genesis 1:20-2:3 3. Creation: Taking Care of God's World God created people special and gave them the world to care for. Genesis 2:4-25 4. Sin Spoils God's World God’s perfect creation was spoiled when Adam and Eve disobeyed. Genesis 3 5. Rain and Rainbows God destroyed the sinful world, but saved Noah and his family. Genesis 6:5-9:17 6. Abraham and Sarah Believe God's Promises Abraham and Sarah believed God’s promises and moved to a new land, as God had told them to do. Genesis 11:31-12:9