Real Life in Real Time

Every week you'll find a hot topic in the world today that relates to students ages 11 through 18, plus adults. Scroll down for the most recent lessons or visit the lesson archive.

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Designed to be used with your Bible-In-Life or Echoes teacher guide. Enhance learning and class discussion by connecting current events with the Bible. Simply replace steps 1 and 4 with RLD.

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Lesson 01 | December 03, 2017

Faith and Wholeness

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Acts 11:13-21

Faith and Wholeness

Students will discuss how only Jesus can make us completely whole.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 01 | December 03, 2017

Faith and Wholeness

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Acts 11:13-21

Faith and Wholeness

Students will discuss how only Jesus can make us completely whole.

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Adult

Lesson 01 | December 03, 2017

Changed

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Acts 26:9-20

Changed

Watching the radical transformation of a young woman who lost her eyesight and part of her face in an accident, your students will understand the concept of change as they explore how our new life in Christ changes us from the inside out.

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High School

Lesson 01 | December 03, 2017

When Good Isn’t Good Enough

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Acts 22:3-4; Philippians 3:4-9;

When Good Isn’t Good Enough

Your students will look at a sobering video about the devastating things we say without thinking as they answer humbling questions in a search to understand our need for redemption from our sin.

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Middle School

Lesson 01 | December 03, 2017

New Creation

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Acts 7:58; 8:1-4; 9:1-22; 22:12-16

New Creation

Two video clips featuring Teddy Ruxpin (from 1985 and current day) are compared for makeover changes as your students explore how they can be made into a new person by Jesus.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Remember Me

by Daphne Myers

Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Remember Me

Students will remember that everything we have is from the Lord who sacrificed Himself for us, so we should always give Him thanks.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Remember Me

by Daphne Myers

Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Remember Me

Students will remember that everything we have is from the Lord who sacrificed Himself for us, so we should always give Him thanks.

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Adult

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

A Search for Safety

by N/A

Bible Basis: Psalm 61

A Search for Safety
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Adult ,Special

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Slow and Steady

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: James 4:6-10; 5:7-11; Psalm 24:3-5

Slow and Steady

Students will consider the importance of putting in the time to attain something valuable as they explore building a close relationship with God. A video of Kyrie Irving’s offseason workout regimen kicks off the discussion.

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High School

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Keeping Hope Alive

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Malachi 1:1, 5, 11; 2:8; 3:1-4

Keeping Hope Alive

As your students consider the hope God gives us, they will look at the true story of an animal who was rescued and brought hope to a 7-year-old boy whose legs were amputated.

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Middle School

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Which Way to Go?

by Anne Love

Bible Basis: I Kings 11—12

Which Way to Go?

A Pixar short film will help your preteens explore and discuss the effect of peer pressure and following the crowd as they study King Solomon and how his relationships eventually turned him away from God. A music video is provided in Step 4.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 13 | November 26, 2017

Shooting Tragedy

by N/A

Bible Basis: See Teacher’s Guide

Shooting Tragedy

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Special ,Youth