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 13 | February 25, 2018

Shooting Tragedy

by N/A

Bible Basis: See Teacher’s Guide

Shooting Tragedy

None

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Special

Lesson 13 | February 25, 2018

Fighting the Good Fight

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: 1 Timothy 6:11-21

Fighting the Good Fight

Students will explore what living out your faith looks like.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 13 | February 25, 2018

Fighting the Good Fight

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: 1 Timothy 6:11-21

Fighting the Good Fight

Students will explore what living out your faith looks like.

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Adult

Lesson 13 | February 25, 2018

A Place Just for Us

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-5, 201-21

A Place Just for Us

As they explore God’s restorative plan for paradise, your teens will use a guided meditation experience to relate to how Eden—our heaven on earth—was ripped away due to sin. Two sound effect videos are provided to aid this process. A link to information on a spiritual bucket list is provided in Step 4.

Queue up both videos to be used simultaneously.

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High School

Lesson 13 | February 25, 2018

Paul Finds His Mark

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Acts 12:25; 13:4-5; 13; 15:36-41; 2 Timothy 4:11

Paul Finds His Mark

Students will watch a news report about teenagers who are given a second chance as they explore forgiving others.

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Middle School

Lesson 13 | February 25, 2018

Sticking with Jesus

by Anne Love

Bible Basis: Philippians 1:19-27; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Romans 12:1-2

Sticking with Jesus

Students will practice the concept and watch a video about perseverance as they discuss the importance of sticking with Jesus and loving Him through each day of their lives. A video clip about the perseverance of football player Case Keesum adds to the discussion.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

Shooting Tragedy

by N/A

Bible Basis: See Teacher’s Guide

Shooting Tragedy

None

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Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

God Cares for His Disciples

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Acts 9:36-43

God Cares for His Disciples

Students will discuss how God cares for those who faithfully follow Him.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

God Cares for His Disciples

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Acts 9:36-43

God Cares for His Disciples

Students will discuss how God cares for those who faithfully follow Him.

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Adult

Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

Upcoming Judgment

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: Revelation 11:15-18; 19:11, 13, 15-16; 20:11-15

Upcoming Judgment

Students will begin to think about the ins and outs of judgment through the lens of the Olympics as they watch a video about what judges look for in figure skating. A Step 4 video is also provided to help your teens envision their part—one of many—in someone coming to Christ.

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High School

Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

Inside Out Criticism

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Galatians 2:11-14; 2 Peter 3:15-16

Inside Out Criticism

Students will learn that while correction may be painful, criticism given with love can help us grow. A video clip from the movie Inside Out adds to the discussion.

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Middle School

Lesson 12 | February 18, 2018

Tough Training

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: 2 Timothy 3:10—4:5

Tough Training

Students will watch a video about child athletes training for the Olympics as they talk about becoming equipped for a challenge. A link to resources needed for your students to complete a memorization pack are offered in Step 4.

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Upper Elementary