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 12 | August 18, 2019

Look No Further

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: John 5:39-46

Look No Further

Students will play a word game to get them thinking about how easy it is to miss something that’s right before our eyes as they explore how Jesus is God’s message to us.

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Middle School

Lesson 12 | August 18, 2019

Relying on the Word

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; John 14:25-26; 17:7-8, 20; 2 Timothy 2:2

Relying on the Word

Students will talk about Internet hoaxes and then discuss why it’s harder than ever to get reliable information.

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High School

Lesson 12 | August 18, 2019

A Covenant to Marry

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Bible Basis: Ruth 3:1-6, 8-12, 16-18

A Covenant to Marry

Commitment and loyalty lead to strong relationships.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 12 | August 18, 2019

A Covenant to Marry

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Bible Basis: Ruth 3:1-6, 8-12, 16-18

A Covenant to Marry

Commitment and loyalty lead to strong relationships.

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Adult

Lesson 12 | August 18, 2019

Good News

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: John 20:30-31; 1 John 2:12, 24-26

Good News

After watching a video and having a discussion about good news/bad news, students will explore how the Bible tells us the good news of Jesus.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

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Bible Basis:

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

In light of recent shootings, the objective of this alternate Real Life Downloaded is to provide a starting place for discussion that will directly address what your students have been hearing in the news. Before class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the teacher’s resources provided at the end of this step. Please note that we do not endorse or disavow views held in these reports.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

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Bible Basis:

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

In light of recent shootings, the objective of this alternate Real Life Downloaded is to provide a starting place for discussion that will directly address what your students have been hearing in the news. Before class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the teacher’s resources provided at the end of this step. Please note that we do not endorse or disavow views held in these reports.

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Adult

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

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Bible Basis:

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

In light of recent shootings, the objective of this alternate Real Life Downloaded is to provide a starting place for discussion that will directly address what your students have been hearing in the news. Before class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the teacher’s resources provided at the end of this step. Please note that we do not endorse or disavow views held in these reports.

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High School

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

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Bible Basis:

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

In light of recent shootings, the objective of this alternate Real Life Downloaded is to provide a starting place for discussion that will directly address what your students have been hearing in the news. Before class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the teacher’s resources provided at the end of this step. Please note that we do not endorse or disavow views held in these reports.

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Middle School

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

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Bible Basis:

Special Article—Dealing with Recent Shooting Tragedies

In light of recent shootings, the objective of this alternate Real Life Downloaded is to provide a starting place for discussion that will directly address what your students have been hearing in the news. Before class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the teacher’s resources provided at the end of this step. Please note that we do not endorse or disavow views held in these reports.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

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Bible Basis: Ruth 1:6-11, 14-18

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

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Adult

Lesson 11 | August 11, 2019

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

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Bible Basis: Ruth 1:6-11, 14-18

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

A Mother-Daughter Covenant

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Echoes Adult