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 06 | January 06, 2019

Step by Step

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5; 2 John 4-11

Step by Step

Learn how we can help each other walk in love, obedience, and truth.

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Adult

Lesson 06 | January 06, 2019

Step by Step

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5; 2 John 4-11

Step by Step

Learn how we can help each other walk in love, obedience, and truth.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 06 | January 06, 2019

The Ultimate Authority

by Sandra Higley & Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Luke 6:1-11

The Ultimate Authority

Students will discuss our human tendency to challenge authority and discover that God is our ultimate authority.

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High School

Lesson 06 | January 06, 2019

ID Me, Please

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Matthew 3:13-17; John 1:29-34

ID Me, Please

Students will watch a video about identity as they discover ways they identify with God and His people.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 06 | January 06, 2019

Identifying with Jesus

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Matthew 3:13-17

Identifying with Jesus

In order to gain a clearer understanding of identifying with Jesus, students will watch a video about two fraternal twins who identify with one another despite their differences.

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Middle School

Lesson 05 | December 30, 2018

Love and Serve

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 25:31-46

Love and Serve

Students consider how they can serve God by serving others in need.

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Adult

Lesson 05 | December 30, 2018

Love and Serve

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 25:31-46

Love and Serve

Students consider how they can serve God by serving others in need.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 05 | December 30, 2018

In Dependence

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Luke 2:42-52

In Dependence

Students will consider how all living creatures grow and learn as we move on from our family of origin to greater independence.

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Middle School

Lesson 05 | December 30, 2018

Love to Learn

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Luke 2:40-52

Love to Learn

Students will watch a video about a 10-year-old boy who has a super memory as they talk about the importance of learning and growing in wisdom.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 05 | December 30, 2018

Walk This Way

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Luke 3:7-14

Walk This Way

Your students will discuss an entertaining illusion that features a lightning-fast costume change as they explore what it means to have a change of action.

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Middle School

Lesson 04 | December 23, 2018

The Gift of Jesus

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Luke 1:26-31, 2:22, 25-35

The Gift of Jesus

Students will discover how God gives and receives love.

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Adult

Lesson 04 | December 23, 2018

The Gift of Jesus

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Luke 1:26-31, 2:22, 25-35

The Gift of Jesus

Students will discover how God gives and receives love.

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Echoes Adult