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Lesson 9

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January 26, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Caroline Ferdinandsen
Hebrews 2:9-10; 12:1-3

high school

Students will talk about marathon runners as they explore how fixing our eyes on Jesus gives us strength and courage.

Lesson 9

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January 26, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 8:54-61

echoes adult

Fully committed hearts draw people to God.

Lesson 9

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January 26, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 8:54-61

adult

Fully committed hearts draw people to God.

Lesson 9

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January 26, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Frieda Nossaman
Mark 10:35-45

middle school

Students will watch a video about teens choosing to serve others as they explore Jesus’ definition of greatness.

Lesson 9

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January 26, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Jenn Joshua
John 15:1-8; Galatians 5:22-23

upper elementary

In order to introduce the lesson topic, students will discuss their life connections and watch an amusing video about someone searching for a way to stay plugged in.

Lesson 8

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January 19, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Suzanne Gosselin
John 11:1-44

upper elementary

Students will watch a video about a baby whom doctors said would die at birth but defied the odds as they explore Jesus’ absolute power over death.

Lesson 8

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January 19, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Jill Meek
Hebrews 9:11-15; 10:1-12

high school

Students will watch a video about refugees and consider what parents give up for their children as they explore what it means to sacrifice something.

Lesson 8

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January 19, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Kelsey Grulke
Matthew 14:14; Mark 1:40-45; 6:30-34

middle school

Students will watch videos about compassionate acts as they explore the compassion of Jesus.

Lesson 8

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January 19, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 8:22–30, 52, 53

adult

Solomon Seeks God’s Blessing

Lesson 8

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January 19, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 8:22–30, 52, 53

echoes adult

Solomon Seeks God’s Blessing

Lesson 7

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January 12, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Nance Keyes
John 1:43-49; 10:11-14

upper elementary

Students will watch a video about a modern day shepherd to help them consider how Jesus, the Good Shepherd, loves and cares for them.

Lesson 7

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January 12, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Frieda Nossaman
John 8:21-29, 48-59

middle school

Your students will watch a video skit and discuss expectation vs. reality and come to understand that the “not yet” of what Jesus will do is beyond our greatest expectations.