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Lesson 2

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December 08, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Lea Vaverchak
Judges 7

upper elementary

Students will watch a real-life rescue as they explore how they can surrender their weaknesses to God so He can show His power through us.

Lesson 2

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December 08, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Chronicles 16:8-12, 28-36

adult

Proclaim with gratitude the everlasting goodness of the Lord.

Lesson 2

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December 08, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Chronicles 16:8-12, 28-36

echoes adult

Proclaim with gratitude the everlasting goodness of the Lord.

Lesson 2

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December 08, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Kelsey Grulke
Isaiah 7:14; 9:1b, 6-7; Luke 1:26-27; Matthew 1:18-23

middle school

Students will use a video clip to play a guessing game about how things grow and begin discussing how they feel about the unexpected.

Lesson 2

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December 08, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Caroline Ferdinandsen
Mark 10:32-45

high school

Students will watch and discuss a police officer’s efforts to inspire teen service as they consider the Kingdom formula for achieving greatness.

Lesson 1

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December 01, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Chronicles 15:1-3, 14-16, 25-29a

adult

David’s Worship

Lesson 1

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December 01, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Chronicles 15:1-3, 14-16, 25-29a

echoes adult

David’s Worship

Lesson 1

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December 01, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Jill Meek
Matthew 9:9-17

high school

Students will consider their comfort zones and what it means to break out of them with and for Christ.

Lesson 1

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December 01, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Frieda Nossaman
Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 40:3; Luke 1:5, 11-17, 57, 76, 80; Matthew 3:1-3; 11:7-10

middle school

Students will discuss why getting ready as they wait for the Savior is a worthwhile task.

Lesson 1

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December 01, 2019

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Winter 2018-19

by Jenn Joshua
Judges 6

upper elementary

Students will watch a clip from the original Incredibles movie to help them grasp the importance of having a plan.

Lesson 13

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November 24, 2019

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Fall 2019

by Jill Meek
Ruth 1:1-5, 16, 22; 2:1-3; 3:6, 10-11, 13; 4:13-14

middle school

Students will watch an example of respect between two rivals as they consider showing respect in all relationships.

Lesson 13

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November 24, 2019

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Fall 2019

by Nance Keyes
Joshua 10:1-14

upper elementary

Students will think about situations that look impossible to people and will discover that what is impossible to us is possible with God.