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 09 | July 28, 2019

Never Give Up!

by Suzanne Gosselin

Bible Basis: Luke 11:1-13 Luke 18:1-8

Never Give Up!

Students will watch a video clip from the movie Rudy to help them explore the benefit and value of praying with persistence.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 09 | July 28, 2019

Breakthrough Prayer

by Meredee Berg

Bible Basis: John 17:1, 6-9, 13-15, 20-24

Breakthrough Prayer

After watching this video about the real people behind the movie Breakthrough, students will consider how we can help others by praying for one another.

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Middle School

Lesson 09 | July 28, 2019

Have It Your Way

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Luke 22:39-46

Have It Your Way

Students will learn about a company that uses algorithms to determine college admission outcomes.

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High School

Lesson 09 | July 28, 2019

How Are You Known?

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Bible Basis: 7:1-6, 15-23

How Are You Known?

Jesus Teaches about Spiritual Discernment

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Adult

Lesson 09 | July 28, 2019

How Are You Known?

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Bible Basis: 7:1-6, 15-23

How Are You Known?

Jesus Teaches about Spiritual Discernment

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 08 | July 21, 2019

I Forgive You

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Matthew 18:21-35; 6:12

I Forgive You

Students will consider what makes a person suitable for forgiveness as they explore forgiving others as God has forgiven them.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 08 | July 21, 2019

Believing Prayer

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Mark 11:12-14, 20-24

Believing Prayer

Students will consider the part faith plays in a magic trick and then relate that to something infinitely more reliable: the power of prayer.

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Middle School

Lesson 08 | July 21, 2019

God Answers Prayer

by Meredee Berg

Bible Basis: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Phillipians 1:12-19

God Answers Prayer

After watching a video about recent tornadoes, students will reflect on God’s answer to our prayers when it may not be the answer we expect or desire.

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High School

Lesson 08 | July 21, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Transforming Love

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:38-48

Jesus Teaches about Transforming Love

Love those who are hard to love or not like you.

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Adult

Lesson 08 | July 21, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Transforming Love

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:38-48

Jesus Teaches about Transforming Love

Love those who are hard to love or not like you.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 07 | July 14, 2019

Pass the Leftovers, Please!

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 11: 24; John 14:13-14

Pass the Leftovers, Please!

Students will come to understand because of our faith in Him, God answers our prayers.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 07 | July 14, 2019

Intercessory Prayer

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Ephesians 6:18-20; Colossians 1:9-12

Intercessory Prayer

Students will consider the necessity of interceding in prayer for others.

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High School