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 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

Lesson 04 | December 23, 2018

Light in the Dark

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Luke 2:21-38

Light in the Dark

To introduce the topic of the true meaning of the season, students will watch a video about the commercialism of “unboxing” videos.

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High School

Lesson 04 | December 23, 2018

Becoming a Panda

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: John 1:1-18

Becoming a Panda

Students will learn that God became human to demonstrate His love for us.

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Middle School

Lesson 04 | December 23, 2018

Which Way to Go?

by Anne Love

Bible Basis: Luke 2:21-38

Which Way to Go?

Students will watch a video about some recipients who were surprised by their gifts as they consider the amazing gift God wants us to accept.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 03 | December 16, 2018

Unexpected Plans

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Accept God’s unexpected plans.

Unexpected Plans

Students will watch a news story about a bride whose careful wedding plans changed unexpectedly.

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High School

Lesson 03 | December 16, 2018

Praise Our Loving Lord

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Psalm 103: 1-17a, 21-22

Praise Our Loving Lord

Students will discuss how we should praise God for His love that redeems us.

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Adult