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 01 | June 02, 2019

Connecting with Others

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: I Peter 2: 4-10; Ephesians 2:19-22

Connecting with Others

As an introduction to the lesson on how we are joined together in Christ, students will learn about the architectural features of the Notre Dame Cathedral—and discuss how the stones were designed to withstand destruction.

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High School

Lesson 01 | June 02, 2019

God’s Team

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5

God’s Team

Students will explore what types of skills are required to be a team member and how their spiritual gifts can help as part of God’s team.

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Middle School

Lesson 01 | June 02, 2019

Respect and Wonder

by Megan Barone

Bible Basis: 2 Chronicles 29:1-19; John 4:21, 24

Respect and Wonder

Students will learn how to prepare themselves to worship with respect and wonder.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | May 26, 2019

Forgive Others

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Genesis 42:1—47:12

Forgive Others

Students will consider the hurt we cause one another and will work on forgiving those who hurt them.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | May 26, 2019

Family Reunion

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Genesis 45:1-7, 12-15; 50:15-20

Family Reunion

Students will witness siblings reuniting and compare that to other scenarios as they explore how reconciliation repairs relationships.

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High School

Lesson 12 | May 26, 2019

Miracle on the Hudson

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Genesis 49:29— 50:21

Miracle on the Hudson

As students watch a video about Flight 1549 that crash-landed in the Hudson, they will discuss how potentially disastrous events can have positive outcomes.

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Middle School

Lesson 13 | May 26, 2019

Be Transformed

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Romans 12:1-8

Be Transformed

Students will discover what it means to be transformed to be holy and pleasing to God.

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Adult

Lesson 13 | May 26, 2019

Be Transformed

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Romans 12:1-8

Be Transformed

Students will discover what it means to be transformed to be holy and pleasing to God.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 10 | May 19, 2019

No Matter What

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Genesis 39:1—41:57

No Matter What

Students will learn what it means to be faithful to God and uncover ways they can be true to Him in every circumstance.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | May 19, 2019

Experiences That Help Others

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: Genesis 45:1-11

Experiences That Help Others

Students will watch a video about high schoolers mentoring those younger than themselves as they discuss how God can use our experiences to help others.

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Middle School

Lesson 10 | May 19, 2019

A Dependable God

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Genesis 39:20—40:23; 41:1, 15-16, 28, 37-40

A Dependable God

Students will consider a college rejection letter that went viral as they explore how God is with us in times that disappoint.

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High School

Lesson 12 | May 19, 2019

One Big Family of God

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Romans 11:11-24

One Big Family of God

Students will discuss how everyone is welcome to become a part of the family of God.

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Adult