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 04 | September 22, 2019

Don’t Be A Whiner

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: Exodus 17:1-6

Don’t Be A Whiner

Students will roleplay over-the-top whining and watch a video about a non-complainer as they begin to think about their own complaining habits.

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Middle School

Lesson 04 | September 22, 2019

Escape Route

by Sandra Higley

Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 10:1-14

Escape Route

Students watch a video about Escape Room strategies as they explore how God always provides a way out of temptation.

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High School

Lesson 04 | September 22, 2019

Promise Me

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Exodus 11:1—12:42

Promise Me

As they explore how God fulfills His promises, students will watch a video about children trying to keep their word.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | September 22, 2019

Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

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Bible Basis: Numbers 13:1-2, 17-18, 25-28; 14:1-2, 5-10a

Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

Our faith falters when we look away from God.

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Adult

Lesson 04 | September 22, 2019

Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

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Bible Basis: Numbers 13:1-2, 17-18, 25-28; 14:1-2, 5-10a

Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

Our faith falters when we look away from God.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 03 | September 15, 2019

Hang On!

by Suzanne Gosselin

Bible Basis: Exodus 5:1—10:29

Hang On!

Students will watch a video about a 9-year-old athlete with a prosthetic leg as they explore what it means to not give up.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 03 | September 15, 2019

A Special Celebration

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Exodus 12:1-3. 5-7. 12-14

A Special Celebration

Students will watch a video about a surprise celebration as they consider whether what God has done for us is worth celebrating.

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Middle School

Lesson 03 | September 15, 2019

Decisions, Decisions

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Luke 9:28-31; John 1:17; 5:45-4; Hebrews 3:5-6

Decisions, Decisions

Students will watch a video about the decision-making process that went into production of the new Lion King movie as they consider how to make every decision count for God.

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High School

Lesson 03 | September 15, 2019

Faith During Uncertainty

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Bible Basis: Exodus 16:1-15

Faith During Uncertainty

Faith During Uncertainty

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Adult

Lesson 03 | September 15, 2019

Faith During Uncertainty

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Bible Basis: Exodus 16:1-15

Faith During Uncertainty

Faith During Uncertainty

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 02 | September 08, 2019

God’s Got This!

by By Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Exodus 3:1—4:20

God’s Got This!

Students will watch a video of the youngest person to climb El Capitan as they explore how God helps us do what we think we can’t do.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 02 | September 08, 2019

Patiently Waiting

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Exodus 5:1-2, 22—6:6

Patiently Waiting

Students will discuss why waiting is hard, but necessary.

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Middle School