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 | October 27, 2019

Who Will You Follow?

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Numbers 13:1—14:45

Who Will You Follow?

Students will watch two short clips about conformity as they discuss peer pressure and realize they can say “no” to their peers and “yes” to following God.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 09 | October 27, 2019

Disaster without the Master

by Cheri Gillard

Bible Basis: Joshua 24:25-29; Judges 2:10-16, 22-23; 21:25

Disaster without the Master

Middle schoolers will consider what some classroom rules are and explore what the consequences could be when those rules are broken.

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Middle School

Lesson 09 | October 27, 2019

Coming Clean!

by Cheri Gillard

Bible Basis: 2 Samuel 12:1-10, 13

Coming Clean!

Teens will watch a video about people telling lies as they explore the lesson focus of always admitting when we are wrong.

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High School

Lesson 09 | October 27, 2019

Grateful Faith

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Bible Basis: Luke 7:37–48

Grateful Faith

God’s great forgiveness overwhelms us.

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Adult

Lesson 09 | October 27, 2019

Grateful Faith

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Bible Basis: Luke 7:37–48

Grateful Faith

God’s great forgiveness overwhelms us.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 08 | October 20, 2019

God Living in Me

by Suzanne Gosselin

Bible Basis: Exodus 25:1—27:21; 40:17-38; Leviticus 9:1-5, 22-24

God Living in Me

Students will watch a video clip about the invisible world of microbes in order to begin thinking about things we cannot see as they explore how God wants to live in us.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 08 | October 20, 2019

Choose Wisely

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: Joshua 7:1-5, 10-12, 19-21, 25, 8:1-4, 7

Choose Wisely

Students will explore how one choice change can have a huge impact on consequences.

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Middle School

Lesson 08 | October 20, 2019

Who’s Driving?

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: 1 Samuel 3:1a, 4-10, 19; 8:6-10

Who’s Driving?

Students will watch a video about self-driven cars as they discuss discerning God’s reliable guidance for their lives.

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High School

Lesson 08 | October 20, 2019

Humble Faith

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Bible Basis: Luke 7:1–10

Humble Faith

Humbly trust in God.

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Adult

Lesson 08 | October 20, 2019

Humble Faith

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Bible Basis: Luke 7:1–10

Humble Faith

Humbly trust in God.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 07 | October 13, 2019

We Can Be Courageous!

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Joshua 2:2-6, 9, 11, 15; Hebrews 11:31

We Can Be Courageous!

Students will watch a video about a courageous middle schooler as they explore what courage is and Who they can turn to when they need courage.

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Middle School

Lesson 07 | October 13, 2019

Seen and Believing

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Judges 6

Seen and Believing

Students will hear a story about experiencing doubts and seeking out answers as they explore believing what God says.

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High School