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 10 | May 05, 2019

Freely Justified

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Romans 3:21-31

Freely Justified

Students will discuss how to understand the connection between faith and good works.

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Adult

Lesson 10 | May 05, 2019

Freely Justified

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Romans 3:21-31

Freely Justified

Students will discuss how to understand the connection between faith and good works.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 08 | May 05, 2019

Coat of Jealousy

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Genesis 37

Coat of Jealousy

To focus on how jealousy hurts relationships, students will consider the potential costs of competition as they watch a video about brothers who are NBA stars.

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High School

Lesson 09 | May 05, 2019

Pinky Promise

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Genesis 29:13-30; 31:38-45, 51-53

Pinky Promise

Students will discuss the potential consequences of broken promises and the benefits of keeping your word.

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Middle School

Lesson 08 | May 05, 2019

Happily Ever After

by Anne Love

Bible Basis: Genesis 32:1-33:17

Happily Ever After

Students will identify conflicts in popular fairy tales and brainstorm possible solutions to conflict resolution.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 07 | April 28, 2019

Disciples Making Disciples

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-8

Disciples Making Disciples

Students will discover what it means to make and teach new disciples.

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Adult

Lesson 07 | April 28, 2019

Disciples Making Disciples

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-8

Disciples Making Disciples

Students will discover what it means to make and teach new disciples.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 07 | April 28, 2019

It’s All about Me

by Sandra Higley

Bible Basis: Genesis 25:24-34; 27:1-45

It’s All about Me

Your teens will consider selfishness and then examine personal behavior in light of their conclusions.

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High School

Lesson 07 | April 28, 2019

Whatever You Do, Honor God

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: Genesis 27:1-24, 30, 41

Whatever You Do, Honor God

Students will consider YouTube pranks and challenges and discuss when a prank goes too far as they consider how to honor God when interacting with others.

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Middle School

Lesson 07 | April 28, 2019

Heirs Don’t Put on Airs

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-46

Heirs Don’t Put on Airs

Students will consider how to treat others and will discover that God’s way is for us to treat others the way we want to be treated.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson Easter Sunday | April 21, 2019

TRADED!

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Matthew 27:1-50; 28:1-6; 2 Corinthians 5:15-21

TRADED!

Students will watch a short clip about fan excitement over an athletic trade as they explore how Jesus traded His life for our sins.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson Easter Sunday | April 21, 2019

Victory Call

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: 1 Corinthians 15:3-7, 51-58

Victory Call

Students will watch a video about a momentous victory to get them prepared to rejoice in the victory they share with Jesus.

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Middle School