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.

Make connections

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.

Share with others

Share RLD lessons with anyone. Send a link by email or post to your favorite social media sites.

You've got options

Save any lesson as a PDF file or send it directly to your printer.

Lesson 13 | February 24, 2019

Holy Hope

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: John 5:1-15

Holy Hope

Students will understand that while discouragement is natural, they can find hope in God through the power of the Holy Spirit.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Upper Elementary

Lesson 13 | February 24, 2019

Be The One

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Luke 17:11-19

Be The One

Students will consider whether their take on thankfulness is sincere, sarcastic, or non-existent as they explore expressing thankfulness to God.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Middle School

Lesson 13 | February 24, 2019

God Is Our Refuge

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Psalm 91:1-8, 11-16

God Is Our Refuge

Students will understand how God, our refuge and fortress, protects us because He loves us.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Adult

Lesson 13 | February 24, 2019

God Is Our Refuge

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Psalm 91:1-8, 11-16

God Is Our Refuge

Students will understand how God, our refuge and fortress, protects us because He loves us.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Echoes Adult

Lesson 13 | February 24, 2019

Giver of Life

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: John 11:1-4, 23-25, 41-45

Giver of Life

Students will think about who the giver of life is as they watch two brief videos to compare a human baby with a robot.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

High School

Lesson 12 | February 17, 2019

Sing the Glory of God

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Psalm 66:1-9, 16-20

Sing the Glory of God

Students will discuss how to give praise to our all-powerful God.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Adult

Lesson 12 | February 17, 2019

Sing the Glory of God

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Psalm 66:1-9, 16-20

Sing the Glory of God

Students will discuss how to give praise to our all-powerful God.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Echoes Adult

Lesson 12 | February 17, 2019

Satisfaction Guaranteed

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Luke 9:12-17; John 6:33-35

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Students will consider the impact social media may have on the cycles and habits that feed our sense of dissatisfaction.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

High School

Lesson 12 | February 17, 2019

Liberating Power

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Mark 5:1-20

Liberating Power

Your students will see how one prime minister used his power to free innocent prisoners as they explore Jesus’ example of balancing mercy and power.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Middle School

Lesson 12 | February 17, 2019

So Many Needs

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-15

So Many Needs

Students will watch a brief video about a Powerball winner and discuss what it would be like if they had enough money to help everyone in the whole world.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | February 10, 2019

God’s Unfailing Love

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14

God’s Unfailing Love

Students will discuss some ways they can respond to God’s boundless and unfailing love.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Adult

Lesson 11 | February 10, 2019

God’s Unfailing Love

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14

God’s Unfailing Love

Students will discuss some ways they can respond to God’s boundless and unfailing love.

This lesson has video

View Lesson

Echoes Adult