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Lesson 1

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March 01, 2020

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Spring 2020

by Nance Keyes
John 10:1-6, 14; Psalm 23

upper elementary

Students will watch a video about a misguided high-speed chase as they consider what they know about those they follow.

Lesson 1

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March 01, 2020

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Spring 2020

by Frieda Nossaman
John 12:12-19

middle school

Students will watch a video about an experiment in herd mentality as they evaluate whether or not they are following Jesus or the crowd.

Lesson 1

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March 01, 2020

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Spring 2020

by Caroline Ferdinandsen
Luke 23:33-34; Colossians 1:13-22

high school

Students will watch and discuss a family member’s offer of forgiveness during a court trial.

Lesson 1

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March 01, 2020

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Spring 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Amos 5:18-24

adult

Let justice wash away empty rituals.

Lesson 1

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March 01, 2020

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Spring 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Amos 5:18-24

echoes adult

Let justice wash away empty rituals.

Lesson 13

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February 23, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Nance Keyes
Matthew 13:44-46

upper elementary

Students will watch a video about hidden treasure as they identify what our treasures reveal about us and will chart a plan to treasure the things of God.

Lesson 13

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February 23, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Caroline Ferdinandsen
Matthew 25: 31-40

middle school

Your students will discuss a video experiment illustrating our biases against the poor as they consider their response to “the least of these.”

Lesson 13

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February 23, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Jill Meek
John 17:1-6, 20-23

high school

Students will consider what connects us with others as they watch a video about sharing cultural differences.

Lesson 13

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February 23, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
Luke 11:5–13

adult

God invites us to ask, seek, and knock.

Lesson 13

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February 23, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by RLD Editorial Team
Luke 11:5–13

echoes adult

God invites us to ask, seek, and knock.

Lesson 12

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February 16, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Suzanne Gosselin
Matthew 25:31-46

upper elementary

Students will watch a video about a man in India who feeds and cares for people others think of as worthless.

Lesson 12

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February 16, 2020

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Winter 2019-20

by Kelsey Grulke
Matthew 25:14-30

middle school

Students will use limited resources to make a paper chain and begin thinking about how to make the most of what God has given them.