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 01 | March 03, 2019

Serve with Humility

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Luke 14:7-14

Serve with Humility

Students will discuss how to humbly serve others in Jesus’ name.

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Adult

Lesson 01 | March 03, 2019

Serve with Humility

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Luke 14:7-14

Serve with Humility

Students will discuss how to humbly serve others in Jesus’ name.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 01 | March 03, 2019

Unconditional Love

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Luke 5:27-32

Unconditional Love

Students will understand that we all sin and will discover that God’s love for us is greater than our sin.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 01 | March 03, 2019

Peace and Pain

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Matthew 10:34-39; John 15:18-21; 16:33

Peace and Pain

Students will consider movements that bring both peace and pain as they explore the cost of following Jesus.

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High School

Lesson 01 | March 03, 2019

The World is Flat?

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Luke 7:18-23

The World is Flat?

Students will learn that hearing reliable testimony can help us overcome doubts.

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Middle School

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Echoes Adult