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 05 | September 30, 2018

Separated from God

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Genesis 3:8-17, 20-24

Separated from God

Students explore how choosing to sin separates us from God.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 05 | September 30, 2018

Separated from God

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Genesis 3:8-17, 20-24

Separated from God

Students explore how choosing to sin separates us from God.

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Adult

Lesson 05 | September 30, 2018

Plummeting from Paradise

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6-7, 17; Romans 1:21; 8:20-22

Plummeting from Paradise

Students will consider our various levels of mistakes and the consequences that result.

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High School

Lesson 05 | September 30, 2018

Miles to Stay Out of Jail

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 5:12, 19

Miles to Stay Out of Jail

Students will consider how even “minor” violations of rules or laws can harm other people as they explore God’s provision for our disobedience.

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Middle School

Lesson 05 | September 30, 2018

We Stand Corrected!

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Genesis 3; Romans 5:19

We Stand Corrected!

Students will identify with the sin-and-blame game and acknowledge our need for God’s correction.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | September 23, 2018

God’s Special Creation

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Genesis 1:26—2:25

God’s Special Creation

Students will discuss something created out of love to help them understand God’s creation and how He created it.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | September 23, 2018

We Need Each Other

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Genesis 2:18-23

We Need Each Other

Your students will discuss a recent school campaign for fostering friendships among lonely students as they explore how God created us to relate to one another.

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Middle School

Lesson 04 | September 23, 2018

Real Relationships

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Genesis 1:26-28; Acts 17:24-27

Real Relationships

Your teens will look at a landmark study by Harvard University to uncover the keys to a happy life as they explore how God created people for relationship.

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High School

Lesson 04 | September 23, 2018

The First Family

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Genesis 2:18-24; 4:1-2

The First Family

Students look at why God created a human family after creating Adam.

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Adult

Lesson 04 | September 23, 2018

The First Family

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Genesis 2:18-24; 4:1-2

The First Family

Students look at why God created a human family after creating Adam.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 03 | September 16, 2018

Created in His Image

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Genesis 1: 26-31; 2:4-7

Created in His Image

Students will discuss what it means to be created in the image of God.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 03 | September 16, 2018

Created in His Image

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Genesis 1: 26-31; 2:4-7

Created in His Image

Students will discuss what it means to be created in the image of God.

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Adult