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Lesson 8

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October 25, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 5-6; 1 Chronicles 13-16

upper elementary

In order to introduce the lesson topic, students will talk about their attitudes in good and bad situations and watch a video about thankfulness.

Lesson 8

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October 25, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 16:29-31; 18:17-24, 36-40

middle school

As they explore God’s winning team, your students will look at and discuss some of the best teams and players in sports history in order to gain perspective on what it takes to become the greatest of all time.

Lesson 8

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October 25, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Job 1:1, 6, 11-12, 20-22; 2:7-10

high school

Students will see how God is always near to those who suffer and that He is in control even if it feels like things are falling apart.

Lesson 8

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October 25, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

echoes adult

Understand what love does and does not do.

Lesson 8

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October 25, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

adult

Understand what love does and does not do.

Lesson 7

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October 18, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 30:1-25

upper elementary

Students will talk about sharing and will be challenged to share even when it is not easy.

Lesson 7

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October 18, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 12:3-16

middle school

Students will consider their sources of information in an age of information overload and “fake news” as they explore being careful when taking advice.

Lesson 7

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October 18, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

high school

Students will respond to a time-lapse video as they explore the idea that there is a time for everything.

Lesson 7

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October 18, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Luke 10:25-37

adult

What worlds collide when you show love to an unlikely person?

Lesson 7

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October 18, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Luke 10:25-37

echoes adult

What worlds collide when you show love to an unlikely person?

Lesson 6

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October 11, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 23—24

upper elementary

Students will discuss how they react when people do selfish things as they explore God’s desire for His children to respond with good when treated badly.

Lesson 6

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October 11, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Kings 11:1-10

middle school

Students will be reminded that unwise choices in friendships can influence them in negative ways.