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 12 | November 18, 2018

Sinners into Servants

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Genesis 28:10-22

Sinners into Servants

Students will understand that God calls us to be His servants and repent of our sins.

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Adult

Lesson 12 | November 18, 2018

Sinners into Servants

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Genesis 28:10-22

Sinners into Servants

Students will understand that God calls us to be His servants and repent of our sins.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 12 | November 18, 2018

Persistent Prayer

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: Genesis 18:17-33

Persistent Prayer

Students will watch a news story about two pen pals meeting in person after 57 years as they explore developing communication with God.

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High School

Lesson 12 | November 18, 2018

Turkey Pardons

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Genesis 22:1-12

Turkey Pardons

Students will discuss the peace that can come with trusting one’s future to God.

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Middle School

Lesson 12 | November 18, 2018

Voice of Truth

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Genesis 24

Voice of Truth

Students will discuss who they receive guidance from and will discover ways to seek God’s guidance in their lives.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | November 11, 2018

A Tangled Web

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Genesis 27:5-10; 18-19; 21-29

A Tangled Web

Students will discuss why they sometimes lie and the dangers of continually doing so.

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Adult

Lesson 11 | November 11, 2018

A Tangled Web

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Genesis 27:5-10; 18-19; 21-29

A Tangled Web

Students will discuss why they sometimes lie and the dangers of continually doing so.

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Echoes Adult ,Echoes/Adult

Lesson 11 | November 11, 2018

God’s Best—Worth the Wait

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Genesis 15:2-5; 16:1-16

God’s Best—Worth the Wait

Students will reflect on when slow might be better than fast as they consider how impatience brings problems.

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High School

Lesson 11 | November 11, 2018

Promise Keeper

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Genesis 15:1-6; 17:1-8; 18:1-15; 21:1-3; 22:1-18; Heb. 11:17-19

Promise Keeper

Students will consider the human tendency to waver in keeping promises and will discover that God is the ultimate Promise Keeper.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 11 | November 11, 2018

Called to Believe

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Genesis 15:1-6; Romans 4:1-5, 22-25

Called to Believe

Students will realize the importance of believing in things that are true as they explore how God calls us to believe in Him.

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Middle School

Lesson 10 | November 04, 2018

I Want It Now

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Genesis 25:19-34

I Want It Now

Students will discuss how difficult it is to resist the urge for immediate gratification.

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Adult

Lesson 10 | November 04, 2018

I Want It Now

by Doug Schmidt

Bible Basis: Genesis 25:19-34

I Want It Now

Students will discuss how difficult it is to resist the urge for immediate gratification.

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Echoes Adult