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Lesson 7

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July 19, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Nance Keyes
Luke 15:11-24

upper elementary

Students will think about how we react when others hurt us and will celebrate the way God forgives with open arms even when we let Him down.

Lesson 7

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July 19, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Levi Schofield
Luke 15:11-24

middle school

Your students will understand the importance of both giving and receiving forgiveness as they explore how forgiving our heavenly Father is.

Lesson 7

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July 19, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Jill Meek
Acts 17:24-29; Matthew 7:9-12; Galatians 3:26

high school

Students will consider the characteristics of a great parent as they explore the perfection of our heavenly Father.

Lesson 7

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July 19, 2020

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Summer 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Mark 6:1-6

adult

Pursue God’s wisdom, laying aside your past and others’ expectations.

Lesson 7

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July 19, 2020

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Summer 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Mark 6:1-6

echoes adult

Pursue God’s wisdom, laying aside your past and others’ expectations.

Lesson 6

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July 12, 2020

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Summer 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52

adult

Grow in wisdom in your Father’s house.

Lesson 6

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July 12, 2020

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Summer 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52

echoes adult

Grow in wisdom in your Father’s house.

Lesson 6

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July 12, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Sandra Higley
Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

high school

Students will discuss things that are unexplainable as they explore the Trinity.

Lesson 6

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July 12, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Caroline Ferdinandsen
Exodus 33:11-23; John 1:14, 18

middle school

Students will watch a meeting between two pen pals who have never met in person as a way to get them thinking about getting to know God.

Lesson 6

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July 12, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Jenn Joshua
Isaiah 6:1-9a; 30:8-21

upper elementary

Students will discuss one man’s up-close encounter with a powerful windstorm as they consider being awed by God’s power and glory.

Lesson 5

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July 05, 2020

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Summer 2020

by Paula Yingst
Exodus 20:16; John 8:12-47

upper elementary

Students will discuss the need for courage as they explore the importance of telling the truth.

Lesson 5

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July 05, 2020

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Summer 2020

by George Halitzka
Exodus 20:16; John 8:44; Matthew 26:31-35, 56b; Luke 22:54-62

middle school

Students will be reminded that while everybody lies sometimes, God calls us to a higher standard.