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Lesson 4

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September 27, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 18:5—19:18

upper elementary

Students will talk about trusting God in difficult situations.

Lesson 4

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September 27, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
2 Samuel 7:8-17; Hebrews 8:8b-13

middle school

Students will seek to understand the importance of keeping their promises as they explore how God’s promises to us are reliable.

Lesson 4

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September 27, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Proverbs 22:17-21 23: 4-5, 17-21; 24:3-6

high school

Students will learn about the teenage brain and risk-taking as they explore the value of godly advice.

Lesson 4

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September 27, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15

adult

Trust that God’s love redeems our past hurts.

Lesson 4

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September 27, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15

echoes adult

Trust that God’s love redeems our past hurts.

Lesson 3

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September 20, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 17

upper elementary

Students will view a situation where salvation rested solely on a piece of netting as they explore our need to be delivered from sin.

Lesson 3

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September 20, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 28:1a, 3-19

middle school

By discussing current trends, your students will develop an understanding of how the devil uses media to trap us into giving in to evil.

Lesson 3

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September 20, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Proverbs 16:16-24, 27-28

high school

Students will explore how the way we say things impacts others and will begin to think about the importance of communicating well.

Lesson 3

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September 20, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Genesis 42:6-25

adult

Love desires evidence of repentance before reconciliation.

Lesson 3

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September 20, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Genesis 42:6-25

echoes adult

Love desires evidence of repentance before reconciliation.

Lesson 2

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September 13, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 14:47—16:13

upper elementary

Students will consider the difference between half-hearted and whole-hearted and will be challenged to choose to obey God with all their heart.

Lesson 2

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September 13, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
1 Samuel 15:1-3, 7-15, 20-22, 24-26, 28-29

middle school

Your students will watch a video featuring a man who makes no excuses to follow his dreams as they look at what it takes to obey God completely.