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 04 | March 24, 2019

I Can See Clearly Now

by Lea Vaverchak

Bible Basis: Luke 24: 13-35

I Can See Clearly Now

Students will explore how Jesus can open our eyes to the Scriptures so we can learn more about Him.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | March 24, 2019

How to Love a Troll

by George Halitzka

Bible Basis: Luke 9:51-56; Matthew 5:38-48

How to Love a Troll

Students will discuss ways to respond to something hurtful as they consider Jesus’ teaching on always responding in love.

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Middle School

Lesson 04 | March 24, 2019

Pouncing on Prejudice!

by Paula Yingst

Bible Basis: Luke 9:51-56; John 4:3-4, 39-42

Pouncing on Prejudice!

Teens will explore bias and personal prejudices and be challenged to follow Jesus’ example of working toward positive change.

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High School

Lesson 04 | March 24, 2019

Accepted and Forgiven

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Luke 19:1-10

Accepted and Forgiven

Students will realize what it means that God can accept and forgive anyone.

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Adult

Lesson 04 | March 24, 2019

Accepted and Forgiven

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Luke 19:1-10

Accepted and Forgiven

Students will realize what it means that God can accept and forgive anyone.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 03 | March 17, 2019

God Runs to Meet Us

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Luke 15:11-24

God Runs to Meet Us

Students will discuss how God is ready to run and welcome His children home.

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Adult

Lesson 03 | March 17, 2019

God Runs to Meet Us

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Luke 15:11-24

God Runs to Meet Us

Students will discuss how God is ready to run and welcome His children home.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 03 | March 17, 2019

Starting Over

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: John 3:3-15

Starting Over

Students will consider the benefits of “hitting re-set” in real life after watching a technology tutorial.

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High School

Lesson 03 | March 17, 2019

The New You

by Kelsey Grulke

Bible Basis: John 3:1-8, 16-21, 36

The New You

Students will talk about turning something old into something new via recycling as they consider how Jesus offers new life.

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Middle School

Lesson 03 | March 17, 2019

Need Help?

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Mark 2:1-12

Need Help?

In order to introduce the lesson topic, students will discuss how daily needs are met and watch a heartwarming video about a four year old who has a vision for the needs of others.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 02 | March 10, 2019

The Cost of Discipleship

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Mark 1:16-20; Luke 14:25-33

The Cost of Discipleship

Students will discuss what it costs to be a follower of Christ and if they’re willing to pay that cost.

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Adult

Lesson 02 | March 10, 2019

The Cost of Discipleship

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: Mark 1:16-20; Luke 14:25-33

The Cost of Discipleship

Students will discuss what it costs to be a follower of Christ and if they’re willing to pay that cost.

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Echoes Adult