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Lesson 1

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December 06, 2020

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Winter 2020-21

by RLD Editorial Team
Acts 7:58; 8:1-4; 9:1-22; 22:12-16

upper elementary

The students will discuss the transformation of a “before and after” example as they explore how they can be made into a new person by Jesus.

Lesson 1

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December 06, 2020

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Winter 2020-21

by RLD Editorial Team
Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5

adult

Listen to Jesus, heir of all things.

Lesson 1

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December 06, 2020

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Winter 2020-21

by RLD Editorial Team
Acts 22:3-4; Philippians 3:4-9

middle school

Your students will explore hurtful words and answer humbling questions as they begin to understand our need for redemption from our sin.

Lesson 1

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December 06, 2020

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Winter 2020-21

by RLD Editorial Team
Acts 26:9-20

high school

As your students watch the radical transformation of a young woman who lost her eyesight and part of her face in an accident, they will understand the concept of change and how our new life in Christ changes us from the inside out.

Lesson 1

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December 06, 2020

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Winter 2020-21

by RLD Editorial Team
Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5

echoes adult

Listen to Jesus, heir of all things.

Lesson 13

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November 29, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Malachi 1:1, 5, 11; 2:8; 3:1-4

middle school

As they consider the hope that God gives us, students will look at the true story of an animal who brings hope to a teenager with epilepsy.

Lesson 13

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November 29, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
James 4:6-10; 5:7-11; Psalm 24:3-5

high school

Students will consider the importance of putting in the time to attain something valuable as they explore building a close relationship with God.

Lesson 13

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November 29, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
James 2:1-13

echoes adult

Show love by honoring people, not positions.

Lesson 13

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November 29, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
James 2:1-13

adult

Show love by honoring people, not positions.

Lesson 13

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November 29, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
I Kings 11—12

upper elementary

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

Lesson 12

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November 22, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Acts 4:32–5:11

adult

Test your own motives before you test God.

Lesson 12

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November 22, 2020

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Fall 2020

by RLD Editorial Team
Acts 4:32–5:11

echoes adult

Test your own motives before you test God.