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 05 | March 31, 2019

Real News

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Luke 24:36-48; John 20:24-31

Real News

Students will consider the difficulty in discerning fake news that is rampant in today’s society and will discover that the real news of Christ’s resurrection was validated as true beyond a doubt.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 05 | March 31, 2019

Love in Spite of Failure

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: John 21:3-17

Love in Spite of Failure

Students will watch a video about celebrities who started out as unsuccessfully as they explore how their Savior loves them in spite of their failures.

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Middle School

Lesson 05 | March 31, 2019

On the Move

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Philippians 4:4-13

On the Move

Students will see that character is more important than circumstances as they explore how Christ empowers.

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High School

Lesson 05 | March 31, 2019

Light in the Darkness

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 4:12-22

Light in the Darkness

Students will discuss hearing the call of Jesus to shine His light for our world.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 05 | March 31, 2019

Light in the Darkness

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Matthew 4:12-22

Light in the Darkness

Students will discuss hearing the call of Jesus to shine His light for our world.

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Adult

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