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 06 | July 07, 2019

Hello, God

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: Matthew 6:9-13

Hello, God

After watching a video about how people greet each other around the world, students explore ways to communicate with God in prayer.

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Middle School

Lesson 06 | July 07, 2019

Seeing Sin

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Daniel 9:4-19

Seeing Sin

Students will consider their experience with apologies as a way to move into the topic of confession.

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High School

Lesson 06 | July 07, 2019

No Surprises

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Job 23:10-11; 40:3-4; 42:2-5

No Surprises

In order to introduce the lesson topic, students will talk about the challenges of honesty and watch a short video about letters children have written to God.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 06 | July 07, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

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Adult

Lesson 06 | July 07, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

Jesus Teaches about Fulfilling the Law

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 05 | June 30, 2019

One on One with God

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Matthew 14:22-23a; Mark 14:32-36; Luke 6:12-16

One on One with God

Students will consider our connectedness in the moment and will understand that we need undistracted time alone with God.

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Middle School

Lesson 05 | June 30, 2019

Focused on Praise

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: —1 Chronicles 29:10-14

Focused on Praise

As a way to introduce the lesson topic of praise, students will discuss the hype surrounding the National Football League’s annual draft picks.

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High School

Lesson 05 | June 30, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

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Adult

Lesson 05 | June 30, 2019

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

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Bible Basis: Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

Jesus Teaches about Right Attitudes

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 05 | June 30, 2019

Taught to Pray

by Megan Barone

Bible Basis: Matthew 6:5-13

Taught to Pray

Students will recognize the importance of prayer and discover that Jesus is the best teacher on prayer.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | June 23, 2019

High Five the Pastor

by Nance Keyes

Bible Basis: 2 Chronicles 31:2-21; Galatians 6:6

High Five the Pastor

After thinking about the ways people support others for various reasons, students will explore ways to honor their church leaders for their Spirit-led service.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 04 | June 23, 2019

Offer It Up!

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: 2 Corinthians 8:1-12

Offer It Up!

After they watch a video about someone sharing food with the homeless, students will think about what they can offer others as they consider God’s desire for them to have generous and giving hearts.

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Middle School