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 09 | January 27, 2019

A Humble Servant

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Philippians 2:1-11

A Humble Servant

Students will discuss how to learn to treat others by following Jesus’ example.

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Adult

Lesson 09 | January 27, 2019

A Humble Servant

by Carol Wilde

Bible Basis: Philippians 2:1-11

A Humble Servant

Students will discuss how to learn to treat others by following Jesus’ example.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 09 | January 27, 2019

Power to Serve

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Luke 9:1-6, 10

Power to Serve

Your teens will look at what appears to be altruistic acts of service and evaluate whether it is the kind of service God equips us to give.

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High School

Lesson 09 | January 27, 2019

An Incredible Mission

by Frieda Nossaman

Bible Basis: Luke 4:16-22

An Incredible Mission

Students will watch a video about a mission to Mars to prepare them to understand the importance of carrying out their spiritual mission.

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Middle School

Lesson 09 | January 27, 2019

Building Brethren

by Jenn Joshua

Bible Basis: Mark 1:29-31,35-38; Luke 19:1-10

Building Brethren

In order to introduce the lesson topic, students will watch a video about a spacecraft landing on Mars and talk about the idea of fulfilling needs.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 08 | January 20, 2019

Advancing the Gospel

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Philippians 1:12-21

Advancing the Gospel

Students will discuss how God uses any circumstance to advance the Gospel.

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Adult

Lesson 08 | January 20, 2019

Advancing the Gospel

by Crystal Green

Bible Basis: Philippians 1:12-21

Advancing the Gospel

Students will discuss how God uses any circumstance to advance the Gospel.

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Echoes Adult

Lesson 08 | January 20, 2019

Triumph with Truth

by Jill Meek

Bible Basis: Luke 4:1-13

Triumph with Truth

Students will consider the information they interact with and how to know fact from fiction.

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High School

Lesson 08 | January 20, 2019

Tell It like It Is

by Caroline Ferdinandsen

Bible Basis: John 1:35-45

Tell It like It Is

As they focus on coming to see Jesus, your students will watch a current “flash mob” event—and talk about what it takes to draw a crowd.

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Middle School

Lesson 08 | January 20, 2019

Always Say a Prayer

by Anne Love

Bible Basis: Mark 3:13-19a; Luke 6:12-16

Always Say a Prayer

Students will explore choices and discuss the impact of a pilot’s request during a scary plane ride as they look at prayer as a path to wisdom.

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Upper Elementary

Lesson 07 | January 13, 2019

God Time

by Levi Schofield

Bible Basis: Mark 1:35-38; 6:46; Luke 5:15-16; 6:12-13

God Time

Your teens will discuss the importance of solitude in their lives, analyzing the elements of a healthy prayer life before understanding the things that are standing in the way of their isolation.

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High School

Lesson 07 | January 13, 2019

Following Jesus Is Better

by Dick Lentz

Bible Basis: James 4:1-10

Following Jesus Is Better

Students will discuss why saying “Yes” to God is better than saying “Yes” to the world.

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Adult