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Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

 “Truth”
for classes on July 24, 2022

Questions by former CedarS Program Director, Steve Henn, C.S. steven.henn@gmail.com


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the GOLDEN TEXT

Why does Samuel compare God to a rock?
Why is this a good comparison for Truth?


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the RESPONSIVE READING (RR):

How is God like a rock? Look throughout the RR and with your students and generate a list of the attributes of a rock.
How do Samuel and the Psalmist explain who/what God is using comparisons to a rock?
Why do Samuel and the Psalmist use the idea of a rock to inspire faith and trust God?

ACTIVITY: Ask your students to come up with their own analogy for God – have them generate a comparison that will help them and their peers better understand the true nature of God.
Ask them to share and explain their analogy – celebrate each of their comparisons and the insights that can come from each one.

Once everyone has had a chance to create and share a comparison, ask them to think about when this comparison can be useful to them – are there situations they may find themselves in that they will benefit from remembering and praying to know the true nature of God?

This whole activity can be adjusted slightly by asking students to consider analogies for the subject of this week’s lesson – Truth – reminding them that Truth is another name for God.


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 1:

What is the way to health and holiness? (as stated in citation S5, 241:23-27)
What is the definition of Rock? (cit. S2, 593) What does that definition teach us about God/Truth?
Why are those who hope in the Lord happy? (cit. B2, Ps. 146:5)
How does God keep truth forever? (cit. B3, Ps. 119:152)
How is judgment related to God’s perfect work? (cit. B1, Deut. 32:4) Why are judgment and discernment essential to Truth?


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 2:

How fully do your students put their trust in God? (cit. B5, Ps. 31:1)
What does it take to trust God, Truth? Why can we trust Truth?

What aspects of their experience can your students begin to trust God/Truth more fully?
How can we practice putting our trust in God? How does Elijah teach others to trust in God more? How does Elijah’s trust in God help the widow woman? (cit. B7, I Kings 17:8-24)
What does it take for us to trust in God, especially when it seems like things are not going well?


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 3:

How confident is the centurion in the work of Jesus? (cit. B10, Matt. 8:5-13) Why was he so confident? What does the centurion do that demonstrates his confidence in Jesus’ teachings?
Why was Jesus worthy of the centurion’s confidence?
How does Jesus respond to the centurion’s confidence/trust?

How can your students embody this same confidence? What do they ask for when they pray?
Do their prayers express the same humble confidence of the centurion’s request?
Are they as ready to follow the guidance of inspiration?


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 4:

How do we learn the truth? What must we do to be Christ’s disciples? (cit. B13, John 6:31)
What is the result of knowing the truth? (cit. B13, John 6:32) What is true freedom?
How do we gain the spiritual sense of Truth? (cit. S20, 272:3-5)
How does doing right relate to Christian Science? (cit. S22, 448:28)


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 5:

 How do the disciples respond when they see Jesus walking on the waves? (cit. B17, Matt. 14:26)
Why does Jesus choose to walk on the waves in the first place?
What does this demonstrate/teach? When the disciples learn that it is Jesus, how do they respond? Who asks to join Jesus on the waves? What happens next?
How does Jesus respond when Peter calls for help?
What does Peter’s experience teach us about leaning on God?
What does Jesus’ response to Peter’s cry for help teach us about how Truth responds to our calls for help?


POSSIBLE SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPICS (PSSTs) for the SECTION 6:

Who are the children of God? Who is included in this key group?
What makes God truly happy? (cit. B20, III John 1:4)
Must we be perfect in our understanding and demonstration of the truth every day?
What does this section call on us to be and do? (cit. S29, x:22-23)
Are each of your students honest seekers of the Truth? (cit. S32, xii:23-26)
What are the attributes of honest seekers, and how can we become them?

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