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God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in you sparkle brightly with insights from Cobbey Crisler & others as inspired by The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

for Sunday, August 20, 2023

(Cobbey’s insights are shared with the blessing of Janet Crisler
by Warren Huff, CedarS Executive Director Emeritus, warren@cedarscamps• 314-378-2574

Cobbey Crisler on Matt 12:22-28/cit. B11

[Cobbey:] “Matt. 12:22/cit. B11). “Now we have someone brought possessed with a devil and healed.”

(Verse 25). Jesus talks about “a kingdom divided against itself ” which we have already discussed.

(Verse 26). “How could he use Satan to cast out Satan?”

(BONUS Verse 29). Jesus makes a very interesting parallel in referring to a strong man’s house. “To enter into a house, and spoil the goods, you have to really render the strong man powerless.”

To do this means giving priority to the strong man before you begin to mess around in his house. Then the strong man would resist the healing. Was it mentality arrayed against the possibility, both in the environment and in that man? Did Jesus bind that mental resistance first, and then heal the case?”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax-Collectors Report,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

Have a ONE-ness Mind-Set to Fulfill Bible PROMISES & BE A HEALER LIKE CHRIST!(insights on cit. B12/Philippians 2:5 & more)

[Warren Huff:] Mary Baker Eddy made Christian Science a religion based on the Bible and its promises.
In her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she quotes the Bible 60 times just in the opening 20-page chapter on “Prayer.”

In another Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson in just the following one-sentence citation she makes at least three Biblical allusions/references.  “Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.”  (SH 467:13).  In this sentence Mary Baker Eddy refers not only the first commandment about having no other gods (Exodus 20:3) and to man being the “likeness” of God (Genesis 1:26), but also to “having that mind which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5/cit. B12 & the Sixth Tenet, SH 497:24)

Kathy Fitzer in her Met this week shares insightful applications on Job 10:1/cit. B13

“The opening citation from Job says, “My soul is weary of my life:” (cit. B13, Job 10:1).  Other translations use stronger language. The Amplified Bible says, ““I am disgusted with my life and loathe it!”  Others say “I hate my life.”  The Contemporary English Version says, “I am sick of life!”.  And, the Good News Translation says, “I am tired of living.”  These are sentiments that can lead to suicidal thoughts. For how to first bind such aggressive thoughts Click here for Kathy’s Met and scroll past the the above, bolded quote in Section 5 of Kathy’s Met. You can also hear it by scrolling to the Listen bar link. 

SEE LOVINGKINDNESS DRAWING ALL MANKIND to God & to SATISFYING GOODNESS for SOLUTIONS to WORLD PROBLEMS! Cobbey on Jeremiah 31 (citation B14/ Jer. 31:3+ bonus)

[Cobbey Crisler:] “In Chapter 31, which is Jeremiah’s greatest chapter, he predicts the new covenant will come. He defines it. In Verse 3 he shows that the new covenant is definitely based on the comprehension of God as love. It’s that very “lovingkindness” that will draw all mankind to God for the solution of the world problems.”[to make “their soul (spiritual sense) as a watered garden.” (Jer. 31:12)

Jeremiah 31:14 “… my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.”

Jeremiah 31:33, 34 “… this shall be the covenant that I make… I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts… for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest…”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 11:28-30 (cit. B17

[Jesus invites us all in Verse 28:] “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”

[Cobbey:] “How much of humanity is included? “I will give you rest” He was saying that at a moment in his own history when his back had every justification to bend under a load. But he was saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

(Verse 29). “Take my yoke.” It’s definitely a yoke, isn’t it? “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.”  The yoke is our obligation to learn to be a disciple. That is the yoke.

Verse 30 describes that yoke, compared with the world’s burdens which we seem to be glibly carrying anyway. Choose, rather, his yoke, which he says “is easy, and his burden is light.” This has a wonderful meaning to those who have known Jesus was a carpenter as a youth. Some normal items made in the carpenter’s shop of that day would have included yokes.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[W: Consider the links forged to this idea by Kerry Jenkins in a 2022 Met where she shares Bible Lens research in Section 6 and applies it at

[Warren continued:] “Here are some great, concomitant application ideas in one of my favorite, one-page  articles called “Spiritually Light-Hearted.” It was written by Principia’s Founder, Mary Kimball Morgan, CS, in Education at the Principia, page 222. Read it to help get off the “hamster wheel” of just running and running in circles but not really getting anywhere. It is only by devoting whatever we do to Love that we find we are feeling more at peace, more joy in our work and daily tasks. It’s always the right time to cultivate unselfed love and joy and so be a “Spiritually Light-Hearted … master of your work!”]
Below are a few applicable sentences from “Spiritually Light-Hearted:”]
“Always insist on being master of your work. God would not give you something to do and fail to give you the wisdom, strength, and grace necessary to accomplish it. He does not demand of us what he does not equip us to do. Then we should go about our work confidently and joyously, grateful for every opportunity to serve God and mankind….

“Get rid of the sense of burden before continuing your work, for heaviness of thought cannot glorify God…
“Seek to find deeper joy in your work. One can be deeply in earnest and at the same time spiritually light-hearted.”
“Education at The Principia,”
by Founder of The Principia, Mary Kimball Morgan, CS, p. 222

 [Warren’s P.S. BONUSES Below, and as Downloadable attachments, are wall-hung reminders to quit taking burden (or anything) personally!

Left/1st Download in online version: A reminder over the desk of Ruth E. Huff, CedarS Founder, Executive Director Emeritus.
Right/2nd Download in online version: Love is your “pulling partner” an “easy yoke” a regular reminder for Warren Huff, CedarS Exec. Dir. Emeritus:

ANOTHER BONUS memory device angel came to me as I  read this sentence by Mary Baker Eddy:

“The consciousness of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.
(bolding added to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 218:7)

This resulting “angel acrostic” memory device has helped me countless times:
“The C.O.T. (Consciousness Of Truth) is better than the bed.”

Click and scroll through the second half of the 2022 Arden Wood Annual Meeting and into my inspirational talk with John Mitchell to hear examples of my snapping out of a sense of weariness by giving feet to “my reason for existing… to impart truth, health, and happiness.” (My. 265:18)
This right sense of mission and identity puts us far from burn-out. As Mary Baker Eddy writes: “From tired joy and grief afar, and nearer Thee, Father where Thine own children are I love to be.” (Hymn 253:6/ 550:6, underlining added) It came to me that to move from tIred joy to trIed (proven, reliable joy the I in that word had to be move to the right –m  in the right direction of loving to be with and give, impart, truth. health, and happiness”to God’s own children. (My. 165)

from Paul’s tips
“. . . be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2, cit. B21)

 JB Phillips’ translation – “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.”

James Moffatt’s translation – “Instead of being molded to this world, have your mind renewed, and so be transformed in nature, able to make out what the will of God is, namely what is good and acceptable to Him and perfect.”

“The direction is to, ‘put on another form, change the form of the world for that of Christianity.’ This word would properly refer to the external appearance, but the expression which the apostle immediately uses, “renewing of the mind,” shows that he did not intend to use it with reference to that only, but to the charge of the whole man. The meaning is, do not cherish a spirit, devoted to the world, following its vain fashions and pleasures, but cultivate a spirit attached to God, and his kingdom and cause” (Barnes Commentary from

Renewing is anakainosis which means “a renewal, renovation, complete change for the better” (, Strong’s Lexicon 342).

“Perfect is free from effect, stain, or injury. That which has all its parts complete, or which is not disproportionate” (Barnes Commentary from

“Acceptable – That which will be pleasing to God. or which he will approve. There is scarcely a more difficult text in the Bible than this, or one that is more full of meaning. It involves the main duty of religion to be separated from the world; and expresses the way in which that duty may be performed, and in which we may live so as to ascertain and do the will of God” (Barnes Commentary from

In one of her Bibles, Mary Baker Eddy wrote beside Romans 12:
“Romans 12 is Christian Science.”
(MBE Accession #B00017.C)


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