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CedarS Camps PSSTs (Possible Sunday School Topics)
prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, CS, pegasus6524@gmail.com<br /> for the Christian Science Bible Lesson: “SUBSTANCE”

March 9-15, 2015

Golden Text: What is an inheritance? What have you received from God passed down from generation to generation? What is it worth? What are you doing with this inheritance? How are you investing it? What are you giving back or paying forward because of what you have received?

Responsive Reading: What kind of work has God done on your behalf? What has God wrought? Make a list from the Responsive Reading.

Section 1: What do you believe is God’s word concerning you and all mankind and the universe? That you are good, made in the image and likeness, made from Spirit, that you are substantial. Where does matter, sin, sickness, death fit into your substance?

Section 2: What does “girdeth” mean? Encircles, surrounds. What belongs to God in B6? Therefore, what belongs to you? Strength and perfection. How about in B7? Greatness, power, victory, majesty, riches, honour, might. That which comprises God’s substance also comprises yours because you are created in God’s image and likeness. What is the definition of you in S6? Why can you rejoice? S7.

Section 3: Read aloud the Bible story in B10. What do you think is the lesson here? See Luke 12:22-32. So who sustains you? S8. Ask students to memorize S15, also recognized as the first line from Science & Health.

Section 4: What role does gratitude play in healing? Before or after or both? How is gratitude best expressed? S19. See also S21, “We must go and do likewise….” Where shall we do likewise? In our personal and public practice of Christian Science? What do you think that means? Read B14 as a record of Jesus’ public practice of Christian Science.

Section 5: How did the apostles publicly practice Christian Science in B16? What are we called upon to publicly do? B18 and B15. What do you think it means to “greet” fellow church members in B19? Perhaps to recognize, acknowledge, speak kindly to and of, provide shelter for or welcome, look upon kindly, smile upon? Why? Because you recognize them as made from the same substance as yourself. See Malachi 2:10 and S27.

Section 6: How long will God’s goodness last? How long will God’s substance sustain you? B21. What is substance? S30. What will be the benefit to you when you recognize this truth? S32. Read aloud together Hymn 9 from the Christian Science Hymnal:

All glory be to God most high, And on the earth be peace, The angels sang, in days of yore, The song that ne’er shall cease, Till all the world knows peace.

God’s angels ever come and go, All winged with light and love; They bring us blessings from on high, They lift our thoughts above, They whisper God is Love.

O longing hearts that wait on God Through all the world so wide; He knows the angels that you need, And sends them to your side, To comfort, guard and guide.

O wake and hear the angel-song That bids all discord cease, From pain and sorrow, doubt and fear, It brings us sweet release; And so our hearts find peace.

Amen and Amen!

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