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[Expect, demand, command everlasting Good and only everlasting Good in your life! (1)]
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson

Everlasting Punishment – October 26-November 1, 2015

prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, CS pegasus6524@gmail.com

P.S.S.T. Golden Text – Ask students what truths do they know about God, themselves, and all mankind that endure across all generations.

P.S.S.T. Responsive Reading – What are the statutes (laws) referenced in verse 64 in the Responsive Reading (RR)? See Exodus, chapter 20. What are the benefits stated in the RR when adhering to the statutes, laws, commandments?

  • Tender mercies
  • Delight
  • I be not ashamed
  • Made me wiser than mine enemies
  • Iniquity has no dominion over me
  • Quicken me
  • Endures for ever

P.S.S.T. Section 1 – How long has God, Good, been God, Good? And will be God, Good?
If Good is forever – from everlasting to everlasting – what can you expect, demand, command in your life? Good and only Good. This is a basis for your prayer treatment as a practitioner of Christian Science.

Read together Hymn 460 from the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement (printed below).

P.S.S.T. Section 2 – Why is it important for you to know and search the scriptures? B-5. Weekly the Bible Lesson Sermon and the Wednesday testimony meetings are excellent opportunities to learn more of the scriptures. Are you willing to participate in these opportunities and receive the blessing? S-8 (Science & Health 323:32-4).

P.S.S.T. Section 3 – Will you obey the truths found in the statutes in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount? What is the assured result? B-9. See also citation S-11 to answer the question, “Can man be delivered from sin, disease, and death?” What is the difference between spiritual and corporeal consciousness? S-11, S-13. What is the result when sin, disease, and death are understood as nothingness? S-16.

P.S.S.T. Section 4 – Read together the Bible story in citation B-14. Ask students to share a key take-away in this story. Perhaps it could be that disease as nothing has no history or that the present is always the right time for healing irrespective of time-of-day or day-of-week. If pitting the divine against the human, which must always win? S-19. Why is this so? S-20.

  • Evil is not supreme
  • Good is not helpless
  • So-called laws of matter are not primary
  • The law of Spirit is not secondary

No matter what has or is occurring in your life, of what can you be assured? S-21. (God never punishes man.)

P.S.S.T. Section 5 – Ask students what they think it means to present their bodies as a living sacrifice. What is the body? Is it a physical form, or the totality of their thought or their work, whether as a student, sibling, child of parents, athlete, member of the human race?

Ask students what they think it means to not be conformed to this world. B-18. Perhaps not listening to the latest trends in dress, speech, or attitudes. Why? B-19, B-20. What are you called upon to do as an aid in transformation rather than conforming? B-18. In order to achieve this transformation see another aid in citation S-27. This is a good memorization opportunity (…the first sentence).

See also in citation S-27 the call to keep the statutes, commandments and follow the example of Jesus Christ.

See also the answer to the question, “How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?” (S&H 495:25 – 496:27)

This ties the lesson together nicely as significant benefits to studying the scriptures and following the statutes/commandments.

P.S.S.T. Section 6 – From what is it that you are assuredly freed? B-23. What is the result? Everlasting punishment or Neverlasting Punishment? Why? S-31.

Dwelling in the house, consciousness, of Love benefits you and all mankind how? S-30. Pause and reflect on the power of that truth and its application to all.

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Hymn 460: SIYAHAMBA

Optional Zulu Text: WRITTEN: Si-ya-hamb’ e-ku-kha-nyen’ kwenkhos’

PRONOUNCED: See-yah-hahm-buh koo-kah-nyen-ne kwen-kohs

Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’, Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’,

Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’, Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’,

Siyahamba, Siyahamba, ooh Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’.

Siyahamba, Siyahamba, ooh Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’.

REFRAIN 1:

We are walking in the light of God, We are walking in the light of God.

We are walking in the light of God, We are walking in the light of God.

We are walking, We are walking, ooh We are walking in the light of God.

We are walking, We are walking, ooh We are walking in the light of God.

VERSE 1:

We are all God’s children, expressions of One Mind, living in the radiance of Spirit all divine.

Ev’ry heart and nation is answering the call to a true salvation knowing God is All in all.

REFRAIN 2:

We are praying in the light of God, We are praying in the light of God.

We are praying in the light of God, We are praying in the light of God.

We are praying, We are praying, ooh We are praying in the light of God.

We are praying, We are praying, ooh We are praying in the light of God.

VERSE 2:

As we turn our faces, to the light of life, harmony replaces pain and fear and strife.

See the heav’nly harvest bountifully poured, as we raise our voices all in one accord!

REFRAIN 3:

We are singing in the light of God, We are singing in the light of God.

We are singing in the light of God, We are singing in the light of God.

We are walking, We are praying, ooh We are singing in the light of God.

We are walking, We are praying, ooh We are singing in the light of God.

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