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[PSST: Commit to expressing grace this week. Act as a prophet! (RR, 2)]

Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson

Spirit” — August 1-7, 2016

prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, CS

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P.S.S.T. Golden Text – One might say that God has breathed you. You therefore embody all the qualities that Spirit expresses. What are some of these qualities individualized in you? Perhaps joy, freedom, artistry, creativity, agility, eloquence….

P.S.S.T. Responsive Reading – Grace is another quality of Spirit. Grace is often expressed as patience, meekness, love, and good deeds. Ask students to write out a commitment statement for their eyes only of how they will express grace this week. Since desire is prayer, they can expect to be inspired by Spirit as to how this commitment might be written.

P.S.S.T. Section 1 – What is the powerful creation statement in citation B3? Of what did God create (breathe) you and all mankind? What are you made for, since God, Spirit, made you very good? You are made for goodness! You are able to perform good works! How long will this be so? (S3, lines 18-20) Ask students to memorize citation S6, lines 5 and 6.

P.S.S.T. Section 2 – What is the prayer of petition in citation B5? Read together the Bible story in citation B7. What is the spiritual interpretation of “oil” found in citation S7? This sounds like some other words for grace as well. How can this definition help answer the question, “…what hast thou in the house?” House may be interpreted as consciousness. Therefore it could be said, “What hast thou in thy consciousness, thy thinking?” We are always thinking something – thoughts of grace are powerful and impel us to act how? Can they impel us to act as a prophet? See the definition of “prophet” in citation S10. Ask students to share stories with which they are familiar about prophets found in the Bible. How does the statement in citation S12 help you be inspired to act as a prophet?

P.S.S.T. Section 3 – What qualities or fruits of Spirit are mentioned in citation B9? Read together Hymn 460 from the Supplement to the Christian Science Hymnal. How did Jesus contribute to the joy of the marriage feast at Cana? Read the spiritual definition of “wine” in citation S14. Was Jesus expressing the understanding that man is never without what is needed and useful, that man can never be deprived of all good, however it may be expressed? What is stated in citation B13 that contributes to your happiness? Read together S17. Read together Hymn 93 from the Christian Science Hymnal.

P.S.S.T. Section 4 – What do you think it means to “…be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house…” as stated in citation B15? Can you ever have skinny or skimpy or reduced or narrow or restricted thinking? You are called on to give of your heart’s rich overflow. See Hymn 139 in the Christian Science Hymnal.

P.S.S.T. Section 5 – What are you called on to know in citation B19? What is another quality of Spirit stated in citation B20? What does liberty mean? Freedom. Ask students to write out for their eyes only a challenge or restriction to their expression of freedom that they can put on the altar to alter some behavior from which they wish to be free, then seek how overcoming this challenge will contribute to their walking in the way of holiness. How did Peter and John contribute to walking in the way of holiness, of wholeness for the man at the gate of the temple, as stated in the story in citation B21? What does Mary Baker Eddy tell us we are to do in citation S27 that also contributes to our role as healer, as lover of all mankind, as benefactor to the world? What is our standpoint or basis for inspired thinking stated in citation S28? What is the pathway you can choose to aid in your journey to bless all mankind? Read Hymn 64 in the Christian Science Hymnal as contributing thoughts. If you are concerned that you may falter in your journey, look to citation S30 as an assurance that you can attain the breath of Spirit, the inspiration that will guide you.

P.S.S.T. Section 6 – Once again inspiration, which is yours, is declared in citation B22. If you think of inspiration as breathing in the Spirit, then we too can understand what Christian Science brings to us and all mankind as stated in citation S31. You are a contributor to glorifying God in your body, in your atmosphere, in yor heaven, which is harmony, right here, right now. Allelujah!

Hymn 460: 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.

Hymn 93:

Happy the man whose heart can rest, Assured God’s goodness ne’er will cease;

Each day, complete, with joy is blessed, God keepeth him in perfect peace.

God keepeth him, and God is one, One Life, forevermore the same,

One Truth unchanged while ages run; Eternal Love His holiest name.

Dwelling in Love that cannot change, From anxious fear man finds release;

No more his homeless longings range, God keepeth him in perfect peace.

In perfect peace, with tumult stilled, Enhavened where no storms arise,

There man can work what God hath willed; The joy of perfect work his prize.

Hymn 139:

I walk with Love along the way, And O, it is a holy day; No more I suffer cruel fear, I feel God’s presence with me here; The joy that none can take away Is mine; I walk with Love today.

Who walks with Love along the way, Shall talk with Love and Love obey; God’s healing truth is free to all, Our Father answers every call; ’Tis He dispels the clouds of gray That all may walk with Love today.

Come, walk with Love along the way, Let childlike trust be yours today; Uplift your thought, with courage go, Give of your heart’s rich overflow, And peace shall crown your joy-filled day. Come, walk with Love along the way.

Hymn 64:

From sense to Soul my pathway lies before me, From mist and shadow into Truth’s clear day; The dawn of all things real is breaking o’er me, My heart is singing: I have found the way.

I reach Mind’s open door, and at its portal I know that where I stand is holy ground; I feel the calm and joy of things immortal, The loveliness of Love is all around.

The way leads upward and its goal draws nearer, Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free; The vision infinite to me grows clearer, I touch the fringes of eternity.

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