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[PSST: Find freedom from sin & its results in the life of Christ Jesus!]

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) by Merrill Boudreaux

for the Christian Science Bible Lesson:  “Christ Jesus”

for March 3, 2013

P.S.S.T.  Golden Text – Jesus was a great lawgiver following in the tradition of Moses.  Moses was the moral lawgiver as expressed in the Ten Commandments.  Jesus was the giver of the spiritual law, expressed in his life, the Sermon on the Mount, and the new commandment, love one another.  What is the spiritual law given by Christ Jesus that frees from the law of sin and death?  Let us use this lesson to discover.

P.S.S.T. – Responsive Reading – Look to the entire story of the man at the pool of Bethesda.  What was the question Jesus asked the man — Wilt thou be made whole?  For us today this is also a big question:  Do you want to know who you are as a spiritual being and be free from the law of sin and death, which are based on the belief of life as originating in and continuing in matter?  Wilt thou be made whole, as only the law of Spirit identifies you?  What is the truth that Jesus taught that shall make you free?

P.S.S.T. – Section 1 – What do you know about the life of Christ Jesus?  Make a list as stated by the students.  What is also listed in the Bible portion of this section?  Ask students to state in their own words what is the spiritual agreement between God and man in His image?  S-3.  What is it that frees man from the law of matter?  S-4 & S-5.  Love is the liberator.  See also Science & Health 454:17.

P.S.S.T. – Section 2 – In what ways did Jesus show the power of spiritual law in this section?  Christ Jesus, as the spiritual lawgiver was the precursor to Mary Baker Eddy as the scientific lawgiver.  How does Eddy identify Jesus’ acts in S-6?  “His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.”

     Scientific law as given by Eddy was informed by Jesus’ acts that defied physical laws.  What does Eddy state in citations S-8, S-9, & S-10?  In S-10 Eddy links spiritual law and scientific law.  Read this aloud together.  Scientific law is underpinned with spiritual law, is informed by it and proves it.  It does so in the lives of Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy.  Is it still operational in your lives today?  How do you know?  What evidence do you have?  Try going to a Wednesday evening Christian Science testimony meeting, and finding out.

P.S.S.T. – Section 3 – Read the Bible story in citation B-11.  Was this a big deal?  How did he accomplish this?  What physical laws did Jesus overcome or set aside?  What was the law of Spirit he used to feed the five-thousand?  How did Mary Baker Eddy state this law?  See S&H 494:10-11.  What was the source of supply, as it was also to the man at the Bethesda pool?  S-16.

P.S.S.T. – Section 4 – Do you have a yoke about you, a burden of any kind?  Do you feel oppressed?  What can set you free?  Wilt thou be made whole?  Are you material or spiritual?  “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death,” as stated in the Golden Text.

     Even if you were one sheep among the hundred, or one hair on the head among many, or one grain of sand on the beach, your Father, Spirit, knows you.  This is a system of preclusion protecting you from false beliefs of laws of life in matter.  How does it do this?  S-19.  See also S&H 495:14.

P.S.S.T. – Section 5 – Death seems so formidable to a material life.  However, citation B-16 proves God with us, not only visiting his people but ever abiding with us.  This is the nature of God’s care for us.  If God is ever with us, what then?  Citation S-25.  What is the truth that makes men free?  S-27.

P.S.S.T. – Section 6 – What is your natural status, thou perfect child of God?  What are the promises given to you in citation B-18?  Were the works of Jesus and Eddy miraculous, supernatural?

     The moral law identified by Moses, the spiritual law identified by Christ Jesus, and the scientific law identified by Eddy have the same purpose – assurance that God is with us, that love is the liberator, and that the law of the spirit of life frees us from sin and death.  Live ye, and be free!

 

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