Thank you for another best summer yet!

[PSST: Find your Wholeness in the Oneness of the 6th Tenet! See PS…]
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on

Sacrament

For Sunday, July 13, 2014

[Warren’s P.S. #1: Late today I intend to post on CedarS website (as an attachment in the upper right corner) an outline by Summer Wright, CS for a 6-hole Bible Lands Park Frisbee Golf Course where the six holes are stations to explore in a hands-on way the deeper applications to our lives of each section of this week’s Bible Lesson. Summer has taken the vast majority of our camp community of over 330 special souls through this “power hour” journey this week.]

[Warren’s P.S. #2: from Kathy Fitzer’s CedarS Met from the Bible Lesson for Feb. 21, 2010: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:" This is such a familiar text – one that we all know by heart – which we need to be careful to take a fresh look at it. What are we really praying for when we ask that the mind of Christ Jesus be our mind? Have you ever looked at the context? Paul is urging the church in Philippi to approach all they do as Jesus would approach it – loving one another and acknowledging God as the source of all things good. According to The Interpreter's Bible, the word "mind" can be translated "humble, obedient spirit." When you think about it, everything Jesus did was from the standpoint of his oneness with God. He was always yielding to and giving glory to God. He continually urged his followers to have no strife with one another or give any thought to who was the greatest. God is the greatest! The subtitles I found introducing the second chapter of Philippians, verses 1-11, included "Unity Through Humility"; "Christ's Example of Humility"; Imitating Christ's Humility"; and "Have the Attitude of Christ." Look at how Mrs. Eddy incorporates this Golden Text in the sixth tenet of Christian Science (S&H 497, also S-30). As you read the lesson, be alert to Jesus' example and learn more about how to humbly follow…

Having the Mind of Christ means no divisions Paul wrote to the Philippians, the Corinthians, and the Romans about the importance of getting along with one another. But, I don't think that meant just "tolerating" each other. It is a demand to work together to spread the good news of the Christ light. Paul: speaks of "fighting together for the faith" …; urges that there be no divisions, "but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose" …; prays that God would enable them to live in harmony "that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" …ESV). The purpose of unity is to demonstrate the brotherhood of man and obey the commandments to love God supremely, and our neighbor as ourselves… In this way, the light of Christ goes forth to enlighten the world. The sixth tenet of Christian Science is specific about what we are promising when we say we will "watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus." Specifically, we are agreeing to obey the Golden Rule, to be merciful (compassionate and generous), to be just (upright, fair, and honest) and pure (unpolluted). (S-30) To have the Mind of Christ is to be pure love! Imagine a world where love (elevated to divine Love) is the standard by which each thought and action is judged. We can start with striving for that standard in ourselves. There's no stopping the ripple effect! We can change the world – as Jesus changed it – [one thought at a time]!]

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