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[PSST: Learn how to move in accord with God… (S9)]
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson

God – June 29-July5, 2015

prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, CS

P.S.S.T. Golden Text – How long has God been God? How long will God be God? Ask those questions of the other prominent synonyms Mrs. Eddy lists for God. Then look to this lesson to find freedom in God, Good, Life, Love, Soul Spirit, Mind, Principle, Truth.

P.S.S.T. Responsive Reading – What from God’s holiness has he spoken about you and your world? What does it mean to do valiantly? Are ye a gate? Are ye a door? Can our thoughts sometimes be like a closed door or gate, or a solid wall or barrier? If so, how can we open thought or consciousness to receive the freedoms God is making ever-available for us? The theme for CedarS this summer is an approach: “Put it all on the altar to alter it all.” (See Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in Science and Health, p.55:21.)

P.S.S.T. Section 1 – Instead of singing the old song, “I can’t” – “I won’t” – “If only” – “I am not good enough” – “I am not worthy” – What new song can you sing? B3 and B4.

  • The Lord is great, therefore greatness is upon me
  • Honour and majesty are before him therefore I am honorable and majestic
  • Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary, therefore…
  • Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations, therefore…
  • Let thy work appear unto thy servants, therefore…
  • And thy glory unto their children, therefore…
  • Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, therefore…

Read together citation S3 as a way of supporting responding to the “therefores” from above.

P.S.S.T. Section 2 – What is the hint in citation B6 – “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:”? Isn’t it to see God early or first rather than giving voice to error or inharmony of any kind? What are the results when we speak of the glory of thy Kingdom? Where is this Kingdom? Afar off or at hand? What dominion will you find in this kingdom, as you are ever-conscious of the freedom in this Kingdom? Read together citations S7 and S8. What does it mean to move in accord with God? (S9) Goodness and power and freedom are yours!

P.S.S.T. Section 3 – What are the results when we cry unto God? (B9) Does God delight in you? Why? What freedoms are found in the Bible story in citation B13? See also citation S11. What role do we play today in freeing mankind from inharmony? (S13)

P.S.S.T. Section 4 – With what tender mercies from the life of Christ Jesus are your students familiar? Read together the Bible story in citation B17. Imagine the tender care Jesus provided to the lepers. What freedom did thy find? Ask students to think about what tender mercies they can bestow on a parent, a sibling, pet, friend, someone who has wronged them. What freedom is found in forgiving? (S17) What tender mercies are included in citation S19?

  • Unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love

What obligation do you have to free mankind and our world of the problems that plague us? How do you begin? Perhaps the song, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” is a good place to start.

P.S.S.T. Section 5 – Read citations B19 and B21 as an anchor to what you have just discussed in Section 4.

P.S.S.T. Section 6 – What freedoms are stated in citations B23 and B24? Therefore what are you commanded to do in citation B25?

  • Build up yourself and others
  • Exhibit grace, which equals patience, meekness, love, and good deeds
  • What have you inherited and how can/will you share it?
  • What are you willing to sacrifice or give up for freedom?

How does divine Love meet every human need in citation S27?

Perhaps divine Love does so in, as, and through man, you!

What ultimate freedom is stated in citation S28, lines 28-31?

Ask students to spend a few moments reflecting on this lesson, then list and share some of their favorite ideas found in it.

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