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Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson

Spiritfor February 1-7, 2016

prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, CS

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P.S.S.T. Golden Text & Responsive Reading – Ask students: If a record were written of your life so far, what would be the evidence that you are a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, a believer that God is, and that grace is abundant in your life? Define “grace” as patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.

Who was John the Baptist? (Was he related to Jesus? How?) Why was he called the Baptist? When Jesus came to John to be baptized, what did John see? John baptized with water, Jesus baptized with the Holy Ghost. What record did Jesus leave that he was/is the Son of God?

The last sentence in the RR states, “The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.” By capitalization one can assume the Son referred to is Jesus. Can this also be said of you, that God hath given?

P.S.S.T. Section 1 – What does God know about you and all your ways? Can you ever be outside God’s care? In citation B-2 (Psalms 139), verses 7-11 are a great memorization opportunity. In you is light and no darkness at all.

Of what is light a symbol? Inspiration, illumination, guidance, safety, nothing hidden but all revealed. When there is light, where is darkness? Can light ever be obscured? Can you ever not see the path to take with light all about you? Who is the source of this light? B-1.

P.S.S.T. Section 2 – Who gave you life? Of what of God’s self was used to give you life? B-4. Look to citation B-7. What are the key words or phrases there? Of what are the manifold creatures made? Wisdom, riches, spirit, glory.

Read together citation B-8. How are you like the fowls of the air? Therefore, what are you charged to do? What does your heavenly Father know about you and the manifold ideas?

Read together citation S-6. What is Spirit expressing? What has Spirit named you? S-7.

Read together citation S-8 as a further statement about what God knows of you.

P.S.S.T. Section 3 – Citation B-10 is a passage that Jesus read from the Hebrew scripture when he stood up to read in the temple. What evidence did Jesus give in citation B-11 that the spirit of God was upon him? [See and Download inspiring CC comments for these citations from upper right of CedarS Met webpage.]

Ask students to share any healings of their own or one they might have witnessed as evidence of God still with us.

Turn the class to the chapter “Fruitage” in Science & Health. Have each student select a testimony there at random and read to the class. Ask them to share any inspiration they gained from the testimony read.

Is there an opposite to God called evil? If so, from where did it come? What happens to a belief in evil when the light of grace – patience, meekness, love, and good deeds – is shone upon it?

Read citation S-15 (S&H 186), lines 15-20. As a follower of Christ Jesus, what are you called upon to do in citation S-16?

P.S.S.T. Section 4 – If you ever feel down or devoid of spirit or inspiration, what can you do? See citation B-12. How often can you pray for inspiration? How often can you be born again or baptized in Spirit? See definition of “baptism” in the Glossary of Science & Health (581:23-26).

What does Spirit do for you in citation S-18?

What are you called upon to do in citation S-21?

Why should you be working toward the triumph over the body? S-21. What results of this triumph over the body are stated in citation S-23? Health, purity, self-immolation, material existence seen as a bald imposition, and “sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God’s spiritual, perfect man.” That’s you!

P.S.S.T. Section 5 – What does it mean for the Holy Ghost to come upon you? Read together citation B-16. This promise is unto you and to your children forever.

What were some of the wonders and signs done by the apostles? Ask students to search the Book of Acts and share examples they find.

If one is called upon to have more grace – patience, meekness, love, and good deeds – how can one cultivate the qualities? By action, by having a spiritual sense, and discerning spiritual good in all things. What is spiritual sense? S-25 & S-26.

What is meant by the statement that Jesus’ students received the Holy Ghost? S-27 (S&H 46), lines 30-7. Are you cultivating, discerning, receiving the Holy Ghost? What are you called upon to do with it? S-28. Remember, grace aids your progress. Grace=patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.

P.S.S.T. Section 6 – What is the promise and blessing in citation B-20, line 28?

Read together Hymn 91 from the Christian Science Hymnal (printed below).

Read together citation S-31. Finish this lesson with a few moments of quiet for each to consider how he/she is advancing spiritually and striving to enter in a life in Spirit, not matter. This finishes our lesson today with joy.

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Hymn 91:

Grace for today, O Love divine,

Thee to obey and love alone;

Losing the mortal will in Thine,

Find we a joy before unknown.

Grace for today, Thou Love divine,

Famishing hearts and hopes to feed;

Blot out all fear, let Thy light shine

With tender warmth on all our need.

Grace for today, Thou Love divine,

Patient of heart his way to trace

Whose pure affections Thee define

In tender love and perfect grace.

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