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PSST: See revealed the law which Christian Science puts forth to benefit all mankind!
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson:

“Christian Science”
for June 25-July 1, 2018

prepared by Merrill Boudreaux, C.S.
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P.S.S.T. Golden Text – Ask students how they would define the word “science”. How many different studies use the word science, like mathematical science, chemical science, astronomical science. How does Christian Science fit with all the other sciences? Perhaps at its base the word “science” fits all of them. What are some elements of using science for study? Hypothesis, testing a theory, experimenting with it, proving it, using it, making it available everywhere as true. What is a key word in the Golden Text to anchor science? Law. Let’s look to this Lesson to see revealed the law which Christian Science puts forth for the benefit of all mankind.

P.S.S.T. Responsive Reading – It might also be helpful to define the word “law”, since it is used throughout this Lesson. According to Dictionary.com:

  • Any written or positive rule or collection of rules as seen in nature or by the authority of a community
  • The controlling influence of such rules
  • The knowledge conceived with such rules
  • Any rule that must be obeyed
  • A principle based on the predictable consequences of an act or condition
  • A commandment
  • That which is fixed, permanent

What are some words associated with law in the Responsive Reading?

  • The law is holy
  • The law is spiritual
  • Delight in the law
  • The law of the spirit of life hath made me free from the law of sin and death
  • We are the children of God
  • All things work together for good to them that love God

What about the word “Christian”? Ask students to define it. Perhaps that which is embodied in the word Christ. See Science & Health 583:10. What does the law of Christ do according to this definition?

P.S.S.T. Section 1 – Is the law of God’s relationship to man hidden from the world? How could it be if there is a law which states it? Remember that a law is permanent and available to everyone, everywhere, at all times. What does the Bible portion of this section tell us about the law of God and that which God creates?

  • It is not hidden from thee
  • Neither is it far off
  • Thy law is within my heart
  • Thy lovingkindness and thy truth are not concealed from the great congregation
  • He shall give us another comforter

What do you expect this Comforter to do? What does Mary Baker Eddy tell us she understands the Comforter to be?

P.S.S.T. Section 2 – How was Jesus connected to the house of Israel? What things did Jesus teach the people? What aspects of the law of the relationship between God and man did he share? How did he share it? B9

What role does demonstration play in understanding a science? It proves the hypothesis or theory to be true, to be a law. What were some demonstrations of Christ Jesus? How about sharing some of your own demonstrations? Proof carries one from hypothesis or theory to useful, practical law. Read together citation S7. How are you today benefitted from the application of the law of God, the Science of being? Read citations S9 and S10.

P.S.S.T. Section 3 – What do you suppose was Jesus’ purpose and legacy? Why do you suppose his name and works have come down over 2,000 years? S13 (lines 21-24). Read also citation S15. Why was healing so important to be captured and recorded in the Scriptures? They are demonstrated as proofs of the law of God in action and ever with us. Were these demonstrations unique to Jesus? Where can you find record of demonstrations today? Christian Science periodicals. What is your call to action, to join in these demonstrations as stated in citation S16?

P.S.S.T. Section 4 – What does Christian Science teach or bring to light about Truth and its supremacy? S20.

How would you define Christian Science?

  • A Religion?
  • A way of life?
  • The application of the law of God to all mankind?
  • An alternative health care system?
  • The demonstration of the Truth of being in the origin and permanence of man and the universe? S22.

Read together S&H 340:23-29.

P.S.S.T. Section 5 – What do you suppose is the point of the Pentecost story in citation B21? This is a good role-play opportunity. If you were in that room that day, what might you think or feel?

What is the Holy Ghost? S26. The Holy Ghost is also a promise to each of us, our children, those in the room, close by, or far away. Would you gladly receive the message of the Christ? Would you accept it? Would you use it, share it, demonstrate it, see it as law?

There is much written or spoken of DNA as the law-link to one’s past, connecting one to one’s ancestors. However, read citation S23. What does this statement tell us about the real link or chain of scientific being to us and those who came before us and will come after us?

Not only was Jesus the Master Christian or master healer, he was also a master teacher. Look together to his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, & 7. What were some of the profound teachings found there? Would you consider any of these as laws? See citation S27 as a statement of today’s Christian Scientist linked to Jesus’ disciples and the law Jesus taught.

P.S.S.T. Section 6 – Read St. Paul’s clarity about his role in citation B23. He passed this clarity on to us also.

Read together Hymn 59 from the Christian Science Hymnal (printed below).

Is everything we have discussed in this Lesson possible today? S30: “It is possible, – yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, – to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.”

If you have longed for the law, rejoice! It is here, it is yours.

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Hymn 59 (also 60 and 61):

Fight the good fight with all thy might, Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right; Lay hold on Life, and it shall be Thy joy and crown eternally.

Run the straight race through God’s good grace, Lift up thine eyes, and seek His face; Life with its way before us lies, Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

Faint not nor fear, His arms are near; He changeth not, and thou art dear; On Him rely and thou shalt see That Christ is all in all to thee.

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