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PSST: Joyfully Live Love, “the vital part… of Christian Science” (SH p. 113:5)
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

 “Christian Science”
for classes on June 25, 2023

Questions by former CedarS Program Director, Steve Henn, C.S.

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for the GOLDEN TEXT/ “The eyes of those who see will not be dim, And
the ears of those who hear will listen.”
Isaiah 32:3 NKJV

What does it mean to hear and see?
What does it mean to not be dim, and to listen?
How does Christian Science help us to see and hear truly?
What would attempt to stop us from seeing and hearing clearly?

Throughout this lesson, look for passages about sight, hearing, clarity, and truth. See what they teach us about the value and blessings of being a student of Christian Science.

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for the RESPONSIVE READING (RR): I Cor. 2:9-13; II Cor. 4:6-18

How does our study of Christian Science help us to see past the surface, or outward appearance of things into what is true about God, us, and our fellow man/woman.
What is unseen and why is it more real than what is seen?
How do we see what is not seen?
What do your students think are the things God has prepared for us who love Him?  (I Cor. 2:9)

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 1: 

How great is God’s power? How do we see it daily?
How long does God’s word stand?  (cit. B2/Ps. 33:11)
How do we hear it daily? Who does God help?  (cit. B3/Ps. 146:8-10)
How do we feel God’s care daily?

What is spiritual sense, and how does our study of Christian Science help us to develop it?
What are the results of having a more developed spiritual sense?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 2:

What is the key to understanding Christian Science?  (cit. S6/135:26)
What are the core attributes of the sincere seeker/student of Christian Science? How can your students work to develop these attributes?
How do they manifest them already?
How is Christian Science similar to and drastically different from other creeds or practices of religion? (cit. S6/135:26) What is a creed or a ritual? Why does Mary Baker Eddy explicitly call those out as having no place in Christian Science?
Do your students ever fall into the trap of  creating rituals or seeking to find creeds in Christian Science?
How can we avoid falling into that trap ourselves, and help others to avoid it as well?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 3:

What promise does following the teachings of Jesus offer? (cit. S12/476:32-4  and cit. S16/1:1))
What question does Jesus ask the blind man? (cit. B10/Luke 18:35-43) Why? Could he not tell that the man was blind? Why, or why not?
What would your students’ replies be if they were asked this question by the Christ?
Do they know that the Christ is asking this question of us every day?
How does that change their view of Christ?
How natural is Christian Science?
What attributes do they notice of Christian Science in this section?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 4:

What question does Philip ask Jesus?  (cit. B13/John 14:8+)
Who is Philip, and why is he asking Jesus this question?
Do your students ask this question of Science, Christ or God ever? Why or why not? Do they get a response if they do? What is Jesus’ response? Why? How do your students feel about Jesus’ response? Can they imagine hearing this from Christ today?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 5:

What is the heart and soul of Christian Science? (SH 113) What does this mean? Why is this such an important part of Christian Science?
What is our first duty in Christian Science? How does this relate to the vital part of Christian Science?
What is the rule of healing based on? Are your students seeing a theme here?
How can we learn more about this heart and soul, first duty, and rule of healing? What result can we expect?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for SECTION 6:

How often do your students study? What do they study?
What does it mean to rightly divide the word of truth?
Whatever level of study they currently do, what steps can they take to increase it even slightly?
What is the promise of this section, and ultimately this whole lesson? How can we get closer to realizing this promise in our own daily lives?

What sort of commitment to study and growth in Christian Science can your students make for this coming week?

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