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PSST: Patiently learn to follow Love’s lead when “God, U and I dance” (G-u-i-dance) See RR/Isa. 30/21. 
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

for classes on October 22, 2023

Questions by former CedarS Program Director, Steve Henn, C.S.
now from Austin, TX

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for the GOLDEN TEXT
…  let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

(James 1:4)

What does it mean to be patient while in action?
How can we be both patient and alert, active, ready to move at God’s direction?
How does patience lead to perfection and ample supply (“wanting nothing”)?

Possible Sunday School Topics (PSSTs) for RESPONSIVE READING (RR)

Teach your students one of the best definitions of Guidance (relating to Isa 30:21)God U and I Dance.
What does it mean to listen for God’s direction?
How does waiting on God lead to moving at God’s direction?

Section 1 PSSTs:

When we are patient, what are we waiting for? In other words, what are we expecting?
Does patience ever wait for, or expect evil, error, bad, sorrow?
When we wait on God “all the day”, what are we expecting will be the result? (citation B1/Ps. 25:5)
How does our patient waiting and expectancy of good lead to the perfection promised in Psalms? (cit.  B2/ Ps. 138:8)
How does patience lead to walking in Truth’s pathway?  (cit.  B4/Prov. 12:28)

Section 2 PSSTs:

How does patience relate to discernment? How can being patient help us to see the right way more clearly?
What is the result of our waiting on God? Can evil ever lead to good?
How do our character and our actions more closely reflect God’s goodness?

Remind your students that when metal is brought close to a magnet, it becomes magnetic – what does this teach us about how we are impacted by God, Christ and the Holy Ghost?

Section 3 PSSTs:

Who works in us? What does this mean? (cit.  14/Phil. 2:13)
How does work relate to following and waiting?
Can work, toil, effort exist in the same space and time that patience, waiting, following do?

How is it possible to avoid being “weary in well doing.”? (cit. S10/22:11-14)
Will we not get tired if we spend “every hour” working out the problem of being?  (cit. S11/261:32-1))

How does this work result in rest? Have your students ever experienced freshness that follows after hard work?

Section 4 PSSTs:

Who are we to wait on? What point can we emphasize in Psalm 62:5/cit. B15) about who we are to wait on?

What is a false trust? What might we be tempted to trust or wait on that isn’t worthy of our faith?
Why should we only wait on and trust in God/good/Love/Spirit/Life?

Section 5 PSSTs:

Is it possible for us to overcome death? How can we do it in our daily lives today? (cit. S26/324:27-9)

Work with your students to establish  a clear definition of “death” and then discuss how we all can work to overcome death on a daily basis.
Is death something to be feared, embraced? What does it look and feel like to lose one’s belief or faith in death?
How would that impact the daily lives we lead?

Section 6 PSSTs:

What is the promise? (cit. B23/Heb. 10:35, 36) How do we receive it?

Define patience, yielding, waiting, pausing, and any other related words you can think of – then talk as a class about how these concepts help us to push onward and realize boundless thought that is” winged to reach the divine glory.” (cit. S30/323:9)

Is there toil, effort, struggle in yielding, waiting, pausing, and patience?
What is the work we are to do that will lead to “divine glory”?  (cit. S30/323:9)

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