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Christian Science Bible Lessons

August 21,1898
CHRIST JESUS.

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Luke 2:11
11 For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.

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John 3:16,17
16 #For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.

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Luke 4:16-21
16 #And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his
custom was, he went into the
synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him
the book of the prophet Esaias. And
when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he
hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty
them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and
sat down. And the eyes of all them
that were in the synagogue were
fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled
in your ears.


131:26 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christmas Eve (2)

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For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib. 

Thy kingdom is come,
 Thou art ever-present.

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(John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the
so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the
divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus'
works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's
inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an
affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to
his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power
to heal would fully answer the question. Hence his reply: "Go and
show John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind
receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not
be offended in me." In other words, he gave his benediction to
any one who should not deny that such effects, coming from divine
Mind, prove the unity of God, - the divine Principle which brings
out all harmony.


473:6 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

 

Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

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To-day, as oft, away from sin 
Christ summons thee! 
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in! 
No mass for Me! 

God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

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Question 13. - Is there no sin? 
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
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(Christ the ideal Truth)
Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is
omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart
from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that
comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and
attributes all power to God. Jesus is the name of the man who,
more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of
God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of
death. Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea;
hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.


347:14 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

 

Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Treating the sick 

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The Way, the Truth, the Life - His word - 
Are here, and now 
Christ's silent healing, heaven heard, 
Crowns the pale brow. 

And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors. 

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(Essential element of Christianity)
Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of
old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and
casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential
element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No;
it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is
the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.


326:12 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

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Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

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(Loving God supremely)
We must forsake the foundation of material systems, however
time-honored, if we would gain the Christ as our only Saviour.
Not partially, but fully, the great healer of mortal mind is the
healer of the body.

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