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Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 11,1898
MATTER.

- Responsive Reading -

 


II Corinthians 4:1-9,16-18
1 Therefore seeing we have this
ministry, as we have received mercy,
we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden
things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of
God deceitfully; but by manifestation
of the truth commending ourselves to
every man's conscience in the sight
of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is
hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the
glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but
Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves
your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in
earthen vessels, that the excellency
of the power may be of God, and not
of us.
8 We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;
16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.
17 For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;
18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.

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