Explorations
Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 18,1898
REALITY.

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John 6:27,33-35,45,63
27 Labour not for the meat which
perisheth, but for that meat which
endureth unto everlasting life, which
the Son of man shall give unto you:
for him hath God the Father sealed.
33 For the bread of God is he which
cometh down from heaven, and giveth
life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord,
evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to
me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.
45 It is written in the prophets,
And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.
63 It is the spirit that
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are
life.
John 17:1-3,19,23
1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.
23 I in them, and thou in me, that
they may be made perfect in one; and
that the world may know that thou
hast sent me, and hast loved them, as
thou hast loved me.


530:5 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

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No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

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(Divine providence)
In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle
of being. The earth, at God's command, brings forth food for
man's use. Knowing this, Jesus once said, "Take no thought for
your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink," - presuming
not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God, the
Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe man as He
doth the lilies.

509:29 Chapter 15: Genesis

(Spiritual ideas apprehended)
Knowing the Science of creation, in which all is Mind and its
ideas, Jesus rebuked the material thought of his
fellow-countrymen: "Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye
not discern the signs of the times?" How much more should we seek
to apprehend the spiritual ideas of God, than to dwell on the
objects of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit and to be holy,
thought must be purely spiritual.


494:15 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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br> Question 22. - Will you explain sickness 
and show how it is to be healed?

ADAM = The opposite of Love, called hate.

ADAM = The usurper of Spirit's creation, called self-creative matter.
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(Reason and Science)
The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. Jesus demonstrated
the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of
Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own
convictions and seek safety in divine Science. Reason, rightly
directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin,
sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the
sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal
harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of
scientific being.


410:4 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

 

Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Christian Unity (1) 

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For Christian Science brings to view
The great I Am,-
Omniscient power,- gleaming through
Mind, mother, man. 

And Love is reflected in love. 

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(Life eternal and present)
"This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be; and
then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge of his
Father and of himself, - the knowledge of Love, Truth, and Life.
"This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." The Scriptures say,
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God," showing that Truth is the
actual life of man; but mankind objects to making this teaching
practical.

409:20 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

(So-called superiority)
The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and
imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the
beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is
put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as
mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.


259:6-21 Chapter 9: Creation

 

Chapter 9: Creation
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.   

Christian Science Healing (2)

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Forever present, bounteous, free, 
Christ comes in gloom; 
And aye, with grace towards you and me, 
For health makes room. 

Give us this day our daily bread.

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(God's man discerned)
In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine
nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals
the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than
their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented
man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike
understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a
perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as
the basis of thought and demonstration.
(The divine image not lost)
If man was once perfect but has now lost his perfection, then
mortals have never beheld in man the reflex image of God. The
lost image is no image. The true likeness cannot be lost in
divine reflection. Understanding this, Jesus said: "Be ye
therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is
perfect."

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