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Lesson Application Ideas From 2004
- Stretch your understanding of God every day!
Sunday, December 26th, 2004
What better way to celebrate the New Year than with a new understanding of God, and of His new covenant with His beloved children! Here's a New Year's resolution that you might want to consider: to stretch your understanding of God every day. This lesson helps us to see more of God's qualities in action.
- Thy Light Is Come!
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
This is a time for joy and singing! God's power is to be seen by all nations. In the context of this particular Lesson, the light of the Christ as expressed by Jesus, is paralleled to that of Christian Science in modern times.
- Praise the Lord!!! Look Around - See Immortal Mind rather than Mortal Molecules. - Application...
Monday, December 13th, 2004
"All nature teaches God's love to man ..." (S&H 326: 8) Look for the fullness of God's love expressed in the universe around you. Praise God, for nothing is outside of the realm of Spirit. See everything spiritually (translate what looks like things into thoughts - what qualities do the things represent?)
- Receive & Share the Greatest Gift: God, the super Preserver!
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
God makes us "super-man/woman" as He is the source of our strength and power, which we reflect. What an amazing gift - a gift that keeps on giving. As we work our way through the Lesson we will find that we have a super hero showing us the way to use our gift. His name? Paul.
- What is God causing? What has He created?
Saturday, November 27th, 2004
Weather, genetics, chemical reactions, food, exercise are just a few of the factors in mortal thought that claim to be the causes of our experience - sometimes good and sometimes bad. But Christian Science teaches us that here is only one great Cause - God.
- Out with confusion & illusion! In with liberty, love, truth, morality, protection, healing and...
Sunday, November 21st, 2004
Liberty is ours as we love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. Accessing the inner compass of truth frees us to make right moral decisions and melts revenge. As illusion is metaphysically handled and exposed we experience protection, healing, and ultimate triumph over all.
- Do it right - Take up permanent residence in Soul!
Monday, November 15th, 2004
As you seek the kingdom of heaven above all else, you will feel God's care, and you will discover that health, strength, and beauty are attributes of Soul - natural to all - and never dependent on diet, exercise, or any other fallible human theory. Establish residency and exercise your freedom!
- "To infinity and beyond!" (At the speed of thought -- because you've always been there!)
Monday, November 8th, 2004
If we didn't get the message last week that man is spiritual, the Golden Text in "Mortals and Immortals" drives home the point! We are not of the flesh!
- REVERSE THE CURSE! Notes on "Adam and Fallen Man"
Monday, November 1st, 2004
If we can stop believing that a baseball team is cursed and therefore limited, we can do the same for all mankind. Let's start today.
- Hold On to Your Innocence!
Lesson application ideas for "Everlasting Punishment"
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
"This week's Lesson centers on the trials of the innocent. . . . . The ultimate fact to keep in mind is that man is never separated from God in the first place. He has always been "perfect and eternal" and this fact can never change."
- Celebrate Amazing Grace! Lesson Application Ideas on "Probation after Death"
Monday, October 18th, 2004
By grace, the gift of God which we include as Love's expression, we are saved from sin, sickness and death. . . . Mercy is fully realized in the destruction of sin, enabling us to experience continual resurrection in leading a grace-full life.
- Demonstrate your at-one-ment with God.
Monday, October 11th, 2004
This week's lesson is action oriented. It demands sacrifice and love. It promises freedom. Starting from the basis of sinless man, follow the path Jesus mapped out.
- The answer to the question is always, "NO!" Lesson Application ideas from Corde on "Are Sin...
Monday, October 4th, 2004
True spirituality, not darkness, is our demonstration made manifest over sin, disease and death. So, the answer to the question is?
- Angels at work! Lesson Application ideas on "UNREALITY"
Monday, September 27th, 2004
If a problem claims to paralyze us, we can ask ourselves this question: "But why should we stand aghast at nothingness?" We can face down every claim of evil, knowing that we have Michael and Gabriel at work on either side. We're covered.
- For trials to raise you up, not beat you up, "Get REAL!" Lesson Application Ideas on "Reality"
Monday, September 20th, 2004
Section Summary Benediction: God's glory endures. He rejoices in His work which is the only reality. Our faith is substance allowing us to be like the virtuous woman, full of vision, understanding Christian Science better and residing in New Jerusalem.
- It's a no-brainer - intelligence is not in "MATTER." (Application Ideas on the Bible-lesson for...
Saturday, September 11th, 2004
Be alert! Refuse to bow down to the wanta-be, good-for-nothing, man-made god called matter - the NOT! There is only one God. Unfortunately, we sometimes get fooled into thinking that the suppositional opposite of God, Spirit - called matter - also has power. Snap out of it - without your consent, matter has no...
- One with God is a monopoly!
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
This week's Lesson is a game of Monopoly! One God, one source, He owns it all - so, we're all winners! Let's all rejoice in our wealth! Isn't that the essence of our Lesson on Substance?
- It's all about YOU! You will never level off or run out of steam. Your possibilities are endless...
Monday, August 30th, 2004
It's not about some far-off, theoretical guy that you've never met. It's about you! . . . You have infinite opportunity. You will never level off or run out of steam. Your possibilities are endless.
- In the end Christ will be victorious!
Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
The whole idea is that nothing can defeat the Christ. In the end Christ will be victorious.
- You don't need to earn it, plead or beg for it!!
Monday, August 16th, 2004
This lesson is all about the spiritual maturity of children...and aren't we all children....there is nowhere in the Bible or in Mrs. Eddy's writings where there is a reference to the adults of God.
- Purity - claim it, exercise it, and see the blessings of a Soul-controlled life
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
As you work with this week's lesson, watch for references to the varied aspects of purity, as well as to sight, seeing, discernment, evidence. Purity in man is requisite in order to see the purity of God and experience the freedom of the Kingdom.
- Here's Spirit's travel documentary for Paul --- and YOU!
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
God does pour out His Spirit, all of His good for us. Do we 'see' the Spirit as John saw the Spirit as a dove? Are we even looking for it? God is giving us is not by measure - it is not measured - it is infinite
- With Love as your Shepherd, what more could you want?
Monday, July 26th, 2004
Notice how the Shepherd seeks out His sheep. He doesn't wait for us to come to Him! Notice the fullness of these promises - a fat pasture, a good fold, showers of blessings. There's nothing stingy about God's love. Love loves to love us, loves to pour out its blessings fully and freely.
- Lesson Application Ideas on "Truth" July 19-25, 2004
Monday, July 19th, 2004
Truth is firm and unchangeable and also includes mercy, endurance and praise. The light of Truth provides inspired prophesy, defeats devilish suggestions of sin, disease and death. Loving God and our neighbor are the two great commandments which prove the supremacy of Truth in our daily experience
- Understanding - Receive it and Live!
Monday, July 12th, 2004
In football, the pass is thrown and the receiver catches it and scores. In the "game" of life, God is constantly imparting wisdom and understanding. Putting all our faith in this understanding allows us to receive it and live a life free from limitation - full of the Christ, Truth, unloosening the bonds of so-called...
- Make your "morning meal" a "Breakfast of (Word/World) Champions!" "Sacrament" Application ideas
Sunday, July 4th, 2004
Sacrament is certainly not a ritual of what we are giving up so much as witnessing/recognizing what we are! The questions for the week: "Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound? Felt ye the power of the Word?" (CS Hymn# 298 by Mary Baker Eddy) "The power of the Word" was best demonstrated by Jesus, our World...
- "An increasing sense of God's love, omnipresence and omnipotence enfolds" YOU! Lesson Application...
Sunday, June 27th, 2004
Here's a great summation of this lesson From My. 174:25-28: "To-day my soul can only sing and soar. An increasing sense of God's love, omnipresence and omnipotence enfolds me. Each day I know Him nearer, love Him more, and humbly pray to serve Him better."
- An Oasis awaits you: "Christian Science"
Sunday, June 20th, 2004
When we love and obey God with all our heart, the rivers of living water flow freely, telling us what to do and how to do it (John 7:37-38).
- Your Approach to the Universe: Upright Science or Inverted Physical Sense?
Sunday, June 13th, 2004
No Summary Available
- Inspiration on Communion Hymn -- # 298-302
Friday, June 11th, 2004
No Summary Available
- "If we are ever in a jam, He preserves us!"
Sunday, June 6th, 2004
We can never leave even if we think we have. Cared for, insolated and isolated from world belief, our own fears - He delivers us from those noisy pests! We don't need to be afraid of anything, never snared. But, even if we seem to be, He is caring for us! His angels are everywhere, watching out for us, telling us...
- "Shepherd Show Me" - MBE Poem/Hymn 304
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
No Summary Available
- You are not a disappointment to "God the Only Cause and Creator!" Application notes on the...
Monday, May 31st, 2004
This week, let's practice seeing the universe, not as a bunch of stuff bumbling around, but as "filled with spiritual ideas" which are "obedient to the Mind that makes them." (SH1) Remember that "Deity was satisfied with His work." (SH4) He's not disappointed in us! His work needs no "extreme make-overs", no tweaking.
- Have a victorious week with "Ancient & Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced!"
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
The entire lesson is approached from the basis of overpowering an enemy, fighting evil. And in each section, with each example of an enemy, we are also given powerful tools to overcome these enemies. The most powerful tool being that-ultimately-there is no power that can oppose God, Good!
- Seek Happiness, Identity & Beauty in Soul, Not in Body! -- Lesson Application Ideas on "Soul and...
Monday, May 17th, 2004
Section Summary Benediction: Our expression of God is our sun and shield; our radiant protection. Humble, constant, praise in prayer each day establishes our identity which reveals beauty, health, agelessness, purity and perfection.
- Turn to God to see the immortal right where the mortal appears! ("Mortals and Immortals")
Tuesday, May 11th, 2004
Summary: There are no servants in God's house, only sons and daughters. Put off all mortal sense-testimony, realizing its unreality; and see the immortal man, linked to God, and redeemed from sin, sickness, and death.
- What is the point of this repetitious Lesson? Everything!
Monday, May 3rd, 2004
This lesson is the very basis establishing all right creation and exposing the illegitimate, false creation-dream of mortality. It is the basis for all healing, all right theology, the Science of the Christ. When we finally, clearly understand what this Lesson is telling us, we are "in the beginning", as always...
- Respond to God's Law or Wander in Sin? - To Which will you Consent?
Monday, April 26th, 2004
The law of God is the law of Love. This law destroys the belief of sin (anything that would distract us from the law of God). Suffering, in the form of physical or mental dis-ease, may surface as the sin is annihilated. But as we "delight in the law of God" - as we see the joy of striving for perfection in all we...
- Hopeless? Break the womb-to-tomb cycle! Right now hear & live!
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
Right now hear and live the word of God which reveals eternal life instead of hopelessness. Judgment day is not a one time event but a daily resurrection as Enoch experienced prior to his ascension. Do it now is key to salvation unless you want to be blinded by the light ~ but have no fear, a Good Samaritan is...
- Declare to yourself often, "I and my Father are one" and PROVE it! Application ideas for "Doctrine...
Monday, April 12th, 2004
So start this week by declaring to yourself often, "I and my Father are one." Now, for the proving of it......
- Sin, disease and death have never been, are not, never will be real! (Corde)
Monday, April 5th, 2004
Of course the answer to the question presented as this week's Lesson Sermon is? No! But the material, physical world so-called says, "But, but, but," ....." In the face of Easter Week, when the true Christ is witnessed in the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus, we have the word of God in the Golden Text, "Comfort...
- Don't be an "April Fool!" by "raising a false report" (Warren)
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004
This week's "April Fools" might be those who forget to set their clocks forward on Saturday night, April 3rd - and so show up an hour late for Sunday School and Church!
- There is only one reality! Application Ideas for the "Reality" Lesson by Corde
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
How often do we wait until things get 'serious' enough before we ask Him for help? Do it our way until we botch it up? God's power an glory is present, always. As the Responsive Reading tells us, God does it right. His work is done. We only have to 'let' it be. We are always in His sanctuary.
- "Matter doesn't matter!" (Julie)
Saturday, March 13th, 2004
Many years ago, I accompanied a relative to his first Christian Science service. As we left, he summed up what he had learned: "Matter doesn't matter!" He was so right, and yet matter claims to matter in a thousand different ways. Let's follow five stories about people in the Bible who confronted...
- Nothing can be "put to" or taken from the YOU God made! Lesson on "Substance" Application Ideas by...
Monday, March 8th, 2004
"To be or not to be" may be "the question" (according to Shakespeare), but it isn't an option. The question more often today is: "What's the bottom line?" This week's Lesson Sermon answers these and many other questions. It shows us for sure what our true substance and life is. The Golden Text starts the ball rolling...
- Wake up to the real you today! Application Ideas for Lesson on "Man" Mar. 1-7, 2004
Monday, March 1st, 2004
For the many times that we find ourselves asking, "Who am I? Why am I here?" Mrs. Eddy has provided for us a perfect opportunity to explore our sense of identity and purpose in the lesson on "Man." Remember that the man who is described here is not some far-off, mythical character. It's you and me!...
- "Christmas Morn" vs. "The Passion of the Christ"
Friday, February 27th, 2004
A brilliant searchlight is shown on the living of the Christ (not on the mortal death of Jesus) by all of Mrs. Eddy's hymn/poems.
- Welcome healing "in the name (nature) of Jesus!"
Application Ideas & Questions for the "Christ...
Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
The lesson opens with the grand declaration of the eternality and unchanging nature of the Christ. This is upheld in a multitude of ways throughout the lesson so keep your eyes peeled! Once again I would like to have this lesson study take the form of questions that you can ask yourself each day during the week as...
- Celebrate divine Mind's expression & governance! Lesson Application Ideas on "Mind" Feb. 16-22...
Monday, February 16th, 2004
Section Summary Benediction: To acknowledge nothing else but God and His idea would allow everyone experiencing what Job went through to finally get it, to understand Mind is the glue by which wisdom exposes evil and leads to healing. As we commit to the Lord, we experience perfection, freedom from non-intelligence...
- "We've got Spirit! How 'bout you?" Lesson Application Ideas for Feb. 2-8
Monday, February 2nd, 2004
Here we are in the middle of winter when the trees and plants are dormant and the Lesson speaks of fruit! Obviously the fruit it very different! It is not fruit to eat, but fruit to be, to experience, Spirit's fruit.
- Look for and FIND LOVE in all the RIGHT places!
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
Here are our marching orders straight from our textbook: "Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ- spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning." (B29) We can only do this as we live our oneness with infinite Love...
- Select Parts of CedarS 2004 Video Script
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
- 2004 Theme: "Fill us today with all thou art!" with Related Fruitage
Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
SUMMARY BLESSING: Our heavenly Shepherd and His staff who lead your "lambkins, to the fold," and "feed the hungry, heal the heart" can surely provide to each precious child the priceless life lessons of a CEDARS experience. Whether or not you've come before, we'd love to welcome you home to CEDARS, to the home you...
- Truth IS knocking! Courageously open up & demonstrate its power! Lesson "Met" by Gary
Monday, January 19th, 2004
Section Summary Benediction: By understanding God is Truth and the only truth, we find the Word has power and we "get real" in all we think and do. When we yield only to divine will and forgo the human, our spiritual perception is sharpened, giving us courage to proceed with the power of truth. Truth is always...
- Thirsty? Drink the right fountain! Get a Life!
Lesson-application Ideas on "Life" for January...
Thursday, January 15th, 2004
We all know what it feels like to be thirsty. The question is, what is it that we are really thirsting for, and what is it that really satisfies? Webster defines "thirst" as having a sincere (or ardent) desire. How thirsty are we for the water that springs from God? Do we look to matter or Mind to satisfy our...
- It's always "an inside job" with "Sacrament!"
Monday, January 5th, 2004
This is a biggie of a Lesson! Sacrament. So what's the big deal? It is our individual opportunity to renew our commitment and obedience to God, to Jesus, to the Christ, to Mary Baker Eddy as the Discoverer and Founder and to Christian Science. We are going to learn a great deal about prayer, desire, and preparation of...