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Lesson Application Ideas From 2011

  • Find Blessedness through the Understanding of Gods Nature
    Monday, December 26th, 2011
    Whats in a name? In the Bible, the word name means ones nature. In many cultures a persons name is descriptive of some special characteristic a person displays. In some cultures, a persons name will change as he or she gets new visions of their life purpose. In the Bible, name changes often accompany a deeper...
  • Get, give & cherish the best gift of any season:Christian Science healing!
    Monday, December 19th, 2011
    We are in the advent season, which the Christian Church recognizes as the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. Our anticipation of Christmas gives us time to value Christs appearing and re-appearing. Christ Jesus came that we would have deliverance, salvation, healing and wholeness. When I was little ...
  • "Look out from the stars to discover...
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    Mary Baker Eddy shares in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the following observation, ,The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars, he will look out from them upon the universe (125) Two recent announcements could be seen as a confirmation of this statement.
  • Have courage to act as placed and preserved by God!
    Monday, December 5th, 2011
    [There's nothing more burden-free than a reflection!] We must declare that [the divine reflection status of citation] B1 is the natural state not only of ourselves, but of all mankind, as we continue with the following sections. This is our necessary starting point for discerning Truth and proving it. So lets put on...
  • Praise God: Get Clear on True Cause!
    Monday, November 28th, 2011
    Upon the backdrop of human endeavor in scientific and philosophical research and application, we consider the view that God is the only Cause and Creator. Traditional theology supposes that God created everything materially. Christian Science does not. Christian Science declares that if God is Spirit, creation must...
  • Take 2 tablets to prove God is all; monsters are not!
    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
    This weeks Bible Lesson is the reason I am writing about monsters. The ideas in this Lesson are kind of like my ultimate monster destroying weapon, the light. Except the weapons in this lesson go way beyond a light bulb. The light we find in the Bible Lesson is a special, powerful light that we glows brighter an...
  • Happy Thanksgiving; a "prayer flare" for a delayed Met; & gifts of a 10 Commandments applications...
    Monday, November 21st, 2011
    I hope that this free offer serves as a useful pocket guide to show when and where stories occur in each weeks Bible, and that they give helpful ideas on how to apply them today.
  • Be Gods Light to Glorify Soul!
    Monday, November 14th, 2011
    Everything I just described about the performance are expressions of Soul, God. Lets list the qualities that were expressed. Creativity, mastery, joy, accuracy, cohesiveness, musicality, improvisation, freshness, boldness, rhythm, originality, grace, perfection. Soul, God gives you your identity. More accurately, Soul...
  • Listen ...UP! and Lighten Up! -- Application ideas for Mortals and Immortals
    Monday, November 7th, 2011
    There is a lot of materiality bombarding our thought in todays world. Material sense is a whole lot of jibber-jabber. It certainly has a whole lot of words coming out of its mouth, but what is it really saying? This lesson addresses the topic of communication; more specifically the discernment between material...
  • Re-open Paradise to find yourself unfallen, upright, pure, and free!
    Monday, October 31st, 2011
    When I consider the title of this weeks Lesson, Adam and Fallen Man, I occasionally get a mental image of a once-perfect spiritual idea plunging in a free-fall from his heavenly estate and crashing into the sinful earth like a banished angel. Indeed, much of old theology promotes this sort of viewa once perfect man...
  • Live up to your Specs! Choose wisely...
    Monday, October 24th, 2011
    Gods law is infinite! Since [His/]Her laws, [re-presented in the Ten Commandments,] are also infinite, encompassing all goodness and might, there is not one limited [or limiting] aspect to any of them. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. (S&H 281:4-5) [Gods laws are laws to live bysee a great...
  • "Win and wear the crown" as you take a spin in the newest model of Life!
    Monday, October 17th, 2011
    Actually the thought of probation and probation after death might make us shudder. Why in the world would Mary Baker Eddy pick this topic as one of the 26 subjects for the Christian Science Bible Lesson? Well, just remember that Mrs. Eddy realized how important it was to free mankind from false beliefs and...
  • [Remove all sense of separation from God!]
    Monday, October 10th, 2011
    There is a lot of change going on in the world. The Mideast is experiencing very rapid political changes. The world is experiencing rapid technological change. For example, since the 1700s the U.S. has relied on sending letters through the Post Office. However, the Post Office is rapidly becoming less relevant. The...
  • Impart truth, health and happiness for salvation from ...!
    Monday, October 3rd, 2011
    The Golden Text says it all, answers the [lesson] question right off! The lesson really focuses on salvation, and deliverance from three seemingly big enemies of human existence: sin, disease and death. The Responsive Reading (RR) Psalm 56 was written about a time when David was captured by the Philistines and Psalm...
  • [Unreality cannot Fascinate and Trick us! Think what God thinks! (A true Treat--and Treatment!)]
    Monday, September 26th, 2011
    Are we going to be fascinated with [and tricked by] unreality? No! Far from being a horrible litany of a bunch of bad, unreal things, this Weekly Bible Lesson shows us examples of the ever-presence of God, regardless of circumstance, and how we can confidently see and share this [by giving strong Christian Science...
  • Lift the veil to see spiritual reality, here, now.
    Monday, September 19th, 2011
    We sometimes play a game in our family, I see what you dont see, and it is.. Couldn't we say to the beloved author of Revelation, I see what you see and it is spiritual? The spiritual reality of heaven and earth as God reveals it, openly, for all to see, here and now and always!!
  • Choose wisely and rejoice!
    Monday, September 12th, 2011
    CedarS Camps again hosted over 1,000 happy Christian Science Sunday School students [and hundreds, hundreds and hundreds of alumni] during this, its 50th, summer. Yes, it was yet another best summer yet at CedarS of Lebanon [-- fulfilling today the prophesy in Isaiah 29:17 "Lebanon shall be called a fruitful field...
  • Lean on what you cannot see... discover lasting and dependable substance!
    Sunday, September 4th, 2011
    There are great benefits to choosing the best and the most long-lasting in whatever were dealing with -- the first time around. We learn to shop where we know well find just that. The Golden Text tells us where to look for substance that wont wear out, or lose its popularity, or its value over time. Permanent good!...
  • Recognize Yourself as the Beloved of Love!
    Monday, August 29th, 2011
    The Lesson on Man this week explores and explains our relationship with God. Consider how a parent loves a child. Among other things, the parent yearns for that child to be safe, happy, healthy, prosperous, and successful. If that child stumbles or gets hurt, the parent intuitively, rushes to provide aid and comfort...
  • Be Followers of Christ Jesus
    Monday, August 22nd, 2011
    What a wonderful promise from our Golden Text this week, Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness. No human situation, no illness, no addiction, no physical location can ever keep us in the dark. A simple fact, the the light of the world, the Christ, give us the light of Life, right now, today, and always...
  • Mind Knows!
    Monday, August 15th, 2011
    This week, if you want to, you are going to grow in your understanding of the Mind of God. New ideas will come to you. They come to you all the time. They come as intuitions, angel messages, warnings and feelings. When faced with a problem that seems to have no solution, you will have a solution present itself from...
  • Soul Satisfies Persistently! Keep Gods Law in Your Heart & Claim Your Blessings!
    Monday, August 8th, 2011
    This week's lesson illustrates the inclusive nature of Soul. We are ALL Gods children. There are no foreigners or step-children. Gods law may be known by all, and blesses each one. We just have to be willing to seek with all our heart.
  • Stay Connected with the Power of Spirit!
    Monday, August 1st, 2011
    Where do you go for answers [to problems that seem to be with you]? I saw an interesting headline in the newspaper citing that even after Oprah, millions are still turning to self-help gurus to solve lifes problems. There are pundits everywhere on every subject. Book stores, radio and television shows, seminars...
  • Give loving attention to the strong demands of Love!
    Monday, July 25th, 2011
    Who doesnt love Love?! The most enriching conversations often revolve around sharing what we love; we feel most connected to those we love; we all yearn to know more about who, how, and what we love. In this weeks Christian Science Bible Lesson, well be learning more about how divine Love is an unwavering...
  • Lose Sight of Self to Follow Truth!
    Monday, July 18th, 2011
    Discovering what Truth is has been discussed for thousands of years by some really smart people. Truth reasonably could be studied for thousands of more years, couldnt it? At the following link are some examples of how people have reasoned about Truth. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/truth/ Humanity says that...
  • Bonus issue on Life and the Deathly Hallows
    Sunday, July 17th, 2011
    With the final Harry Potter movie out this week, much thought has been focused on this best-selling series and its main theme of death (according to its British author, J.K. Rowling). The Christian Science Bible Lesson on Life this week with its Golden Text (the goodness of God endureth continually Psalms 52:1)...
  • Choose the Good Life--eternally yours; stop worrying about clouds!
    Monday, July 11th, 2011
    How is your life looking this week? Lots of hope and joy, or pretty dim prospects? Hang in there; there is hope even in the midst of a very cloudy forecast. By choosing to live and having faith that the goodness of God endureth continually you are going to make it. The good life, the Life that is Good, God, will be...
  • P.S.S.T.--Express Life in selfless giving or service
    Monday, July 11th, 2011
    Express Life in selfless giving or service. Use the lesson this week to identify qualities the class will use in planning a way to demonstrate selfless giving. This could be as big as planning a service project for the community or a way to give of ones self at home to assist mom or dad, or to assist at church or in...
  • Clothe Yourself in Selfless Love and Humbly Bow Before the Lord
    Monday, July 4th, 2011
    Humility is the resounding theme of this weeks lesson. So, what is humility? Various definitions I found included freedom from pride* and arrogance; modesty, lowliness of mind; submissiveness, meekness. It seems to me that as we are truly humble, we give all glory to God! We take on the role of servant rather than...
  • Find your Freedom in 7 Power-packed Synonyms!
    Sunday, June 26th, 2011
    O, magnify the Lord with me... It is believed that David wrote these words after realizing the folly of trusting in his own plan rather than in Gods. At the time, he was on the run, yet he calls for all his compatriots to meet together in one affection to exalt the name of God. Albert Barnes writes, The word "magnify...
  • Boldly challenge evil with Christian Science and be free!
    Monday, June 20th, 2011
    This week we are going to talk about biblical prophecy. Biblical prophecy is often associated with Apocalypse, Armageddon, revelation, end times, etc. When people hear these topics, they think that it means that the world is heading for a violent end. However, the popular notion that biblical prophecy is about...
  • Discover Atomic action is Mind, not matter.MBE
    Monday, June 13th, 2011
    This weeks Bible Lesson begins by asking us a question: Is the universe, including man, evolved by atomic force? No, it isnt. Not if you think atomic force is a force of matter. But if you have begun to realize that atomic force is spiritual, well then, yes, Mind, Atomic Force, does evolve the universe. And this Bible...
  • You are safe with God -- no matter what!
    Sunday, June 5th, 2011
    Among the definitions of preserve in my dictionary are: maintain something in its original state and keep safe from harm or injury. It occurs to me that the only guarantee to safety is to understand that we have never fallen from our original state as Gods image -- perfect Principle and idea, coexistent and...
  • Live and Pray in the Kingdom of Heaven
    Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
    Our world view colors everything we think and do. What people do depends on what they believe. Someone who understands God to be the only Cause and Creator simply approaches the world in a different way than one who does not. Sometimes, even though we generally accept God as Creator, we forget and need reminders...
  • Rise out of a rut, shake off the lies & stomp 'em down!
    Monday, May 23rd, 2011
    There is no room for indecision in this weeks Bible Lesson. Probably, not many readers of this weekly metaphysical sharing are too concerned with necromancy (a form of divination which is used to conjure the spirits of the dead in order to gain knowledge about the future from www.occultresearch.org) - but how often do...
  • Overcome body worship to express Soul!
    Monday, May 16th, 2011
    This week's Christian Science Bible Lesson is here to free you from all mortal limitations regarding identity. To set you free from what I think of as the Jell-O Molds of matter, to the boundless identity of reflecting an infinite, unbounded Soul, God. As we discover a God, Soul that is never bound up or worshiped...
  • Become a new person continually renewed in knowledge!
    Monday, May 9th, 2011
    What do you think of when you hear mortals and immortals? The Twilight book and movies? There is more to it than mortals can die and immortals cannot. In Christian Science, mortals are the counterfeit of Gods spiritual children. A counterfeit cannot be made into the authentic. No, thats impossible. You have to...
  • Awake... Be Whole, Upright, Satisfied!
    Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    The Golden Text took on new meaning when I read this from the New Living Translation: I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. ...When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied. The Message paraphrases the second part as ... Ill see your full stature and live heaven on earth. To me, our...
  • Dude, you are [left behind and] doomed . . . NOT!
    Monday, April 25th, 2011
    Are you a CSI: Las Vegas, Miami, or NY fan? Do you like court TV? Do you enjoy a good John Grisham novel i.e. The Pelican Brief, The Firm? Have you seen The A Team TV show or the movie? Well, if you answered yes, this lesson is for you! If you said no, keep reading; God is still communicating. In this lesson we find...
  • Have a supremely happy Easter week! "He is Risen!"
    Monday, April 18th, 2011
    This lesson about probation after death used to quietly frighten me. It seemed like a pretty hefty subject, and both probation and death sounded pretty scary. Well, this lesson is a perfect way to handle those fears well be discovering how everything is for the glory of God, ever-present good. God, deathless Life...
  • Rejoice in at-one-ment from Gods perspective!
    Monday, April 11th, 2011
    In this Bible lesson, we learn more about our oneness with God. The word doctrine means teaching. And, atonement means in harmony, in agreement with. So this lesson is about unity as a concept, but also as a natural way of life. We will learn more about our true selves, which are always at one with God. Its that true...
  • Never accept the bald impositions of sin, disease, and death! God is all!
    Monday, April 4th, 2011
    This week's lesson is very straightforward, and continues the theme of the last two lessons on Reality and Unreality. God and Gods creation is all. God didn't -- and couldn't -- create sin, disease, or death, because they are so unlike Him. Rather, God delivers us from this triad of errors. We are given three examples...
  • Live Fearlessly and See through Unreality
    Sunday, March 27th, 2011
    What are you afraid of? Why are you afraid of it? Is your fear legitimate? At CedarS Camps when preparing for the high ropes course, we explain to the campers the difference between a perceived danger and an actual danger. On the ropes course, precautions are taken to ensure that Christian Science everyone is...
  • Discover deeper, clearer views of what is real!
    Monday, March 21st, 2011
    Are you ready for a week of discovering deeper, clearer views of what is real? Especially if those views include things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, harmonious, healthy and of good report? (B-3) We gain these views of reality as we see through the eyes of the Christ--cherishing all human...
  • Stop evaluating yourself or others as matter!
    Monday, March 14th, 2011
    Jesus came to show us the Father. Our Father-Mother does not live in matter and neither do we. Everything we truly are, we are as the reflections of Spirit. Yet Jesus came to let us know that we can triumph over life and death in matter.
  • Seek what is substantial -- what really matters!
    Monday, March 7th, 2011
    What really matters in life? What is it were focused most on? Money? Grades? Health? Looks? Winning? Satisfying appetite? Escaping and having fun? - or - Giving? Blessing? Expressing talents? Witnessing? Fulfilling potential? Sharing companionship? Obviously, each of these lists is limited -- with lots of...
  • Discover Yourself through the Seven Synonyms for God
    Monday, February 28th, 2011
    When considered from a human standpoint, man certainly seems insignificant compared to the vastness of creation. In the Responsive Reading, the psalmist had no idea that earth was just a tiny planet in the corner of a galaxy that was only one of an untold number in the universe. But, he still wondered how marvelous it...
  • Unwrap & Use the Gift of Grace: the life and love of Christ Jesus
    Monday, February 21st, 2011
    As we dig into our Bible Lesson this week, let's start with a full sense that God's infinite, all-encompassing favor and love is poured forth on all of us impartially and universally. And the evidence of our Fathers love is the priceless gift of His only begotten son, Christ Jesus. So clearly Christ Jesus was loved...
  • Happy Valentines Day! Accept the best gift of Love: the Mind of Christ!
    Monday, February 14th, 2011
    Divine Mind is the only Mind, so Mind is the only Mind we can have. Let this be our starting point [on Valentine Day] for all our efforts this week [to find the Ultimate Companion with no expiration date, my best, my ever Friend. Anchor and glory in Thy name. Hymn 224]. It is Mind that is praying, declaring...
  • Let Soul Sing You through a Rocky Day!
    Monday, February 7th, 2011
    God, Soul really has done amazing things! I recently had another proof of God care when my car died while I was in the left lane of a six-lane highway. ... . I really felt like one of those boulders in the middle of a white water river, traffic streaming on either side of me. But I literally only had to wait one...
  • Find Inspiration in the One Spirit
    Sunday, January 30th, 2011
    Have you ever had a brilliant idea that seemed to come out of nowhere? Or have you ever been so connected to what you were doing in a job, sport, performance, or prayer that you felt you lost track of yourself, and you were almost an observer rather than a participant? Thats what its like to be inspired.
  • Treasure this pre-Valentine "Love letter" to you!
    Monday, January 24th, 2011
    You are so deeply loved! [In lifes Love story the angels of your higher self are always actively pursuing you , even if you run from them, because Love exists to be totally connect with the real you and to have you respond back and live happily ever after as Love reflected in love (S&H 17:7). Be open every hour to...
  • Find de-light and endurance in Truth!
    Monday, January 17th, 2011
    This weeks Bible Lesson repeatedly reminds us to remember the everlasting works of God. We are told that these works endure forever, that they are wondrous and glorious, and that these works are Truth. (See this weeks Responsive Reading.) There is another aspect of Gods works that we also will discover in this...
  • Bring New Life to your New Year! [Revised Section 2 & 3]
    Monday, January 10th, 2011
    It is that time of year where we are writing thank-you notes for gifts we recently received. God gives us health, joy, companionship. The gift of life is priceless. No matter what your situation is, gratitude for what you have truly gives you a lift. That may sound simplistic, but it is true. Gratitude for what you...
  • Celebrate Sacrament-- spiritualized & lived!
    Monday, January 3rd, 2011
    Most of us have an idea of what Sacrament means, but I thought it might be helpful to give a quick dictionary definition for those less familiar with the specifics. One definition in Webster's Dictionary is: A formal religious act that is sacred as a sign or symbol of a spiritual reality; esp. one believed to have...

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