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He's got the whole world in His hand, including you, me and Christian Science!

Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany
Posted Monday, June 21st, 2010

He's got the whole world in His hand, including you, me and Christian Science!
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson for June 21-27, 2010-"Christian Science"
Prepared by Rick Stewart, C.S.   Dresden, Germany

[Editor's Note: The following application ideas for this week, and the Possible Sunday School Topics that follow, are offered primarily to help CEDARS campers and staff (as well as friends) see and demonstrate the great value of daily study and application of the Christian Science Bible lessons year-round, not just at camp! You can sign up to have them emailed to you free -- in English by Monday each week, or by each Wednesday you can get a FREE TRANSLATION in French thanks to Pascal, in Spanish thanks to Ana or in German thanks to Helga. YOU CAN SIGN UP at www.cedarscamps.org/newsletters]

Dear Campers, Staff, Families, and Supporters,
Welcome to Cedars!
The same thing that has brought you and me to be a part of the CedarS adventure this year is what inspired Camp Founder, Ruth Huff, to begin this camp.  It is the Love of God, inspiring, leading, protecting, and keeping us and all that we do "in His hand."
 
And that is the beautiful promise we find in the Golden Text from this week's Bible Lesson on Christian Science: Eccl. 9:1 ...."All this I considered in my heart even to declare all this that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God."
 
Isn't it cool to remember that the same thing that kept the works of Christ Jesus in God's hand also keeps you and all that you do in God's hand.  Being kept means being taken care of, protected, cherished, preserved.  And you will find that throughout the Bible the "hand of God," has great significance.  The right hand of a ruler was always viewed as a place of great authority, so when we read about the "right hand of God," we know it references all the power of God.  The "hand of God" is often in reference to the actions of God, and this hand of God is related to the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, or divine Science.  So to know that our lives and our actions are held tight in the divine Science of Being.  As Mrs. Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings:
 
"Christian Science refutes everything that is not a postulate of the divine Principle, God.  It is the soul of divine philosophy, and there is no other philosophy.  It is not a search after wisdom, it is wisdom:  it is God's right hand grasping the universe, - all time, space, immortality, thought, extension, cause, and effect; constituting and governing all identity, individuality, law, and power."  (364:10)
 
Throughout this week's Bible Lesson we can think of all the references to God's law and power as examples of what we know as Christian Science as revealed to earlier prophets.
 
And the theme for all our great times at CedarS this summer, "Leaning with meaning" is based on the first words that the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote in our Christian Science textbook, "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings." Preface, page vii.
 
Isn't it great to remember that the same thing that has brought you and  me to CedarS is exactly what brought the Camp Founder, Ruth Huff  to this wonderful and adventurous idea.  As a little girl Ruth received a promise, she was inspired with the idea of founding a camp.  And this camp is not only a place for spiritual discovery and practice of Christian Science, but a place to have fun.  I love to hear the statement, "If you are not having fun demonstrating Christian Science, then you are not doing it right."
 
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "We always know where to look for the real Scientist and always find him there.  I agree with the Rev. Dr. Talmadge, that "there are wit, humor, and enduring vivacity among God's people." Miscellaneous Writings, page 117
 
So let's have fun with the Bible Lesson this week, let's have fun with camp, and let's have fun with our theme for this summer, "Leaning with meaning."  And as we study the lesson let's be reminded that we are always, always "in God's hand."
 
Responsive Reading: Psalm 19 introduces us to the poetry, beauty, and power of God.  Whether read in English or in Hebrew, Psalm 19 is known for its beautiful poetry and contains a very powerful message. The writer C.S. Lewis (Author of Chronicles of Narnia and many other works) said concerning Psalm 19, "I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world."
 
This Psalm also makes use of two names, concepts, or expressions of the nature of the Almighty.  The first section of the Psalm uses the word, "God" for the Almighty and tells of the "heavens declaring God's glory."  The second section refers to "the Lord" and references the Hebrew "Torah," or "law."  In reading this Psalm as our Responsive Reading and introduction to the Bible Lesson I found myself thinking of the absolute, universal "Science" of the universe that is not known through human language, but through the silent to the senses, voice of God.  And the second section as this voice of God, brought to humanity through law and statutes and as applied to the human condition.  As in the terms, Divine Science, the universal, eternal "laws of Life, Truth, and Love," and Christian Science, the Science of Being as it relates to humanity.
 
Section 1: Solomon's asks for wisdom, not riches, and get's both.
Citation B-2:  I do not think of myself as a great dream interpreter.  But I have found about my dreams, that so often they grow out of something that I have just experienced, or something that I have been thinking a lot about.  So I find it interesting to think of Solomon communicating with God in his dream as perhaps a result of what he had been thinking about when he was awake.  He had been trying to figure out how he could do a good job as King when he considered himself just like a kid.  His answer came that it was the "wisdom" of God that would allow him to rule as a good king.  And that wisdom was what Solomon was famous for, see I Kings 3.
 
B- 3 Solomon later wrote in the book of Proverbs, "wisdom is the principle (main) thing, therefore get wisdom."
 
S- 1,2,3,4   These citations tell us how we can also find the source of wisdom.
 
S-2 Mrs. Eddy tells of her "discovery" of the Christ Science or "divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love."   As Noah, Johann, and I prepare to fly to America and to CedarS, the boys have been thinking about discoveries they made last year.  Johann asked me about one of those discoveries. "Papa, can we go to "that restaurant."  Well, I knew the one he meant.  Last year at the invitation of friends we went to a restaurant that was a steak house chain and transformed itself into a incredible buffet restaurant.  It was a discovery of a restaurant that is like nothing we have in Germany.  We do not own the restaurant, we did not create or invent it, but when we discovered it, we sure enjoyed its contents.  Mrs. Eddy did not invent, create, or dream up, Christian Science.  But she discovered it, shared its yummies with others, and millions have been enjoying its delicious and helpful truths for 150 years.  Let's step up to the buffet in this week's lesson; it will "feed the famished affections" as does all the "grub" at CedarS.  (S&H 17:5) Speaking about "food" at CedarS, be sure and ask Warren or Mrs. Huff about the story of finding CedarS' first cook!
 
Section 2: Divine Science, "God's hand" and "mighty arm."
The laws of God and His government of the universe is the Science we love to learn about.  It is through learning of these laws and living them in daily life, that we understand more of this Science.  But it is not necessarily up to us; God leads us, and gives us opportunities to see this "hand" in action. 
 
B-9  "Practice not profession..."  A topic that often comes up in our family is about "profession."  This word here does not refer to someone's job, but rather to one's profession of faith.  You know, are you a Baptist, a Methodist, a Presbyterian, a Catholic, a Jew, a Protestant, a Christian Scientist?  In Germany it is usually more simple since there are two state religions, Catholic or Evangelisch (Lutheran.)  Other churches do exist here, but officially these churches are the two biggies.  My kids from Susanne's side are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren of Evangelische pastors and choir directors.  On my side they are kids, grand-kids, and great-great grandsons and daughters of Christian Science practitioners and Christian Church and Scottish Presbyterians.  And Noah is going to a Catholic high school.  So the other day at the table Johann asked, What am I?  Am I Evangelische, Catholic or what?  I said, "Well, kind of "what." 
 
But then that evening we got our answer through "practice!"  Johann was using some "kuntstoff kleber", we used to call it "airplane glue," it is that stinky stuff you build models with.  Well, evidently he was squeezing the bottle trying to get some out, but there was a blockage.  Suddenly the glue squirted out of the bottle onto Johann's hair, on the blanket, and what seemed the great challenge, into his eyes.  I put him in the bathtub to wash the glue out if possible. As the water ran we were searching what to do.  It seemed clear that we needed to flush out the glue, and at the same time I was praying to flush out the fear.  Susanne read the back of the bottle for instructions.  And then she remembered an emergency room specializing in kids and eye situations.  We agreed she would drive him there immediately.  He was no longer in any pain, the burning had stopped and we were returning to a calmer atmosphere. 
 
While Susanne and Johann were gone, Noah, took Science and Health and began to read out loud, in German and English. We also read several Psalms from the Bible.  As he read I prayed and listened.  He then opened the hymn book and found a super hymn full of comfort and power.  We called a Christian Science practitioner to support our prayers.
 
Johann was in comfort from the first.  The examination confirmed that all was well.  And although I thought we would be cutting Johann's hair in the morning, Susanne found that once the glue was dry she could just comb the glue out. 
 
The "hand of the Lord," the Science of the Christ ruled the day, and declared harmony where accident claimed to rule.
 
Who we are and were was demonstrated by "practice" not "profession."  As Paul writes, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28
 
Section 3: Search the scriptures, biblical basis of  Christian Science
 The Discoverer of Christian Science writes in the Tenets of Christian Science (main points) "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." S&H page 497
 
This section makes clear the great importance of the Scriptures, the Holy Bible, to Christian Science and to Christian Scientists.
 
While at CedarS this summer we can all enjoy and learn from the new Bible Lands Park project.  We can let the stories of the Bible Lands come to life as we explore this wonderful new addition to CedarS.  Like Daniel below we will all be "by the river."
 
B-10 Daniel is by the river, Hiddekel (see S-11 "Hiddekel (river) Divine Science understood and acknowledged.")  He is touched by a "hand" (the Holy Spirit, Divine Science) that puts him on his knees and the palms of his hands.  And then he receives wonderful assurances to not be afraid, that his words were heard from the first day he set his heart to understand God, and he is told that he should look to the scriptures.
 
B- 11, 12 These citations encourage to look to the Scriptures (the Bible) for understanding.
 
S - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14   Here we learn of Mrs. Eddy's looking to the Scriptures to understand her discovery and the result was demonstration, healing and understanding. 
 
S-14 The Biblical basis of Christian Science and its demonstration is made clear.
 
Section 4: The Word of God expressed in creation
If we agree to trust the Scriptures then there comes a moment of truth when we must decide, "do I accept that God made all that was made, and that it must express the nature of the Creator?"
 
B-14 "O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all"
B-15   "All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made."
S-19   "When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation...."
 
In camp and wherever you are, we choose to acknowledge God's creation and His harmonious control of that creation.  All creation is in God's hand.  All creation has a harmonious and useful function.  There are and can be no conflicts between ideas that have been created by the same Mind.  "All of God's creatures moving in the harmony of Science are harmless, useful, and indestructible."  S&H 514:28
 
All elements, all ideas in God's creation are held "in His hand."  There is nothing to fear when God governs all harmoniously.
 
Section 5: God saw that it was good, very good, just take a look.
B-16 "God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good."
B-17  "for he is good."
B-18  "Good and upright is the Lord."
B-19  "no good thing will he uphold from them that walk uprightly"
B-20  "all things work together for good"
S_20  "Everything good or worthy, God made."
S-21   "all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good."
S-22   "no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent..."
S-23   "the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil."
S-24   "that good can never produce evil..."
S-25   "All that is made is the work of God, and all is good."
 
Every mom and dad understands the powerful tool of turning a little one away from the suggestive picture of an injury.  Sometimes there are no tears, suddenly the blood appears, and the flood comes, "I'm bleeding."  But we don't just have to rely on age-old techniques like "counter-irritants," distracting thought, etc.  We can actually turn to the ever-presence of divine Goodness.
 
Years ago I was in Arequipa, Peru.  I was on lecture tour, and almost always living with families.  I ate everything that was set before me with gratitude.  But one day my body was trying to say I had made a mistake.  I had eaten something that left me with excruciating pain.  And the temptation was to believe reports about being careful of what one eats in other parts of the world.
 
But I knew I had been about doing good.  I knew I was surrounded by good in the home of my hosts.  How could I believe in the power of "bad," bad food, bad hygiene, bad environmental conditions, etc.  So I chose to believe in Good and not bad.  And the result was a healing I have never forgotten.  One moment I appeared in excruciating pain, in the presence of disease, and the next moment I was perfectly fine.
 
It did not end there.  A few months later I was on a panel discussion lecture with two ministers from other denominations.  In the midst of the lecture, the Baptist minister declared firmly, "You know I think we spend way too much time with the second chapter of Genesis.  It is almost like we forget that there is a Genesis 1 where God saw all that He had made and it was very good."
 
I wish you could have seen the expressions on the faces of the Christian Scientists in the audience.  It was like they couldn't believe what they were hearing direct from the mouth of a Baptist preacher.  (Let's not forget we read the same Bible!)
 
After the lecture I had a good talk with that minister.  He was very interested in hearing that I had been one year in South America on a lecture tour.  He told me he had been in South America for eight days on a mission, returned home, and for eight months had been suffering from acute intestinal problems.  I told him about my healing, referred to what he had declared about First Genesis, and affirmed that I knew he could expect immediate healing.  And I trust that the Good he knew and understood did bring that healing.
 
Section 6: We are in the "hand" of God's thoughts, God's Mind, just like Christ Jesus
The wonderful conclusion to this week's lesson bring us right into the loving thoughts, the Mind of God.   Living in the "hand of God," becomes even more practical and protective as we realize we live in Mind's atmosphere, Mind's love, Mind's creation.
 
B-21  God's wonderful thoughts toward us and His law within our heart.
B-22  Let this Mind be in you
B-23 Healing of the blind and dumb so that he spake and saw....what was this evidence of, "the kingdom of God is come unto you."
B-24 "all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works are in the hand of God:  (The Golden Text revisited !!)
 
S-26  "All is under the control of the one Mind."
 
Years ago my brother, Scott, had been taken to a hospital following an automobile accident.  He was in the intensive care unit.  My family gathered--his wife, my mom and dad, and myself.  We had not yet seen Scott, but we were all praying.  I called my Christian Science teacher to back up our work.  First my sister-in-law Suzanne was allowed to go in to visit Scott.  And little while later I was allowed in.  Now I was really praying and knowing that all our prayers would be effective in helping Scott.  As I walked into the ICU a nurse passed me and gruffly said, "Well, he won't even know you are there.  He is just mumbling incoherently."  Her comment did not help much and especially when I got to Scott's bedside and saw that she may have been right.  He was mumbling, but as I got close to his bed I discovered that his "mumbling" could hardly be called, incoherent.  Scott was repeating the Scientific Statement of Being.
 
In that moment I knew, I knew that it is not just us "trying" to be conscious of God.  God is conscious of us, or more correctly God is our consciousness.  We let that Mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus.  We are the individual, unique, protected, and cherished idea of God.  We are, as this week's Bible Lesson shows, "in God's hand."  When I came out of the ICU I called my teacher and asked is she could specifically work for Scott also.  I told her of his declarations.  She immediately agreed to pray for Scott.  And five days later Scott walked out of the hospital.  He walked out without having to go through the life-threatening brain surgery that had been planned.  And some months later he went through Christian Science class instruction with my teacher. 
 
Is Christian Science still healing?  Well of course it is. It is the very law of Life, Truth and Love.  It is God's right hand grasping the universe.  And as our Golden Text tells us, "....all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works are in the hand of God."


PSST - Be God's "man greatly beloved, fear not" (B10)
Possible Sunday School Topics
for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on "Christian Science"
for study during the week of June 24-30, 2010
by Steve Henn, St. Louis, MO

Preface:
If you're looking for a wonderful way to prepare for this week's Sunday School class, consider familiarizing yourself with the life of Mary Baker Eddy. Her auto-biography (Retrospection and Introspection) can be found in Prose Works and is a reasonable length for reading in a week. Aside from that there is a large collection of biographies which paint a rich context of the history and development of Christian Science in the modern era.
It also might be worth your while to look at passages Mrs. Eddy turned to when discovering Christian Science after her fall on an ice-covered street. This experience Mrs. Eddy calls "the falling apple" (Retrospection and Introspection, 24) "that led [her] to the discovery" of Christian Science. The first passage that led to her healing was from the third chapter of Mark where Jesus healed the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath day. A second occurrence of Jesus' healing work that helped complete her healing was in Matthew 9 where Jesus spoke the words "Arise and walk" to a palsied man who was confined to his bed. (The complete account of Mrs. Eddy's healing can be found in Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer by Fettweis & Warneck, The Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston, MA, 2009.)
This week's lesson focuses on the origins and true foundation of Christian Science. What better way to prepare for a Sunday School class on this subject than to develop further context on this subject?
 
Golden Text: Is Christian Science really true? How confident are your students in the ideas expressed in Christian Science? They'd need to be pretty confident to state this verse honestly. If they are questioning their confidence in the proof of Christian Science, the purpose of this lesson and your Sunday School class will help them develop that confidence.
 
Responsive Reading: Christian Science is a God-centered religion. This responsive reading describes many attributes of God, and therefore attributes that should be at the heart of Christian Science. Explore with your students the attributes and qualities presented here. How do they connect to your practice of Christian Science and theirs?   Are there any that don't appear to connect with Christian Science as practiced today; how can you reconcile those?
 
Section 1: What do your students most desire (you may not know, so ask them in class)? Does it even occur to them to desire wisdom? Citations B2, B3, SH4 state clearly how important wisdom is. But how to get it? Explore these passages as well as citation SH3 with them. Does wisdom have anything to do with their lives (perhaps even outside of academics)? How? Consider reading outside the lines in B2 and see what else God gave Solomon besides wisdom. And for further exploration, point out Proverbs chapters 2 and 3 to them. These chapters thoroughly illustrate the importance and value of wisdom.
 
 Section 2: What do your students value most? Do they see how precious the law of God is? Why do all the Bible verses in this section speak so highly of God and His law? How does God's law apply to their experiences with friends, family, school, jobs? Look at citation SH8 for a pretty exciting proposition. What would life be like if it was "not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity"? (SH8) What are the limits we experience in our daily lives? How can knowing and following God's law help us to break past these barriers? But how do we know what is God's law, how do we learn more about it so we can follow it better? Look at citation SH9 for qualities necessary for this journey.
 
Section 3: Do your students ever complain of not "getting" Christian Science? Do they ever want to more clearly understand what is going on here? 
How well do your students know the Bible? How important to them is their connection to/knowledge of it? This section clearly points out how important the Scriptures are to Christian Science (SH10, 12, 13 and 14). If you look a bit beyond SH13 to the following page in Science and Health (110:13), you will find that the Bible was Mrs. Eddy's "only textbook" during her discovery of Christian Science. Citation B9 says it straight out (and John goes on to say even more outside the markings of B9). Citation B10 talks of Daniel and his foundation of understanding (being the Scriptures). What did Daniel do, why is he a worthy example for your students? (Lion's den, rise from obscurity to advisor to the king)
Notice how much time and effort Mrs. Eddy put into her search of the Bible (SH 13). If we wish to approach her powerful healing work, can we consider a similar dedication to learning from the Scriptures?
 
Section 4: "All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made" (KJV John 1:3 - from B15). Three times we hear this phrase or a version of it (B15, SH15 and SH18). Citations B13, B14, SH16 and SH17 directly relate to this idea and expand upon it. Do we see a theme developing here? (a resounding YES! is appropriate) More than any section of the Christian Science Bible Lesson I have ever seen, this section focuses singularly on one sentence. Clearly the idea expressed in it is an important one.
Why is it so important to acknowledge God as the creator of all? Why does it matter so much to see that without God something cannot be made (in other words, things that appear to be but do not come from God really have no reality)? Take your students back to the RR and see the attributes of God presented there - then discuss on the basis of those attributes what can be real in our lives and what can we confidently dismiss as a lie?
This may even help in the age-old question "where does evil come from?" - can your students see the impossibility of evil/error from this standpoint?
Often students will ask questions about their lives that, however subtly, present error or evil as a creator or prominent force. A great question to pose to them with this section as a foundation is, "Where is God in this picture?" Help students see that a clear understanding of God's providence, good's omnipotence, Love's omnipresence, Mind's omniscience, Principle's all-government strips error of all its supposed power. Bring God, good, Life, Soul, Spirit, Truth to bear on your conversation and watch how the tenor of it changes. Where is God; is God good; where then is there space available for anything unlike good?
(A comforting passage is on p.210 of Miscellany - "What our Leader Says")
 
 Section 5: How good is God? Do your students really get how good God really is? Look at citations B17, 18, and 19 to explore what makes God so good. [Maybe sing new hymn #445.]
If God is good, and God is all...can matter/error/evil be real or actual (SH21)? Do we really get what we're saying here? Perhaps you could take a moment to sit on this question with your students. Really?  REALLY? There is always, only and forever good? God really is all; All in all?!? What are the implications of this idea on our daily lives, on this moment right now? If your students' hearts are not on fire, you may want to bring a torch and teach them what it feels like to be on fire (this is a joke, I do not really recommend bringing any flammable devices into class with you). Seriously, though, citations SH 23, 24 and 25 are exciting to consider.
But lest we get carried away, citation SH22 brings us back to earth. Is it really all that incredible to consider the actuality and allness of good? Help your students to see how natural good is.
Quick pause here - in a world filled with superlatives (Best-Ever! Amazing! Incredible! Phenomenal! Quickest! Strongest! Fastest!) it might be difficult to realize what is so great about being "good". Perhaps you could explore the definition of good even before coming to class this Sunday. You may want to consider a conversation with your students about what "good" includes - find out if they're interested in pursuing something that is good, or if they are enticed instead by something that has more wow-factor. You can help your students see that there is more to God's good than being a "goodie-two-shoes". You might consider starting your class with this idea before running off on a conversation about how good God is.
 
Section 6: Are your students confident in Christian Science? It is founded upon the healings and teachings of Jesus - citation B23 presents a solid example of both. Citation B21 refers to even more works - do your students know any works the Psalmist might be referring to here? (Old Testament "miracles") How do all these demonstrations of God's power support your students' confidence in Christian Science? 
Look in citations SH 27, 29 and 30 for a challenging of reliance on the corporeal senses for testimony of what is true - if we do, we may be disappointed. Look again at these citations and ask what other evidence do we have of reality?
Citation SH 28 speaks with authority - look around this citation at pp. 390-397. These pages are filled with similar passages. Point them out to your students as a great place to look for powerful declarations of man's ability. How can Mrs. Eddy be so definite in her writing? What gives her such confidence and authority? (research on her life and healing work will help greatly in this conversation)
 
As a bonus conversation citation B22 is worth a long look - especially in between the included citations (Phil 2: 3, 4). Mrs. Eddy in "The Way" (Mis. 355) lauds humility as "the genius of Christian Science" and continues on by saying "One can never go up, until one has gone down in his own esteem" (Mis 356). Verses 3 and 4 in Philippians chapter 2 present a similar case. Why is humility so important in the practice of Christian Science?

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[Camp Director's Note: This sharing is the latest in an ongoing, 10-year series of CedarS Bible Lesson "Mets" (Metaphysical application ideas) contributed weekly by a rotation of CedarS Resident Practitioners and occasionally by other metaphysicians. (To keep the flow of the practitioner's ideas intact and to allow for more selective printing "Possible Sunday School Topics" come in a subsequent email.) These weekly offerings are intended to encourage further study and application of ideas in the lesson and to invigorate Sunday School participation by students and by the budding teachers on our staff. Originally sent JUST to my Sunday School students and to campers, staff and CedarS families who wanted to continue at home and in their home Sunday Schools the same type of focused Lesson study, application and inspiration they had felt at camp, CedarS lesson "mets" are in no way meant to be definitive or conclusive or in any way a substitute for daily study of the lesson. The thoughts presented are the inspiration of the moment and are offered to give a bit more dimension and background as well as new angles (and angels) on the daily applicability of some of the ideas and passages being studied. The weekly Bible Lessons are copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society and are printed in the Christian Science Quarterly as available at Christian Science Reading Rooms or online at eBibleLesson.com or myBibleLesson.com. The citations referenced (i.e. B-1 and S-28) from this week's Bible Lesson in the "Met" (Metaphysical application ideas) are taken from the Bible (B-1 thru B-24) and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (S-1 thru S-30). The Bible and Science and Health are the ordained pastor of the Churches of Christ, Scientist. The Bible Lesson is the sermon read in Christian Science church services throughout the world.  The Lesson-Sermon speaks individually through the Christ to everyone, providing unique insights and tailor-made applications for each one.  We are glad you requested this metaphysical sharing and hope that you find some of the ideas helpful in your daily spiritual journey, in your deeper digging in the books and in closer bonding with your Comforter and Pastor.]
Enjoy! 
Warren Huff, Executive Director   director@cedarscamps.org    (636) 394-6162

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