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Worship your Father in Spirit and in Truth!

Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany
Posted Monday, February 2nd, 2015

[Worship your Father in Spiritand in Truth!]
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on

“Spirit”

for Sunday, February 8, 2015

by Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany,
+49 351 312 4736 rickstewartcs@aol.com

[Bracketed italics added by CedarS Director, Warren, who’s very grateful for good support already received with more needed. Now that enrollments and financial aid applications are rolling in daily, it is apparent that getting many to camp will depend on "Love's Provision" of campership assistance. Won't you be an angel who gives a life-altaring and life-altering experience at CedarS?]

As I began study of this week's Christian Science Bible Lesson I travelled in thought about 30 years back thinking of my beloved dog, Black Jack, and our next door neighbor, an alligator I called "Clapper." I was living in a log cabin on a ranch located about 20 miles from Ocala, Florida. About 100 meters from my front door was a small, shallow lake in the middle of a cow pasture. Several times as I ate dinner on my front porch I had heard the loud snap of the jaws of an alligator as he gobbled up some tasty morsel. This alligator was about five feet long (1.5 meters). I enjoyed having him as a neighbor and because of his loud-eating habits, I had started to call him, "Clapper." I knew he was no threat to me or any visitors when we swam or fished in the lake, but one day the thought occurred that Clapper was approaching a size that might make him a threat to Black Jack.

That day arrived sooner than I had imagined. As I ate dinner I heard Black Jack, barking or yelping frantically from the lake. I ran outside to see what the matter was. And there was Black Jack in the middle of the lake, barely able to keep his head above water. I ran as fast as I could from my cabin, to water’s edge, jumped in and began to swim as fast as I could to Black Jack's aid. I hoped I could get there in time to at least grab Clapper and keep Black above water. It was a terrifying picture, my fears were growing, and my prayers were fervent, Father, please help. As I began my run I pictured Clapper with Black Jack in his jaws, trying to pull him down and knew I would do anything to stop the tragedy. But as I got nearer what was really going on began to dawn on me.

Black Jack was not in Clappers grasp! Black Jack was a Gordon Setter. He was a born and bred bird dog. He was frantically paddling in the middle of the lake trying to catch the Purple Martins (a kind of swallow) that were flying down to drink from the lake's surface. He was not being pulled down; he was trying to swim up. In one second I went from a desperate attempt to rescue Black Jack to livid anger as I stood neck deep in the lake with all my clothes on. Oh how an interpretation or misinterpretation based on physical evidence can affect our peace of mind!

It can be so easy to draw false conclusions based on testimony from the five senses. Often this misinterpretation of events or evidence can cause heartbreaking results. Where can we look for help as we approach today's world? How about the Christian Science Bible Lesson.

In one sense you could say that this Bible Lesson comes just in the nick of time. Through the healing message of the Bible citations and explanations from Science and Health we are given insights that will help us all rise above reactions based on FEAR, False Evidence Appearing Real [or Forgetting Everything About Reality]. With the help of this lesson we will engage with our world in understanding, discernment, and healing. We will rise above hate, misjudgment, and prejudicial views and with the help of the Christ, learn how to better worship God in spirit and truth. And with that we will be healthier, happier, and more in harmony with our world and our neighbors. And our study and prayers with the lesson can free the world of much hate, prejudice, bitterness and pain.

It all begins with the Golden Text and Responsive Reading.

At CedarS Camps when we are studying the Bible Lesson together or sharing a Met before an activity, we sometimes talk about finding our "golden nugget." A camper might look for their own favorite idea or main theme, for their "golden nugget." You could say that the Golden Text and Responsive Reading this week are our golden nuggets.

Golden Text: John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Responsive Reading: John 4: 7, 9, 13-15, 20, 21, 23
As you can see both come from the same chapter in the Bible, John 4. This chapter tells of a meeting between Jesus, a Jew, and a woman, a Samaritan. The conversation takes place at a well that is associated by Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims with the Patriarch Jacob. It is located about 30 miles north of Jerusalem in what we nowadays call the "West Bank." It is near Nablus, a city in the Palestinian territories. Since 1967 this area has been occupied by Israel.

In Jesus day this area was also one of conflict between the Jews and local residents, the Samaritans. As the Bible puts it, John 4:9, “the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans." The Common English Bible renders this, "Jews and Samaritans didn't associate with each other." To put it more simply there were hundreds of years of bitterness and hatred between these two groups. But that did not stop the Master from reaching out to teach and heal. For him there was no division, no "no-go" zone.

For more information go to the following links or read the attached P.S. #1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Well

https://bible.org/illustration/hatred-between-jews-and-samaritans

[P.S. #2 sends you to a link to download Cobbey Crisler's insights on Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well.]

The conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is really significant because it relates to how and where we are to worship God. Although there may have been historic cause for prejudice between the two, Jesus and the woman engaged in a thoughtful discussion. Jesus enters into a conversation about true worship. He lifts thought above the water from the well to a kind of water that is "springing up into everlasting life." Going beyond traditions and certain religious locations, Jesus shares the importance of worshipping God with understanding, worshipping the Father, "in spirit and in truth." John 4:23, "...the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."

This promise for true worship of the Father begins with Section One.

Section 1: God, Spirit alone creates.
Any progress we make towards true worship begins with an acknowledgement of God's relationship to creation. This section establishes that everything in God's universe expresses Him. Bible marker B-4 is from Isaiah 45:18. A version from the "New Living Translation," says, "For the Lord is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. "I am the Lord," he says, "and there is no other."

Our opening citations from Science and Health state: "God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good." (S1, 339:8-9) and "Everything in God's universe expresses Him. … He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual." (S2, 331:16, 22)

Let's live this fact. Let's look for the evidence of how everything in our lives expresses God.

Sometimes we look at the world and think there are places or governments or lack of governments that create a kind of waste land or frontier where God is not present. That false belief was shattered as I listened to a testimony from fellow church member, Friedmar Kroehnert. Last week Friedmar told of a family trip to visit relatives. It was during East German times. Friedmar, his wife, and two young daughters were travelling between Dresden and Potsdam. About 70 kilometers from Dresden his new car, a Trabant, broke down with a major engine problem. As he rolled to a stop at the side of the highway and another car immediately pulled in behind him. Friedmar grew up as a practicing Christian Scientist, even though the public practice of Christian Science was not allowed by the government. So Friedmar was praying. He asked the driver of the car behind him if he could take a look at the engine. The man asked Friedmar to start the car and as soon as he heard the sound he told Friedmar to turn it off. The man was travelling to Potsdam also and immediately offered to tow Friedmar's car the remaining 150 kilometers of the trip. Friedmar's family rode comfortably in the man's car and Friedmar steered his own car. The man delivered them right to their destination and then took Friedmar and his car to his own garage for the necessary repairs. Such grace, such Love, such evidence of good's activity. And for me a ringing example that no regime or lack of a regime can deny God's all presence.

As citation S6 states, "The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, -- Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, -- contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual." (109:32)

Section 2: "he that built all things is God" (B5, Hebrews 3:4)
God has built a spiritual creation, including you and me.

Paul wrote to the Corinthians in citation B-7, “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." (Corinthians 5:1, 5)

Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Sometime we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has created men and women in Science. We ought to weary of the fleeting and false and to cherish nothing which hinders our highest selfhood." (S7, 68:4)

Often times it is when we are forced to look deeper into Spirit that we discover these facts as stated above. That is what is sometimes called a demonstration in Christian Science. When in deep prayer we are forced to search and discover something of "the building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

When my brother Scott, was quite small we had a kind of washing machine known as a wringer washer. Above the washing tub were two rollers where the clothes were run through to squeeze out the water. Scott got his arm caught in these rollers and the injury seemed severe.

As mom reached him she immediately thought of a statement from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, ”The time approaches when mortal mind will forsake its corporeal, structural, and material basis, when immortal Mind and its formations will be apprehended in Science, and material beliefs will not interfere with spiritual facts. Man is indestructible and eternal. Sometime it will be learned that mortal mind constructs the mortal body with this mind’s own mortal materials. In Science, no breakage nor dislocation can really occur." (402:8-16)

With that statement there was a loud pop and Scott's arm was fine and he stopped crying. There was never any problem after that.

Section 3: "Sinner it calls you, -- "Come to this fountain,"
As Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, he promised "whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:14) Jesus shared this with a woman who had had five husbands and was living with another man at the time.

Water is such a purifier! Jesus illustrates that that water which purifies and refreshes eternally is not just a special form of H2O, but rather the Water of Life, the Holy Spirit removing all forms of inharmony, including sin. In Luke 5:17-20 (B10), we read of Jesus healing a man "taken with a palsy." (This would have been some form of paralysis.) Men brought him in a bed and could not find a way to get him to Jesus, so they opened up the roof and lowered him down. We are told, "And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee." Although some of the local authorities objected to Jesus declaring that the man's sins were forgiven, Jesus did not let that deter him. He set the man free physically and mentally.

As Jesus illustrated, physical healing is sometimes a release from a sinful state of thought. As citation S16 explains, "The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship." (316:3-7)

What a joy! What a hope! Just because we all at times struggle with some one of the myriad forms of sin that confront humanity, we can be washed white as snow. The Christ, the activity of the Holy Ghost, is far better than the best laundry soap ever manufactured. As I have at times struggled to rise above some claim of sin, what a help it was to know that the sin was in fact no part of me. Never a part of my real identity as a child of God.

One day when I was a small boy several of us were playing in the swampy edge of a nearby pond. At one point I fell into a thick, gooey, bunch of mud. I was covered in mud, from head to toe, completely unrecognizable. My brother Scott walked me home as I cried away. When we got home there was my Dad working in the front yard.

A few minutes work with the garden hose and he had me looking and feeling like myself again. Thank goodness for my dad's faith that somewhere under all that mud was his youngest son!

How wonderful that our heavenly Father has this everlasting spring of water just waiting to wash us all. In her Communion Hymn (#298, 454), Mary Baker Eddy writes,
"Sinner, it calls you, — "Come to this fountain,
Cleanse the foul senses within;
'Tis the Spirit that makes pure,
That exalts thee, and will cure
All thy sorrow and sickness and sin."

Section 4: Spirit, God casts out so-called evil spirits.
"What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out." B15, Luke 4: 36. Can we be like Jesus and help those whom others are ready to reject?

Looking back to growing up with my mom in the healing practice of Christian Science, I don't think there are any cases that touched me more than those who struggled to be at peace mentally. I immediately think of three cases where our home was opened to shelter someone while they were being healed. There were times when the outbursts were angry and times when they were comical. But I remember my dad being supportive and helping when there was a need for physical support. And I remember with great awe when these dear individuals returned to their homes. And only because of Christian Science did they have a home to go to.

As in citation B15, the evil of disease can seem to roar, "Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us?" (Luke 4:34) Well, now that you ask, yes! But with Jesus method and practice it was always the evil, the sin that was targeted. Sin or evil has no more legitimate hold on God's child than the mud had on me. Through Jesus' ministry the individual afflicted or troubled with the problem was always redeemed and restored.

The following citation encourages us, "Maintain the facts of Christian Science, -- that Spirit is God, and therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed matter cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting through spiritual law. Then hold your ground with the unshaken understanding of Truth and Love, and you will win." (S22, 417:10-16)

Section 5: "Come from far, the Spirit is thar."
How much do you want to understand God? In Acts 8 we read of a man journeying from Ethiopia "and had come to Jerusalem for to worship." (B18) Ethiopia is 1,593 miles from Jerusalem! And you say you are having a hard time getting to church? How thirsty are you for the Spirit, the water of life everlasting?

While lecturing in South America I remember talking to individuals who had travelled 18 hours on a bus just to attend the lecture. The atmosphere that is created by such a thirst for the Spirit of the Word is an absolute joy. I can assure you it results in a lecturer who is really praying to deliver the Good News with power. But we do have to discover who the real "Deliverer" is!

While in preparation for my first year as a Christian Science lecturer I had been given incredible support through the Speech and Editorial Services department of The Mother Church, headed up by Dennis Glover. A group of prospective lecturers had trained together learning from the speech experts and from one another. It was inspiring and lots of fun. One of those lecturers who was returning to the lecture field was Gordon Clarke. Gordon was a master of delivery and such an inspiration. We became great friends. But when it came time for each of us to give a practice lecture in the original Mother Church, I was somewhat intimidated when Gordon's lecture was just the day before mine. It was difficult for me not to make comparisons and I was ready to pack my bags for home. Well, I prayed and I also called my mom. We talked briefly. The next morning as I was heading out the door for my lecture, I received a phone call. The caller simply said, "Strongest deliverer." It was my mom with a simple reminder from Mary Baker Eddy's Communion Hymn, "Strongest deliverer." I got it. I knew who the one and only "Deliverer" was. I have always tried to remember that fact.

We can remember that as we prepare for school assignments, tests, work interviews, reading in church, all kinds of presentations. We are there to express the wonderful inspiration that comes from God, Spirit.

Citation S23 states, "Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear." (506:18)

Here is that last verse from our Leader's Communion Hymn (#298, 454):
"Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless, Life of all being divine: Thou the Christ, and not the creed; Thou the Truth in thought and deed; Thou the water, the bread, and the wine." Mary Baker Eddy.

Section 6: Spirit is manifest in your life.
How wonderful to know that Spirit shines forth in your life in an infinite variety. And each and every one of us is a special expression of that Spirit, God.We may look different; we may sound different; but is that a problem? Or is it a glorious wonder of creation? Think of the wonderful diversity in all creation: animals, birds, flowers, plants, what a glorious bouquet of Spirit manifested.

The Psalmist encourages in citation B21, "O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:" (Ps. 96:9) As J.B. Phillips translates citation B20 from I Corinthians, “Now I want to give you some further information in some spiritual matters. Men have different gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them. There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord who is served. God works through different men in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves his purposes through them all. Each man is given his gift by the Spirit that he may make the most of it.

"One man’s gift by the Spirit is to speak with wisdom; another’s to speak with knowledge. The same Spirit gives to another man faith, to another the ability to heal, to another the power to do great deeds. The same Spirit gives to another man the gift of preaching the word of God, to another the ability to discriminate in spiritual matters, to another speech in different tongues. Behind all these gifts is the operation of the same Spirit, who distributes to each individual man, as he wills… For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." (I Cor. 12: 13)

Remember that we read earlier of the centuries long enmity that existed between the Jews and the Samaritans. Just think how Jesus living of the one Spirit so completely broke down these barriers of hatred. The result and the healing were immediate.

We read further past the Responsive Reading verses in the 4th chapter of John: “Jesus said unto her, ‘Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.’The woman said unto Him, “I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ. When He has come, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said unto her, “I that speak unto thee am He.” The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city and said to the men, ‘Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. Is not this the Christ?’Then they went out of the city and came unto Him. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the saying of the woman who testified, “He told me all that ever I did.” So when the Samaritans had come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days. And many more believed because of His own word, and said unto the woman, “Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” (John 4:21-42)

This water of Life that the Christ makes available to all. This Spirit that is God will be worshipped and all mortal divisions will fall. And we will discover what our Leader writes of in Science and Health citation S28, "Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof." (513)

Let's not be fooled by any material evidence that argues for any separation or division. Let's sit on the edge of that well with the Christ and partake of the water that never leaves us thirsty, the water that is "a well of water springing up into everlasting life."


PS # 1: Hatred between Jews and Samaritans: The Word in Life Study Bible, New Testament Edition, (Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville; 1993), pp. 340-341

"Hatred between Jews and Samaritans was fierce and long-standing. In some ways, it dated all the way back to the days of the patriarchs. Jacob (or Israel) had twelve sons, whose descendants became twelve tribes. Joseph, his favorite, was despised by the other brothers (Gen. 37:3-4), and they attempted to do away with him.

But God intervened and not only preserved Joseph’s life, but used him to preserve the lives of the entire clan. Before his death, Jacob gave Joseph a blessing in which he called him a “fruitful bough by a well” (Gen. 49:22). The blessing was fulfilled, as the territory allotted to the tribes of Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim (“doubly fruitful”) and Manasseh, was the fertile land that eventually became Samaria.

Later, Israel divided into two kingdoms. The northern kingdom, called Israel, established its capital first at Shechem, a revered site in Jewish history, and later at the hilltop city of Samaria.

In 722 B.C. Assyria conquered Israel and took most of its people into captivity. The invaders then brought in Gentile colonists “from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and from Sepharvaim” (2 Kin. 17:24) to resettle the land. The foreigners brought with them their pagan idols, which the remaining Jews began to worship alongside the God of Israel (2 Kin. 17:29-41). Intermarriages also took place (Ezra 9:1-10:44; Neh. 13:23-28).

Meanwhile, the southern kingdom of Judah fell to Babylon in 600 B.C. Its people, too, were carried off into captivity. But 70 years later, a remnant of 43,000 was permitted to return and rebuild Jerusalem. The people who now inhabited the former northern kingdom—the Samaritans—vigorously opposed the repatriation and tried to undermine the attempt to reestablish the nation. For their part, the full-blooded, monotheistic Jews detested the mixed marriages and worship of their northern cousins. So walls of bitterness were erected on both sides and did nothing but harden for the next 550 years.

There are countless modern parallels to the Jewish-Samaritan enmity—indeed, wherever peoples are divided by racial and ethnic barriers. Perhaps that’s why the Gospels and Acts provide so many instances of Samaritans coming into contact with the message of Jesus. It is not the person from the radically different culture on the other side of the world that is hardest to love, but the nearby neighbor whose skin color, language, rituals, values, ancestry, history, and customs are different from one’s own.

Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. With whom do you have no dealings? "

The Word in Life Study Bible, New Testament Edition, (Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville; 1993), pp. 340-341

[P.S. #2 Click here to go to CedarS online version of this Met, where you can go to the upper right and click on Downloads for a 4-page pdf file of Cobbey Crisler's insights on Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:7-30.]


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