The Golden Text in this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?” opens with the Psalmist’s plea for salvation from “mine oppressors” ( Psalms 119:121 ). What greater oppressors does humankind have than sin, disease, and death? And what greater salvation could we experience than freedom from these oppressors? The Golden Text closes with the Psalmist’s delight in God’s law (see 119:174 ).
At times we may feel that the world is arrayed against us and we are victims of the apparent circumstances. But is this true, or is it only what seems to be? This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Unreality,” challenges us to look beyond appearances to see what God has in store for us—the freedom of being His child.
This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Reality,” invites us to “Come and see the works of God” (Psalms 66:5, Golden Text). But how do we attain such a spiritual vision? Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, found the answer in the Scriptures and wrote of her experience, “… I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
Visual images have long been used to reinforce messages of power and authority, ranging from the Romans affixing Caesar’s image on coinage to modern media showings of a dictator’s collapsed statue. This Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Matter,” employs the biblical story of the fall of Jericho to symbolize the collapse of the belief of matter through the understanding of Spirit’s allness.
“Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?” asks Proverbs 23:5 in the Responsive Reading of this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Substance. ” Wouldn’t you rather take in the glories of the spiritual sense of substance than cling to a limited material sense? Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Truth, Life, and Love are substance ….
This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Man,” begins with a Golden Text from the final chapter of the Bible: “He that is holy, let him be holy still” ( Revelation 22:11 ). Or, as the Contemporary English Version puts it, “God’s people will always be holy.
Christ Jesus showed mankind a view of God and man that had never been seen before. Jesus’ perspective continues to offer the world a view of God as Love, and of true life as eternal.
Wisdom and might are qualities typically thought to have a human source. This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Mind,” shows us that they are, in reality, spiritual qualities, belonging to God and reflected by all His children.
As you study this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Soul,” you may start seeing yourself, and everyone, as more beautiful. But we’re not talking physical beauty here.
This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Spirit,” underscores the allness of God’s nature with words such as reign, great, glorious, majesty, wondrous works. This is God, Spirit, in all His power and might, deserving praise.