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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson

The Savior and the divine nature

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Christ Jesus,” opens in the Golden Text with a declaration of Jesus’ mission—“to be the Saviour of the world” ( I John 4:14 ). The Responsive Reading informs us that, through a knowledge of God and of Jesus, we “might be partakers of the divine nature” ( II Peter 1:4 ) and enjoy the grace and peace this knowledge brings.

No steering off course

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Mind,” shares insights and examples that point to our innate connectivity to one divine Mind. And further, it shows us that Mind, God, provides us with unfailing guidance.

A forever promise

This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Soul,” explores the covenants—agreements between God and humankind—in the Bible. In one of the earliest covenants, God announces to the patriarch Abram, “I am the Almighty God” ( Genesis 17:1 , Golden Text ).

Hearing Spirit ‘speak’

What if you were invited to a film debut, only to discover the dialogue was in Urdu, an Indian and Pakistani language? You might have trouble understanding! While human language has its limitations, this Bible Lesson, “Spirit,” illustrates how the language of Spirit, God, can be understood by anyone, anywhere. The opening story in the Responsive Readings from Acts 1 and 2, now known as the “Pentecost,” shows how the language of Spirit communicates without restriction.

Love one another

“This is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another” ( I John 3:11 , Responsive Reading). And it’s the message that is repeated throughout this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Love.

Sincere seeking—and finding

Fervent: Burning, ardent, earnest Habitual: Formed by habit, customary, steady, perpetual, constant Desire: Longing, wanting with earnestness, craving Strong words! And how they help present a key that unlocks the treasures of “Truth,” the topic of this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson. Here’s the key provided by Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “.

Timeless Life

Conspiracies can be as harmless as children hiding from a searching playmate, or as dangerous as a coordinated effort to inflict major damage. But the biggest conspiracy of all is exposed in this Bible Lesson titled “Life,” the fiction that man is trapped in an aging mortal body and helpless to stave off the destructive impact of time.

Infinite blessings

“Clean hands and a pure heart. ” The Psalmist tells us that’s what we need in order to “receive the blessing from the Lord” ( Psalms 24:4, 5 , citation 9).

Forever—and today

“I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee” ( Exodus 33:19 ). Those words of God to Moses, to whom God spoke “face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend” ( Exodus 33:11 ), are included in the first citation of Section 1 in the Bible Lesson titled “God.

A celebration of light

This week’s Bible Lesson, “Christian Science,” shows us the light that the Christ, Truth, shines on the Christmas season. “Thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee,” says the Golden Text ( Isaiah 60:1 ).