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Discover the Bible Lens from the Christian Science Sentinel

Complement your study of the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson with the Bible Lens from the Christian Science Sentinel. This pullout section of the Sentinel provides a helpful mix of information about Bible verses, including history, context, verse translations, and word studies. Articles and poems are hand-picked to inspire further exploration of the Scriptures -- and to show how others have applied insights from their Bible study.

The Bible Lens is included in each weekly issue of the Sentinel, both in print and as part of a JSH-Online subscription. We invite you to explore a sample issue of the Bible Lens here, pick up a copy of the Sentinel at a local Christian Science Reading Room, or subscribe to JSH-Online to discover new insights and draw new inspiration from your study of the Bible.

In publishing the Bible Lens, we support the first tenet of Christian Science: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497).



God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. — John 3:17 Exploring Bible Verses   from  Section 1 2 | Leviticus 16:2, 3, 17 Come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark.



Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day. — I Thessalonians 5:5 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Responsive Reading Psalms 30:1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up.



All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. — Isaiah 52:10 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Responsive Reading Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.



Arise, shine; for thy light is come. — Isaiah 60:1 Exploring Bible Verses   from  Section 2 4 | Isaiah 60:1, 2 Arise, shine.



Come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. — Isaiah 2:5 Exploring Bible Verses   from the Golden Text Galatians 5:17 The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.



The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. — Psalms 33:5 Exploring Bible Verses   from Section 1 3 | Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead.



Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights. — James 1:17 Exploring Bible Verses   from the Responsive Reading James 1:18.



The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalms 23:1 Exploring Bible Verses   from Section 1 1 |  II Peter 1:16 We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.



O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things. — Psalms 98:1 Exploring Bible Verses   from the  Golden Text Matthew 6:8 Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.



O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. — Psalms 96:9 Exploring Bible Verses   from  Section 2 9 | Ruth 2:8 Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens.