Fruitful Church Activity

It is the privilege of every member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, to experience the joys of orderly, progressive activity in his church. For right activity, it is most important to realize that the true Church, or spiritual idea, should always be present in one's consciousness.

"Church" is defined by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 583 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in part, as "the structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." In the next paragraph, Mrs. Eddy further defines "Church" as "that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick." As the correct concept of Church is attained, there comes a sincere desire to obey the command of the Master to preach the gospel of regeneration and healing to all the world. In fulfilling this desire and in obedience to the Master's command, the members of this organization participate in the activities of their church, lovingly, loyally, and joyously filling their appointed places, thus experiencing fruitful church membership.

Stilling the Storm
April 13, 1940

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