Sunday School Notes and Comments

Two attributes of divine Mind essential in teaching young people in the Christian Science Sunday School are freshness and inspiration. Should the teacher permit the instruction to become stereotyped or to adhere to a too fixed pattern, students would lose that zeal which should mark their attitude toward the class teaching. Mrs. Eddy interprets the spiritual sense of "zeal" as "the reflected animation of Life, Truth, and Love," on page 599 of the Glossary in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

An important element in sustaining the enthusiasm of students is adequate preparation on the part of the teacher. Such preparation involves not only a study of the Lesson-Sermon for the purpose of emphasizing its spiritual healing values, but also appropriate research of factual date pertaining to Bible books, characters, and incidents.

A moment of the Sunday school hour devoted to the mention of salient episodes in the lives of prophets and apostles, as these Bible characters occur in the Lesson-Sermon, serves to identify them in the unfolding thought of young people as something more than mere names. Should, for example, the Lesson-Sermon contain a citation from one of the prophets, would not that citation have more lasting significance to students if the teacher, already accurately informed through proper preparation during the week, were able to state some interesting facts concerning the prophet's purpose and work?

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Testimony of Healing
In sincere gratitude for Christian Science...
December 5, 1942

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