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Sunday School Notes and Comments
There are only three short paragraphs on the Sunday school in the Church Manual by Mary Baker Eddy, but these are all-sufficing, and the rules set forth therein, when studied, are found to be complete, and provide the guidance necessary for giving the pupils a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science.
Jesus gave evidence of his knowledge of the Scriptures of his day when in the wilderness experience he answered each suggestion of the tempter, as recorded in Matthew, by relying on the teaching of the Scripture, prefacing each answer with the statement, "It is written." "Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him." On another occasion Jesus rebuked the Sadducees who questioned him, saying to them, "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." How carefully, then, in our work as Sunday school teachers, should we adhere to the instruction which is given in the Manual, to teach the children the Scriptures!
Pupils enter the Sunday school at different ages and sometimes with no knowledge of Christian Science, and for all of them the "first lessons" (Church Manual, Art. XX, Sect. 3) are essential. The Sunday school is in itself a foundational unit of the church. The Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and its spiritual interpretation as given by Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 16, 17), and the Sermon on the Mount are fundamentals of Christian Science, when understood in their spiritual import. These "first lessons" are therefore of the greatest importance, and they relate to all the teaching that follows.
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