Sunday School

Home Assignments

"I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" (Job 23:12). So said Job in his search for the true God. In the working out of his human problems he learned the value, yes the necessity, of feeding thought with the Word of God. To teach a child to spiritualize thought by daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, '"Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is to bring him to an open door that cannot be closed. In a magazine article entitled "Youth and Young Manhood." published in 1907. and republished in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, appeals (p. 274). "Dear reader, right thinking, right feeling, and right acting—honesty, purity, unselfishness—in youth tend to success intellectuality, and happiness in manhood." Well-taught pupils readily learn that the Sunday School lesson is food for daily contemplation, and begin early to form lasting habits of regular and systematic study of Christian Science. Such habits establish a foundation for "right thinking, right feeling, and right acting."

Special assignments for home study, prayerfully planned, are an aid to this foundational building. In the primary classes an assignment of a simple Bible story, which the parents are asked to read to the child, usually is enthusiastically received. Included in the assignment may be other passages from the Bible and our Leader's writings, such as a definition from the Glossary of our textbook, or a commandment or a beatitude to be memorized.

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