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"AS HIS CUSTOM WAS"
What a joy it is for the traveler to return to his home town and resume his usual activities! It is a particular privilege at such a time to attend the church where he has perhaps had the opportunity of serving over a period of years.
In the fourth chapter of Luke's Gospel we are told that Jesus returned to Nazareth, "where he had been brought up." Then follows this significant statement: "And, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read." Is it not apparent from this statement that Jesus went to the synagogue regularly, not only "where he had been brought up," but elsewhere too, for it says plainly that this was his custom?
Many Christian Scientists arrange their itineraries so that when they are traveling they can attend a Christian Science church every Wednesday and every Sunday. They feel at home immediately, for the order of service is thoroughly familiar to them and a warm friendliness is felt which emanates from an agreement on the answer to the fundamental question, "What is God?" Then, too, if they have learned to express their gratitude by serving the Cause of Christian Science, this out-of-town church attendance brings additional oppotunities. Just being there is serving, for it supports the activity of the church in that community. The spiritual meal which has been prepared for the Wednesday testimony meeting needs a receptive audience. A hostess would lose the joy of preparing food for invited friends if the guests failed to arrive. And so a well-attended testimony meeting is a right reward for the Reader, who has lovingly and sincerely prepared the selections to be read from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
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"AS HIS CUSTOM WAS"
WILL B. DAVIS
PROGRESSIVE CHURCH BUILDING
ALTA MAE STEELE
Doris A. Lewis
WILLIAM MILFORD CORRELL
SIGNING OUR NAMES
DAISY DEAN DIDDY
Maxine Le Pelley
LOOK FOR GOOD, NOT FOR ERROR
OBEYING THE VOICE
MARY BEATRICE BROADMEADOW
THE KINGDOM WITHIN
Peter J. Henniker Heaton
"MAN HAS A NOBLE DESTINY"
Richard J. Davis
THERE SHALL BE TIME NO LONGER
Robert Ellis Key
It is with deep gratitude that I...
Phyllis N. Minnis
Because I have received so many...
Gordon S. Douglas with contributions from Phyllis S. Douglas
For Christian Science and for the...
On page 273 in the Christian Science...
I should like to express my gratitude...
Marina T. Bliss with contributions from Donald Tiffany Bliss
I had an outstanding experience...
Harrison E. Ball
I am grateful for Christian Science...
My first healing in Christian Science...
Arvella May Walters
"The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany"...
Addie Nelson Nichols
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Howard L. Olewiler, Professor Harold Roberts, Frank Martin, Norman Vincent Peale