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"You, too, can build an ark"
[From a teacher in a branch church Sunday School]
To one who has just begun her ascent to the crowning rewards that await the teacher of a Christian Science Sunday School class, the blessed assurance of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in the following passage from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 454) is daily becoming more and more of a reality: "Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way."
How to begin to teach children the unfathomable truth that is without beginning and without end was the question that kept recurring to my already troubled sense of inexperience in this work. In the words of our Leader quoted above I found the answer. Begin by loving—loving God, loving His holy Word, loving His children. And presently I found that Love does inspire, illumine, designate, and lead the way. Ideas for spiritually interpreting the stories of the Bible flowed into my waiting heart; ideas for making meaningful to young listeners the age-old precepts of the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's Prayer; ideas for pointing out within the happenings of their own world of today the applicability of the truth which was "before the foundation of the world."
For example, one Sunday I told the story of Noah. The pupils listened with bated breath while I told it as it was written, even as I myself had once listened when I was their age. When I had finished with the Biblical record, they began eagerly to ask questions.
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MAN'S TRUE BEING IS FREEDOM
RICHARD J. DAVIS
THE IMPORTANT WORK OF LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION
AUDREY S. HILLIKER
L. CECIL STUDDERT KENNEDY
"WITHHOLD NOT THE REBUKE"
MAXINE LE PELLEY
Gw'en M. Castle
OMNIPOTENT LOVE IS EVER WILLING
VERNON H. BLAIR
"THE FRIEND OF GOD"
VIOLETTE M. LEE
A BROADER CONCEPT OF BUSINESS
JOHN R. RUTHERFORD
Helen Wood Bauman
HOW PAIN IS STILLED
FROM ANNUAL REPORTS OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEES ON PUBLICATION
with contributions from Agnes Holmes, Orin Edwards Carpenter, Curtis L. Coats, George A. Mitchell
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I wish to express my gratitude to...
Luna C. Ralston
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Christian Science was presented...
Renira B. Nicholls
With a heart filled with gratitude...
About twenty-right years ago my...
Elsie R. Needles
"With God all things are possible...
Muriel F. Anderson
I am grateful that as we study...
Elizabeth Adams with contributions from Chester H. Adams
Christian Science has brought...
Owen M. Ridley
Signs of the Times
Joseph R. Sizoo