Beginning the Study of the Lesson-Sermon

Teachers of the younger classes sometimes ask, "At what age should the Sunday School pupils be expected to begin the study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, and how may it be introduced?" Experience has shown that as a general rule pupils are ready to begin daily home study of at least a portion of the lesson as soon as they are able to read fairly well. Some teachers of the younger classes introduce it gradually while the pupils are continuing the study of the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and its spiritual interpretation as given on pages 16 and 17 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Beatitudes. The foregoing Mrs. Eddy designates as their first lessons. (See Manual of The Mother Church, Art. XX.)

Following is an account of one teacher's three years' experience with younger pupils:

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