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GOD'S GLORY, NOT MINE
[Of Special Interest to Young People]
"Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever" (Matt. 6:13). These words conclude the Lord's Prayer, the prayer which Christ Jesus gave us. The Lord's Prayer is part of the order of exercises for the Christian Science Sunday School.
When Dick was a small boy, he repeated the Lord's Prayer many times in Sunday School as well as at home. The sentence from this prayer quoted above always made him feel humble. Perhaps it was a challenge to him, as it is with many of us, because at times he was tempted to hope that his performance of some activity would be spectacular. He wished very much at these times to correct his thinking. He knew that because the kingdom is God's, it must be good. When he was willing to acknowledge that the power belongs to God, he found himself doing what is right. Naturally the glory is God's because He is the source of all good.
Dick enjoyed sports very much. As he progressed in school he found that football was one of his favorite sports. Before long he was in junior high school. When he was running down the football field it seemed easy to let in the old temptation to glorify himself. Dick knew that the facts taught in Christian Science must be proved. We cannot accomplish anything by mere words; Science must be demonstrated. This Science teaches us the truths of God and His idea, man. Certainly there is no room in consciousness for self-glorification. Dick had to learn that the personal sense of heroism is not in accord with the Lord's Prayer.
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"THE ALTAR OF DIVINE SCIENCE"
RONALD GRAY WALKER
IN "THE LAND OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE"
MAN'S DIVINELY REFLECTED ABILITY
GRAHAM CAMERON DRISCOLL
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
DORA S. FETZER
THE POWER OF DIVINE LOVE
THE HEARING EAR
MARY M. ANDERSON
GOD'S GLORY, NOT MINE
BEVERLY BEMIS HAWKS
Ida Kay Tilton
THE VITAL OFFICE OF THE CHRIST
John J. Selover
MIND'S GOVERNMENT OF THE BODY
Helen Wood Bauman
RADIO PROGRAM No. 213 - Healing of Fever and Convulsions
I pray as I write this testimony...
Ruby Evaline Certain
On November 4, 1939, through...
Albert J. Altmeier
I wish to express my gratitude to...
Margaret H. Taylor
It is with a deep sense of gratitude...
Ellen E. Soulby
For many years the testimonies...
My first proof that Christian Science...
Arthur Leslie McCarty
My heart overflows with gratitude...
Catherine Seimertz Simonson
I wish to share my gratitude for...
"The people that walked in darkness...
Signs of the times
with contributions from Alfred P. Price