Pupils Learn God's High Purpose

The greatest need in Sunday School teaching is to help the pupils to gain a demonstrable understanding of Christian Science so that they can prove it in their own experience. If they are not demonstrating Science, the teacher needs to watch that he is teaching not just the letter but also the spirit of the Word.

In a small industrial town a teacher discovered that three pupils were exceptionally alert and that one was quite talented in drawing. The teacher prayed to know how to make Christian Science more demonstrable to these boys. It came to her that the pupils who learn to express the Godlike qualities of intelligence, unselfishness, wisdom, integrity, should claim as their God-given heritage a noble career in life. These pupils had not thought of going to college or of a career other than just earning a living, as their parents had done. The teacher saw the need to help the pupils understand that their Father-Mother God has a divine purpose for each one of His children, that this purpose is infinitely better than anything they could humanly outline, and that it is not contingent upon a human background.

The Lesson-Sermons, outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, offered opportunities to bring out this great truth, and the lives of many of the Bible characters were an inspiration to the pupils. They saw that through striving each day to express more and more Godlike qualities, they could demonstrate the unfoldment of God's purpose in their daily lives. The pupils learned that right where each was, he could turn to God with all his heart and learn how to do God's will and feel His guidance. Better grades in school, scholarships, and an unfoldment of talents were shown to be possibilities.

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January 18, 1964

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