The Lesson-Sermons: waymarks to Truth

Is there a way to study the Bible systematically, explore its original meanings, and still keep our inspiration?

Some years ago, as an inquisitive newcomer to Christian Science, I asked the friend who introduced me to this religion, "What is this Lesson-Sermon you talk about, and why is it so important to you as a Christian Scientist?"

In the months that followed, this Lesson-Sermon Found in the Christian Science Quarterly . was carefully explained to me in its historical and healing actuality. The Bible Lesson—a weekly selection of Bible readings, together with pertinent passages from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy—became the linchpin of my daily study and the source of much inspiration and healing.

Shortly thereafter I found another friend who had been desperately seeking a better way of life and could not find it in scholastic theology. He walked into a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, one Sunday morning, heard the Lesson-Sermon read as the core of the service, and later said, "That one hour and what I have since learned through the Lesson-Sermon have changed my whole life." The years that followed validated this original experience. He found his life enlarged and expanded. He credited his life's effectiveness to the consistent study of the healing message of Christ, Truth, which comes through the words of the Bible and Science and Health.

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"Shew me a token for good"
May 9, 1988

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