June 25th, 2017 Full Text | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Sunday, June 25th, 2017


Subject — Christian Science

Golden Text: Revelation 22 : 7


“Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”


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Responsive Reading: Revelation 22 : 8, 10, 12, 13, 16

8.     And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

10.     And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

12.     And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13.     I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

16.     I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.


Lesson Sermon

The Bible


1.     Romans 15 : 4

4     For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.


2.     II Chronicles 34 : 1 (to 1st ,), 2 (to 1st ,), 3, 8, 14, 15, 18-20 (to commanded), 20 (saying), 21 (to 2nd ,), 21 (concerning), 31, 32

1     Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign,

2     And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,

3     For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.

8     Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.

14     And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the LORD given by Moses.

15     And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.

18     Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

19     And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

20     And the king commanded ...saying,

21     Go, enquire of the LORD for me, ...concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book.

31     And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

32     And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.


3.     John 5 : 1 (Jesus), 16 (to 1st ,), 19 (to 1st ,), 39, 46, 47

1     ...Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

16     And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus,

19     Then answered Jesus and said unto them,

39     Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

46     For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

47     But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?


4.     Mark 15 : 1 (to straightway), 1 (the chief), 25

1     And straightway ...the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

25     And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.


5.     Luke 24 : 13 (to went), 13 (to) (to ,), 15-21 (to :), 25-27, 31, 32

13     And, behold, two of them went ...to a village called Emmaus,

15     And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

16     But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

17     And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

18     And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

19     And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

20     And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

21     But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel:

25     Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

26     Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

27     And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

31     And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

32     And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?


6.     II Timothy 3 : 14 (continue)-17

14      ...continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15     And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16     All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17     That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.



Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


1.     547 : 23-25, 31-32

The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained.

It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith.


2.     24 : 4-10

Acquaintance with the original texts, and willingness to give up human beliefs (established by hierarchies, and instigated sometimes by the worst passions of men), open the way for Christian Science to be understood, and make the Bible the chart of life, where the buoys and healing currents of Truth are pointed out.


3.     107 : 1-3

In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and

named my discovery Christian Science.


4.     109 : 11-13 (to ,), 16-22

For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, ...I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration.


5.     110 : 13-20, 25-31

In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.

Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies. But this power was lost sight of, and must again be spiritually discerned, taught, and demonstrated according to Christ's command, with "signs following." Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth.


6.     123 : 16-29

The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.

The revelation consists of two parts:

1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind-healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.

2. The proof, by present demonstration, that the so-called miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine Principle. The operation of this Principle indicates the eternality of the scientific order and continuity of being.


7.     358 : 9-18

Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents. Otherwise it would not be Science, and could not present its proofs. Christian Science is neither made up of contradictory aphorisms nor of the inventions of those who scoff at God. It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures.


8.     144 : 30-7

It is a question to-day, whether the ancient inspired healers understood the Science of Christian healing, or whether they caught its sweet tones, as the natural musician catches the tones of harmony, without being able to explain them. So divinely imbued were they with the spirit of Science, that the lack of the letter could not hinder their work; and that letter, without the spirit, would have made void their practice.


9.     46 : 5-6 (to 2nd ,), 7-12

In the walk to Emmaus, Jesus was known to his friends by the words, which made their hearts burn within them, ...The divine Spirit, which identified Jesus thus centuries ago, has spoken through the inspired Word and will speak through it in every age and clime. It is revealed to the receptive heart, and is again seen casting out evil and healing the sick.


10.     505 : 16-17, 20-28

Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth. ...Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.

This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.


11.     272 : 3-12

The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. In the soil of an "honest and good heart" the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it. Jesus said: "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures." The spiritual sense of the Scriptures brings out the scientific sense, and is the new tongue referred to in the last chapter of Mark's Gospel.


12.     495 : 25-31

Question. - How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?

Answer. - Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love.


13.     496 : 5-8

You will learn that in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.


14.     462 : 2 (any)-4 (to Science), 5 (can)-8

...any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science ...can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success.


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