CS Bible Lesson – Man

Date: 6 March 2016
Subject: MAN

Golden Text: Matthew 20:27

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Responsive Reading: Matthew 19:14; Matthew17:5-7; Psalms24:3-4;
Isaiah 29:13-14

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to
come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and
were sore afraid.
7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not
afraid.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand
in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted
up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed
their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the
precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of
their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent
men shall be hid.

THE BIBLE

(1) Matthew 23:12
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that
shall humble himself shall be exalted.

(2) Matthew 6:22-23
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how
great is that darkness!

(3) Ephesians 6:24
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in
sincerity. Amen.

(4) Numbers 30:2
2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his
soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according
to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

(5) Romans 10:3-4
3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about
to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one
that believeth.

(6) Romans 6:14
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.

(7) John 6:37-38
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me.

(8) Psalms 4:5
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the
LORD.

(9) Matthew 19:24-26
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.

(10) Ecclesiastes 11:7
7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the
eyes to behold the sun:

(11) Psalms 37:11
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace.

(12) Matthew 18:32-35
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O
thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou
desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow
servant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

(13) Matthew 6:33
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you.

(14) 1 Samuel 15:22
22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt
offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the
fat of rams.

(15) Romans 6:12-16
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should
obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness
unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive
from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto
God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but
under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or
of obedience unto righteousness?

(16) 1 John 2:9-11
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in
darkness even until now.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is
none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness
hath blinded his eyes.

(17) Psalms 23:6
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

(18) 1 Peter 4:9
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

SCIENCE AND HEALTH

(1) xi:1
1 Many imagine that the phenomena of physical heal-
ing in Christian Science present only a phase of the
3 action of the human mind, which action in some unex-
plained way results in the cure of disease. On the con-
trary, Christian Science rationally explains that all
6 other pathological methods are the fruits of human
faith in matter, – faith in the workings, not of Spirit,
but of the fleshly mind which must yield to Science.

(2) 3:12
12 The Divine Being must be reflected by man, – else
man is not the image and likeness of the patient,
tender, and true, the One “altogether lovely;” but to
15 understand God is the work of eternity, and demands
absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.

(3) 4:3
3 What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire
for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness,
love, and good deeds. To keep the com- Efficacious
6 mandments of our Master and follow his petitions
example, is our proper debt to him and the only
worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has
9 done. Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to
express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has
said: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

(4) 4:27
27 Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual
understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer,
watchfulness, and devout obedience enable Veritable
30 us to follow Jesus’ example. Long prayers, devotion
superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love,
and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever mate-
1 rializes worship hinders man’s spiritual growth and keeps
him from demonstrating his power over error.

(5) 6:1
1 We cannot escape the penalty due for sin. The Scrip-
tures say, that if we deny Christ, “he also will deny us.”

(6) 6:3
3 Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may
pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the
sinner. God is not separate from the wis- Pardon and
6 dom He bestows. The talents He gives we amendment
must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work
badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition
9 that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and
that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.

(7) 9:5
The test of all prayer lies in the answer to these
6 questions: Do we love our neighbor better because of
this asking? Do we pursue the old selfish- Summit of
ness, satisfied with having prayed for some- aspiration
9 thing better, though we give no evidence of the sin-
cerity of our requests by living consistently with our
prayer? If selfishness has given place to kindness,
12 we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless
them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great
duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is
15 a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition
of our hope and faith.

(8) 10:23
There is some mis-
24 apprehension of the source and means of Asking
all goodness and blessedness, or we should amiss
certainly receive that for which we ask. The Scrip-
27 tures say: “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask
amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” That
which we desire and for which we ask, it is not always
30 best for us to receive. In this case infinite Love will
not grant the request. Do you ask wisdom to be mer-
ciful and not to punish sin? Then “ye ask amiss.”
1 Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus’ prayer,
“Forgive us our debts,” specified also the terms of
3 forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he
said, “Go, and sin no more.”

(9) 12:27
27 Does Deity interpose in behalf of one worshipper,
and not help another who offers the same measure of
prayer? If the sick recover because they Love impartial
30 pray or are prayed for audibly, only peti- and universal
tioners (per se or by proxy) should get well. In divine
Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail them-
1 selves of God as “a very present help in trouble.”
Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and
3 bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, “Ho,
every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.”

(10) 13:20
If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will
21 prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and
fears which attend such a belief, and so we Corporeal
cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infi- ignorance
24 nite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible.
Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle,
Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal
27 creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely
physical, and are ignorant of man as God’s image or re-
flection and of man’s eternal incorporeal existence. The
30 world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth, – blind
to the reality of man’s existence, – for the world of sen-
sation is not cognizant of life in Soul, not in body.

(11) 16:1
1 A great sacrifice of material things must precede this
advanced spiritual understanding. The highest prayer
3 is not one of faith merely; it is demonstra- Loftiest
tion. Such prayer heals sickness, and must adoration
destroy sin and death. It distinguishes between Truth
6 that is sinless and the falsity of sinful sense.

(12) 16:27-15
27 Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.
30 Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
1 Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, – as in heaven, so on earth, – God is
3 omnipotent, supreme.
Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
6 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
9 evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth
us from sin, disease, and death.
12 For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the
glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over
15 all, and All.

(13) vii:9-25
9 Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morn-
ing beams and shine the guiding star of being. The Wise-
men were led to behold and to follow this daystar of
12 divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.
The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent
of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the
15 portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and
the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling
away. Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping-
18 stone to faith. The only guarantee of obedience is a
right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is
Life eternal. Though empires fall, “the Lord shall
21 reign forever.”
A book introduces new thoughts, but it cannot make
them speedily understood. It is the task of the sturdy
24 pioneer to hew the tall oak and to cut the rough
granite.

(14) 3:27-4
27 If we are ungrateful for Life, Truth, and Love, and
yet return thanks to God for all blessings, we are in-
sincere and incur the sharp censure our Master pro-
30 nounces on hypocrites. In such a case, the only
acceptable prayer is to put the finger on the lips and
remember our blessings. While the heart is far from
1 divine Truth and Love, we cannot conceal the ingrati-
tude of barren lives.
3 What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire
for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness,

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