June 26th, 2016 Full Text |

Sunday, June 26th, 2016


Subject — Christian Science

Golden Text: Isaiah 60: 1


“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.”


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Responsive Reading: Isaiah 60: 2-4, 19, 21, 22

2.     Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee.

3.     And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

4.     Lift up thine eyes round about, and see.

19.     The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

21.     Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

22.     A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.


Lesson Sermon

The Bible


1.     I John 2 : 8 (a)

8     …a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.


2.     Isaiah 42 : 16

16     And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.


3.     Matthew 4 : 12 (Jesus) only, 12 (departed), 13 (to 3rd ,), 14, 16-23, 25 (to multitudes)

12     …Jesus …departed into Galilee;

13     And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast,

14     That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

16     The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17     From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18     And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

19     And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20     And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

21     And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22     And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23     And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

25     And there followed him great multitudes.


4.     Matthew 5 : 1, 2, 14-16

1     And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2     And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

14     Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15     Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16     Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


5.     John 14 : 5, 6, 16, 17, 26 (the), 29

5     Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6     Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

16     And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17     Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

26     …the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

29     And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.


6.     Revelation 1 : 1, 3

1     The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

3     Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.


7.     Revelation 10 : 1-3 (to :), 8 (to angel), 9, 10 (to ;)

1     And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

2     And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

3     And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:

8     And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel…

9     And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

10     And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up;


8.     II Corinthians 4 : 1 (to 1st ,), 1 (we), 3, 4, 6

1     Therefore seeing we have this ministry, …we have received mercy, we faint not;

3     But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4     In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

6     For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.



Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


1.     293 : 28-31

Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.


2.     546 : 24-30

The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality. The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand.


3.     271 : 7-16, 20-22

Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.

In Latin the word rendered disciple signifies student; and the word indicates that the power of healing was not a supernatural gift to those learners, but the result of their cultivated spiritual understanding of the divine Science, which their Master demonstrated by healing the sick and sinning.

Our Master said, "But the Comforter . . . shall teach you all things." When the Science of Christianity appears, it will lead you into all truth.


4.     510 : 27-1

Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.


5.     123 : 16-2

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

The revelation consists of two parts:

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.

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.

Christian Science differs from material science, but not on that account is it less scientific. On the contrary, Christian Science is pre-eminently scientific, being based on Truth, the Principle of all science.


6.     558 : 10-16

To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth's prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God "is the light thereof."


7.     461 : 11-15

Only by the illumination of the spiritual sense, can the light of understanding be thrown upon this Science, because Science reverses the evidence before the material senses and furnishes the eternal interpretation of God and man.


8.     457 : 19-24

Christian Science is not an exception to the general rule, that there is no excellence without labor in a direct line. One cannot scatter his fire, and at the same time hit the mark. To pursue other vocations and advance rapidly in the demonstration of this Science, is not possible.


9.     458 : 20-24

Sin makes deadly thrusts at the Christian Scientist as ritualism and creed are summoned to give place to higher law, but Science will ameliorate mortal malice. The Christianly scientific man reflects the divine law, thus becoming a law unto himself.


10.     367 : 17-23

A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: "Ye are the salt of the earth." "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.


11.     558 : 1-8

ST. JOHN writes, in the tenth chapter of his book of Revelation: —

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: and he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.


12.     559 : 1-23

This angel had in his hand "a little book," open for all to read and understand. Did this same book contain the revelation of divine Science, the "right foot" or dominant power of which was upon the sea, — upon elementary, latent error, the source of all error's visible forms? The angel's left foot was upon the earth; that is, a secondary power was exercised upon visible error and audible sin. The "still, small voice" of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe's remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, "as when a lion roareth." It is heard in the desert and in dark places of fear. It arouses the "seven thunders" of evil, and stirs their latent forces to utter the full diapason of secret tones. Then is the power of Truth demonstrated, — made manifest in the destruction of error. Then will a voice from harmony cry: "Go and take the little book. . . . Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey." Mortals, obey the heavenly evangel. Take divine Science. Read this book from beginning to end. Study it, ponder it. It will be indeed sweet at its first taste, when it heals you; but murmur not over Truth, if you find its digestion bitter.


13.     55 : 22-26

The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.



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