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Adversity

  • Flesh and the Spirit - not a benign relationship!

    TEXT: Galations 5:

    16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
    17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
    18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.  

    ASSIGNMENT:

    Bring correlative passages from Science and Health - be ready with your own commentary.

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  • Gethsemane glorified

    In addition to a hymn, and some readings to establish the atmosphere, we will welcome a testimony or two.

    TEXT:

    Gethsemane glorified

    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could Ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world?  There was no response to that human yearning, and so Jesus turned forever away from earth to heaven, from sense to Soul. Remembering the sweat of agony which fell in holy benediction on the grass of Gethsemane, shall the humblest or mightiest disciple murmur when he drinks from the same cup, and think, or even wish, to escape the exalting ordeal of sin's revenge on its destroyer? Truth and Love bestow few palms until the consummation of a life-work. (S&H)

    DISCUSSION:

    1. What strikes you most in this paragraph, and explain why, and how you can use it in your experience?

    2. "Sin's revenge on its destroyer." What that all about? "Exalting ordeal?"

    3. "Few palms until the consummation of a life-work?" Why bother, then?

     

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  • Readings a treatment for Harvey

    Lenni will providing the readings this evening.

    Please be prepared to share an experience that might be helpful to someone else.

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  • Straight and narrow indicators?

    NOTE: session starts at 8:00 PM

    Discussion:

    What is the straight and narrow to you? Bring a reading or two to support your position.

    What indicators do you use to insure you have not drifted out to the broad way to destruction?

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  • Subject: Harmony

    Do a search on harmony in S&H. Then compile a reading or two and find a correlative or two in the Bible which has no usage of the term harmony.

    The idea is to get a better sense of harmony and what it entails, how it belongs in our life.

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  • The law to adversity

    If our starting point is a good God which never causes evil, what are we to do with adversity? Let's see now. We could bitch and moan, whimper, or perhaps condemn ourselves for letting bad things happen - OR, we could decide right then and there to get the full blessing from the experience. There is no doubt that the first responses listed here make us miserable and leave us only with a bag of troubles. The latter response aligns us with the Principle of the universe, and invariably leads us to a better place.

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  • Waymarks to the one Mind

    TEXT:  from S&H

    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but
    the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal...
    When examined in the light of divine Science, mortals
    present more than is detected upon the surface, since
    inverted thoughts and erroneous beliefs must
    be counterfeits of Truth. Thought is bor-
    rowed from a higher source than matter, and
    by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind,
    in which all error disappears in celestial Truth. The
    robes of Spirit are "white and glistering," like the raiment
    of Christ. Even in this world, therefore, "let thy gar-
    ments be always white." "Blessed is the man that en-
    dureth [overcometh] temptation: for when he is tried,
    [proved faithful], he shall receive the crown of life,
    which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." (James i. 12.)

    DISCUSSION:

    No quotes please. Bring examples in your own experience of:

    1. objects in material thought destroyed

    2. by reversal, errors serving as waymarks

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  • Why is spiritual growth a necessity?

    TEXT:"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" (I Peter 5:8)

    DISCUSSION:

    What can our text have to do with spiritual growth? Bring readings and any experience that may illustrate.

     

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