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  • Differentiate Jerusalem and New Jerusalem

    TEXTS:

    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" (Matt)

    "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."(Rev)

    DISCUSSION:

    Using the Glossary definitions in S&H (among any other references), be ready to differentiate between Jerusalem and New Jerusalem. Consider their origin, etc., and how states and stages of consciousness fit in.

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  • Enrich the affections of all mankind

    TEXT:

    "And may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind." (from the Daily Prayer, Manual)

    DISCUSSION:

    What would prevent the divine revelation of Christian Science from reaching mankind? Identify a specific example and construct a treatment to "handle" it.

    The treatment should begin and end with an absolute statement. The specific example should be addressed and reversed after the opening absolute statement.

     

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  • 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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  • From the heart

    Praise Him, praise Him. Bring something to praise Him with, gratitude that will bless the hearers.

     

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  • How did Jesus' sabbath differ from the mainstream?

    TEXT: "Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy." (Ex.)

    DISCUSSION: 

    Bring references from the Gospels that illustrate the conflict Jesus had with the mainstream re keeping the sabbath.

    Be ready to resolve the issue!

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  • I John 2 - no vicarious atonement!

    Study this chapter, I John 2, with a critical eye, challenging what is contained in the chapter - be ready with questions and answers.

    We will read it together, and discuss each few verses.

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  • Instruction from Proverbs

    Bring an offering of verses from Proverbs (3-10 verses) - and a correlative if you wish.

    The Book of Proverbs is often overlooked, but it is rich with wisdom.

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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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  • Realization vs Understanding vs Knowing

    What might be the difference between realization, understanding and knowing? - using the woman's WWII experience (read in last session) as backdrop...

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  • Subject: Emotionalism the great tool of the manipulator

    Please bring Bible references with correlative passages from S&H on the subject of hypnotism and mesmerism. Specifically, let us address/handle emotionalism used to hypnotize folks to do things they would not normally do - get hateful around election; get consumed my materialism in the Holiday Season.

    Bring examples from your own experience, illustrating how emotionalism creeps in.

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  • The simplicity that is in Christ - the Sermon on the Mount

    Miki will be providing the readings. Please bring your own offering as well (not reading)

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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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  • Worse off if one error used to destroy another

    TEXT: The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground, leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger error. (S&H)

    DISCUSSION:

    1. Give an example of a material remedy that heals a symptom, and why it may leave the patient worse off.

    2. Give an example of a mental remedy that a "Christian Scientist" may use to heal, but that will leave the patient worse off.

    3. What are some symptoms of the patient left worse off?

    4. How do we know the healing is correct?

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