The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, took to the Bible instinctively as a child and studied it intensively as an adult. Through this study she discovered the healing power of God and experienced it firsthand. This inspired her to delve even deeper into the Scriptures, finding their spiritual meaning, which ultimately led to her writing the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the pastor of the Christian Science Church, from which a weekly Bible Lesson is read. Learn more about the Bible Lesson
The following Bible passages introduce this week's Bible Lesson. The full Lesson is comprised of citations from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:
. . . Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
. . . our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance;
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
. . . we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 128, No. 26
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