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.
. . . the LORD has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.
. . . the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark;
Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 129, No. 42
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