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.
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Tell all the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
The Golden Text is from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name.
He ruleth by his power for ever;
O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
For thou, O God, hast proved us:
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
. . . let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
. . . O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all:
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 129, No. 51
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