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.
. . . come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
. . . Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
. . . "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
. . . When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
I know that his command leads to eternal life."
The Responsive Reading is from the Holy Bible, New International Version®.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 129, No. 17
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