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  • The Battle is God’s, Not Yours (3/22/2017) - Wednesday Meeting, March 22, 2017 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Hosea 1:1 (to 1st ,), 7 1st ​ 1 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea,… 7 …I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, … Continue reading "The Battle is God’s, Not Yours"
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  • Government by divine Principle (2/2/2017) - Readings for Wed., 2/1/17, Second Church Berkeley KJV John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. … Continue reading "Government by divine Principle"
  • …and set me free! (2/1/2017) - Wednesday Meeting 2-1-2017 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville(Ps 118:5) “I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place”…[in Hebrew: “large” means an open, expansive place; a place of freedom.] KJV Ps 118:5 5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set … Continue reading "…and set me free!"
  • Magnified and glorified (1/26/2017) - Readings for Wed., 1/25/17, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 34:1-3 1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us … Continue reading "Magnified and glorified"
  • …with signs following (1/25/2017) - Wednesday Meeting 1-25-2017, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Dan 4:1-3 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. 2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. 3 How great are … Continue reading "…with signs following"
  • Antidoting mental miasma (an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt) (1/19/2017) - Readings for 01/18/17, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Isa. 33:22 1st the 22 …the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. SH Luke 8:41, 42 (to 1st .), 49-55 41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the … Continue reading "Antidoting mental miasma (an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt)"
  • Governance (1/18/2017) - Wednesday Meeting 1-18-2017 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville Read from Bible New Living Translation though posted below in King James New Living Translation KJV Isaiah 33:22 22 …the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. KJV Ps 22:22, 25, 27, 28 22 I will declare … Continue reading "Governance"
  • Running with patience the race that is set before us (1/15/2017) - Readings for Wed., 1/11/17, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Phil. 3:13-15 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God … Continue reading "Running with patience the race that is set before us"
  • Who do you trust? (1/11/2017) - Wednesday Meeting 1-11-2017 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Gen 3:8-10 8 …they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God … Continue reading "Who do you trust?"
  • The first shall be last and the last first (1/5/2017) - Readings for Wed., 1/4/17, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Isa. 44:6 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. SH Mark 6:30 30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and … Continue reading "The first shall be last and the last first"
  • Begin with God (1/4/2017) - 1-4-2017 Wednesday meeting, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Ps 143:1, 7-8, 10-11 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that … Continue reading "Begin with God"
  • New-born of Spirit (12/30/2016) - Readings for Wed., 12/28/16, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 96:1 (to 1st :) 1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: SH Gen. 28:10-13, 14 1st 6th and, 16 10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because … Continue reading "New-born of Spirit"
  • New Beginnings (12/28/2016) - Wednesday readings from First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Jer 29:11-14 11 …I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will … Continue reading "New Beginnings"
  • The mothering of God (12/22/2016) - Readings for Wed., 12/21/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Deut. 32:11, 12 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. KJV Ex. 1:8, 9, 15-17, … Continue reading "The mothering of God"
  • Beyond Illusion (12/21/2016) - Wednesday Meeting 12-21-2016, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville The last chapter of Science and Health is Recapitulation. There are 24 questions. During December one question and answer can be studied each day before Christmas Day. This week’s readings draw from Q&A #15-24. Readings from NRSV KJV Romans 8:28 28 …we know that all things work … Continue reading "Beyond Illusion"
  • Holding hatred in abeyance with kindness (12/15/2016) - Readings for 12/14/16, 2nd Church Berkeley KJV Prov. 10:18 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. KJV Prov. 10:12 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. KJV I Cor. 13:13 1st now 13 …now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the … Continue reading "Holding hatred in abeyance with kindness"
  • What is the counterfact to evil? (12/14/2016) - Wednesday Meeting 12-14-2016, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville The last chapter of Science and Health is Recapitulation. There are 24 questions. During December one question and answer can be studied each day before Christmas Day. This week’s readings draw from Q&A #8-14. KJV Gen 2:6-7 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, … Continue reading "What is the counterfact to evil?"
  • Holy Bible, chart of life (12/8/2016) - Readings for Wed., 12/7/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Matt. 11:1 1st It 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. SH John 10:23-32 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then … Continue reading "Holy Bible, chart of life"
  • Opposites or Contraries (12/7/2016) - Wednesday Meeting 12-7-2016 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville The last chapter of Science and Health is Recapitulation. There are 24 questions. During December one question and answer can be studied each day before Christmas Day. This week’s readings draw from Q&A #1-7. KJV Isaiah 65:17 1st behold, 18-19 17 …behold, I create new heavens and … Continue reading "Opposites or Contraries"
  • God’s word is truth (12/2/2016) - Readings for 11/30/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH John 17:1, 3, 17 2nd thy 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only … Continue reading "God’s word is truth"
  • Simply…God (11/30/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC for Wednesday Meeting 11-30-2016 The last chapter of Science and Health is Recapitulation. There are 24 questions. Tomorrow is December 1, and 24 days till Christmas. Each day of Advent can be an opportunity to study Q and A. Tonight we have a head start with Question 1 and … Continue reading "Simply…God"
  • Invite angels to appear (11/25/2016) - Wednesday 11/23/16 readings and hymns, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Dan. 9:20-22, 23 1st for (to 1st :) 20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; 21 Yea, whiles … Continue reading "Invite angels to appear"
  • Gather together (11/23/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC Wednesday Meeting 11-23-2016 KJV Matt 18:20 1st where 20 …where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. KJV Mark 6:30-44 30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, … Continue reading "Gather together"
  • Courage to out-face the storm (11/18/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, 11/16/16 KJV Ex. 3:13 1st Moses, 14, 18, 20 13 …Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I … Continue reading "Courage to out-face the storm"
  • Be a blessing (11/16/2016) - Wednesday readings Nov 16, 2016, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville S&H vii:1-2 To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. KJV Gen 12:1-2 1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I … Continue reading "Be a blessing"
  • The children of God have but one Mind (11/11/2016) - The children of God have but one Mind Ex. 3:7 the, 9-12 (to ;) the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; …Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and … Continue reading "The children of God have but one Mind"
  • Reconciliation (11/9/2016) - Wednesday Meeting 11-9-2016, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville KJV Gen 25:27, 29-34 27 …Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, … Continue reading "Reconciliation"
  • The whole creation owns Thy power (11/3/2016) - Readings at 2nd Church, Berkeley, 11/2/16 KJV Ps. 19:1-6 (to 1st :) 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is … Continue reading "The whole creation owns Thy power"
  • Ego (11/2/2016) - Wednesday readings 11-2-2016, First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC KJV Ex 3:11-15 (to 1st you:) 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this … Continue reading "Ego"
  • Our God-given dominion (10/27/2016) - Readings for Wed., 10/26/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Matt. 4:23 1st Jesus, 24 23 …Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought … Continue reading "Our God-given dominion"
  • Goverance (10/26/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC Wednesday Meeting 10-26-2016 Read from New Living Translation Bible KJV Deut 10:12 1st what, 13 12 …what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God … Continue reading "Goverance"
  • Charting our course Spiritward (10/20/2016) - Readings for Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH I John 4:6 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. SH Rom. 8:16 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with … Continue reading "Charting our course Spiritward"
  • Quietness (10/20/2016) - Wednesday Meeting October 19, 2016 First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC KJV Ps 107:21-31 21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. 23 They that go down … Continue reading "Quietness"
  • Our Mission (10/15/2016) - …with love from First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, NC KJV Gen 2:1, 3 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. KJV … Continue reading "Our Mission"
  • Agree with thine adversary quickly (10/13/2016) - Readings for Wed., 10/12/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Matt. 3:16 1st Jesus 16 …Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: KJV Matt. 4:1-11 1 Then was Jesus … Continue reading "Agree with thine adversary quickly"
  • Chosen, appointed, led (10/7/2016) - Readings for Wed., 10/5/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Ps. 78:1 (to :), 7Give ear, O my people, to my law: … That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: SH Isa. 6:8 1st I8 …I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will … Continue reading "Chosen, appointed, led"
  • Consciousness, where art thou? (9/29/2016) - Wed., 9/28/16 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Gen. 1:1-3, 26, 31 (to 1st .) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. … Continue reading "Consciousness, where art thou?"
  • No separation from divine Love (9/22/2016) - Readings for 9/21/16, Second Church, Berkeley KJV Ps. 103:1-8 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life … Continue reading "No separation from divine Love"
  • The laborer is worthy of his hire (9/15/2016) - Readings for 9/14/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ex. 20:8-11 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor … Continue reading "The laborer is worthy of his hire"
  • Transcending the pains and pleasures of sense (9/8/2016) - Readings, 9/7/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Ps. 100:1-5 1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, … Continue reading "Transcending the pains and pleasures of sense"
  • Rock, cornerstone, foundation (9/1/2016) - Readings for 8/31/16, Second Church, Berkeley SH I Kings 19:9-12 9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? 10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of … Continue reading "Rock, cornerstone, foundation"
  • Walking humbly with our God (8/25/2016) - Readings for Wed., 8/24/16, Second Church, Berkeley KJV Mic. 6:8 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? KJV Deut. 5:1 1st Moses 1 …Moses called all Israel, and said … Continue reading "Walking humbly with our God"
  • In the soil of an honest and good heart – 8/17/16 readings, Second Church, Berkeley (8/18/2016) - SH Ps. 50:1, 2 1 The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. SH Matt. 11:1 1st it 1 …it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end … Continue reading "In the soil of an honest and good heart – 8/17/16 readings, Second Church, Berkeley"
  • The universal solvent of Love (8/11/2016) - Readings from Wednesday, 8/10/16, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 66:8 8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: SH Ps. 107:1, 8, 14, 20 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 8 Oh that men would … Continue reading "The universal solvent of Love"
  • The only I, or Us (8/4/2016) - Readings, 8/3/16, Second Church, Berkeley KJV Ps. 46:1-8 (to 2nd ,), 9-11 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and … Continue reading "The only I, or Us"
  • Mark the perfect man and woman (7/28/2016) - Readings for 7/27/16, Second Church, Berkeley KJV Gen. 1:26, 27 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping … Continue reading "Mark the perfect man and woman"
  • Exceeding great and precious promises (7/23/2016) - Readings for 7/20/16, Second Church, Berkeley SH II Pet. 1:1-8 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and … Continue reading "Exceeding great and precious promises"
  • (7/16/2016) - Trust all to God the Father SH Gen. 22:1 1st God, 2-12, 18 1 …God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer … Continue reading ""
  • Loving God and keeping His commandments (7/8/2016) - Readings for Wednesday, 7/6/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 119:33-35, 86 (to 1st :) 33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to … Continue reading "Loving God and keeping His commandments"
  • Every whit whole (6/30/2016) - “Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it “every whit whole.” KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. SH John 5:1 1st there, 2-9 1 …there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the … Continue reading "Every whit whole"
  • The rock that is higher than I (6/16/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, 6/15/16 SH Ps. 61:1, 2 1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. SH Ps. 18:2, 31 2 The LORD is my … Continue reading "The rock that is higher than I"
  • Becoming as a little child (6/9/2016) - 2nd Church, Berkeley, readings, 06.01.16 SH I Pet. 2:1-5 1st laying, 9 1st ye 1 …laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord … Continue reading "Becoming as a little child"
  • A consciousness filled with light (6/9/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, 6/8/16 SH John 8:1-12 1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in … Continue reading "A consciousness filled with light"
  • Properties of divine Mind (5/27/2016) - Properties of divine Mind SH Ps. 24:1, 2 1 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. SH II Kings 8:1-6 1 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had … Continue reading "Properties of divine Mind"
  • The Science of healing (5/20/2016) - Readings, Second Church Berkeley, 5/18/16 SH Matt. 8:1-4 1 When Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be … Continue reading "The Science of healing"
  • Launching out into the deep (5/12/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, Wed., 5/11/16 SH Ps. 107:1, 9 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. SH Luke 4:14, 15 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit … Continue reading "Launching out into the deep"
  • Come to the land of peace (5/5/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, 5/4/16 KJV Phil. 4:7 1st the 7 …the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. KJV Isa. 57:15, 19 15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy … Continue reading "Come to the land of peace"
  • Whither shall I go from thy presence? (5/4/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Acts 27:1, 14, 20-25, 41-44 1 …when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band. 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 20 … Continue reading "Whither shall I go from thy presence?"
  • How to gather, how to sow (4/28/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, NKJV Bible Matt. 3:1, 2, 11-13 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not … Continue reading "How to gather, how to sow"
  • Seeing God face to face (4/21/2016) - Second Church, Berkeley, 4/20/16 Bible citations from NKJV Ps. 4:6 Lord Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. Ex. 33:11 (to 1st .) So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.  Ex. 34:1, 2, 29-32 And the Lord said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the … Continue reading "Seeing God face to face"
  • Let the earth rejoice (4/20/2016) - This weekend is the celebration of Earth Day. There’s a passage in Psalms that will lead us this Wednesday in praying about this celebration…”Let the earth rejoice” (Ps 97:1) First Church of Christ, Scientist-Asheville, Wednesday Meeting 4-20-2016 KJV Ps 96:11-12 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, … Continue reading "Let the earth rejoice"
  • Stairway to heaven (4/15/2016) - Second Church, Berkeley readings, 4/13/16 KJV Gen. 28:10 1st Jacob, 11-13, 15 1st I, 16 10 …Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them … Continue reading "Stairway to heaven"
  • Parables (4/13/2016) - Wednesday meeting readings from First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, April 13, 2016 KJV Ps 49:3-4 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. KJV Matt 13:1, 3-14, … Continue reading "Parables"
  • One universal family (4/7/2016) - Second Church, Berkeley, Readings for 4/6/16 SH Isa. 54:1, 2, 4, 5 1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. 2 Enlarge … Continue reading "One universal family"
  • What do we do now? (4/6/2016) - We are blessed to have the teachings of Christ Jesus from the Bible and are indebted to our textbook for the spiritual explication of the Scriptures. But, now, what do we do with it?First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Luke 17:17 (to 1st said,), 20-21 1st The 17 …Jesus answering said 20 …The … Continue reading "What do we do now?"
  • Spiritual authority (3/30/2016) - Wednesday readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 40:1, 3 (to 1st :), 5 (to 1st :), 8, 10, 11 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: 5 Many, O LORD … Continue reading "Spiritual authority"
  • Ascent Psalms (Ps 120-134) (3/23/2016) - This Wednesday’s topic draws from what are known as the Ascent Psalms or Pilgrim Psalms, Psalms 120-134. As we approach Easter, we’ll hear from these Psalms that were sung by Passover pilgrims, likely including Jesus and the disciples, as they traveled on the dusty roads from every corner of the Empire on their way to … Continue reading "Ascent Psalms (Ps 120-134)"
  • The open door (3/23/2016) - Second Church, Berkeley, readings for Wednesday, March 23, 2016 SH Isa. 48:17 17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. SH Col. 4:1-3 1 Masters, give unto your servants that … Continue reading "The open door"
  • I love to tell the story (3/17/2016) - Readings for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 on “I love to tell the story” SH I John 1:1, 3 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 3 That which we … Continue reading "I love to tell the story"
  • Blessed are they that mourn (3/16/2016) - Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew5:4) One way to think about this is to lament the seeming lack of Love’s presence in the world. Wednesday Meeting 3-16-2016 First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Ps 13:1-6 1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long … Continue reading "Blessed are they that mourn"
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  • The infinitude of One (3/9/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, 3-9-2016 KJV I Thess 5:21 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. KJV Luke 18:18, 19 18 …a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is … Continue reading "The infinitude of One"
  • Sing a new song (3/9/2016) - 2nd Church, Berkeley, readings, 3/9/16 SH Ps. 98:1 (to 1st ;), 4, 5 1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; 4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the … Continue reading "Sing a new song"
  • (3/9/2016) - Mat 10:8 freely
  • Be fruitful and multiply (3/2/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC, Wednesday Meeting 3-2-2016 KJV Gen 1:27, 28 27 …God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and … Continue reading "Be fruitful and multiply"
  • God is the lawmaker (3/2/2016) - Readings for Wednesday, 3/2/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Prov. 3:5, 6 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. SH Deut. 27:1 1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, … Continue reading "God is the lawmaker"
  • God made man free (2/25/2016) - 2nd Church, Berkeley Readings, 2/24/16 SH Ps. 133:1 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! SH Ps. 119:45 1st I 45 …I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. SH Acts 21:39 1st Paul; 22:2 (to 1st :), 22, 27, 28 39 …Paul said, … Continue reading "God made man free"
  • Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity (2/18/2016) - Readings for Wed., 2/17/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Jonah 1:6 1st What (to 1st 5th ,) 6 …What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. SH Matt. 24:42 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth … Continue reading "Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity"
  • Progress: from strength to strength (2/11/2016) - Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, 2/10/16 KJV II Sam. 22:37 37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip. KJV Phil. 3:13, 14 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things … Continue reading "Progress: from strength to strength"
  • Covenant (2/10/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC Wednesday, February 10, 2016 KJV Jeremiah 32:36 (to 1st Lord), 39-41 36 …thus saith the LORD,  39 …I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40 And I will … Continue reading "Covenant"
  • Our God is All-in-all (2/4/2016) - 2nd Church, Berkeley, readings and hymns for Wed., 2/3/16 SH Isa. 40:18, 28-31 18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither … Continue reading "Our God is All-in-all"
  • The language of Spirit (2/3/2016) - The Bible citations were read from the New Revised Standard Version. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, 2-3-2016 KJV Matt 13:34 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: KJV Matt 25:14-29 14…the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far … Continue reading "The language of Spirit"
  • Looking to Spirit, not matter (1/27/2016) - Readings at 2nd Church, Berkeley, 01/27/16 SH Ex. 16:2-4 1st the, 6, 7 (to 1st ;), 10-15 2 …the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD … Continue reading "Looking to Spirit, not matter"
  • Expectation and promise (1/21/2016) - SH Ps. 62:5 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. SH Mal. 3:10 1st prove; 4:2 1st unto (to 1st ;) 10 …prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that … Continue reading "Expectation and promise"
  • Living in a spiritual community (1/20/2016) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 1-20-2016 KJV I Peter 2:9 1st ye, 10 (to 1st God:) 9 …ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 10 Which … Continue reading "Living in a spiritual community"
  • The steady gain of man (1/13/2016) - From first line of hymn 451, the steady gain of man. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC, January 13, 2016 KJV Matt 4:23 1st Jesus (to 1st kingdom) 23 …Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, KJV Matt 5:17, 21, 22, 23, 24 17 Think … Continue reading "The steady gain of man"
  • (1/10/2016) - KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • Right motives give pinions to thought (1/7/2016) - Second Church, Berkeley readings, 1/6/16 SH Deut. 30:14 1st the, 15, 16, 19, 20 (to 2nd :) 14 …the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. 15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16 In … Continue reading "Right motives give pinions to thought"
  • Sacred Song… (1/6/2016) - Note: During Passover celebration of Jesus and disciples they would have sung Psalm 113-118, the Jewish Hallel, as all Jews did then, and still do at Passover.
  • Sacred Song (1/6/2016) -                                                                                                               … Continue reading "Sacred Song"
  • God with us, Christ presence (12/31/2015) - Wednesday, 12/30/15 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 46:1, 10 (to 1st God:) 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 10 Be still, and know that I am G SH Isa. 55:1 (to 1st waters,), 10-12 (to 1st :) 1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the … Continue reading "God with us, Christ presence"
  • The Christ Presence (12/23/2015) - Merry Christmas from First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Ex 33:14 1st My 14 …My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. KJV Ps 139:7 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? KJV Ps 16:11 1st in 11 …in thy … Continue reading "The Christ Presence"
  • Patience must have her perfect work (12/23/2015) - Readings, Wednesday, 12/23/15, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Matt. 18:21-33 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 23 Therefore is the … Continue reading "Patience must have her perfect work"
  • Glad tidings of divine light (12/16/2015) - Wed., 12/16/15 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley KJV Gen. 1:3, 4 (to 1st :) 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: KJV Isa. 52:7 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth … Continue reading "Glad tidings of divine light"
  • Beyond fear and violence (12/9/2015) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 12-9-2015 KJV Gen 4:1 (to 1st Cain,), 2 (to 1st Abel.), 3-5, 8, 16 (to 1st Lord,) 1 …Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that … Continue reading "Beyond fear and violence"
  • God rests in action (12/9/2015) - Readings for 12/9/15, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 37:7 (to 1st :) 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: SH Gen. 1:31 (to 1st .); 2:2, 3 (to 1st :) 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. 2 And on the seventh day … Continue reading "God rests in action"
  • Whither shall I go from thy spirit? (12/2/2015) - Readings inspired by Psalm 139. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 12-2-2015 KJV Ps 42:2 (to 1st second God:) 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:  KJV Ps 42:5, 6 (to 1st me:), 10, 11 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? … Continue reading "Whither shall I go from thy spirit?"
  • Bearing witness to Truth (12/2/2015) - Wed., 12/2/15 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Job 16:19 1st behold 19 …behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. SH Ps. 27:12-14 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had … Continue reading "Bearing witness to Truth"
  • Loving our enemies (11/25/2015) - Wed., 11/25/16 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Lev. 19:1, 2, 15, 16 (to 1st :), 17, 18 (to 1st :) 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. … Continue reading "Loving our enemies"
  • Walking calmly over the waves of error (11/18/2015) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley S&H Jer. 17:14 14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. S&H Luke 4:14-16, 24, 28-30 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him … Continue reading "Walking calmly over the waves of error"
  • Practical Theology (11/11/2015) - Recently on the web site christianscience.com in the Community tab, was a post in the Circle of Faith blog by Shirley Paulson discussing an ecumenical topic known as “Practical Theology.” This is mainly a Protestant theology, centuries old, whose focus is becoming increasingly engaged in discovering ideas from the Bible that relate directly to contemporary … Continue reading "Practical Theology"
  • The seekers of the light are one (11/11/2015) - Readings, 11/11/15, Second Church, Berkeley CA SH I Cor. 8:6 1st to 6 …to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. SH John 10:22-25, 30 22 And it was at Jerusalem … Continue reading "The seekers of the light are one"
  • All beings moving in harmony (11/4/2015) - Wednesday (2nd Church Berkeley) readings, inspired by an article in the Christian Science Sentinel – http://sentinel.christianscience.com/blogs/living-christian-science-today/all-creatures-moving-in-harmony SH Dan. 3:8 1st at, 9, 12, 14, 15 2nd if ye, 16-18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30 8 …at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 9 They spake and said to the king … Continue reading "All beings moving in harmony"
  • Progress (11/4/2015) - Science and Health in the chapter “Recapitulation” asks this question, “How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?” First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 11-4-2015 KJV II Timothy 3:16 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in … Continue reading "Progress"
  • The reason for our joy (10/29/2015) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, inspired by article in Nov. 2 CS Sentinel: http://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/2015/11/117-44/the-reason-for-our-joy SH Ps. 89:15 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. SH Ps. 95:1 1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful … Continue reading "The reason for our joy"
  • Life, Light, Likeness (10/21/2015) - Wed., 10/21/15 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 1:1, 3 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. SH Gen. 1:26 (to 1st :) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: SH Ps. … Continue reading "Life, Light, Likeness"
  • 91st Psalm (10/21/2015) - Wednesday October 21, 2015 First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Ps 100:3 (to 1st ourselves;) 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; KJV Ps 8:4-6 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, … Continue reading "91st Psalm"
  • Home (10/15/2015) - Wednesday Meeting 10-14-2015 Several members and friends of this church are helping Habitat for Humanity on the yearly Interfaith Build to construct a home, during this Fall, for a neighbor in the Asheville community. In support of this activity, tonight’s readings will focus on “Home.” First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Matt 8:19, … Continue reading "Home"
  • One shepherd, one fold (10/14/2015) - 2nd Church Berkeley readings, 10/14/15 KJV Prov. 26:2 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. KJV Gen. 21:9 1st Sarah, 10-20 (to 1st ;) 9 …Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said … Continue reading "One shepherd, one fold"
  • Home (10/14/2015) - Wednesday Meeting 10-14-2015 Several members and friends of this church are helping Habitat for Humanity on the yearly Interfaith Build to construct a home, during this Fall, for a neighbor in the Asheville community. In support of this activity, tonight’s readings will focus on “Home.” First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Matt 8:19, … Continue reading "Home"
  • LET… (10/9/2015) - We have a daily prayer in Christian Science that in part includes “…let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me.” That little word “let” will be the topic of our meeting tonight. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC 9-30-2015 KJV Gen 1:3 3 And God said, Let there be … Continue reading "LET…"
  • A Place of Refuge for Everyone (10/7/2015) - 2nd Church, Berkeley readings, 10/7/15 SH II Sam. 22:1-3, 20, 31, 33 1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: 2 And he said, The LORD is … Continue reading "A Place of Refuge for Everyone"
  • Quietness and assurance forever (9/30/2015) - KJV Isa. 32:17 1st the, 18 17 …the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; KJV Ps. 37:11 1st the 11 …the meek shall inherit the earth; … Continue reading "Quietness and assurance forever"
  • God performs the work (9/23/2015) - 9/23/15 readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Prov. 3:25, 26 25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. 26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. SH Phil. 1:4-6 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all … Continue reading "God performs the work"
  • Seeking Refuge (9/23/2015) - Recently the Christian Science Monitor commented on the European refugee crisis as “the greatest mass-movement of people across its borders since World War II.” The Monitor has begun an ongoing series “Seeking Refuge” to follow this crisis. The refugee crisis is also our topic. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV II Samuel 22:1-7, … Continue reading "Seeking Refuge"
  • Living a life of gratitude (9/16/2015) - 2nd Church, Berkeley, Wed. readings, 9/16/15 SH Ps. 66:1, 2 1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. SH Ps. 100:2, 3 1st it, 4, 5 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 …it is … Continue reading "Living a life of gratitude"
  • Faith: enlarging the borders, strengthening the base (9/9/2015) - Second Church, Berkeley, Readings 9/9/15 SH Ps. 81:8, 10 8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; 10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. SH Deut. … Continue reading "Faith: enlarging the borders, strengthening the base"
  • Man, the expression of Soul (9/2/2015) - Readings for Wed., 9/2/15, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 42:1, 2, 5, 8 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 5 Why art thou cast down, O … Continue reading "Man, the expression of Soul"
  • Friend and comforter (8/26/2015) - Wednesday, 8/26/15 readings, Second Church Berkeley SH Ps. 139:17, 18 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. SH Isa. 40:1 1 Comfort … Continue reading "Friend and comforter"
  • Our heritage as children of God (8/19/2015) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, 8/19/15 SH Ps. 37:9 1st those 9 …those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. SH Gen. 1:26 (to 1st :), 27 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image … Continue reading "Our heritage as children of God"
  • Science and harmony (8/12/2015) - Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, 8/12/15 SH Ps. 37:3 (to 1st ;) 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; SH Job 22:21 (to 1st :) 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: SH Isa. 66:10, 12 (to 1st :), 13 10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye … Continue reading "Science and harmony"
  • Home (8/12/2015) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC Readings for August 12, 2015 KJV Gen 28:10-13 (to 1st Isaac:), 15, 16, 17 1st this, 18, 19 (to 1st Bethel:) 10 Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was … Continue reading "Home"
  • Amazing grace (8/5/2015) - Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, August 5, 2015 SH Ex. 34:8, 9, 29-32, 35 (to 1st :) 8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. 9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for … Continue reading "Amazing grace"
  • Filled and fulfilled (8/4/2015) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 107:1, 2, 5, 7, 9 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted … Continue reading "Filled and fulfilled"
  • Unity of hearts alone brings dignity (7/22/2015) - Asheville, NC Subject is from an editorial in The Christian Science Monitor, 6-28-15 Citations were read from the New Living Translation KJV James 2:1-5 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with … Continue reading "Unity of hearts alone brings dignity"
  • The kingdom of God – at hand to redeem and save (7/16/2015) - Readings for Wed., July 15, 2015, Second Church, Berkeley SH Matt. 24:1 1st Jesus, 2-8, 12-15, 21, 35 1 …Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily … Continue reading "The kingdom of God – at hand to redeem and save"
  • The Practice (7/15/2015) - …coming this fall to your local TV, a new reality show… Asheville, NC See also from The Manual of The Mother Church 92:4-11 Healing the sick and the sinner with Truth demonstrates what we affirm of Christian Science, and nothing can substitute this demonstration. I recommend that each member of this Church shall strive to … Continue reading "The Practice"
  • Family w/ KJV Bible, S&H Citations & Hymns (7/14/2015) - The following selections from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures will be read at 7:30 PM on July 15, 2015 as part of the Wednesday evening service of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Savannah, Georgia in accordance with Article III, Section 3 of the Manual of the Mother … Continue reading "Family w/ KJV Bible, S&H Citations & Hymns"
  • Family (7/13/2015) - The following selections from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures will be read at 7:30 PM on July 15, 2015 as part of the Wednesday evening service of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Savannah, Georgia in accordance with Article III, Section 3 of the Manual of the Mother … Continue reading "Family"
  • Walking in the light (7/9/2015) - Readings for Wed., July 8, 2015, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Deut. 10:12 1st now 12 …now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and … Continue reading "Walking in the light"
  • Persistence in prayer (6/25/2015) - Readings for Wed., June 24, 2015, Second Church, Berkeley CA SH I Thess. 5:21 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. SH Mark 6:34 1st Jesus 34 …Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and … Continue reading "Persistence in prayer"
  • The Science of Forgiveness (6/24/2015) - Mary Baker Eddy says on page 20 of “Unity of Good” that mistakes must be rectified or reversed. Evil must be dethroned. She reminds us that First: God never made evil. Second: He know it not. Third: We therefore need not fear it. We must “so reach that perfect Love which “casteth out fear,” and … Continue reading "The Science of Forgiveness"
  • (6/23/2015) - Mat 10:8 freely S&H 1:1-5
  • Separating fact from fiction (6/18/2015) - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley CA SH Ps. 16:8 8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. SH Ex. 3:1-6 (to 1st .) 1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: … Continue reading "Separating fact from fiction"
  • Models of excellence (6/11/2015) - Wednesday, 6/10/15 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH James 5:10 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. SH Gen. 41:1-3 (to 1st ;), 4, 8, 14-16, 25 (to 1st ,), 26 (to 1st ;), 27 (to 1st ;), 29, … Continue reading "Models of excellence"
  • Patience and Endurance (6/10/2015) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC KJV Romans 15:4 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. KJV James 5:10, 11 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an … Continue reading "Patience and Endurance"
  • Abiding in heavenly Love (6/4/2015) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA SH Ps. 23:1, 2, 4 (to 1st ;), 6 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, … Continue reading "Abiding in heavenly Love"
  • Spiritual foundation building (6/3/2015) - KJV Ps 61:1, 3 1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. KJV Ps 62:1, 2 1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; … Continue reading "Spiritual foundation building"
  • (6/2/2015) - marriage KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • (6/1/2015) - Mat 10:8 freely
  • Moving in accord with Spirit (5/28/2015) - Wednesday, 5/27/15 readings, Second Church Berkeley SH Ps. 46:1, 2, 4, 5 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 4 There is a river, the streams … Continue reading "Moving in accord with Spirit"
  • (5/23/2015) - KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • (5/23/2015) - KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • Confidence in our prayers (5/21/2015) - 2nd Church Berkeley readings, 5/20/15 SH Ps. 46:1 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. SH I John 5:14, 15 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know … Continue reading "Confidence in our prayers"
  • Self-surrender (5/14/2015) - 2nd Church, Berkeley CA Wed., 5/13/15 Readings SH John 5:30 (to 1st :) 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: SH Matt. 26:36-46 (to 1st :) 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And … Continue reading "Self-surrender"
  • Tending the Garden (5/13/2015) - Wednesday Meeting 5-13-2015, Asheville, NC Tending the Garden KJV Psalm 1:1-3 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law … Continue reading "Tending the Garden"
  • Divine purpose (5/7/2015) - Readings, Wed., 5/6/15, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 40:8 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. SH Ps. 17:3 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my … Continue reading "Divine purpose"
  • The Brotherhood of Man (5/6/2015) - Asheville, NC The Christian Science Monitor daily briefing on Thursday last week, April 30, noted Saigon fell 40 years ago, ending 20 years of American military involvement in Vietnam. Diplomatic relations were restored in 1995. Since then the US has become Vietnam’s largest export market. Today there is a warm relationship between the two countries. … Continue reading "The Brotherhood of Man"
  • Thought in rapport with divine Mind (4/30/2015) - Wednesday reading, Second Church, Berkeley, 4/29/15 SH I Chron. 28:9 1st know (to 2nd :) 9 …know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: SH Ps. 40:5 5 Many, O … Continue reading "Thought in rapport with divine Mind"
  • Erroneous Thoughts (4/29/2015) - Erroneous Thoughts Asheville, NC KJV Job 1:1, 6, 7 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the … Continue reading "Erroneous Thoughts"
  • Satisfied (4/23/2015) - Wednesday, 4/22/15 readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 22:26 (to 1st :) 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: SH Ps. 63:5 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: SH Ps. 65:4 4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and … Continue reading "Satisfied"
  • (4/16/2015) - eqqer KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • Sons and daughters of God (4/16/2015) - Second Church, Berkeley, readings, Wednesday, 4/15/15 SH Gen. 1:26 1st God, 27 26 …God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every … Continue reading "Sons and daughters of God"
  • Where is God? (4/10/2015) - In the trials and tribulations of the world… Where is God? Asheville, NC KJV Psalm 19:1-3 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. … Continue reading "Where is God?"
  • Preparations of the heart (4/9/2015) - Wed., 4/8/15 readings, Second Church, Berkeley KJV Prov. 16:1 NKJV Prov. 16:1 16 The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. SH Eph. 6:10 1st my, 13 1st take, 14 1st having, 15 10 …my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 13 …take unto … Continue reading "Preparations of the heart"
  • The child-like thought (4/2/2015) - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Jer. 31:33 1st this, 34 (to 2nd :) 33 …this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will … Continue reading "The child-like thought"
  • What can a fish teach us about loving our enemies? (4/1/2015) - Asheville, NC The New Living Translation gives a clearer statement that Jonah travels opposite of where God directs. KJV II Kings 15:29 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of … Continue reading "What can a fish teach us about loving our enemies?"
  • The divine control of Spirit (3/26/2015) - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Matt. 9:35 1st Jesus 35 …Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. SH Matt. 9:20-22, 27-30 (to 1st ;) 20 And, behold, a woman, … Continue reading "The divine control of Spirit"
  • Love, affection, forgiveness (3/19/2015) - Wednesday, 3/18/15 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH John 8:1-11 1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken … Continue reading "Love, affection, forgiveness"
  • Repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration (3/12/2015) - Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, 3/11/15 SH Matt. 3:1-3, 5, 6, 11, 13-17 1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice … Continue reading "Repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration"
  • …conscientious protests of Truth (3/11/2015) - KJV I Kings 18:21 (to 1st .) 21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. KJV Ps 119:25-30 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 26 … Continue reading "…conscientious protests of Truth"
  • God is every need supplying (3/5/2015) - Wednesday, 3/4/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Isa. 54:2 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; SH Ezek. 34:1, 12, 22 (to 1st ;) 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 12 … Continue reading "God is every need supplying"
  • All being is painless and permanent (2/26/2015) - Wed., 2/25/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Deut. 4:35 1st the 35 …the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. SH Ps. 23:1 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. SH Ps. 30:2 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. SH Jer. … Continue reading "All being is painless and permanent"
  • God, good, is all (2/19/2015) - Wed., 2/18/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 33:5 1st the 5 …the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. SH Ps. 34:10 1st they 10 …they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. SH Ps. 66:8 8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his … Continue reading "God, good, is all"
  • Justice and reconciliation (2/12/2015) - Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Deut. 16:20 20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. SH Prov. 21:3 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. SH Amos 5:14, … Continue reading "Justice and reconciliation"
  • Light in prison (2/5/2015) - Readings, Wednesday, 2/4/15, 2nd Church, Berkeley. Hymns: 84 God’s eternal Word is spoken; 453 Rise up and walk, take up your bed; 272 Our God shall reign where’er the sun SH Gen. 39:20 1st Joseph’s (to 1st :), 21, 22 20 …Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the … Continue reading "Light in prison"
  • No drought in Mind (1/29/2015) - Wed., 1/28/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 107:1-7, 9 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from … Continue reading "No drought in Mind"
  • The Stranger (1/28/2015) - The Stranger The week of January 18-25 was the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity sponsored by the World Council of Churches. There was a focus that week from the Gospel of John of the Samaritan woman at the well. We’ll include that story in our topic tonight as we consider “the stranger.” Bible readings … Continue reading "The Stranger"
  • Every step higher (1/22/2015) - Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 readings, 2nd church, Berkeley SH Isa. 40:4 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: SH Ps. 61:1, 2 1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the … Continue reading "Every step higher"
  • Seedtime and Harvest (1/15/2015) - Wed., 1/14/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 8:22 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. SH Isa. 51:16 16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine … Continue reading "Seedtime and Harvest"
  • Yielding to the touch of Truth (1/8/2015) - Wed., 1/7/15 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Mark 1:14 1st Jesus, 15 (to 1st :) 14 …Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: SH Mark 3:8-10 8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from … Continue reading "Yielding to the touch of Truth"
  • God is Love (1/6/2015) - KJV I John 1:1, 4 1st these, 7 1st if (to 3rd ,) 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 4 …these things write we unto you, that your … Continue reading "God is Love"
  • Prayer with our waking thought ascends (1/1/2015) - New Year’s Eve readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Eph 4:7 1st unto, 8 7 …unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. SH John 6:53, 57, 58, … Continue reading "Prayer with our waking thought ascends"
  • New-born of Spirit (12/25/2014) - Christmas Eve, 12/24/14, readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 17:1-5 1st when, 15, 16 (to 1st ;) 1 …when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between … Continue reading "New-born of Spirit"
  • Spiritual discernment and prophecy (12/18/2014) - Readings, Wed., 12/17/14, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 1:26 1st God (to 1st :), 27, 31 (to 1st .) 26 …God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. … Continue reading "Spiritual discernment and prophecy"
  • (12/16/2014) - KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. Mat 10:8 freely
  • In the beginning was the Word (12/12/2014) - Wednesday, 12/10/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 1:1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. SH Ps. 119:160 160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. SH Heb. 1:10 1st Thou 10 …Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the … Continue reading "In the beginning was the Word"
  • Justice (12/12/2014) - Justice has been in the news greatly as of late. Our topic will wrap around this statement from Science and Health, “Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is a more difficult task. The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new … Continue reading "Justice"
  • End bondage, escape from evil, choose life (12/3/2014) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Deut. 5:1 1st Moses, 33 1 …Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the … Continue reading "End bondage, escape from evil, choose life"
  • The leaven of Truth at work (11/27/2014) - Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley S&H Amos 4:5 1st offer (to 1st :) 5 …offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: S&H Gal. 5:9 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. S&H II Kings 4:38-41 38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there … Continue reading "The leaven of Truth at work"
  • A pilgrim and a stranger (11/20/2014) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, Nov. 19, 2014 SH Isa. 60:18 18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. SH Lev. 19:33 1st if, 34 33 …if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye … Continue reading "A pilgrim and a stranger"
  • (11/14/2014) - KJV Gen 1:26 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. KJV … Continue reading ""
  • government upon his shoulder (11/6/2014) - Wed., 11/5/12 readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 55:22 (to 1st :) 22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: SH Isa. 9:6 1st unto (to 2nd :), 7 (to 1st .) 6 …unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon … Continue reading "government upon his shoulder"
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  • Confiding all to God (10/30/2014) - Wed., 10/29/14 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley – sub-topics: “confidence in God as all” (SH 397); defending against mental malpractice SH Ps. 27:1 2nd the, 3, 5 1 …the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise … Continue reading "Confiding all to God"
  • Fear has no dominion (10/23/2014) - Wed., 10/22/14 readings, Second Church, Berkeley CA KJV Ex. 14:13 1st Moses (to 1st :) 13 …Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: KJV Deut. 31:6 1st the 6 …the LORD thy God, he it is that … Continue reading "Fear has no dominion"
  • Redemption and the Holy Spirit (10/16/2014) - Wed., 10/15/14 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, CA SH Ps. 3:8 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. SH Ps. 9:14 2nd I 14 …I will rejoice in thy salvation. SH Luke 2:1, 3-7, 22, 25-32, 36 (to 1st :), 37-40 1 And it came to pass in those days, that … Continue reading "Redemption and the Holy Spirit"
  • On Eagles’ Wings – No Contagion (10/9/2014) - Wednesday, 10/8/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA KJV Gen. 1:1, 20 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. KJV Ex. 19:3 … Continue reading "On Eagles’ Wings – No Contagion"
  • The fatherhood and motherhood of God (10/2/2014) - Wed., 10/01/14 readings, 2nd church, Berkeley CA SH Ex. 20:1 1st God, 2, 3, 12 1 …God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 12 … Continue reading "The fatherhood and motherhood of God"
  • (10/1/2014) - Mat 10:8 freely
  • Union of Hearts (9/25/2014) - SH 64:17 Marriage should signify a union of hearts.  KJV Phil 2:12 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. KJV Prov 9:6 6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in … Continue reading "Union of Hearts"
  • The atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme (9/25/2014) - Wed., 9/25/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA SH Ps. 19:1-8, 9 3rd the, 10, 11 1st and, 14 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is … Continue reading "The atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme"
  • (9/24/2014) - SH 12:5 The beneficial effect of such prayer for the sick is on the human mind, mak- ing it act more powerfully on the body through a blind faith in God. This, however, is one belief casting out another, – a belief in the unknown casting out a belief in sickness. It is neither Science … Continue reading ""
  • Black Rock Prayer Watch II: Nursing (9/21/2014) - This is our second prayer watch for Black Rock City! The readings cover praying for Christian Science nursing and were read one day after the head of Christian Science nursing and the President of The Mother Church embarked on a 9 month journey around the world to support Christian Science Nursing. They were also read … Continue reading "Black Rock Prayer Watch II: Nursing"
  • Life and goodness are immortal (9/18/2014) - Wed., 9/17/14 readings, Second Church, Berkeley CA SH Luke 4:14 1st Jesus, 15-22 (to 1st .) 14 …Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 16 And he … Continue reading "Life and goodness are immortal"
  • (9/17/2014) - Mat 10:8 freely
  • (9/17/2014) - Mat 10:8 freely
  • Dove of Peace (9/14/2014) - These are Prayer Watch readings given September 10th for the groups of Christian Scientists, including the Euphrates Institute, currently traveling into and around the nation of Israel. Shalom peace upon you!!! KJV Matthew 5:9 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. KJV Matthew 10:16 16 Behold, I send … Continue reading "Dove of Peace"
  • Dove of Peace (9/14/2014) - These are Prayer Watch readings from the September 10th meeting for the groups of Christian Scientists, including the Euphrates Institute, currently traveling to and around the nation of Israel. S&H Matthew 5:9 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. S&H Matthew 10:16 16 Behold, I send you forth … Continue reading "Dove of Peace"
  • Dove of Peace (9/14/2014) - These are for the Prayer Watch Call on September 12th for the Euphrates’ Institute members traveling to Israel and the West Bank this weekend. KJV Matthew 5:9 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. KJV Matthew 10:16 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst … Continue reading "Dove of Peace"
  • Grace, mercy, forgiveness (9/11/2014) - Wednesday, 9/10/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA KJV Ps. 51:1, 10, 12 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 12 Restore unto me … Continue reading "Grace, mercy, forgiveness"
  • Spiritual advancement (9/4/2014) - Wed., 9/3/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley. Hymns 351, 431, 116 SH Ex 34:29-32 SH Josh. 1:1-4, 5 1st as, 8, 9 1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is … Continue reading "Spiritual advancement"
  • God our helper (8/28/2014) - Wed., 8/27/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA KJV Ps. 54:4 (to 1st :) 4 Behold, God is mine helper: KJV Ex. 2:15 2nd Moses, 16-22 15 …Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven … Continue reading "God our helper"
  • The healing power of mercy (8/21/2014) - Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 readings, Second Church, Berkeley CA SH II Sam. 15:20 1st mercy 20 …mercy and truth be with thee. SH Hos. 2:23 2nd I 23 …I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and … Continue reading "The healing power of mercy"
  • Prayer for World Peace (8/14/2014) - Wednesday., 8/13/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley CA SH Jer. 8:11 1st they, 15, 22 11 …they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble! 22 Is … Continue reading "Prayer for World Peace"
  • Continuing in love (8/7/2014) - Wed., 8/6/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH I Kings 2:1-4 1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; 3 And keep the charge of the LORD … Continue reading "Continuing in love"
  • A BM Prayer (8/4/2014) - KJV Ps 46:10 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. SH 2:8-16 God is not moved by the breath of praise to do more than He has already done, nor can the infinite do less than bestow all good, … Continue reading "A BM Prayer"
  • Signs following (7/31/2014) - Wed., 7/30/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Jer. 32:17, 18 (to 1st ,), 19, 21 (to 1st 4th ,), 22 17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: 18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, … Continue reading "Signs following"
  • Willingness (7/24/2014) - Wed., 7/23/14 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley SH I Chron. 29:6 1st the, 9, 10 (to 1st :), 13 6 …the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly, 9 Then the people rejoiced, for that … Continue reading "Willingness"
  • Jesus the light of the world (7/18/2014) - Wed., July 16 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 43:3 (to 1st ;) 3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; SH Luke 2:8 1st there, 9-11 8 …there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the … Continue reading "Jesus the light of the world"
  • Light breaking forth, Love dawning (7/10/2014) - Wednesday, July 9th readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Ps. 89:15 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. SH Eccl. 9:13-18 (to 1st :) 13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: 14 There … Continue reading "Light breaking forth, Love dawning"
  • Faith and works (6/19/2014) - Wed., June 18, readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Hab. 2:4 1st the 4 …the just shall live by his faith. SH Heb. 11:1-3, 8-11, 13, 20, 23-27, 29 (to 1st :), 30, 32-34 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders … Continue reading "Faith and works"
  • Spiritual ideas, daily supplies (Mis. 307) (6/12/2014) - Wed., 6/11/14 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 92:5 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. SH Ps. 62:2 (to 1st ;) 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; SH I Kings 17:1 1st Elijah 1 …Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, … Continue reading "Spiritual ideas, daily supplies (Mis. 307)"
  • Entering into joy (6/5/2014) - Wednesday readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Isa. 52:7 (to 2nd ;) 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; SH Ps. 28:7 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, … Continue reading "Entering into joy"
  • Having no other mind before divine Mind (5/29/2014) - Wed., 5/28/14 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley KJV Ps. 143:8, 10 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my … Continue reading "Having no other mind before divine Mind"
  • Guiding star of being (5/22/2014) - Wed., 5/21/14 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ex. 13:17 (to 1st ;), 18 (to 1st :), 21 17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; 18 But God led the people about, … Continue reading "Guiding star of being"
  • Touching infinity (5/15/2014) - Readings for Wed., 5/14/14, 2nd Church Berkeley on “Touching infinity” KJV Ex. 6:2, 3 (to 1st 4th ,) 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was … Continue reading "Touching infinity"
  • Realizing the presence of divine Love (5/8/2014) - Realizing the presence of divine Love, Wed., 5/7/14 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 46:1, 10 (to 1st :) 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: SH Ps. 95:1, 2 1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let … Continue reading "Realizing the presence of divine Love"
  • Listening and going up higher (5/1/2014) - Listening and going up higher, Wed., 4/30/14 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Mat 10:8 1st freely 8 …freely ye have received, freely give. SH Isa. 49:1 (to 3rd ;), 8 (to 1st :), 13, 18 (to 1st :) 1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me … Continue reading "Listening and going up higher"
  • With one accord in the fellowship of the spirit (4/24/2014) - With one accord in the fellowship of the spirit, Wed., 4/23/14 readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH II Cor. 1:3, 4 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able … Continue reading "With one accord in the fellowship of the spirit"
  • Loving Servants of God’s Will (4/17/2014) - Loving Servants of God’s Will, Wednesday, 4/16/14 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Deut. 3:24 24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? SH Ps. … Continue reading "Loving Servants of God’s Will"
  • birth (4/15/2014) - where we’re from KJV Gen 1:27, 31 (to 1st .) 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. Gen 1:27,31 (to 1st .)
  • Can a miracle really occur? (4/10/2014) - Can a miracle really occur? Wed., 4/9/14 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley SH Ps. 107:8, 9 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. SH Ex. 7:8-12 1st the … Continue reading "Can a miracle really occur?"
  • Blessing and Being Blessed (4/3/2014) - Blessing and Being Blessed, Wed., 4/2/14 Reading, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Gen. 1:27 1st God, 28 (to 1st ,) 27 …God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, SH Gen. 12:1, 2 1 Now the LORD had … Continue reading "Blessing and Being Blessed"
  • The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (3/27/2014) - 2nd Church, Berkeley, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Readings on “The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth” SH Ps. 57:5 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. SH Gen. 1:1, 11, 26, 28 (to 1st :) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. … Continue reading "The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth"
  • Realizing divine unity and oneness (3/20/2014) - 2nd Church, Berkeley Readings for Wednesday, March 19, 2014 on “Realizing divine unity and oneness” SH Deut. 6:4 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: SH Ps. 27:4 4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the … Continue reading "Realizing divine unity and oneness"
  • Tender Mercies, Sweet Persuasions (3/13/2014) - 2nd Church, Berkeley Wed., 3/12/14 Readings on “Tender Mercies, Sweet Persuasions” SH Ps. 40:1, 3 (to 1st :), 5, 8, 10, 11 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: 5 … Continue reading "Tender Mercies, Sweet Persuasions"
  • God is the Source of Health (3/5/2014) - Wednesday, 3/5/14 reading on “God is the source of health”, 2nd Church, Berkeley SH Prov. 16:22 (to 1st :), 23, 24 22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, … Continue reading "God is the Source of Health"
  • Lifted up by Love (2/26/2014) - Lifted up by Love, Wed., 2/26/14 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley Hymns: 322,447,226 SH Ex. 17:9-12 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as … Continue reading "Lifted up by Love"
  • Partners of a Glorious Hope (2/19/2014) - Wednesday, 2/19 Readings on “Partners of a Glorious Hope” Ps. 42:5 5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall  yet praise him for the help of his countenance.Isa. 7:14 Behold 14 …Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and … Continue reading "Partners of a Glorious Hope"
  • Benediction for Sunday, 2/16/14 (“Soul”) (2/17/2014) - Psalm 29:11 (NLT) The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.    
  • Scriptural for Bible Lesson “Soul”, Feb. 16, 2014 (2/17/2014) - Isaiah 55 NKJV 55 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. 2 …let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; 10 “For as the … Continue reading "Scriptural for Bible Lesson “Soul”, Feb. 16, 2014"
  • Law of Liberty, Fetterless Mind (2/12/2014) - The Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley KJV Ps. 119:33, 41, 44, 45 (to 1st :) 33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 44 So … Continue reading "Law of Liberty, Fetterless Mind"
  • Benediction for Bible Lesson “Spirit”, Sunday, 2/9/15 NLT (2/10/2014) - 2 Cor. 3:18 the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. Amen. (NLT)
  • Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Spirit”, Feb. 9, 2014, NLT (2/10/2014) - 12 Now, dear brothers and sisters,[a] regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. 4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. … Continue reading "Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Spirit”, Feb. 9, 2014, NLT"
  • Benediction for Bible Lesson “Love”, 2/2/14 NLT (2/10/2014) - 3 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! Amen.
  • Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Love”, 2/2/14 J.B. Phillips New Testament (2/10/2014) - 1 Cor.13 1,3 If I speak with the eloquence of men and of angels, but have no love, I become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbal… If I dispose of all that I possess, yes, even if I give my own body to be burned, but have no love, I achieve precisely nothing. … Continue reading "Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Love”, 2/2/14 J.B. Phillips New Testament"
  • Showers of Blessing (2/6/2014) - SH Ps. 143:8 (to 1st :) 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: SH Ps. 63:1 1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no … Continue reading "Showers of Blessing"
  • Emmanuel (12/19/2013) - 12/18/13 Wednesday Readings 2nd Church of Christ, Scientist Berkeley KJV Isa 7:14 1st Behold 14 …Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. KJV Isa 9:2, 6-7 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow … Continue reading "Emmanuel"
  • The Lord’s Prayer (7/22/2013) - How should we pray? KJV Matt. 6:6-13 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen … Continue reading "The Lord’s Prayer"
  • Evolution of Church (7/10/2013) - SH 583:14 The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the ap- prehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick. SH 242:1 Through repentance, spiritual baptism, … Continue reading "Evolution of Church"
  • Healing our infirmities (6/19/2013) - Healing our infirmities Matt. 8:16, 17 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, … Continue reading "Healing our infirmities"
  • The light of Healing (6/11/2013) - Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley June 12, 2013 Wednesday Readings John 12:44 (to 1st ,), 46 44 Jesus cried and said, 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. Ps 18:28 1st the 28 …the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. Ps … Continue reading "The light of Healing"
  • Stop thinking matter (6/11/2013) - The body is nothing else but the objective state of mortal mind S&H 376:12 Life Life is Spirit, and that there is more life and immortality in one good motive and act, than in all the blood which ever flowed through mortal veins and simulated a corporeal sense of life. S&H 372:8 The Science of … Continue reading "Stop thinking matter"
  • New Beginnings (6/7/2013) - Everything starts somewhere… Gen 1:1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. S&H 1:1 THE prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,- a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think … Continue reading "New Beginnings"
  • BM6/6 (6/6/2013) - Inspiration about camp activity John 18:36-37 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king … Continue reading "BM6/6"
  • Medicine and Science (6/6/2013) - Healing SH Luke 4:23 23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. SH 164:9-16 It is just to say that generally the cultured class of medi- cal practitioners are grand men and women, … Continue reading "Medicine and Science"
  • Midnight Oil Inspiration (6/6/2013) - Midnight Oil Inspiration and what it means to “Watch!” Mark 14:33-34 33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; 34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Matthew 25:13 13 Watch therefore, … Continue reading "Midnight Oil Inspiration"
  • Let… (6/5/2013) - Wednesday Reading, 2nd Church of Christ Scientist, Berkeley, June 5 2013 SH Gen 1:3 (to 1st :) 3 And God said, Let there be light: SH Gen 1:6 1st Let 6 …Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. SH Gen 1:11 1st … Continue reading "Let…"
  • We are the image and likeness of God (6/4/2013) - What does ‘we are the image and likeness of God’ mean? SH 467:1-16 _Question_. – What are the demands of the Science of Soul? _Answer_. – The first demand of this Science is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” This _me_ is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, … Continue reading "We are the image and likeness of God"
  • Pleasantview Publishing (6/4/2013) - Good company. Psalms 68:11 11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. S&H 464:3-12 known?” Could her friends know how little time the author has had, in which to make herself outwardly known except through her laborious publications, – and how much time and toil are still re- … Continue reading "Pleasantview Publishing"
  • CS@BM Call Readings (6/4/2013) - These are the readings from June 3rd’s call for CS@BM. Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I … Continue reading "CS@BM Call Readings"
  • John 3:16 (6/3/2013) - This is a popular text to share. John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
  • Working together without hierarchy (5/26/2013) - This is a brief investigation into how I’d like to work with others who are doing their best to help mankind. John 2:13-17 the Jews’,23 13 …the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers … Continue reading "Working together without hierarchy"
  • Beginnings (5/26/2013) - Gen 1:1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. SH 1:1 THE prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,- a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think on this subject, … Continue reading "Beginnings"
  • Gaining Faith Through Believing God’s Ability to Heal (5/25/2013) - Wednesday Evening Readings, First Church of Christ Scientist – Orinda November 16, 2011, Ron Aarts – First Reader Heb. 3:12 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Heb. 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for … Continue reading "Gaining Faith Through Believing God’s Ability to Heal"
  • Unicorns are Special (5/25/2013) - Unicorns are quite special. Did you know the KJV Bible mentions them a number of times? Numbers 23:22 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. Numbers 24:8 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: … Continue reading "Unicorns are Special"