Scriptural for Bible Lesson “Soul”, Feb. 16, 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.
…let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Law of Liberty, Fetterless Mind

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 shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty:
KJV Isa. 61:1
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
KJV Ps. 68:5, 6 (to 1st :), 18 (to 1st :), 19
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 6 God setteth the solitary in families: 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
KJV Isa. 35:10
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
KJV John 8:31, 32
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
KJV Luke 13:10-13
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
KJV Rom. 8:18 1st I, 21
18 …I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
KJV Rom. 8:2
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
KJV James 1:25 1st whoso
25 …whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
KJV Rev. 21:6 1st I will
6 …I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
KJV Rom. 6:22 1st now
22 …now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
KJV 257:27
tions? Infinite Mind cannot be limited to a finite form,
or Mind would lose its infinite character as inexhaustible
Love, eternal Life, omnipotent Truth.
KJV 244:7-12
If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from
what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happi-
ness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man,
and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul
writes: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath
made me free from the law of sin and death.
KJV 258:1-6, 9, 21-27, 31-1
A mortal, corporeal, or
finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of
limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence
the unsatisfied human craving for something
better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a
material belief in a physical God and man.
Man is more than a material form with a mind inside,
which must escape from its environments in
order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity,
and this reflection is the true idea of God.
human capacities are enlarged and perfected in propor-
tion as humanity gains the true conception of man and
Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual
man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him
belongs eternal Life.
Through spiritual sense you can discern the heart of
divinity, and thus begin to comprehend in Science the
generic term _man.
KJV 259:6 (only)
In divine Science, man is the true image of God.
KJV 84:14-23
Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to
commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee
and foretell events which concern the universal welfare,
to be divinely inspired, – yea, to reach the range of fetter-
less Mind.
To understand that Mind is infinite, not bounded by
corporeality, not dependent upon the ear and eye for
sound or sight nor upon muscles and bones
for locomotion, is a step towards the Mind-
science by which we discern man’s nature and existence.
KJV 502:28
Truth, and Love – is God. The universe reflects God.
There is but one creator and one creation. This crea-
tion consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their
identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and
forever reflected. These ideas range from the infini-
tesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons
and daughters of God.
KJV 513:27-6
So-called mortal mind – being non-
existent and consequently not within the range of im-
mortal existence – could not by simulating deific power
invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate per-
sons or things upon its own plane, since noth-
ing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive
infinity, in which and of which God is the
sole creator.
KJV 223:3-6
Sooner or later we shall learn
that the fetters of man’s finite capacity are forged by the
illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter
instead of in Spirit.
KJV 225:16
few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipo-
tence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic
fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market;
but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the
breath of freedom come from the cannon’s mouth. Love
is the liberator.
KJV 226:18-21, 25
Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and
hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine
Science rends asunder these fetters, and man’s birthright
of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.
The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the
sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of
their own beliefs and from the educational
systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of
yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw be-
fore me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilder-
ness; but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting
Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land
of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of
man are fully known and acknowledged.
KJV 292:7-10
Truth will be to us “the resurrection and the life” only
as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only
immortality of man, can be fettered by the
body, and Life be controlled by death.
KJV 584:9-15
DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the un-
real and untrue; the opposite of Life.
Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind
is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that
which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered
by another, until every belief of life where Life is not
yields to eternal Life.
KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely
8 …freely ye have received, freely give.
Ps. 119:33, 41, 44, 45 (to :)
Isa. 61:1
Ps. 68:5, 6 (to :), 18 (to :), 19
Isa. 35:10
John 8:31, 32
Luke 13:10-13
Rom. 8:18 I, 21
Rom. 8:2
James 1:25 whoso
Rev. 21:6 I will
Rom. 6:22 now
SH 257:27
SH 244:7-12
SH 258:1-6, 9, 21-27, 31-1
SH 259:6 (only)
SH 84:14-23
SH 502:28
SH 513:27-6
SH 223:3-6
SH 225:16
SH 226:18-21, 25
SH 292:7-10
SH 584:9-15
Mat 10:8 freely

Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Spirit”, Feb. 9, 2014, NLT

  • 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. 7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice[b]; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.[c] 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. 27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

Scriptural Selection for Bible Lesson “Love”, 2/2/14 J.B. Phillips New Testament

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. 5-6 Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.7-8a Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love never fails. 12 At present we are men looking at puzzling reflections in a mirror. The time will come when we shall see reality whole and face to face! At present all I know is a little fraction of the truth, but the time will come when I shall know it as fully as God now knows me! 13 In this life we have three great lasting qualities—faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love.

Showers of Blessing

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 water is;
SH Isa. 65:24
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
SH Isa. 49:8 (to 1st ,)
8 Thus saith the LORD,
SH Isa. 49:8 3rd I
8 …I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
SH Isa. 49:9 1st They, 10
9 …They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. 10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
SH Ps. 65:1 (to 2nd ,)
1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God,
SH Ps. 65:9 (to 2nd :)
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water:
SH Ezek. 34:1
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
SH Ezek. 34:26 2nd I
26 …I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
SH John 6:35
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
SH John 7:37 1st If
37 …If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
SH Matt. 5:1, 2
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
SH Matt. 5:5, 6
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
SH Rev. 7:16, 17 (to 1st :)
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:
SH Deut. 28:12 (to 1st :)
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:
SH Deut. 32:2
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
SH Job 5:8-10
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
SH Ps. 68:9
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
SH Zech. 10:1
1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
SH James 5:7
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
SH Ps. 42:8 1st the
8 …the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
SH 14:25-28
Entirely separate from the belief and dream of mate-
rial living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual under-
standing and the consciousness of man’s dominion
over the whole earth.
SH 326:8
All nature teaches God’s
love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set
his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the
material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.
SH 257:15-21
The material senses and
human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into
material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic
God, instead of infinite Principle, – in other words, divine
Love, – is the father of the rain, “who hath begotten the
drops of dew,” who bringeth “forth Mazzaroth in his sea-
son,” and guideth “Arcturus with his sons.
SH 325:7
gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite bless-
ings to mortals.
SH 247:24-27
It is Love which paints the petal
with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches
the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with
starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.
SH 57:23-24
Love enriches the nature, en-
larging, purifying, and elevating it.
SH 240:1-11
Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love,
but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions,
sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds,
mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers,
and glorious heavens, – all point to Mind, the spiritual
intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hiero-
glyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons.
The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns nat-
urally towards the light.
In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above
what it reflects, all is one grand concord.
SH 516:12-21
Love, redolent with unselfish-
ness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath
our feet silently exclaims, “The meek shall inherit the
earth.” The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to
heaven. The great rock gives shadow and shelter. The
sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the
prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the
flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth. Man,
made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God’s domin-
ion over all the earth.
SH 89:18-20
Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational
processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry,
and the power of expressing them.
SH 119:17-18
In one sense God is identical with nature, but this na-
ture is spiritual and is not expressed in matter.
SH 509:9
14. And God said, Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days,
and years.
SH 509:24
The periods of
spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind’s
creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness
– yea, the divine nature – appear in man and the uni-
verse never to disappear.
Ps. 143:8 (to :)
Ps. 63:1
Isa. 65:24
Isa. 49:8 (to 1st ,)
Isa. 49:8 3rd I
Isa. 49:9 They, 10
Ps. 65:1 (to 2nd ,)
Ps. 65:9 (to 2nd :)
Ezek. 34:1
Ezek. 34:26 2nd I
John 6:35
John 7:37 If
Matt. 5:1, 2
Matt. 5:5, 6
Rev. 7:16, 17 (to :)
Deut. 28:12 (to :)
Deut. 32:2
Job 5:8-10
Ps. 68:9
Zech. 10:1
James 5:7
Ps. 42:8 1st the
SH 14:25-28
SH 326:8
SH 257:15-21
SH 325:7
SH 247:24-27
SH 57:23-24
SH 240:1-11
SH 516:12-21
SH 89:18-20
SH 119:17-18
SH 509:9
SH 509:24