Chosen, appointed, led

Readings for Wed., 10/5/16, 2nd Church, Berkeley

KJV Ps. 78:1 (to :), 7
Give 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 I
8 …I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
SH Jer. 1:7 1st the, 8 1st I am
7 …the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 …I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
SH Ezek. 2:1
1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

Luke 10:1-3 (to :), 6 (to :), 17, 19
After these things the Lord appointed
other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city
and place, whither he himself would come.
 Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly
 is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send
forth labourers into his harvest.Go your ways:
 … And if the son of peace be
there, your peace shall rest upon it:
And the seventy returned again
with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
 … Behold,
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the
power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

SH Acts 9:11-13, 15
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
SH II Tim. 1:1, 2, 7-11
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
SH I Sam. 16:1, 4 (to 1st .), 5 3rd and, 6, 7, 11-13 (to 1st .)
1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. 5 …and called them to the sacrifice. 6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him. 7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. 12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.
SH Josh. 1:9 1st Be
9 …Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

SH 131:13-16 (to ,)
Must Christian Science come
through the Christian
as some persons insist?
This Science has come
 already, after the manner of
God’s appointing,

SH 483:22-30
Because the Science of Mind seems to bring into dis-
honor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle with
material observations alone, this Science has
met with opposition; but if any system honors
God, it ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all think-
ing persons. And Christian Science does honor God as
no other theory honors Him, and it does this in the way
of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works
through the divine name and nature.
SH 30:30-1
We cannot choose for
ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way
Jesus taught. In meekness and might, he was found
preaching the gospel to the poor.
SH 42:21
Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the won-
drous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temp-
tation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus.
Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he
would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates
that in Christian Science the true man is governed by
God – by good, not evil – and is therefore not a mortal
but an immortal. Jesus had taught his disciples the
Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to
test his still uncomprehended saying, “He that believ-
eth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.” They
must understand more fully his Life-principle by casting
out error, healing the sick, and raising the dead, even as
they did understand it after his bodily departure.
SH 332:23-26 He, 29
He was appointed
to speak God’s word and to appear to mortals in such
a form of humanity as they could understand
as well as perceive.
He expressed the highest type of
divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age.
Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot
enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence,
or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His
SH 326:3-4, 14, 20-21
If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the
way of God’s appointing.
Not partially, but fully, the great
healer of mortal mind is the healer of the body.
Working and praying with true motives,
your Father will open the way.
SH 480:29
If sin, sickness, and
death were understood as nothingness, they would dis-
appear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would
vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the
other. How important, then, to choose good as the
reality! Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing
else. God’s being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and
boundless bliss. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty.” Like the archpriests of yore, man is
free “to enter into the holiest,” – the realm of God.

Ps. 78:1 (to :), 7
Isa. 6:8 1st I
Jer. 1:7 the, 8 I am
Ezek. 2:1
Luke 10:1-3 (to :), 6 (to :), 17, 19
Acts 9:11-13, 15
II Tim. 1:1, 2, 7-11
I Sam. 16:1, 4 (to .), 5 3rd and, 6, 7, 11-13 (to 1st .)
Josh. 1:9 1st Be
SH 131:13-16 (to ,)
SH 483:22-30
SH 30:30-1
SH 42:21
SH 332:23-26 He, 29
SH 326:3-4, 14, 20-21
SH 480:29

169 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
436 Come gracious Spirit, heavenly Love
128 How sweetly flowed the gospel sound

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