God performs the work

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 making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
SH II Cor. 5:1 1st we
1 …we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
SH Luke 19:1
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
SH Mark 3:1-5
1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. 4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
SH John 5:19
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
SH John 14:10 1st 4th the
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
SH John 9:13-16, 24-33
13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? 28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
SH Ps. 118:8
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
SH Ps. 27:5
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
SH 3:12-16
The Divine Being must be reflected by man, – else
man is not the image and likeness of the patient,
tender, and true, the One “altogether lovely;” but to
understand God is the work of eternity, and demands
absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.
SH 137:10-11
meant: Who or what is it that is able to do the work, so
mysterious to the popular mind?
SH 28:15
Neither the origin, the character, nor the work of
Jesus was generally understood. Not a single compo-
nent part of his nature did the material
world measure aright. Even his righteous-
less and purity did not hinder men from saying: He
is a glutton and a friend of the impure, and Beelzebub is
his patron.
SH 82:31-2
In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a
greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to
consider whether it is the human mind or the divine
Mind which is influencing one.
SH 159:30-2
Ignorant of the fact that a man’s belief produces dis-
ease and all its symptoms, the ordinary physician is
liable to increase disease with his own mind, when he
should address himself to the work of destroying it through
the power of the divine Mind.
SH 161:31-3
The physician agrees
with his “adversary quickly,” but upon different terms
than does the metaphysician; for the matter-physician
agrees with the disease, while the metaphysician agrees
only with health and challenges disease.
SH 423:15
The matter-physician deals with matter as both his foe
and his remedy. He regards the ailment as weakened or
strengthened according to the evidence which
matter presents. The metaphysician, making
Mind his basis of operation irrespective of matter and
regarding the truth and harmony of being as superior to
error and discord, has rendered himself strong, instead
of weak, to cope with the case; and he proportionately
strengthens his patient with the stimulus of courage and
conscious power. Both Science and consciousness are
now at work in the economy of being according to the law
of Mind, which ultimately asserts its absolute supremacy.
SH 456:22
Truth does
the work, and you must both understand and abide by the
divine Principle of your demonstration.
SH 152:5
The author has endeavored
to make this book the AEsculapius of mind as well as of
body, that it may give hope to the sick and heal them,
although they know not how the work is done. Truth
has a healing effect, even when not fully understood.
SH 521:5-6
All that is made is
the work of God, and all is good.
SH 256:13-23
The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed
within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can
He be understood aright through mortal con-
cepts. The precise form of God must be of
small importance in comparison with the sublime ques-
tion, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?
Who is it that demands our obedience? He who, in
the language of Scripture, “doeth according to His will
in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the
earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him,
What doest Thou?
SH 305:13
The verity that God’s image is not
a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God,
constitutes the underlying reality of reflection. “Then
answered Jesus and said unto them: Verily, verily I say
unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he
seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth,
these also doeth the Son likewise.
SH 483:22-30, 32
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.
will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to
be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When
this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry,
nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon
the rock, Christ.
117 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
’Tis God the Spirit leads
394 Word of Life, most pure, most strong
Prov. 3:25, 26
Phil. 1:4-6
II Cor. 5:1 we
Luke 19:1
Mark 3:1-5
John 5:19
John 14:10 4th the
John 9:13-16, 24-33
Ps. 118:8
Ps. 27:5
SH 3:12-16
SH 137:10-11
SH 28:15
SH 82:31-2
SH 159:30-2
SH 161:31-3
SH 423:15
SH 456:22
SH 152:5
SH 521:5-6
SH 256:13-23
SH 305:13
SH 483:22-30, 32

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