God’s word is truth

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 true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 17 …thy word is truth.
SH Isa 31:5
5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
SH Ps. 85:11
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
SH I Kings 17:8-19 1st the, 21-24
8 …the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? 19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. 22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth. 24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.
SH Heb. 4:12
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
SH I Pet. 1:25 1st the
25 …the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
SH James 1:18
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
SH 497:3-4 As
As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word
of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
SH 511:19, 28
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
fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament
of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and
above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal
and divine Principle, Love.
SH 435:19-23, 31-33
Watching beside the couch of pain in the exercise of a
love that “is the fulfilling of the law,” – doing “unto
others as ye would that they should do unto you,” – this
is no infringement of law, for no demand, human or divine,
renders it just to punish a man for acting justly.
to be smitten contrary to the law?” The only jurisdiction
to which the prisoner can submit is that of Truth, Life, and
SH 436:11
Giving a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, is a Christian
service. Laying down his life for a good deed, Mortal Man
should find it again. Such acts bear their own justifica-
tion, and are under the protection of the Most High.
SH 105:11 2nd Can, 22
Can matter be punished? Can you separate the men-
tality from the body over which courts hold jurisdiction?
Mortal mind, not matter, is the criminal in every case;
and human law rightly estimates crime, and courts rea-
sonably pass sentence, according to the motive.
Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an es-
caped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity oc-
curs is never safe. God will arrest him. Di-
vine justice will manacle him. His sins will
be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the
depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of er-
ror foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom:
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
SH 196:15
sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth.
No law supports them. They have no relation to God
wherewith to establish their power. Sin makes its own
hell, and goodness its own heaven.
SH 97:22
requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth
lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its in-
articulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion.
SH 442:16-22
Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into
the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot
be reversed, but the reverse of error is true.
An improved belief cannot retrograde. When
Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into
a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understand-
ing, and sin, disease, and death disappear.
SH 427:30
will waken from its own material declaration, “I am
dead,” to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, “There
is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor
SH 234:17-27
If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind,
the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out.
We must begin with this so-called mind and
empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sick-
ness will never cease. The present codes of human
systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine
theology, adequate to the right education of human
Sin and disease must be thought before they can be
manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first
instance, or they will control you in the second.
SH 442:30
Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental
malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when
SH 517:8-10
The ideal man
corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth.
The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.
SH 543:26-28
Ideas of Truth alone are reflected
in the myriad manifestations of Life, and thus it is
seen that man springs solely from Mind.
SH 411:10-12
If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear
witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific
way, and the healing is instantaneous.
SH 458:14-15 (to 2nd .), 17
Divinity is always ready.
The two-edged sword
of Truth must turn in every direction to guard “the tree
of life.
SH 446:20
To understand
God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and
verifies Jesus’ word: “Lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world.
SH 568:26-30
A louder song, sweeter
than has ever before reached high heaven,
now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ;
for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her
primal and everlasting strain.

John 17:1, 3, 17 2nd thy
Isa 31:5
Ps. 85:11
I Kings 17:8-19 1st the, 21-24
Heb. 4:12
I Pet. 1:25 1st the
James 1:18
SH 497:3-4 As
SH 511:19, 28
SH 435:19-23, 31-33
SH 436:11
SH 105:11 2nd Can, 22
SH 196:15
SH 97:22
SH 442:16-22
SH 427:30
SH 234:17-27
SH 442:30
SH 517:8-10
SH 543:26-28
SH 411:10-12
SH 458:14-15 (to 2nd .), 17
SH 446:20
SH 568:26-30

77 God is my strong salvation
252 O Word of God most holy
230 O Love, O Life, our faith and sight

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