How to gather, how to sow

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, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at
 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 worthy to
carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His
winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out
His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up
the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

13 Then Jesus came from
Galilee to John at the Jordan to
be baptized by him.

Matt. 4:23
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all
kinds of disease among the people.

Matt. 13:3-8, 18-23
3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold,
a sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell
by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some
fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately
sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when
the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered
away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang
up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and
yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When
anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then
the wicked onecomes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.
This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who
received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and
immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in
himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution
arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now
he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares
of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes
unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed on the good ground
is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears
fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

Matt. 13:24-30
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven
is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but
while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his
way.26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop,
then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the
owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How
then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy
has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather
them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up
the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both
grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the
reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn
them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

 Hos. 10:12  (to 2nd ,)
 Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your
fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord

 SH 466:26
The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

SH 272:3-7
The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before
Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only
as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek.
In the soil of an “honest and good heart” the
seed must be sown;
SH 370:2-5
To be immortal, we must forsake the
mortal sense of things, turn from the lie of false
belief to Truth, and gather the facts of being
from the divine Mind.
SH 270:31-1
The life of Christ Jesus was not miraculous, but it was
indigenous to his spirituality, – the good soil wherein the
seed of Truth springs up and bears much fruit.
SH 380:22-28
Many years ago the author made a spiritual discov-
ery, the scientific evidence of which has accumulated to
prove that the divine Mind produces in man
health, harmony, and immortality. Gradu-
ally this evidence will gather momentum and clearness,
until it reaches its culmination of scientific statement and
SH 79:9-11
Science must go over the whole
ground, and dig up every seed of error’s sow-
SH 180:2-4
As mortal mind is the husbandman of error, it should be
taught to do the body no harm and to uproot its false
SH 66:11-14
but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher
joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each suc-
cessive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine
goodness and love.
SH 72:13-16
belief (the material sense of life) and immortal Truth
(the spiritual sense) are the tares and the wheat, which
are not united by progress, but separated.
SH 269:5
Jesus’ demon-
strations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the
unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothing-
ness, of evil.
SH 204:3, 18 (only)
Spirit the only intelligence and substance
All forms of error support the false conclusions that
there is more than one Life; that material history is as
real and living as spiritual history; that mortal
error is as conclusively mental as immortal
Truth; and that there are two separate, an-
tagonistic entities and beings, two powers, – namely,
Spirit and matter, – resulting in a third person (mortal
man) who carries out the delusions of sin, sickness, and
telligence and non-intelligence, of Spirit and matter.
SH 183:4
To suppose
that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; dis-
cords have no support from nature or divine law, however
much is said to the contrary.
SH 300:13-22
The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and
real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the im-
mutable and perfect. The inharmonious and
self-destructive never touch the harmonious
and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares
and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal
sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Sci-
ence separates the wheat from the tares, through the real-
ization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting
the divine likeness.
SH 451:2-4, 16
Christian Scientists must live under the con-
stant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from
the material world and be separate.
If our hopes and affec-
tions are spiritual, they come from above, not from be-
neath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.

Matt. 3:1, 2, 11-13
Matt. 4:23
Matt. 13:3-8, 18-23
Matt. 13:24-30
Hos. 10:12
SH 466:26
SH 272:3-7
SH 370:2-5
SH 270:31-1
SH 380:22-28
SH 79:9-11
SH 180:2-4
SH 66:11-14
SH 72:13-16
SH 269:5
SH 204:3, 18 (only)
SH 183:4
SH 300:13-22
SH 451:2-4, 16

42 Come, Thou all-transforming Spirit
314 Sow in the morn thy seed
97 He that goeth forth with weeping

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