In the beginning was the Word

Wednesday, 12/10/14 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Gen. 1:1
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
SH Ps. 119:160
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
SH Heb. 1:10 1st Thou
10 …Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
SH Isa. 64:4
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
SH John 1:1, 3, 4
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
SH Isa. 7:14 1st Behold
14 …Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
SH Isa. 9:6, 7 (to 1st .)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
SH Mark 1:1
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
SH John 15:1, 7-9, 12, 26 1st when, 27
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 26 …when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
SH Mark 4:26-29
26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
SH John 4:35
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
SH I John 1:1, 3, 4
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
SH I John 2:24
24 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
SH II John 1:6
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
SH I John 3:11
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
SH Heb. 3:14
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
SH Rev. 21:5 1st he, 6
5 …he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
SH 262:28-31 To
To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every
concept which seems to begin with the brain
begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause
or Principle of existence.
SH 275:10-12
To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science,
you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle
of all that really is.
SH 282:3, 15-20
The real Life, or Mind, and its opposite, the so-called
material life and mind, are figured by two geometrical
symbols, a circle or sphere and a straight
line. The circle represents the infinite with-
out beginning or end; the straight line represents the
finite, which has both beginning and end. The sphere
represents good, the self-existent and eternal individuality
or Mind; the straight line represents evil, a belief in
a self-made and temporary material existence. Eternal
Mind and temporary material existence never unite in
figure or in fact.
matter has no place in Spirit, and Spirit has
no place in matter. Truth has no home in
error, and error has no foothold in Truth. Mind cannot
pass into non-intelligence and matter, nor can non-intel-
ligence become Soul.
SH 333:16-23 The
The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the
first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is
without beginning of years or end of days.
Throughout all generations both before and
after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spirit-
ual idea, – the reflection of God, – has come with some
measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive
Christ, Truth.
SH 338:1
Christian Science, rightly under-
stood, leads to eternal harmony. It brings to light the
only living and true God and man as made in His like-
ness; whereas the opposite belief – that man originates
in matter and has beginning and end, that he is both
soul and body, both good and evil, both spiritual and
material – terminates in discord and mortality, in the
error which must be destroyed by Truth. The mortality
of material man proves that error has been ingrafted
into the premises and conclusions of material and mortal
SH 322:26-30
The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life
of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless
woes, turn us like tired children to the arms
of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life
in divine Science.
SH 384:5
Let us reassure
ourselves with the law of Love. God never
punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for
deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue,
cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty
through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not
an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his
protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through
this action of thought and its results upon the body, the
student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the
grand verities of Christian Science.
SH 409:20-23
The real man is
spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect
so-called “children of men” are counterfeits from the
beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality.
SH 463:12-16
A spiritual idea has not a single element of error,
and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive.
The new idea, conceived and born of Truth and Love, is
clad in white garments. Its beginning will be meek, its
growth sturdy, and its maturity undecaying.
SH 109:24-27
When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth, the
prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled:
“Unto us a child is born, . . . and his name shall be
called Wonderful.
SH 468:27-29
Life is without beginning and without end.
Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of
Life, and time is no part of eternity.
SH 479:18-19, 21-23
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the
1, 2.) In the vast forever, in the
Science and truth of being, the only facts are Spirit
and its innumerable creations.
SH 502:24-28 (to 1st .)
The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning
is employed to signify the only, – that is, the eternal ver-
ity and unity of God and man, including
the universe. The creative Principle – Life,
Truth, and Love – is God.
Gen. 1:1
Ps. 119:160
Heb. 1:10 Thou
Isa. 64:4
John 1:1, 3, 4
Isa. 7:14 Behold
Isa. 9:6, 7 (to 1st .)
Mark 1:1
John 15:1, 7-9, 12, 26 when, 27
Mark 4:26-29
John 4:35
I John 1:1, 3, 4
I John 2:24
II John 1:6
I John 3:11
Heb. 3:14
Rev. 21:5 he, 6
SH 262:28-31 To
SH 275:10-12
SH 282:3, 15-20
SH 333:16-23 The
SH 338:1
SH 322:26-30
SH 384:5
SH 409:20-23
SH 463:12-16
SH 109:24-27
SH 468:27-29
SH 479:18-19, 21-23
SH 502:24-28 (to 1st .)

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