Jesus the light of the world

Wed., July 16 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Ps. 43:3 (to 1st ;)
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me;
SH Luke 2:8 1st there, 9-11
8 …there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
SH Mark 1:1, 11, 21-27
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. 22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
SH John 16:33
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
SH II Cor. 4:6
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
SH John 8:12
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
SH John 11:9 1st Are, 10, 11, 13, 14, 21-25, 41-44
9 …Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
SH Rom. 1:1, 3, 4, 5, 7 1st Grace
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 7 …Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
SH 583:10-11
CHRIST. The divine manifestation of God, which comes
to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.
SH 589:16-18
JESUS. The highest human corporeal concept of the
divine idea, rebuking and destroying error and bringing
to light man’s immortality.
SH vii:2-4
been fully tested and has not been found wanting; but
to reach the heights of Christian Science, man must live
in obedience to its divine Principle.
SH 246:13-16
As the physical and mate-
rial, the transient sense of beauty fades, the radiance of
Spirit should dawn upon the enraptured sense with bright
and imperishable glories.
SH 247:13-15
mortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its
own, – the radiance of Soul.
SH 561:26-27
The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance
of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet.
SH 252:16
Material sense lifts its voice
with the arrogance of reality and says:
SH 252:25-26, 31 (only)
I am enthroned in the gorgeousness
of matter.
Spirit, bearing opposite testimony, saith:
SH 253:2-4
Infinity. The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being,
imperishable glory, – all are Mine, for I am
SH 367:24-27, 30-32
The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this
age through a “still, small voice,” through silent utter-
ances and divine anointing which quicken and increase
the beneficial effects of Christianity.
Because Truth is infinite, error should be known as
nothing. Because Truth is omnipotent in goodness,
error, Truth’s opposite, has no might.
SH 369:5
In proportion as matter loses to human sense all en-
tity as man, in that proportion does man become its
master. He enters into a diviner sense of the
facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus
as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead,
and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested
Jesus’ control over the belief that matter is substance,
that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any
form of existence.
SH 26:1-18
While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with
gratitude for what he did for mortals, – treading alone
his loving pathway up to the throne of
glory, in speechless agony exploring the way
for us, – yet Jesus spares us not one individual expe-
rience, if we follow his commands faithfully; and all
have the cup of sorrowful effort to drink in proportion
to their demonstration of his love, till all are redeemed
through divine Love.
The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his
own statements: “I am the way, the truth, and the life;”
“I and my Father are one.” This Christ,
or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine
nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth,
Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness,
and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of
celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does
for man.
SH 200:25
St. Paul said: “For I determined not to know any-
thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
(I Cor. ii. 2.) Christian Science says: I am determined
not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and
him glorified.
SH 244:7-12
If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from
what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happi-
ness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man,
and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul
writes: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath
made me free from the law of sin and death.
SH 313:1 The
The term
Christ Jesus, or Jesus the Christ (to give the full and
proper translation of the Greek), may be ren-
dered “Jesus the anointed,” Jesus the God-
crowned or the divinely royal man, as it is said of him in
the first chapter of Hebrews: –
Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
SH 141:13-19 (to 2nd .)
royal dynasty. In healing the sick and sinning,
Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect
followed the understanding of the divine Principle and
of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus.
For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical
monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sover-
Ps. 43:3 (to ;)
Luke 2:8 there, 9-11
Mark 1:1, 11, 21-27
John 16:33
II Cor. 4:6
John 8:12
John 11:9 Are, 10, 11, 13, 14, 21-25, 41-44
Rom. 1:1, 3, 4, 5, 7 Grace
SH 583:10-11
SH 589:16-18
SH vii:2-4
SH 246:13-16
SH 247:13-15
SH 561:26-27
SH 252:16
SH 252:25-26, 31 (only)
SH 253:2-4
SH 367:24-27, 30-32
SH 369:5
SH 26:1-18
SH 200:25
SH 244:7-12
SH 313:1 The
SH 141:13-19 (to 2nd .)

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