Progress: from strength to strength

Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley, 2/10/16
KJV II Sam. 22:37
37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
KJV Phil. 3:13, 14
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
KJV John 21:15, 17 1st And, 19 1st And
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 17 …And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 19 …And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
KJV Acts 1:6-8 (to 1st :), 9-11
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
KJV Ps. 84:7
7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
KJV Prov. 4:18 1st the
18 …the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
KJV Isa. 35:8 (to 1st ;)
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness;
KJV Isa. 58:11
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
KJV Dan. 12:3
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
KJV Amos 9:14
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
KJV I Cor. 3:6
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
KJV I Cor. 13:12
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
KJV Heb. 6:1 (to 1st ;)
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection;
KJV Phil. 1:9
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
KJV II Thess. 1:2, 3
2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
KJV 65:13-16
The broadcast powers of evil so conspicuous to-day
show themselves in the materialism and sensualism of
the age, struggling against the advancing
spiritual era.
KJV 216:9 Spirituality
Spirituality lays open siege to materialism. On which
side are we fighting?
KJV 158:24-25
Evidences of progress and of spiritualization greet us
on every hand.
KJV 51:12
Jesus could give his temporal life into his
enemies’ hands; but when his earth-mission was accom-
plished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal,
was found forever the same. He knew that matter had
no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no
more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could
be extinguished.
KJV 296:4-6
Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of
mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for
the immortal.
KJV 239:16-22
To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our
affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and
obey as God. If divine Love is becoming
nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is
then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and
the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show
what we are winning.
KJV 492:7-12
Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already
proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree,
will uplift the physical and moral standard
of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify
and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy
all error, and bring immortality to light.
KJV 65:7-8
If the foundations of human affection are consistent
with progress, they will be strong and enduring.
KJV 291:13
Heaven is not a local-
ity, but a divine state of Mind in which all the
manifestations of Mind are harmonious and
immortal, because sin is not there and man is
found having no righteousness of his own, but in posses-
sion of “the mind of the Lord,” as the Scripture says.
KJV 170:22-24
Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered,
for more than all others spiritual causation relates to
human progress.
KJV 224:8-10
There should
be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead
of discord and death.
KJV 233:1
Every day makes its demands upon us for
higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power.
These proofs consist solely in the destruction
of sin, sickness, and death by the power of
Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of
progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law de-
mands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.
KJV 256:1
Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must
yield to the infinite. Advancing to a higher plane of ac-
tion, thought rises from the material sense to
the spiritual, from the scholastic to the in-
spirational, and from the mortal to the immortal. All
things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the
creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and
Mother of the universe, including man.
KJV 513:6-7
Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of
Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings.
KJV 76:6-10
When being is understood, Life will be recognized as
neither material nor finite, but as infinite, – as God,
universal good; and the belief that life, or
mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in
evil, will be destroyed.
KJV 279:16-19
In proportion as the belief disappears that life and in-
telligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of
being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is
in God.
KJV xi:22
When God called the author to proclaim His Gospel
to this age, there came also the charge to plant and
water His vineyard.
KJV ix:16
To-day, though rejoicing
in some progress, she still finds herself a willing dis-
ciple at the heavenly gate, waiting for the Mind of

II Sam. 22:37
Phil. 3:13, 14
John 21:15, 17 And, 19 And
Acts 1:6-8 (to :), 9-11
Ps. 84:7
Prov. 4:18 the
Isa. 35:8 (to 1st ;)
Isa. 58:11
Dan. 12:3
Amos 9:14
I Cor. 3:6
I Cor. 13:12
Heb. 6:1 (to ;)
Phil. 1:9
II Thess. 1:2, 3
SH 65:13-16
SH 216:9 Spirituality
SH 158:24-25
SH 51:12
SH 296:4-6
SH 239:16-22
SH 492:7-12
SH 65:7-8
SH 291:13
SH 170:22-24
SH 224:8-10
SH 233:1
SH 256:1
SH 513:6-7
SH 76:6-10
SH 279:16-19
SH xi:22
SH ix:16

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