Wednesday meeting – For some time now the Iranian woman and journalist, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, who has a young daughter and British husband, has been held in a prison in Iran. She was much in mind during the preparation of the readings which are based on 'Grace'.
These meetings provide valuable opportunities for Christian Scientists to share, and express gratitude for healings they have experienced as a result of studying Christian Science. They are also valuable opportunities for all of us to hear of these encouraging experiences. Do join us either in the church or online through the Zoom system, and do consider sharing your experiences.
The Sunday Service:
The subject of the Bible lesson sermon which Christian Scientists are studying this week is: “Christian Science”. It opens with this quote from Psalm 119: 174, “I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight”. So, what does that mean, and what is the law which we must follow to find salvation?
Two more quotes from the Bible lead us into the lesson: “For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. (Deuteronomy 30). And this promise from Jesus: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth;” (John 14).
Mary Baker Eddy wrote in her textbook, “In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.” (Page 107) And, “I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles." (Page 126)
You are very welcome to join us online at our Sunday morning service at 10.30 when the whole of this uplifting lesson is read and forms the heart of the service.