Jan. 4-10: “Sacrament.”
Golden Text: “. . . Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. . . . For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;” (Romans 1:7,11)
This powerful Bible Lesson urges us to think deeply about the meaning of “sacrament”, understanding it as far from a ritual honoring of Christ, Jesus. Instead, the Lesson uplifts us to see the importance of giving freely and generously of the spirit of Christ, Truth, that has been given to us by the grace of God through our study and practice of Christianity as taught in Christian Science.
“Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in utterance, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in your love for us—see that you excel in this gracious work also. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he has not.
“As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack.” (II Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 12, 15)
“The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 518: 15-19)
About the Bible Lesson
The weekly Bible Lesson is read and studied daily by students of Christian Science around the world, and is read on Sundays in Christian Science churches everywhere.
Our Bellingham church has temporarily suspended Sunday services, Sunday School and Wednesday testimony meetings in order to respect Washington State’s Covid-19 guidance. However, the Bible Lesson continues to be read and studied, bringing the healing blessings of church to our members every day.
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