First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge

Wednesday Meeting Readings

Wholeness realizable now
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Bible
  1. Ps. 19:7-11

    7The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

    8The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

    9The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

    10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

  2. Ex. 3:1-5, 7, 8 (to ;), 9-12 (to ;)

    1Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

    2And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

    3And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

    4And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

    5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

    7And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

    8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey;

    ... 9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

    10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

    11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

    12And he said, Certainly I will be with thee;

  3. II Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 (to 1st .), 17-21, 25 (to .), 27 (to 1st :), 28, 30 3rd And, 32, 33, 35, 36

    8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

    9And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

    10Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

    11And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

    ... 14And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

    15And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

    16And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son.

    ... 17And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.

    18And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

    19And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.

    20And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

    21And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.

    25So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel.

    ... 27And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet:

    ... 28Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    30 ... And he arose, and followed her.

    ... 32And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

    33He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord.

    ... 35Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

    36And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.

  4. John 21:1-6

    1After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

    2There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

    3Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a-fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

    4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

    5Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

    6And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

  5. James 1:17

    17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy
  1. SH 245:27 (only), 32-8

    27    Impossibilities never occur.

        The infinite never began nor will it ever end. Mind 246 246:1 and its formations can never be annihilated. Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and 3Man reflects Godsorrow, sickness and health, life and death. Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars. The perfect and immortal are the eternal 6likeness of their Maker. Man is by no means a material germ rising from the imperfect and endeavoring to reach Spirit above his origin.

  2. SH 318:5 the

    the 6Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the cor-What the senses originateporeal senses are saying that matter causes disease and the divine Mind cannot or will 9not heal it. The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom 12all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death 15and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.

  3. SH 15:14-18

        In order to pray aright, we must enter into the 15closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and Effectual invocationsilence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must 18deny sin and plead God’s allness.

  4. SH 13:20-24

        If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will 21prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and Corporeal ignorancefears which attend such a belief, and so we cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infi-24nite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible.

  5. SH 232:9-19, 32

    9    Scripture informs us that “with God all things are possible,” — all good is possible to Spirit; but our prev-alent theories practically deny this, and make healing 12possible only through matter. These theories must be untrue, for the Scripture is true. Christianity is not false, but religions which contradict its Principle are 15false.

        In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hun-18dred years ago, by healing the sick and triumphing over death.

        There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error 233 233:1of any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. 3Profession and proofThese 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 6progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law de-mands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.

  6. SH 459:24-26, 27

    24    To mortal sense Christian Science seems abstract, but the process is simple and the results are sure if the Science Certainty of resultsis understood. ... Guided by divine Truth and not guesswork, the theologus (that is, the student — the Christian and scientific expounder — of the divine 30law) treats disease with more certain results than any other healer on the globe. The Christian Scientist should understand and adhere strictly to the rules of divine meta-460460:1physics as laid down in this work, and rest his demonstra-tion on this sure basis.

  7. SH 120:7, 17

        Science reverses the false testimony of the physical senses, and by this reversal mortals arrive at the funda-9Reversal of testimonymental facts of being. Then the question in-evitably arises: Is a man sick if the material senses indicate that he is in good health? No! for matter 12can make no conditions for man. And is he well if the senses say he is sick? Yes, he is well in Science in which health is normal and disease is abnormal.

    15The Science of Mind-healing 18shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. There-fore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testi-21mony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows 24false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.

  8. SH 428:19-23, 30-32

    We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them 21with the life which is spiritual, not material.

        The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal.

    30    The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and raised the dying to life and health through the under-standing of God as the only Life.

  9. SH 14:12-16

    12    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of Spiritualized consciousnessmatter, — and the body will then utter no 15complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well.

  10. SH 264:13-21

        As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were 15Self-completeness invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-com-18pleteness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

        Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. 21Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit.

  11. SH 412:23

    Mentally insist that harmony is the fact, and 24that sickness is a temporal dream. Realize the presence of health and the fact of harmonious being, until the body corresponds with the normal conditions of health 27and harmony.

  12. SH 260:7

        The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal. Through 9Spiritual discoverymany generations human beliefs will be attain-ing diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God’s creation will finally be seen as 12the only true conception of being.

  13. SH 180:25

        When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with 27God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ 30Jesus.

  14. SH 496:15

    15Hold perpetually this thought, — that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, 18based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, over-lying, and encompassing all true being.

From the Christian Science Hymnal
Hymn 15: “… the loving Master Saw man’s perfection shine”
Hymn 363: “… So Truth reveals the perfect whole, Its radiance shall o’erflow the world’
Hymn 499: “I am the Lord, there is none else; There is no God beside Me”