First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge
Wednesday Meeting Readings
- II Cor. 6:2 behold
2behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
- Isa. 2:2 it, 3, 5 let
2it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
5 ... let us walk in the light of the Lord.
- Ps. 107:1 (to :), 9, 14, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 35, 36
1O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:
... 9For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
... 14He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
... 16For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
... 19Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
... 23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
24These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
... 35He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
- Mal. 3:10 prove, 11, 12 all
10prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 ... all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
- II Cor. 8:11-15
11Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
12For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
- II Cor. 9:8, 10
8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
... 10Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
- Matt. 14:14 Jesus
14Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
- John 5:1-9 (to :)
1After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked:
- John 15:8 (to ;), 11
8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;
... 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
- Matt. 13:45 the, 46
45the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
- John 14:12, 14
12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
... 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
- Mark 13:31
31Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
- Ps. 100:1-3, 5
1Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
... 5For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy
- SH 458:32-3
- SH 39:18-27
18 “Now,” cried the apostle, “is the accepted time; be-hold, now is the day of salvation,” — meaning, not that Present salvationnow men must prepare for a future-world salva-21tion, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleas-24ures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists 27and governs the universe harmoniously.
- SH 243:4-8, 16-29
The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from 6Ancient and modern miraclesthe fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death.
The clay cannot reply to the potter. The head, heart, lungs, and limbs do not inform us that they are dizzy, 18Mental telegraphydiseased, consumptive, or lame. If this in-formation is conveyed, mortal mind conveys it. Neither immortal and unerring Mind nor matter, 21the inanimate substratum of mortal mind, can carry on such telegraphy; for God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil,” and matter has neither intelligence nor 24sensation.
Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no Annihilation of errorsense of hatred. Life has no partnership 27with death. Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.
- SH 253:25-28
- SH 263:1-10
263:1 Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privi-3Human egotismleged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material. Immortal spiritual man 6alone represents the truth of creation.
When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, 9Mortal man a mis-creatorhe will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven.
- SH 545:32-1
- SH 103:6-9
- SH 393:4-11, 16-18, 29
The body seems to be self-acting, only because mortal mind is ignorant of itself, of its own actions, and of their 6The strength of Spiritresults, — ignorant that the predisposing, re-mote, and exciting cause of all bad effects is a law of so-called mortal mind, not of matter. Mind is the 9master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action.
Man is never sick, for Mind is not sick and matter 30No real diseasecannot be. A false belief is both the tempter and the tempted, the sin and the sinner, the disease and its cause. It is well to be calm in sickness; 394 394:1to be hopeful is still better; but to understand that sick-ness is not real and that Truth can destroy its seeming 3reality, is best of all, for this understanding is the uni-versal and perfect remedy.
- SH 234:9-12, 17
9 We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we Hospitality to health and goodbar our doors against the approach of thieves 12and murderers.
If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, 18the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. Cleansing the mindWe must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sick-21ness will never cease. The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human 24thought.
- SH 15:7-9
- SH 21:9
9 If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striv-ing to enter in. He constantly turns away from ma-terial sense, and looks towards the imperishable things 12of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.
- SH 546:4-5, 23
Christian Science is dawning upon a material age. 24The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine Dawning of spiritual factsin the darkness, though the darkness, com-prehending them not, may deny their reality. 27The proof that the system stated in this book is Chris-tianly scientific resides in the good this system accom-plishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle 30 which all may understand.
- SH 55:21
- SH 98:15
15 Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Revelation of ScienceMind-healing stands a revealed and practical 18Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ’s revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to 21practise.
From the Christian Science Hymnal:
Hymn 463: “Day by day the manna fell: O, to learn this lesson well”
Hymn 484: “God is here with me. While praying, I find all good here provided.”
Hymn 556: “Our Father knows my need today”