First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge

Wednesday Meeting Readings

The confidence grounded firmly in Science
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
w210407The Bible
  1. Ps. 42:8 the, 11 for

    8the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

    11 ... for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

  2. II Kings 4:8 (to 1st .), 9-12 (to 1st .), 13 (to 1st ?), 14 Gehazi, 16 (to 1st .), 17-20, 22, 25, 26, 30 3rd And, 32, 35 (to ;), 35 5th and, 36

    8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him 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.

    12And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite.

    ... 13And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee?

    14 ... Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

    ... 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.

    22And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.

    ... 25So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:

    26Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

    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.

    ... 35Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; ... 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.

  3. I Sam. 16:7 3rd the

    7the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

  4. Mark 11:22-24

    22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

    23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

    24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

  5. II Cor. 3:4 such, 5

    4such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:

    5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

  6. Luke 5:1-6

    1And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

    2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

    4Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

    5And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

    6And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

  7. Luke 7:19-23

    19And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

    20When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

    21And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

    22Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

    23And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

  8. Isa. 54:10 the

    10the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

  9. Isa. 55:3 (to ;)

    3Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy

  1. SH vii:1-2

    vii:1To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

  2. SH 368:2, 14, 22-27

    The 3Real and counterfeitconfidence inspired by Science lies in the fact that Truth is real and error is unreal. Error is a coward before Truth. Divine Science insists that 6time will prove all this. Both truth and error have come nearer than ever before to the apprehension of mortals, and truth will become still clearer as error is self-9destroyed.

    When we 15come to have more faith in the truth of being than we have in error, more faith in Spirit than in matter, more faith in living than in dying, more faith in God than in man, 18then no material suppositions can prevent us from healing the sick and destroying error.

    Neither evil, disease, nor death can be spiritual, and the material belief in them dis-24appears in the ratio of one’s spiritual growth. Because matter has no consciousness or Ego, it cannot act; its conditions are illusions, and these false conditions are the 27source of all seeming sickness.

  3. SH 80:1-3

    80:1We have strength in proportion to our apprehension of the truth, and our strength is not lessened by giving 3utterance to truth.

  4. SH 428:22

        The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold 24The present immortalityforever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence 27of man’s immortality will become more apparent, as ma-terial beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.

  5. SH 389:9, 22-11

    9Matter does not inform you of bodily derangements; it is supposed to do so. This pseudo-mental testimony can be destroyed only by the better results of Mind’s oppo-12site evidence.

        Materialists contradict their own statements. Their belief in material laws and in penalties for their infrac-24Ancient confusiontion is the ancient error that there is fraternity between pain and pleasure, good and evil, God and Satan. This belief totters to its falling before the 27battle-axe of Science.

        A case of convulsions, produced by indigestion, came under my observation. In her belief the woman had 30chronic liver-complaint, and was then suffering from a complication of symptoms connected with this belief. I cured her in a few minutes. One instant she spoke de-390390:1spairingly of herself. The next minute she said, “My food is all digested, and I should like something more 3to eat.”

        We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, sim-6Ultimate harmonyply because, to the mortal senses, there is seem-ing discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and 9the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

  6. SH 319:7

    Having faith in the divine Principle of health and spiritually under-9standing God, sustains man under all circumstances; whereas the lower appeal to the general faith in material means (commonly called nature) must yield to the all-12might of infinite Spirit.

  7. SH 390:27-13

    27    “Agree to disagree” with approaching symptoms of chronic or acute disease, whether it is cancer, consump-Treatment of diseasetion, or smallpox. Meet the incipient stages 30of disease with as powerful mental opposi-tion as a legislator would employ to defeat the passage of an inhuman law. Rise in the conscious strength of the 391 391:1spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. 3Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. Then, when thou art delivered to the judgment of Truth, Christ, the judge will say, “Thou 6art whole!”

        Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against 9Righteous rebellionthem. Banish the belief that you can possi-bly entertain a single intruding pain which can-not be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way 12you can prevent the development of pain in the body. No law of God hinders this result.

  8. SH 384:3

    3    We should relieve our minds from the depressing thought that we have transgressed a material law and must of Corporeal penaltiesnecessity pay the penalty. Let us reassure 6ourselves with the law of Love. God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, 9cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his 12protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the 15grand verities of Christian Science.

  9. SH 358:9-11

    9    Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively Scientific and Biblical factsevery point it presents.

  10. SH 494:10-11, 15 (only), 19

    Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.

    15    The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. ... Reason, rightly di-rected, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but 21sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the ex-periences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Sci-ence of man’s eternal harmony breaks their illusion with 24the unbroken reality of scientific being.

  11. SH 418:20

    Truth is affirmative, and confers 21harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this sim-ple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the 24spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.

  12. SH 441:15-17

    Our law refuses to recognize Man as sick or dying, but holds him to be for-ever in the image and likeness of his Maker.

From the Christian Science Hymnal:
Hymn 99: “He that hath God his guardian made, Shall underneath th' Almighty's shade Fearless and undisturbed abide”
Hymn 444: “Be still, my heart: you rest in Love divine; God's gracious touch has silenced grief and pain”
Hymn 522: “Lift up the door, the mighty gates, Behold, the king of Glory waits”