Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 Testimony Meeting

At 8:15pm EDT every Wednesday, our Testimony Meeting features inspired readings from The Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and Prose Works by Mary Baker Eddy, as well as testimonies of Christian Science healing and wonderful music. All are welcome to listen and participate!

Theme: Let us Unite in work for Christ

Readings: Dede from GA




Hymns

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The Bible

1 Corinthians 1 : 10

10 ​Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Galatians 3 : 26

26 ​For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Acts 2 : 1-7 (​to ​3rd ,), 11 (We)-12, 14-15 (​to​ 2nd ,), 16-19 (​to beneath), 21-22, 39, 41-42, 44, 46-47 (​to​ 1st .)

1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 ​And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 ​And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 ​And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 ​And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 ​Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 ​And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold,
11 ​… we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 ​And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
14 ​But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 ​For these are not drunken, as ye suppose,
16 ​But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 ​And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 ​And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 ​And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath;
21 ​And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 ​Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
39 ​For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
41 ​Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 ​And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
44 ​And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
46 ​And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 ​Praising God, and having favour with all the people.

Romans 15 : 5

5 ​Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

Matthew 18 : 20

20 ​For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

340 : 23-29

One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, —whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

575 : 22-2

As the Psalmist saith, “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square. Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies,—the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony

571 : 19-21

The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.

Miscellaneous Writings

60 : 24-2

Christian Science is the only sure basis of harmony. Material sense contradicts Science, for matter and its so-called organizations take no cognizance of the spiritual facts of the universe, or of the real man and God. Christian Science declares that there is but one Truth, Life, Love, but one Spirit, Mind, Soul. Any attempt to divide these arises from the fallibility of sense, from mortal man’s ignorance, from enmity to God and divine Science.

76 : 14-22

The spiritually minded meet on the stairs which lead up to spiritual love. This affection, so far from being personal worship, fulfils the law of Love which Paul enjoined upon the Galatians. This is the Mind “which was also in Christ Jesus,” and knows no material limitations. It is the unity of good and bond of perfectness. This just affection serves to constitute the Mind-healer a wonder-worker,—as of old, on the Pentecost Day, when the disciples were of one accord.

Retrospection and Introspection

82 : 14-26

At this period my students should locate in large cities, in order to do the greatest good to the greatest number, and therein abide. The population of our principal cities is ample to supply many practitioners, teachers, and preachers with work. This fact interferes in no way with the prosperity of each worker; rather does it represent an accumulation of power on his side which promotes the ease and welfare of the workers. Their liberated capacities of mind enable Christian Scientists to consummate much good or else evil; therefore their examples either excel or fall short of other religionists; and they must be found dwelling together in harmony, if even they compete with ecclesiastical fellowship and friendship.

Unity of Good

5 : 19-27

Let us respect the rights of conscience and the liberty of the sons of God, so letting our “moderation be known to all men.” Let no enmity, no untempered controversy, spring up between Christian Science students and Christians who wholly or partially differ from them as to the nature of sin and the marvellous unity of man with God shadowed forth in scientific thought. Rather let the stately goings of this wonderful part of Truth be left to the supernal guidance.




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