Wednesday, December 2nd, 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: When tempted to believe what man says, instead ask “What does God say?” and know that He is the Only Power

Readings: Amanda from MO




Hymns

224 298 10

The Bible

Deuteronomy 4: 1 (to 1st ,), 16 (to 3rd ,), 18 (to thing), 23 (lest)(to 3rd ,), 35, 36 (to : ), 39

1 Now therefore hearken,
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure,
18 The likeness of any thing …..
23 … lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you,
35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee:
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God
in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Isaiah 43: 1 (thus)-2, 13 (to : )

1 …. thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand:

John 8: 1-2,12, 25-29, 31, 32

1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Hebrews 2: 1, 3

1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Hebrews 4: 12, (to 5th ,) 13 (to : )

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:

Luke 8: 41, 42, 49-50, 52-55 (to : )

41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a-dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway:

Romans 3: 4 (let) (to ; )

4 … let God be true, but every man a liar; …

I Corinthians 2: 5 (your), 8, 12-16

5 … your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

No and Yes

30: 11-13

God’s law is in three words, “I am All;” and this perfect law is ever present to rebuke any claim of another law.

Unity of Good

18: 2 (let)-5; 25 (A)-26

… let us think of God as saying, I am infinite good; therefore I know not evil. Dwelling in light, I can see only the brightness of My own glory.

A knowledge of aught beside Myself is impossible.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

89: 20-21

Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent.

Rudimental Divine Science

12: 16-21

Christian Science erases from the minds of invalids their mistaken belief that they live in or because of matter, or that a so-called material organism controls the health or existence of mankind, and induces rest in God, divine Love, as caring for all the conditions requisite for the well-being of man.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

471: 13 -19

The facts of divine Science should be admitted, — although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by evil, by matter, or by material sense, — because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God’s reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.

231: 20-29

To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man’s relation to God, — to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care. To hold yourself superior to sickness and death is equally wise, and is in accordance with divine Science. To fear them is impossible, when you fully apprehend God and know that they are no part of His creation.

395: 21-27

It is mental quackery to make disease a reality — to hold it as something seen and felt — and then to attempt its cure through Mind. It is no less erroneous to believe in the real existence of a tumor, a cancer, or decayed lungs, while you argue against their reality, than it is for your patient to feel these ills in physical belief.

396: 14-21

The refutation of the testimony of material sense is not a difficult task in view of the conceded falsity of this testimony. The refutation becomes arduous, not because the testimony of sin or disease is true, but solely on account of the tenacity of belief in its truth, due to the force of education and the overwhelming weight of opinions on the wrong side, — all teaching that the body suffers, as if matter could have sensation.

No and Yes

31: 17-21

Jesus cast out evils, mediating between what is and is not, until a perfect consciousness is attained. He healed disease as he healed sin; but he treated them both, not as in or of matter, but as mortal beliefs to be exterminated.

Miscellaneous Writings

266: 28 (Because)-4

Because Truth has spoken aloud, error, running to and fro in the earth, is screaming, to make itself heard above Truth’s voice. The audible and inaudible wail of evil never harms Scientists, steadfast in their consciousness of the nothingness of wrong and the supremacy of right.

284: 24-28

Evil is not something to fear and flee before, or that becomes more real when it is grappled with. Evil let alone grows more real, aggressive, and enlarges its claims; but, met with Science, it can and will be mastered by Science.

334: 15-18

This is done only as one gives the lie to a lie; because it is a lie, without one word of Truth in it. You must find error to be nothing: then, and only then, do you handle it in Science.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

346: 6-13; 19-20

It is sometimes said that Christian Science teaches the nothingness of sin, sickness, and death, and then teaches how this nothingness is to be saved and healed. The nothingness of nothing is plain; but we need to understand that error is nothing, and that its nothingness is not saved, but must be demonstrated in order to prove the somethingness — yea, the allness — of Truth.

We treat error through the understanding of Truth, because Truth is error’s antidote.

Miscellaneous Writings

99: 28-31

The grandeur of the word, the power of Truth, is again casting out evils and healing the sick; and it is whispered, “This is Science.”

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

473: 8-10

God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.




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