For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, December February 11, 2001 (version 1.00)

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Golden Text, Responsive Reading, & Section 1

  1. In S&H 598:1, what are some of the variety of meanings in Greek behind the word translated in English as "Spirit?" (Hebrew has the roughly the same variations of meanings.)
  2. From where did the teaching that "God is Spirit" come? (How about "God is Love." From where did that teaching come?)
  3. In S&H 334:7-13, what is the Logos? What is its translation in most English language Bibles.
  4. In S&H 334:7-13, what is the Aeon? What is its translation in most English language Bibles.

Section 2

  1. In Acts 17:28, why would Paul quote from a non-Christian Greek poet when he spoke to a group in Athens.
  2. Do we live in Spirit, or does Spirit live in us, or are we and Spirit separate?
  3. In Gen 1:26,27, what was made in God's image and likeness? [a. Man - b. Male and female - c. Human beings - d. All of the above - e. None of the above]
  4. In Gen 1:26, why does it say that God used the term "us" when saying, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:"
  5. Supposedly of what was the man (Adam) of Genesis 2 made? [a. Dirt - b. Soil - c. Dust - d. All of the above - e. None of the above]
  6. What is the significance of Adam having been made "a living soul?"

Section 3

  1. How tall was Goliath?
  2. Who slew Goliath?
  3. If the effect of God's Spirit is not fear, what is its effect?
  4. What do you need to do in order "to have one God and avail yourself of the power of Spirit?" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy)

Section 4

  1. How many different versions of the Lord's Prayer are found in the New Testament?
  2. Jesus said: "Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." What does this mean?
  3. What is the only condition to prayer that is mentioned in the Lord's Prayer? In how many gospels is that condition to prayer mentioned?

Section 5

  1. In Mat 17:14-21, when the King James Version uses the term lunatick, what is the modern term for that malady?
  2. We read in the King James Version that when Jesus was asked, "Why could not we cast him [the demon] out?," he replied "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." What do the original texts of the Bible tell us that Jesus really answered? [Hint: The answer is in a parallel verse in the Gospel of Mark, which, in order to be accurately understood, needs to be read from a modern translation, such as The New Revised Standard Version or the Today's English Version.]
  3. What prevents someone from being a Christian healer?
  4. How can we best learn to heal as Jesus did?
  5. What is the advantage of Christian healing?

Section 6

  1. In Revelation 21, what is the significance of the "a new heaven and a new earth?" How does that compare with "the first heaven and the first earth?" What other old/first versus new/second comparisons are there in the New Testament?
  2. What is the value of exploring what the original texts of the Bible say and not simply accepting the wording in the King James Version or any other single Bible version?
  3. What does heaven have to do with Spirit, which is the subject of this week's Bible Lesson?

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