For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, December February 25, 2001

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Golden Text and Responsive Reading

  1. In the Responsive Reading, for what does the writer of James encourage us to pray?

Section 1

  1. Is there any source for wisdom other than God?
  2. According to Paul in his letter to the Christian community in Rome,
  3. What is the biblical basis for the use of "one Mind" as a term for God, as found in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (S&H)?
  4. What are the Old Testament and New Testament bases for referring to man as the "image" or "likeness" of God, as found in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (S&H)?

Section 2

  1. What rights did women have in Old Testament?
  2. What rights and roles did women have in the early Christian Church, including Paul's churches?
  3. What are the Christian means of achieving justice -- the means employed and taught by Jesus?

Section 3

  1. What is the first step in becoming wise?

Section 4

  1. What does Christian healing have to with the exercise of spiritual understanding (Col 1:9) -- understanding derived from the Holy Spirit?
  2. What would impede Christian healing?

Section 5

  1. What cultural/religious taboos regarding uncleanness did Jesus disregard when healing the woman who had been hemorrhaging for twelve years?
  2. What biblical evidence do we have that Jesus did or did not limit access to him based upon gender?
  3. What is the biblical basis for S&H referring to God as "being All-in-all"?

Section 6

  1. As used 20 times throughout the KJV, the word "conversation" does not once have anything to do with verbal communication. What are the two basic meanings of the words translated as "conversation"?
  2. What is a proof of wisdom?
  3. What are some evidences of one's not having true wisdom?
  4. What is the affect of spiritual understanding on our relationship with others?

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