For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, April 15, 2001

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Golden Text and Responsive Reading

  1. Based upon what Jesus taught his disciples/students and what he commissioned them to do, what were Jesus' expectations for his disciples?
  2. How well did Jesus' disciples meet his expectations?
  3. How well do modern disciples of Jesus meet his expectations?

Section 1

  1. What does it mean to "believe in" God's only Son as the means of having "eternal life."

Section 2

  1. What lessons can be learned from the parable of the prodigal son?
  2. What does the parable of the prodigal son teach us about salvation?

Section 3

  1. In light of Jesus' example and teachings, what does it mean to Christians to "keep the Sabbath?"

Section 4

  1. What do you believe to be the significance of the sequence of "the Greeks" coming to Jesus, followed immediately by Jesus saying to Philip and Andrew, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified..?"
  2. What did Jesus mean when he said, "I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."

Section 5

  1. What is the significance of Mary Magdalene in Christian history?
  2. Jesus said to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection from the tomb, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' " What is the significance of this saying?
  3. What is the significance of Jesus' resurrection to us today?

Section 6

  1. After Jesus' ascension for what works were the apostles known?
  2. What were the practical implications of the statement, "With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus?"
  3. How can we today give powerful "witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus?"

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