For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, May 13, 2001

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Golden Text and Responsive Reading

  1. How is humility a basis for strength?
  2. How are 'filthy habits' and 'wicked conduct' opposed to humility, and how does genuine Christian humility overcome them?

Section 1

  1. Why in Bible citation #1 does Genesis 1:26 represent God as using the first person plural us and our, when He said, "Let us make man in our image...?"
  2. In translations of Genesis 1:26,27 (Bible citation #1), sometimes the term man is used, and sometimes the phrase human beings is used. to translate the Hebrew word adam. Whis is more accurate/appropriate, or are both accurate/appropriate?
  3. How is Genesis 2:7 (Bible citation #2) interpretted and used by Paul in 1Co 15:45-47?
  4. Why are the terms soul and Soul very relevant to this week's Bible Lesson subject, "Adam and fallen man?"

Section 2

  1. How can you explain why in Genesis 1 God created man, male and female, in his image and likeness, and in Genesis 2 the Lord God created man from soil/dirt and created woman from man?

Section 3

  1. What is the significance of the term that the serpent used for the deity, as compared with the term for the deity that is used in the rest of Genesis 2:4b-3:24?
  2. What does the Book of Revelation say is synonymous with the serpent of Genesis 3?

Section 4

  1. Why is Bible citation #11 (Rom 6:16) so relevant to the Adam and Eve story?
  2. Why is genuine Christian humility a necessary element in one's salvation from the curse on Adam and Eve?

Section 5

  1. After the first 4 sections of the Bible Lesson explored Genesis 1, 2, and 3, what is the relevance of Isa 57:15 (Bible citation #13, TEV): "I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and hope."
  2. Why is Bible citation #16 very relevant to the subject, "Adam and fallen man," and relevant to the theme of the Bible Lesson?

Section 6

  1. Why is the healing of "the man born blind" very relevant to the subject and theme of this week's Bible Lesson?
  2. What theological and physiological dogmas of Jesus time and our time does the healing of "the man born blind"overrule and disprove?
  3. What is a recurring theme throughout this week's Bible Lesson?

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