For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, May 20, 2001

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Golden Text and Responsive Reading

  1. How does your 'putting on the new self' relate to the Lord's Prayer?
  2. How does your 'putting on the new self' relate to the description of man in the first chapter of Genesis, as found in last week's Bible Lesson?

Section 1

  1. What does it mean to be the child of God, and what are the practical implications?
  2. What does the Holy Spirit have to do with one's being the child of God?

Section 2

  1. Who were Nabal, Abigail, and David, and what were their respective relationships?
  2. Why should one, "Turn away from evil and do good; strive for peace with all your heart" (Bible citation #2)?

Section 3

  1. What is the point of the story of Nabal, Abigail, and David?
  2. Who was truly blameless and heroic in this story, and what godly qualities did this individual express?
  3. What happened to Nabal, Abigail, and David after the account in sections 2 and 3?

Section 4

  1. According to Bible citation #9, what needs to be put to death?
  2. What does this whole section have to do with putting off the old self and putting on the new self?

Section 5

  1. What is the relationship between the following?

Section 6

  1. What is eternal life, and what are its practical implications?
  2. How is it that in Christ one is a new creature, a new being, which the Golden Text describes as being "created in God's likeness' and as being revealed "in the true life that is upright and holy?"

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