For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, May 27, 2001

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Golden Text and Responsive Reading

  1. What is the meaning of the word soul as used in the Bible?
  2. What is the biblical justification for the capitalization of the word Soul?
  3. How does health relate to the subject of "Soul and Body?"

Section 1

  1. How does identity relate to the subject of "Soul and Body?"
  2. Why should we not fear?

Section 2

  1. How do warnings against idolatry relate to the subject of "Soul and Body?"
  2. How do thought and body relate to thought, and what does this have to do with God?

Section 3

  1. What the lessons about the subject of "Soul and Body" are taught being by the story of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah?

Section 4

  1. How do repentance, the Kingdom of God, and the Lord's Prayer relate with each other?
  2. What should be a Christian's perspective on money, possessions, and human needs?
  3. Of what value is physical exercise?
  4. In Bible citation #B14, how might you explain why "godliness" in the KJV and in the NRSV is translated as "spiritual exercise" in the TEV?
  5. What is the impact of thinking and talking a lot about the body?

Section 5

  1. How much can we depend upon the Psalmist's description of God as one "who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases?"
  2. How does the healing of the lame man in Bible citation #B16 relate to the subject of "Soul and Body?"

Section 6

  1. What is the practical significance and individual responsibility of Paul's statement that "your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit" (Bible citation #18)
  2. What is the impact on one's life, character, and body of 'letting God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind' (Bible citation #19)?
  3. What is the value of consistently recognizing that "the capacity we have comes from God" (TEV), that "our competence is from God" (NRSV), as described in Bible citation #20? How does this relate to the subject of "Soul and Body?"

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