Bible Lesson Questions & Sunday School Preparation Aid (rev


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Components of Church Manual-based Sunday School class Some relevant questions Some resources
"the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17)"1
  1. Have no other gods
  2. Do not make idols
  3. Do not take the Lord's name in vain
  4. Keep the Sabbath day
  5. Honor your parents
  6. Do not kill
  7. Do not commit adultery
  8. Do not steal
  9. Do not falsely accuse
  10. Do not covet
  1. How have you lived the Ten Commandments this week?
  2. What did Jesus teach about living the Commandments?
  3. How does Jesus' teaching, "You have heard it that it was said..., but I say unto you..." apply to all 10 commandments?
  4. How do Man 40:5-11 and S&H 563:3-18 (and Mis 123:3-17; Mis 335: 16-24) and S&H 447:20-27 apply to all 10 commandments?
  1. See Exo 20:3-17 and Deu 5:7-21.
  2. Browse "A comprehensive list of references to the Ten Commandments"at /10commandments.htm & "The biblical texts of Jeus' teachings on the 4 Commandments that he specificially singled out for comment" at /10commandments-jesus-comments.htm.
  3. Exo 20:3-17 & Mat 5:21-48
  4. Exo 20:3-17
"the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), and its Spiritual Interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pages 16-17)1
  1. How have you lived the Lord's Prayer this week?
  2. How have you repented this week?
  3. How have you forgiven this week?
  1. Mat 6:9-13; Luk 11:2-4
  2. Mat 6:12, 14, 15; Mar 11:25; Luk 6:37; Luk 11:4
  3. Mat 4:17; Mat 6:12,13
  4. See also "Prayer: Some of the many aspects of prayer taught in the Bible, as outlined in the Lord's Prayer" at
"Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 5:3-12)" - the Beatitudes1
  1. Blessed are the poor in spirit...
  2. Blessed are those who mourn...
  3. Blessed are the meek...
  4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness...
  5. Blessed are the merciful...
  6. Blessed are the pure in heart...
  7. Blessed are the peacemakers...
  8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake...
  1. How have you lived the Beatitudes this week?
  1. Beatitudes: Mat 5:3-12; Luk 6:20-23; Sermon on the Mount: Luk 6:20-49. Browse also a comprehensive lists of references to the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount at:

Bible Lesson Q&A - "Questions and answers ... may be found in the Christian Science Quarterly Lessons" (1)

  • What questions do you have?
Study the Bible Lesson.
  • What word, phrase, or theme is used throughout the Bible Lesson? How does it relate to the subject?
Study the Bible Lesson.
  • What biblical words, phrases, verses, or people can you find in the S&H correlative passages that are quoted, paraphrased, or referenced from the Bible?


  • What other questions do you have related to the Bible Lesson?
Study the Bible Lesson.
  • What is "the fundamental thought which which the [Bible Lesson] sermon deals?" (3)
Golden Text
  • Find "a leading thought in each section of the Lesson." (3)
The first S&H citation in each section.
  • Describe proofs of God's love and power that you found in the Bible Lesson. (2)
Study the Bible Lesson.
  • How have you lived what you learned from this week's Bible Lesson?
Ask yourself.
  • To what situations in your own life -- at home, at church, at work, at school, at a store or mall, while performing (musically, artistically, or athletically), while commuting or traveling, or while online -- can you directly apply the teachings of this week's Bible Lesson?
Ask yourself.
  • To what local, national, or international situations can you apply the teachings of this week's Bible Lesson?


  • "Understanding the outward facts concerning the Bible passages" (2)
  • Summarize the contents of each of the books of the Bible used in the Bible Lesson.


  • Summarize the life/role of each individual/group mentioned in the Bible Lesson.


  • Locate on a map each place mentioned in the Bible Lesson, and describe the importance of each place.
Study the Bible Lesson.
  • Explain each of the special biblical terms used in the Bible Lesson. (2)


Other Q&A - "Questions and answers" that may not "be found in the Christain Science Quarterly Lessons." (1)
  • To explore some possible questions and and resources for a senior Sunday School class, browse webpage listed at the right. ==>






1 This Sunday School preparation aid is consistent with the following Sunday School requirements in the Church Manual, by Mary Baker Eddy:

2 Excerpts from "The Lesson Sermon," by the Editors of The Christian Science Journal (TCSJ, 1899, May, Vol 17, page 144-152). The following excerpt is from page 150:

3 Excerpts from "The Christian Science Bible Lessons," by Irving Tomlinson (The Christian Science Journal, Volume 40, March, 1923, pages 483-487). To read the entire article, browse The following excerpt is from pages 485 and 486:

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