Bible Study from April 3rd, 2021

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Continue steadfast in love and good works. Children of light, you are not children of darkness. Let your light shine. Keep in mind the foundations of Christian Science — one God and one Christ. Keep personality out of sight, and Christ’s “Blessed are ye” will seal your apostleship.

This glad Easter morning witnesseth a risen Saviour, a higher human sense of Life and Love, which wipes away all tears. With grave-clothes laid aside, Christ, Truth, has come forth from the tomb of the past, clad in immortality. The sepulchres give up their dead. Spirit is saying unto matter: I am not there, am not within you. Behold the place where they laid me; but human thought has risen! Mortality’s thick gloom is pierced. The stone is rolled away. Death has lost its sting, and the grave its victory. Immortal courage fills the human breast and lights the living way of Life.

— from Miscellany, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 191

Topic: Holy Week (“Let not your heart be troubled” John 14:1)

Moderator: Thomas from NY.

Bible Readings: Readings from this week’s Bible Lesson

Additional Readings: Luke 22; Read a timeline of events

Questions:

  1. Walk through and discussion of events during Holy Week (see the outline of events).
  2. Download a timeline of events here.

  3. Discussion of Jesus and his rebukes or frustrations with the disciples:
  • • After Jesus left Ephraim on his final journey to Jerusalem, James and John asked to sit at the side of Jesus (Mark 10: 35-41)
  • • In Bethany, Judas complained when Mary anointed the feet of Jesus (Matthew 26: 7-13; Mark 14: 3-9; John 12: 3-7)
  • • At the Last Supper, the disciples disputed who would be the greatest (Luke 22: 24-30)

Notes from the Discussion




Preeminence: The fact of surpassing all others.

— From 1828 Webster’s Dictionary




Deserter: A person who forsakes his cause, his post, or his party or friend; particularly, a soldier or seaman who quits the service without permission, and in violation of his engagement.

— From 1828 Webster’s Dictionary




5614 (hōsanná) comes from two Hebrew roots meaning, “Save now!” (“Save I pray!”).

— From Strong’s Concordance




It is believed by many that a certain magistrate, who lived in the time of Jesus, left this record: “His rebuke is fearful.” The strong language of our Mas­ter confirms this description.

— from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 6




Link to book Divinity Course and General Collectanea by Mary Baker Eddy published by Richard Oakes




And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

—Revelation 19 : 6 From the King James Bible







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