Bible Study from February 6th, 2021
Quench Not the Spirit
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Bible Study Questions and Readings
Topic: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Moderator: Thomas from NY.
Bible Readings: 1 Thessalonians 5:19, Ephesians 6:16, Luke 4:28-37, Mark 1: 21-28, 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1
Bible Lesson Readings: Readings from this week’s Lesson
- What does “quench not the spirit” mean? (1 Thessalonians 5:19) Look up the following definitions:
- “Sbennumi” and “pneuma” (see Strong’s Greek: 4570 and Strong’s Greek: 4151, can also be found at Biblehub.com)
- “Quench” and “spirit” in Webster’s 1828
- “Wind” in the S&H Glossary
- What are some observations and lessons we can make from when Jesus left Nazareth and when he spoke in the synagogue in Capernaum (Ephesians 6:16):
- Describe what happened to Jesus when he left Nazareth and went to Capernaum? (Luke 4:28-30)
- Describe what happened to Jesus when he taught in the synagogue in Capernaum? (Luke 4:31-37; Mark 1:21-28)
- What can we learn from this week’s lesson on how to “walk by faith, not by sight?” (2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1)
Notes from the Discussion
We are in the company of God.
— from Gary Singleterry
ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.
— from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 581
GOD. The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.
— from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 587
Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.
— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 243
For we walk by faith, and not by sight. Faith is a grace which answers many useful purposes; it is the eye of the soul, by which it looks to Christ for righteousness, peace, pardon, life, and salvation; the hand by which it receives him, and the foot by which it goes to him, and walks in him as it has received him; which denotes not a single act of faith, but a continued course of believing; and is expressive, not of a weak, but of a strong steady faith of glory and happiness, and of interest in it: and it is opposed to “sight”: by which is meant, not sensible communion, but the celestial vision: there is something of sight in faith; that is a seeing of the Son; and it is an evidence of things not seen, of the invisible glories of the other world; faith looks at, and has a glimpse of things not seen, which are eternal; but it is but seeing as through a glass darkly; it is not that full sight, face to face, which will be had hereafter, when faith is turned into vision.
— from the John Gill Commentary
Article — “The Millennium” Addresses by Martha Wilcox
The signs for the wayfarer in divine Science lie in meekness, in unselfish motives and acts, in shuffling off scholastic rhetoric, in ridding the thought of effete doctrines, in the purification of the affections and desires.
— from Retrospectio nand Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy, page 79
Wayfarer: someone walking by foot
— from Bible Study
Mrs. Eddy: Be ready to obey before you understand.
— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 172
Additional notes shared by Thomas.
After the Bible study I found an article written by Edward Kimball that covers the topic on “fiery darts.” The article is what I was thinking when I did the Bible study. I think it would be good to add this article in the Notes section. [Connected with question 2 of the Bible study – “What are some observations and lessons we can make from when Jesus left Nazareth and when he spoke in the synagogue in Capernaum? (Ephesians 6:16)”]: