Bible Study from May 22nd, 2021
For Everything there is a Season, Part II
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For three years Mrs. Eddy withdrew from the world to meditate and pray and search the Scriptures, and she enjoined all students of Christian Science to study the Scriptures and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures habitually. And we should value daily our study before everything else, for this study promotes the individualization of the Science of Life. The Scriptures, when understood in the light of the revelation of our textbook, become fundamental and very sacred to the student of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy says, “the Bible was written in order that all peoples, in all ages, should have the same opportunity to become students of the Christ, Truth, and thus become God-endued, with power (knowledge of divine law) and with ‘signs following’.” (My. 190:23-27)
— from Addresses, by Martha Wilcox, page 338-339
Bible Study Questions and Readings
Topic: “For everything there is a season”, Part 2
Moderator: Luanne from NY.
Give an explanation of Solomon’s poem (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), using references from Jesus’ teachings and express how he brought light to each verse.
- A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
- A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
- A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
- A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
- A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3: 4-8
Notes from the Discussion
“An Allegory”, from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 323-328
“Put Up Thy Sword”, from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 214-216
We always know where to look for the real Scientist, and always find him there. I agree with Rev. Dr. Talmage, that “there are wit, humor, and enduring vivacity among God’s people.” from
This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated.
— from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 110
Grant, O my God, that neither the joy nor the sorrow of this period shall have visited my heart in vain.
— from Watches, Prayers, and Arguments given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 70