Ideas for Studying the Lesson on "Reality" for September 24, 2017

Dear Friends,

Here are some ideas to help in your study of this week's Lesson on "Reality."

Notice all the sight words in the lesson including words like: open eyes, behold, lift up mine eyes, open the blind eyes, see, God saw, looked, discernment and spiritual sense, prophet; spiritual seer, etc. etc.
This is definitely the theme of the Lesson.

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RESEARCH: Abram and Lot, Gen. 13

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RESEARCH: Walk to Emmaus, Luke 24

Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah

Chart of appearances of Jesus after the resurrection

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Biblefunforkids: Abram and Lot

Preschool Bibles to use with children

Creation Booklet for preschool

Days of Creation visuals

Beatitude concentration game

Hope these ideas are helpful!

with love,

Kathy

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Ideas to study the lesson on "Matter" for September 17, 2017

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Substance" for September 20, 2017

This picture is showing a Bible study group in Kathy's Peace Haven Office,  including those who are attending on a conference call. Please remember that there will be no Bible Study groups or conference calls the week of September 4-8, however, the calls and sessions will return for the lesson on "Matter."

 

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My sister, Kristy Christian, is giving several days of talks at A/U from October 28-30, 2017. It is called "God, Our Great Physician," and will present the healings of Jesus and also Mrs. Eddy's healing work.  

Click here for a flyer on the 3-Day Bible Seminar!

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Friends,  Here is some research that might help with your study of the Lesson on "Substance."

Word Study on "wisdom" and "substance"

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STORY OF HEZEKIAH:

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Short history of the Divided Kingdom

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Timeline of the Kings during the Divided Kingdom

Map of the Divided Kingdom: Judah and Israel

Research on Hezekiah

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If you are a member of Biblos Foundation, they have an outstanding video on Hezekiah that is FREE to members. Go to www.biblosfoundation.org and sign in, and go to member's section.

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Map of Paul's First Journey

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I know some of you have purchased "Eusebius" on my recommendation. There aren't very many of them left on Amazon but you can find used ones. Know that you have to wade through about the first 25 pages, and then the real story will kick in. One book I ordered was very thick, which told me it had Vol. 3, 4, 5, in the one book. Just read until it gets out of the post New Testament times. Remember to create your own concordance in the fly leaf cover of the book, so you can find important ideas  in the future!

Here is what it looks like:

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2012/10/life-of-paul-lapbook.html

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2012/11/paul-heals-crippled-man-in-lystra.html

Preschool Ideas from booklet

Nothing Can Be Added

Prayers for Young Children

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If you would like to send a donation to support this blog,

please send to

Kathy Merrill,

707 Turtle Cove,

Ballwin, MO 63011

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

 

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Ideas to Study for the Lesson on "Man" for Sept. 3, 2017

Dear Friends,

Just a note to let you know there will be no conference calls next week for the lesson on "Substance" because I'll be traveling and giving a couple of talks at the International Nurses' Conference at Cedar's Camp. I will pick it up again for the lesson on 'Matter'.   There will be a blog on "Substance."

IDEAS ON THE LESSON:

This lesson is filled with references on image and likeness and reflection.  I have wrestled with this concept for quite a while, and I'm going to share some of my notes on it. There are quite a few, so just pick one or two.  The purpose is to expand this concept, to let it unfold and grow. This is one of the fundamental building blocks of Christian Science, and so important to our understanding of it.

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Research on Gen. 1:26, 27, 31

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This is one of my favorite articles on this subject, but there are many of them.

"Reflection" by L. Ivimy Walter, CSS, Dec. 7, 1940

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Words related to 'reflection'

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Drawing of 'image' in Latin as spectrum or prism

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Original - Image Chart

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Questions on the rose in a mirror

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MAN terms and definitions

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Take the full definition of 'man' on page 475476 in S&H and look up every word, and write out what you think it means. Expand and amplify the concept. Here is my attempt at doing that, but know  I work on it periodically, and try to put these ideas into practice.

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Expanding and amplifying the definition of man

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Research on Peter's Mother-in-law healing

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How Might I study Revelation 12?

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Bell Ringer

Concrete Symbols

Disciple Song

Footsteps of Truth

Gratitude Garden

Standing Porter

Synonyms

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I hope these ideas are helpful!

with love,

Kathy

 

 

Invite to join in a conference call!

Dear Friends,

My sister, Kristy L. Christian, is giving an inspirational Bible talk on NEW JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY, this coming Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Creve Coeur, 10939 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

If you would like to hear the talk live and are unable to attend, please call the church conference number at, 712.770.8025 / code #: 631119

Her talks are rarely on a conference call, so this is a special offering. The talk is sponsored by Peace Haven Association in St. Louis.  The talk is FREE, but they are hoping for a donation to Peace Haven of $25.00. 

Hope you can make it!

With love,

Kathy 

 

More Ideas on "Christ Jesus for August 27, 2017

Dear Friends,

I apologize for sending out another blog post in the same week, but as I've been studying, more has come to light (as it should), and I feel impelled to share what is coming to me. If this is too much, please just delete this post.

Truth, Life, and Love are formidable, wherever thought, felt, spoken, or written, — in the pulpit, in the court-room, by the wayside, or in our homes. They are the victors never to be vanquished.

My 185:10-14

All throughout this Lesson I see words that are connected to the theme of the spoken word:

For example: words that I speak; Jesus cried; hear my words; receiveth not my words; spoken of myself; what I should say- what I should speak; spoken unto you; he shall teach you; whatsoever I have said unto you.

(and these are just in the Responsive Reading)  
Search for every phrase in the lesson that speaks to this theme! Even the healing of the deaf and dumb, and Jesus speaking the word to the man with the unclean devil. It is everywhere!

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Word Study

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Research on II Cor. 4:6,  God who commanded. . . 

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John 12:46  "I am come  LIGHT unto the world"

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Research on John 14:26  the Comforter

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Research on "scientific certainty" SH 496:15

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Outstanding article called "The Snake on the Garden Wall" Evelyn Grover Hess, April 1981, CSJ

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Hope this ideas are helpful as you deepen your study of Christ Jesus.

with love,

Kathy

 

 

 

Ideas For studying the Lesson on "Christ Jesus" for August 27, 2017

Dear Friends,

If you are in the STL area, join us for a talk by Kristy L. Christian on "New Jerusalem, The Holy City," on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 9:00 am - 12:00 am at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Creve Coeur [10939 Ladue Rd, STL 63141] given by Peace Haven Association. 

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A $25.00 donation is suggested. Please bring your Bibles. Admission is FREE. 

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One possible theme of this week's lesson is 'the Word.'  Look for the word "Word" and all its forms throughout this lesson -- "Hear my words, spoken, what I should speak, keep my words, what I have said, word was made flesh, etc. etc." It is in the healing of the deaf and dumb, the parable of the seed and sower, preaching the word, etc.

Here is some research on some of the major stories and events in the Lesson:

Research on the Call of the Disciples, Mark 1

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Chart to use when studying the disciples:

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If you are a member of Biblos Foundation, you have FREE access to a Study Booklet called "Discipleship." It includes articles on each disciple, their background, where they ended up, etc. The title page is below.  [Biblos Foundation includes all kinds of ways to study the Scriptures plus many talks and video vignettes by Kristy L. Christian. Join for $50 a year]

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Parable of Sower and Seed

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

If you don't have the book by Kristy L. Christian and Kathy Merrill called "In Jesus' Time' you might want to own it for your own study on Jesus and for your children. It has all kinds of ideas for a study of Jesus.

You can find it on the https://www.biblosfoundation.org/ website/store

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Learn the 12 disciples:  52 PANT MAT

Answers to 52 PANT MAT

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Keep scrolling down for various units on the disciples on www.biblefunforkids.com

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/01/47-jesus-his-disciples.html#more

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Flashfacts from Biblos Foundation on the disciples (see Biblos to purchase flashfacts on 'terms of the  Bible' and NT People' and 'Beatitudes')

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I hope these ideas are helpful to you!

If you would like to pass the blog along to a friend, please do so by signing them up at the top of this page where it says 'sign up' or telling Kathy what their email is.

If you would like to be on a weekly conference call with me where I share my deeper insights into the Lesson, please give me a call or email me. (618 980 2207  or kathy@peacehavenassociation.org)  I will need your full name, the phone number you are going to call in on, and your email, and then Ann Rand will send you an email telling the procedures for calling in. 

The conference calls are a free gift from Peace Haven to the field!

With love,

Kathy

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Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Soul" for August 13, 2017

Dear Friends, I am going to be sharing research on the Bible citations from the Lesson each week in conference calls. There will be three times: Wednesdays at 11:30 CST, and Thursdays at 7:00 am and 11:30 CST. These are FREE and last for one hour. If you are interested in calling in, please call or email Kathy to sign up. See contact inf below:

618.980,2207   or kathy@peacehavenassociation.org

Also these times are available for anyone in the St. Louis area to attend in person at Peace Haven. Please email me back if you are planning to attend so I have enough chairs and handouts. 

We hope you will join us!

Kathy

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RESEARCH AND IDEAS FOR STUDYING THE LESSON:

Definition of the word 'Soul'

Attributes of 'Soul'

Qualities of 'Soul'

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LORD'S PRAYER: (use the chart below to do your own research on every word, every phrase, every concept in the prayer.)

Chart to use when studying the "Lord's Prayer"

 

https://jsh.christianscience.com/collections/2010s/living-the-lord-s-prayer-a-selection-of-timeless-articles
The link above is a collection in JSH online with articles whose titles correspond with the 23rd Psalm. Hope you enjoy that research!

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Research on The Good Samaritan

 

 

 

 

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Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Christian Science" for June 25, 2017

Dear friends, After June 25, I won't be doing a blog again for several weeks because of my travel to Europe for the Reformation Tour with Biblos Foundation. My daughter is working with me to set up a blog that I can own and maintain. That should be set up very soon. When it is, I'll let you know. It will look very similar to this one.

Research:

WORD is used over 21 times in this week's Lesson.

PRINCIPLE is used over 13 times.

"Principle and Practice" CSS, September 1917, Mary Baker Eddy (written in 1910)

Word Study for CS

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Possible main ideas for this week's Lesson:

Section I:  Law of God, the Word--Principle of CS

Section II:  Prophecy -- still small voice of Truth

Section III:  The Comforter-- Divine Science

Section IV: Certainty of the words of Truth--Science and Health

Section V:  Doers of the Word (healers)--Deeds (healing the sick)

Section VI: Keep the LAW and teach to your children--for generations yet unborn

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Research on Elijah and the Still Small Voice

Jezebel and Elijah

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Notes from Kathy on the Comforter

The second coming by Gilmore 1939

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Prov 22:21 certainty of the words of truth

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I'll be back in August. The blog will continue then.

With love,

Kathy

 

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "God, the Only Cause and Creator" for June 4, 2017

Dear Friends, Just a reminder that this will be the last blog post for several weeks of the summer.  I am  going to be setting up the blog myself by purchasing a personal domain and email distributer. When that has been accomplished, I'll let you know the new website address. It should be in late July. (If you would like to donate something to support this endeavor, it would be appreciated. My address is 1311 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO, 63011).

SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST AND FIND THE LAST CHAPEL AT THE UPPER SCHOOL GIVEN BY LONA INGWERSON, CS, IN RIDGWAY, ON MAY 15, 2017. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!

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Here is some research for the main stories in the Lesson:

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I Sam 1. 2 to 28 Hannah

Site of Shiloh:   http://biblewalks.com/Sites/Shiloh.html

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Research. Matt 9. Sick of the palsy

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Research: Ex 31 38 39 Bezaleel building the Ark of the covenant

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Research Acts 1. Acts 2 pentecost

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

3-minute children's video on Hannah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiYumdP4C6k

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Two activities for the "healing of the sick of the palsy"

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/02/49a-man-goes-through-roof-to-see-jesus.html#more

This is one of my favorites: Cut four pieces of cardboard or tag board per person and make a game to remember and tell the story of the healing of the sick of the palsy. You will also need four brads per person.

Sick of the Palsy game

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The Pentecost for kids:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2014/12/the-holy-spirit-on-day-of-pentecost.html#more

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6s48VyWSbLD71E3Bxi1NxzGrgjT5vnfB

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Ancient and Modern. . " for May 28, 2017

Dear Friends, Below are some ideas to further your study for this week's Lesson.

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RESEARCH: Nehemiah and the wall for Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, in May 28 Bible Lesson

Nehemiah article by Shotwell

STUDY SHEET

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Articles from the periodicals on Nehemiah:

"Evil: No portion, nor right, nor memorial," by Carolyn E. Holte, March 1982, CSJ

"The Rebuilding, by Nehemiah, of the Wall of Jerusalem by Annie Colt, CSJ, September 1889

"He Will Prosper Us" by Dorothy Roberts, August 1920, CSJ

"Gashmu saith it" Bustavus S. Paine, Feb. 17, 1917, CSS

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Photo of a section of the remaining wall of Nehemiah in Jerusalem

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Research. Luke 13 woman bowed over

Womanhood chart for own study

Notes: Womanhood in Jesus day (stereotypical view)

Notes: Jesus view on womanhood

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The Director's Window in the original Mother Church depicting the "Holy City." Can you find all the symbols for the four sides?

There are three panels per side: Word, Christ, Christianity, divine Science. (SH 575:17) Find a larger picture in the book "Building the Mother Church" by Joseph Armstrong.What does each panel symbolize?

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Diagram of the four sides of the Holy City

SOME MORE VIEWS OF THE MOTHER CHURCH, April 1895 CSJ

"New Jerusalem," William D. McCrackan, April 1919, CSJ

"The Holy City," Luman Field, February 13, 1909 CSS

"The City of God" Albert Gilmore, December 11, 1926 CSS

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Nehemiah's Wall for preschool or home schooling

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/04/nehemiah-rebuilds-walls-of-jerusalem.html#more

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http://freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/5/0/12503916/lesson_113_the_story_of_nehemiah.pdf

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Older children:

true womanhood chart   (for discussion with teenage girls)

Questions to ask ourselves in a relationship

COMPLETENESS        (use for a discussion with teenagers)

What is our spiritual mission?      (use for a discussion with teenagers)

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I hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

 

 

 

Letter to those who read the blog - from Kathy

Dear Friends, Next week I will be out of town and will not be doing a blog for "Soul and Body."

I will pick it up again for "Ancient and Modern . . ." for the week May 28, 2017, doing it for that week and the next Lesson on "God the Only Cause . . . " After that, starting in June,  I will no longer be working for Principia. I am still not sure if the blog will continue or not. I'll let you know as it unfolds.

From June 4 to 14, I am taking a group to Israel  with my sister, Kristy Christian, and I'm going on a tour of Europe to study the Reformation until the middle of July. In between, I'll also be teaching  the second week of Summer Session at Principia College, June 19 - 23.

After late July, I will be working for Peace Haven Association in St. Louis. I'll be doing Lesson reading times for them and the broader community, but I'm still not sure about continuing the blog.

With so much love to everyone that comes onto this avenue for deeper Bible study!

Kathy

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Mortals and Immortals" for May 14, 2017

Dear Friends, At the bottom of the blog is a one-hour video of Chestnut Booth's talk for Principia on "The Biblical Roots of the Prayer That Heals." She gave it May 4 at the Upper School. Scroll down and enjoy:

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Riding the Train of Mortality

Chart on preexistence updated

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Here is some research for this week's Bible Lesson.

Research: James 1:17 to 18 good gift

Research: I John 3 "what manner of love"

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Character of Esau and Jacob

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"Jacob" from Bernice Shotwell's "Getting Acquainted with the Bible"

Map Jacob locations

Mural, St. Sulprice, Price

Research: Gen 32 . 1. 9,11. 24-30 Jacob wrestles the angel

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Research: Gen 33. 1.4.8 to 10 Jacob meets Esau and 400 men

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Research. Mark 5 Woman with issue of blood

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Jacob and Esau:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2016/09/18-genesis-jacob-esau.html#more

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worksheet on The Birth of Twins

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Child’s version of the Story of Jacob

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Abraham worksheets for elementary-age students:

These flashcards come from the website: www.http://ourcountryroad.blogspot.com/search/label/Abraham

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pg 3 of 3 Abraham flashcards

 

Questions about Abraham  (for discussion about the history of Abraham)

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Family-tree-Abraham-answers pdf

 

People in the Abraham Story 

People in the Abraham Story answers

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12 sons of Jacob:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpRVlvOW14N2tiLXc/view

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21xV9dvzsjI&feature=em-upload_owner

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Adam and Fallen Man" for May 7, 2017

Dear Friends, Word Study for Adam May 7 2017

"Mark the perfect man" in Hebrew

Identity Poem: Genesis I or Genesis 2

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Below is some research for the stories and events in the Lesson "Adam and Fallen Man."

“The book of Genesis has an importance to which no other document of history bears the slightest claim. It is not only the oldest book that is trustworthy history but the only one that opens to spiritual sense a clear concise view of God’s government and spiritual creation . . .”  (Mary Baker Eddy Library Accession #10360B).

Research: Gen. 1: 26, 27, 31

"Reflection" by L. Ivimy Gwalter, Dec. 7, 1940, CSS

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Research Genesis 2: 6 to 8. 16-18, 21-22  Deep Sleep of Adam

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Research. Gen 3: 1 - 6. 8, 9, 12, 13, 17 The Serpent of Genesis 3

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Research. John 9. 1-7 Healing of the Man Born Blind

POEM: "Beholder's Eye" Doris Kerns Quinn, July 31, 1989 CSS

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map of Jerusalem

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Acts 20.Eutychus

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Working with high school or college-aged kids:

Genesis II Genesis I chart

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Thoughts about exams

Treatment Taking Exams

False beliefs about teenagers or college (to handle in thought)

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Children's ideas:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpbDQyREozX09BUzg/view

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2013/08/life-of-moses-map-it-file-folder.html#more

Creation Booklet

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Clip of video on "Jesus healing the man blind from birth"

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrB8pXU1bFYPDoAGnI2nIlQ?p=Jesus%20Heals%20Man%20Blind%20From%20Birth&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Ai%2Cm%3Apivot&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry#id=1&vid=4ce84b8ad68eeb4c5ee41d4e9a1da078&action=view

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Bible for Preschool Parents

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Matching Game

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New Bible Story each week

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Everlasting Punishment" for April 30, 2017

Dear Friends, Some articles from the periodicals on "Everlasting Punishment to gain a broader perspective on this subject.

"The Real and the Unreal Sense of Things" by Willis Gross, January 1905 CSJ

Questions and Answers CSS July 13, 1899

"Everlasting Punishment" by Helen K Brock, August 23, 1919, CSS

"Everlasting Punishment" by Annie Knott, November 25, 1916, CSS

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Here is research on some passages in the Lesson.

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PSALMS 23: 1,3,6

Link below on the book of Psalms from the Mother Church Global Sunday School website:

http://www.christianscience.com/youth/sunday-school/resources/bible-basics/the-book-of-psalms

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Hab. 1.13 God does not know evil

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Research Mark 5 Gadarene

"Love That Heals" by Jeanie Andrews, Feb. 1911, CSJ

E. E. Jones CSB. usage of the Gadarene Healing

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Research Act 9 Conversation of Saul

"The Road to Damascu" by Robert Ellis Key, September 1949, CSJ

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CHARACTER CHANGES IN THE LIFE OF PAUL

Notes on the Background on Saul

Paul's timeline

Record of what Paul looked like:

(From the Acts of Paul and Thecla in the Apocrypha)

"A man small of stature, with a bald head and crooked legs, in a good state of body, with eyebrows meeting and nose somewhat hooked, full of friendliness, for how he appeared like a man, and now he had the face of an angel."

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

IDEAS ON PAUL:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2012/10/life-of-paul-lapbook.html

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2015/01/saul-blinded-by-light.html#more

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpTU51WHNuaFg3Mm8/view

PSALMS 23:

Ps 23 ideas

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Qualities of a shepherd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNx6f7PX1qk  (5 minute video)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpamxWYXRHa2Z2QlE/edit

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2014/01/psalm-23-by-david-shepherd.html#more

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

Ideas for "Probation After Death" for April 23, 2017

Dear Friends, In this week's Lesson, notice words like way, pathway, footsteps, path, walk, feet, Jesus as the Way, etc. It seems to be a theme running through the Lesson.

Also the word "righteousness" is used frequently. 

Righteousness in Hebrew is tsdaqah which means "rightness, rectitude, justice, moral virtue, right, piety, virtue."

Righteousness in the 1828 Webster's Dictionary means "adhering to moral principles; purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law; equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart."

Word Study for Probation After Death 4.17.2017

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Here is some research for the coming week's Lesson. (from Responsive Reading)

Psalm 119 general information

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I Cor 15. 51 to 54 the trump shall sound

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Research: Matt 4.17 and Mat 5.6.8.48 (two beatitudes)

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Research on "Dives and Lazarus" but not super inspiring. The most inspiring comes from the periodicals below:

Research: Luke-19-Lazarus-beggar-and-rich-man

FROM THE CS PERIODICALS ON "LAZARUS (the poor man) and DIVES (the rich man)

"Dives and Lazarus" by Anita St. John Kelly, June 1944, CSJ

Chart. rich man and lazarus parable Luke 16 19 to 26

"The Unbridgeable Gulf" by Douglas Roberts, September 6, 1947, CSS

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James Tissot, Jesus Raising the Son of the Widow at Nain

Luke 7.11-15.Raising of widow's son

raise the dead sheet Blank sheet                answers to raise the dead sheet

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SH 428:22 The great spiritual fact . . .

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This is part of the teaching that Peter gives to Cornelius' house in Caesarea Maritima about Jesus' resurrection. His whole house is converted and the Holy Ghost comes upon them. This is the beginning of preaching freely to the Gentiles.

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Acts 10: 38 to 41

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpcktZQmh4WEQxYnc/view

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/04/413-great-catch-of-fish-breakfast-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FNIpgVA+%28Bible+Fun+For+Kids%29

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Beatitude chart  to study the Beatitudes pg 1

Beatitude chart.page 2

Blessed is makarios

Flashcards  page 1  (from www.biblosfoundation.org)

Flash cards page 2 (from Biblos Foundation)

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Doctrine of Atonement" for April 16, 2017

days before crucifixion pg 1Dear Friends, Here is some research for this week's Lesson.

Word Study for Doctrine of Atonement April 16 2017

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Research: Trials of Jesus John 18

Passion Week Chronology  (goes along with John 18 in Section 2, and John 19:38-42 in Section 3 of the Lesson.

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Research: Crucifixion of Jesus John 19: 1- 6, 16-18

Information on crucifixion

Map of Jerusalem includes where the six trials took place, the site of Golgotha and the Garden Tomb sites, Antonia Fortress, and east to the Mt. of Olives. If you want to see a large version, drag it onto your desktop, and double click on it. It should blow up to be 81/2 x 11". This is true of all the pictures on the blog.

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another map with numbers on sites of crucifixion

 

 

 

 

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Research: Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea: John 19. 38- 42

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Research: Resurrection: John 20

The Empty Tomb in different Gospels

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Video from CBN news on "The Garden Tomb" where we visit when we tour Jerusalem.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2010/March/The-Garden-Tomb-Where-Jesus-Rose-Again

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"The Way of Gethsemane" by Lucy Hays Reynolds, April 1945, CSJ

THE GLORY OF THE TOMB by Lucy Hays Reynolds, April 1931, CSJ

(an excerpt from the above article)

“In the long struggle and waiting in confining circumstances, or so-called physical disabilities, when day after day nothing seems to happen, when every door is closed and there appears no way out, the Christian Scientist, understanding that man reflects the perpetual activity of Mind, looks beyond the evidence of the senses and discerns the marvelous unfoldment taking place in consciousness through the reflection of divine Love. In the mighty wrestlings of overcoming error we discover that, although human energies and interests may seem to fail, we become animated with the graces of Spirit. Endurance, patience, and stability are all won in the overcoming of adverse experiences. Through the silent workings of Spirit, self-will and rebellion surrender to divine law. We step forth from our wrestling chastened and sanctified, with a new outlook, and new power. Think it not, then, an occasion for despair if we are seemingly buried in some hopeless situation. Be the condition what it may, let us make of the experience a quiet retreat of spiritual aloofness and security.”

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Here is the wonderful 6-hour movie called "Jesus of Nazaareth".  It is my favorite version of this story even though it was made in 1976. It is well worth viewing during this Easter season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLjkt-5Kao

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/04/412b-resurrection-of-jesus.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FNIpgVA+%28Bible+Fun+For+Kids%29

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Places where tradition says the disciples preached after the crucifixion

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Make a chart of the days leading up to the resurrection.  Here are some samples.

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CraftRisen2     CraftRisen1

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Story Puzzle for beginning readers

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Seven Synonyms on a ring

Perfect God and Perfect man

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I hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

 

 

 

Ideas for the Lesson on "Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real" for April 9, 2017

Dear Friends, Below are ideas and research to help study this week's Lesson on "Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?"

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The question isn't whether or not the  problem is large or small, the question is always whether or not it is real or unreal.

DISEASE—REAL OR UNREAL by Ralph Wagers, CSS, April 9, 1960

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Fannie Pierce’s reminiscence from what she heard from Mrs. Eddy:

If we hold to the knowledge that God is All and All-in-all, we cannot see the false claim, because being within the radius of Mind, we cannot see the inverted image, or false testimony of the senses.

The one thought to be held before all others is that God is All.  To hold it, and to know it, and to see no other claim as real – this will bring instantaneous healing.

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Testimonies affirming the allness of God, and the nothingness of matter:

Freed from internal injuries, Virginia McClain, October 2010, CSJ

 "There is no power apart from God." Lois Estey, Dec. 1955, CSJ

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These definitions come from Webster's 1828 Dictionary. There are even more of them, but I quit at four pages. The concept of "GOOD" is huge, and that is the basis of Section I in this week's Lesson.

Section I:  God is Good, and He creates only good.

Definition of "Good" from the Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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Research for James 1. 17 only

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Research. Matt 9. Sick of the palsy

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Research. Luke 13 woman bowed over

Synagogue article

Notes on womanhood in Jesus' day

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Research Acts 9 Dorcas

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(The first  and the second healing takes place in Capernaum, where Peter's home was, and where Jesus' headquarters was in Galilee. The healing of Dorcas is in Joppa, a port near Lydda. See if you can find these places on the map.)

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Lesson on Dorcas for children:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2016/06/peter-and-dorcas.html#more

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Lesson on healing of the paralytic:

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/02/49a-man-goes-through-roof-to-see-jesus.html#more

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpbTd4TTBDek5VSXc/view

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Worksheets to help talk about Jesus:

The Cultural Times of Jesus of Nazareth

worksheet Jesus' times

Maps.Palestine

Make flashcards out of the people and the answers

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Womanhood in Jesus Day:  blank

Womanhood-in-Jesus-day (Teacher's Notes)

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I hope these notes are helpful!

Kathy

 

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Unreality" for April 2, 2017

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Joel 2.23 former latter rain

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Elisha and the Shunammite Woman 

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Research II Kings. 4. Shunammite Woman

Notes on the prophet Elisha

"The Shunammite Woman"  by Mary Cummins, Sept. 13, 1919, CSS

Elisha’s Timeline

Map of Elijah and Elisha: If you can't click on this and enlarge it, type map of Elisha in your browser. Look for this map and drag it onto your desktop. Click on it and it should enlarge to 8 1/2 by 11.

Map of Shunum

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Babylon the Mighty: Under the Assyrian Heel

Reseach II Kings 18 19 Hezekiah

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"Know-the-truth" amplified

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

"Nehemiah's Wall" ideas for children ages 2-6

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Prodigal Son ideas:

http://www.orientaltrading.com/web/browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=36/2858

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2017/03/412-parable-prodigal-son.html#more

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Conversation for Older children: The great spiritual fact . . .

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Old testament Flashcards to put in order chronologically:

OT flashcards people

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy