Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Probation After Death" for April 29, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

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Possible themes of the sections in Probation After Death

Themes:  walk used 25 times   and     Light  used 24 times

Walk and related words: Pathway; footsteps; walk before me; walk with God; “the way”; walk honestly; walk in newness of life; way is straight and narrow  (Jesus’ followers were called  the followers of the Way before they were called ‘Christians’.)

LIGHT: Light in the Lord; children of light; light of the world; light of life; light of thy countenance; light of the living; enlighten the understanding; “light shall we see light; illumination; shine as the sun; white as the light; lights burning; armor of light; shining light

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Section I:  Walk worthy in Jesus Christ

Section II:  Enoch ‘walked with God’ or ascended

Section III: as the tree falls, so it must lie

Section IV: Transfiguration of Jesus

Section V: Be vigilant and watchful and always ready for the Lord (Christ’s coming)

Section VI:  Ascension of Jesus

Section VII: Now is the accepted time! Now is the day of salvation!

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RESP0NSIVE READING: from the King James Bible translation

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SECTION 5: Luke 12. Be watchful and ready!

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Research: Ascension

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Research: Acts 1 -- the ascension

"As far as to Bethany," George Shaw Cook, March 27, 1937, CSS

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Make matching games

Christian qualities to work on with children

Acorn newsletter on 'teaching obedience'

You tube short video on "Man born blind"

Fishing Game with Bible stories

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

Ideas for studying the lesson on "Doctrine of Atonement" for April 22, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

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WORD STUDY FOR LESSON

RESPONSIVE READING: John 17

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  A Mezuzah on a doorpost in Israel. It contains the Shema on it.

A Mezuzah on a doorpost in Israel. It contains the Shema on it.

  A man wearing a phylactery containing the verses from     Deut. 6: 4,5,

A man wearing a phylactery containing the verses from

Deut. 6: 4,5,

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Research: John 9  Man born blind

Map of Jerusalem

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SECTION 4:

Research: John 10 I and my Father are one.

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

The Prodigal Son: Biblefunforkids.com

Sources for Bible stories and characters (Songs and cartoons)

Timeline for the Bible

Beatitudes File Folder Game

Beatitudes concentration game

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Sin, Disease and Death" for April 15, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

SECTION I and II:

"All inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion . . ." SH 473:1

Blank worksheet on the idea of 'illusion'

Answers to worksheet on 'illusion'

 

"Snake on a garden wall" by Evelyn Grover Heiss, April 1981, CSJ

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SECTION 4:

Research: Healing of the leper

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SECTION 5:

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Blank worksheet: Raising the Dead                      

Answers to worksheet: Raising the Dead

Research: Acts 20  Eutychus

Testimony: "Death did not end my life" Howard Johnson, July 2, 2001, CSS

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Paul and Eutychus on 'Biblefunforkids'

Paul heals a man at Lystra

Paul is shipwrecked on way to Rome

Ideas for preschool age

Characters in the OT and NT (Bible timeline)

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Hope these ideas are helpful!

Kathy

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Unreality" for April 8, 2018

Dear friends,

This week's lesson includes the word GOOD at least 21 times.  In the Bible (In Hebrew and Greek) it can mean --useful, joyful, pleasant, excellent, distinguished, upright, fruitful, benevolent, kind, admirable, etc.

In the Webster's 1828 Dictionary it can mean: valid, legally firm, sound, completely perfect, virtuous, moral, pious, undamaged, uncorrupted, etc. There is a long list of meanings in both.

There are several uses of the word "idols" and "images" etc. in the lesson. (meaning a false god, a heathen god, an image or likeness representing the form of an object that is either real or imaginary)

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Section I:

Research: Romans 12. Be not conformed. . .

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Section II:

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Section III:

Notes on the book of Hosea

Research: The Tares and the Wheat

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Section 4:

 

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Ideas for studying the lesson on "Reality" for April 1, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

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Here is some research on the various stories in this week's lesson:

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Research: Mark 16: these signs. . . and ascension


Appearances of Jesus

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

The website below has FREE BIBLE IMAGES. You can find Bible characters or themes. You can click on them to enlarge them and then make them into a screenshot to print out.

FREE BIBLE IMAGE WEBSITE

Days of the Passion Week for elementary age children

Color page on resurrection                Empty tomb

Jesus in Gethsemane from Biblefunforkids.com

Life of Jesus pictures to color from Biblefunforkids.com

Jesus and resurrection for preschool

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Hope all these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy Merrill

The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Matter" for March 25, 2018

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Substance," for March 18, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

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Here are some thoughts and ideas on studying more deeply the Bible and Christian Science.

MBE wrote in a letter

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What are some websites that help my Bible study?

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Word Study: Substance and Principle

This week's Lesson has the word "Principle" in it several times. You might want to look up where it is used. 275:10-17; 195:12; 337:29-24; 111:11-14; 146:31; 285:27.

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Reprinted in 2010 with this at the top of it:

"Principle and Practice," written by Mary Baker Eddy and published in CSS, September 1, 1917

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SECTION 2:

Research: Hebrews 11:1

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SECTION 3:

Research: Genesis 1:1

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SECTION 5:

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Biblefunforkids: Peter at the Temple

Peter at the Temple

Song of Peter and John

Flashcards for the 66 books of the Bible:  Choose two to four each week and talk about the details of the books of the Bible.

Ideas to play with the Bible book cards

Poster at Amazon on the "Books of the Bible"

Songs to learn the books of the Bible

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Hope these ideas are helpful to you!

with love,

Kathy

The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

Ideas for studying the lesson on "Man" for March 11, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Ruth Helps Naomi from Biblefunforkids

Ideas on Ruth

visuals for Ruth

Disciple flashcards

Who wrote the Gospels?

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I hope these ideas are helpful!

With love,

Kathy

Ideas for studying the lesson on "Christ Jesus" for March 4, 2018

Dear friends,

Would you like to be on a conference call to study the Lesson with Kathy Merrill? The times are Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm;  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30, all central standard time.

If  you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available, open, and FREE, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. You may call in as many times as you like.

Here is research for this week's lesson on "Christ Jesus":

Responsive Reading:

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Research: John 15. True Vine

"By Their Fruits" by Ark Publications.    Three sections of healings from the Christian Science periodicals:  1st by children;  2nd by parents of children; 3rd - many outstanding healings from the early Christian Science periodicals (1889-1922). Go to the store at www.biblosfoundation.org. 

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SECTION 2:

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Disciple Chart page 1

Disciple Chart page 2

Map of Palestine in Jesus' time (from Biblos Foundation website)

This charts come from the booklet on "Disciples" free to Biblos Foundation members

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SECTION 5:

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Article on the pomagrante

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Jesus walks on water craft

Matching Game

52 PANT MAT  acronym for 12 disciples

mini book for 12 disciples

Picking the 12 disciples

Jesus and his disciples

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

Ideas for studying the lesson on "Mind" for February 25, 2018

Ideas for studying the lesson on "Soul" for February 18, 2018

Announcing a new time for conference calls:  Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm

Added to:  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Thursdays at 11:30

Our contact person has changed also. Now if you would like to be on a conference call, contact Sue Merrill (no relation to me) at sue@houstonpianocompany.com  or 281-808-3731. She will send you an email with the procedures and the call-in numbers.

To sign up, we will need your email; your phone number, and your name. All four times are available and open, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. We don't care how many times you call in.

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Some ideas for studying the concept of "SOUL"

Qualities of Soul

Attributes of Soul

"The Attributes of Soul" by Doris Staples Whittier, July 21, 1945, CSS

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Responsive Reading: 

Research: I Kings 19:5, 7-12

Map of Elijah's life

Notes on the History of the Divided Kingdom

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Ideas for studying th Lesson on "Spirit" for February 11, 2018

Dear Friends,

If you are interested in joining a FREE conference call with me on the week's lesson, please email Ann Rand (at annhrand@gmail.com) with your email, name and phone number you would  be calling in on. She will email you back with the procedures and the call in number. Once you are on this list, you will receive the handouts for that week's lesson on Tuesdays. The conference call times are:  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am and 11:30. Those times are open, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. Just call in. 

Here is some research for this week's Lesson:

RESPONSIVE READING:

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Research: Acts 8, Philip and the Eunuch

Notes on Philip the Evangelist

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SECTION VI:

Research: Romans 8:16 Spirit beareth witness

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Synonym List from TMC

Beatitude Ideas

Video on Joseph and His Coat

Another video on Joseph 25"

Biblefunforkids on Joseph interpreting dreams

Biblefunforkids on Joseph and coat of many colors

Creation booklet: Genesis I

 

 

I hope all these ideas are helpful to you!

Kathy

The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

Free 20-minute workshop on "How to Use the Computer to study the Bible"

The invite below is to a zoom meeting where I will be sharing my computer screen to show the audience how to use the computer websites to study the Bible more deeply. You are welcome to join it. It is free. Please email me back if you want to join, and I will send you a handout that I'll be using.

with love,

Kathy  Merrill

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Hi there,

Kathy Merrill is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kathy Merrill:  How to study the Bible using the computer!

Time: Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/218259426

 

About ten minutes before 7:00 CST, click on the blue link above. You should see my screen and be able to hear me and talk to me. Be sure your audio and video are on. 

Then I will mute you, so we can’t hear all the background noise.  I’ll keep Ann Rand unmuted so I can see how it is working. She is in Florida and that will allow me to gage if things are coming through to the field.

The meeting is FREE, but I would like you to email me back and let me know you will be getting onto it. I will then send you a handout that I’ll use during the little workshop. The workshop won’t take  but about 20 or 30 minutes.

Please email me at louryn4@gmail.com

With love,

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas to study the Lesson on "Truth" for January 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

If you are interested in joining a conference call with me on the week's lesson, please email Ann Rand (at annhrand@gmail.com) with your email, name and phone number you would  be calling in on. She will email you back with the procedures and the call in number. Once you are on this list, you will receive the handouts for that week's lesson on Tuesdays. The conference call times are:  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am and 11:30. Those times are open, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. Just call in. 

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Here are a couple of study sheets to get started on this week's lesson:

Ideas to ponder about TRUTH

Qualities and attributes of Truth

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SECTION 3:

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Research: Luke 19: Zacchaeus

SYCAMORE TREE IN JERICHO

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OASIS AT JERICHO (see picture above)

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SECTION 5:

John 8:32   Know the truth

Romans 8: Who shall separate us. . .?

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SECTION 6:

Research: II John 1:1-4: the elect lady

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Website for activity about Jairus' daughter

Video on Jairus' daughter

Activity for Zacchaeus

Song of Zacchaeus

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I hope these ideas are helpful to you!

Kathy

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Life," for January 21, 2018

Dear friends,

Here are some ideas on beginning the study of life for this week:

Qualities and Attributes of "Life"

Treatment using definition of God and "Life"

(The treatment above is just a sample of what you can do on your own in amplifying the synonym of "Life".)

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SECTION I: Ps 36:9  

 

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Ideas for studying the lesson on "Sacrament," for Jan. 14, 2018

WHY DO WE KNEEL AND PRAY IN THE COMMUNION SERVICE?

Praying in Communion Services: by Mrs. Eddy  CSJ August 1889 & quoted in Mrs. Hoag's article below:

"The sacrament shall be observed ... by a short interval of solemn and silent self-examination by each member, as to his or her fitness to be called a follower of Christ, Truth; as to his real state of love toward man, and fellowship and communion with Christ; as to whether he is gaining in the understanding and demonstration of Truth and Love, coming out from the world and being separated from error; growing less selfish, more charitable and spiritual, yea, walking worthy of his high calling.”

“One should turn into his consciousness with renewed carefulness the ever- searching light of Truth. Shall it not be a specific time for purging from one's thought all that is unworthy and untrue?”

Word Study: SALVATION

"Communion Services," by Ella Hoag, July 5, 1919, CSS

What is the importance of the Chapter 'Atonement and Eucharist' in S&H according to Mrs. Eddy?

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SECTION II:  

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Research: Passover Meal, Matt. 26

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SECTI0N VI:

 

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Ideas for studying the Lesson on "God" for January 7, 2018

Dear friends,

If you are interested in joining a conference call with me on the week's lesson, please email Ann Rand (at annhrand@gmail.com) with your email, name and phone number you would  be calling in on. She will email you back with the procedures and the call in number. Once you are on this list, you will receive the handouts for that week's lesson on Tuesdays. The conference call times are:  Wednesdays at 11:30;  Thursdays at 7:00 am and 11:30. Those times are open, and you don't need to let us know if and when you are getting on that week. Just call in. 

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Here is some research for various  verses and healings.

SECTION I:

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The Watergate Neh. 8

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Research: John 3,  Nicodemus

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Research: Luke 12:  Seek ye first

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CHILDREN'S IDEAS:

Dorothy Halverson's lesson plan for preschool class

Fishing Game

Gratitude Garden

Let Your Light so Shine

Matching Game

Old and New Testament game

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I hope these ideas are helpful to you.

Kathy

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The blog is not sponsored by Peace Haven so it is done at my expense. If you would like to make a contribution to it, please send a check to Kathy Merrill: 707 Turtle Cove, Ballwin, MO 63011. It would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Christian Science," for the week of December 25, 2017

Ideas for studying the Lesson on "Christ Jesus" for December 24, 2017

Dear Friends, 

My sister, Kristy Christian, is giving a FREE Christmas talk called "Unto Us a Son is Given" sponsored by  Biblos Foundation and Peace Haven. It is December 24, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, at First Church of
Christ, Scientist, St. Louis, 5000 Westminster Place. It includes several solos sung by Josh Henn.

You are warmly invited to join us, either at First Church or on a conference call. The number for the conference call is: 712 775 7031  access code: 292822138#

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Here is research on the Lesson:

In Miscellaneous Writings, Mary Baker Eddy writes: “It is most fitting that Christian Scientists memorize the nativity of Jesus. To him who brought a great light to all ages, and names his burdens light, homage is indeed due, -- but is bankrupt” (374:17).

This whole lesson is build around the concept of prophecy!  Every section of the story of Jesus' birth -- the nativity, the shepherds, the wise men, etc. show Jesus to be the fulfillment of prophecy. 

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

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RESPONSIVE READING: Simeon and Anna

Research on Simeon and Anna in Luke 2:25-32

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SECTION IV:

Research: The Shepherds - Luke 2:8-16

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SECTION IV:

Research: Jesus in synagogue at Nazareth - Luke 4:16-21

Video: Jesus of Nazareth:  Jesus preaching in the synagogue

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