4/18/99 Handling Fear and Pride

Sunday School Notes for April 18, 1999
Handling Fear and Pride

Handle fear and pride. Remember to climb up into God's lap and let Him hold you! As the doctrine of Christian Science says: God can't be deprived of you, either as the object of His Love, or the manifestation of His goodness.

God is always holding on to us. He lifts us up to the rock that is higher than us.

We all want the same things: grand and noble lives, dominion, success in Truth.

Is exercise wrong? That depends. If you are declaring your health and your right to activity then no. If you are looking for strength in matter and glorification of body instead of good then yes. Establish your spiritual identity first and let the human activity be the by-product or result of your higher mental state. If you establish the body as the goal or the end in itself without the mental preparation (prayer) then you will be disappointed. Remember the Bible verse from the lesson:

(9) Matt. 16:21-26

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.


202:3 The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.

304:9 This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death.

See you next week. Don't forget top read your Monitor. We need to keep praying world peace. Here's the quote from this morning:

"Today people are greatly troubled over world conditions. We are taught in Christian Science that such conflicting forces indicate the breaking up of mortal mind's long cherished beliefs, and we can rejoice at the overturning of error. But Jesus said of such conditions (Matthew 24:12), 'Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.' This is a warning not to forget the best." -Bliss Knapp, We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, First Series p. 64

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