Live Contemporary Christian Science Bible Lesson

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Live Contemporary Christian Science Bible Sermon

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Live reading of a contemporary Christian Science Sermon from modern Bibles and 21st Century Science and Health, a modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

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God’s creatures

Genesis 1:24-26

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”–ESV


Just as a mathematics teacher reads a student’s error on a test to correct it, Jesus read the minds of others, to correct their erroneous beliefs about God, Life, and themselves.

Christ Jesus said, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

Successful mind-reading is done by first knowing original Mind, God. Any thought unlike the divine is an error. And even if we don’t learn to mind-read properly, technology forces us to start learning appropriately since millions of people believe they need to post online their every thought.

Read thoughts through the lens of Love, Truth.

“Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and love are a law o f annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God, good. Science rules beliefs, errors, disease out of human mind and body.”–Cheryl Petersen, author of 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: A modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health. And author of, from science & religion to God: A briefer narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health.

A cheerful heart

Christian Science and Medical Treatment

Cheryl Petersen is author of:

21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: A modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

from science & religion to God: A briefer narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health

Recognize harmony

“When the curse of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and Spirit’s idea. Allow nothing but Soul’s likeness to prevail in your thought. Do not let fear or doubt eclipse your clear sense and calm trust in Truth. The recognition of life harmonious—as Life eternally is—can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.”–21st Century Science and Health

A courageous younger generation

When the temperature dropped to the lower 20s Fahrenheit, the other day, I dressed in multiple layers with a wind resistant coat, fuzzy hat, scarf, mittens, thick socks, and heavy boots, to head out the door for my daily walk.

Outside, stepping along at a quick pace to keep the blood flowing, I practiced the gratitude attitude. My thoughts aimed toward a God with a power greater and wiser than my own.

Near the end of my two mile walk, about quarter mile from the house, I saw a young man walking toward me, wearing a tee-shirt, pants, and tennis shoes. I unwrapped the scarf from my nose and mouth and said, “Wow, I like the cold but you’re braver than me, outside without a coat.”

He stopped, removed ear-pods from his ears and said, “What?”

I repeated myself.

He said, “I’m walking to school.”

“Which school?” I asked.


“That’s far,” I said, based on my knowledge that the BOCES college was not within the six-mile radius that I walked regularly.

“Not really. I missed the bus, and my grandma won’t take me to school.”

“I’ll get my car to take you to school. It’s red,” I said and started walking home.

“I’ll keep walking.”

“Good idea,” I yelled back as I’d already made the distance between us greater.

I slow-jogged back home, got my car, and picked him up.

“Tell me how to get to BOCES,” I said.

“I don’t really know because I always sleep on the bus,” he said.

“Well, I think its in the next town,” I said and drove in that direction.

He described to me his circumstances: high school student who attended parttime college class. Mean grandma, drunk stepdad. But he got along with his younger brother.

I said, “Yes, it’s unfortunate when our living conditions aren’t ideal, but we can learn to deal with them patiently. Keep going to school, keep being nice, and keep sober. Don’t go down with others, stay up.”

He didn’t argue. I then noticed he carried an apron and asked, “Are you studying culinary at BOCES?”

“Yes,” he perked up. “I assist the chef.”

Because of my past experience as a journalist who had interviewed culinary students at another BOCES in another county, we talked about the program and I made the remark, “It’s a skill you can take with you anywhere in the world. Good for you.”

“Who are you?” he asked.

“I’m Cheryl. I work at the library.”

“The Albert Wisner library?” he asked.


“I love that library. Turn left here,”

I turned left and soon saw the BOCES School. He directed me to the proper place to drop off students.

We’d driven eight and half miles. He lived nine and half miles from school.

I told him I’d give him my phone number. “If you need another ride.”

He took out his cellphone and entered my number, while saying, “My cold fingers are moving slow.” Then looked at me and said genuinely, “Thank you for bringing me to school.”

From Ecclesiastes: “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”

Live Contemporary Christian Science Sermon

To receive an invite to join a virtual meet-up, Saturday, 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, email 4CherylWrites(@)

Two readers will read from the Bible and 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: A modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health.

The human mind isn’t a feature of reality

fea·ture /ˈfēCHər/ nose, eye, story, trait, attribute, highlight

Contrary to popular belief, there is no escape from human mind, materiality, suffering, or sin except on the Principle that infinite Mind is the only Life and Intelligence of creation. When we admit the Principle of one Intelligence, we can manifest the one and only living consciousness of Spirit and spirituality.

Divine reality consists of Spirit-substance, imaged forth by our individual expression of spirituality, substantially intact with Life.

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