Wednesday Readings from the Holy Bible (King James Version) and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

February 22, 2017 - Jeremiah XI - Feeling God's presence in the valley

February 15, 2017 - Jeremiah X - Liberty and Order

February 8, 2017 - Jeremiah IX - Discovering the Ever-Present Word

"Revelation for a Reader," a poem by Wanda Richard from the February 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

February 1, 2017 - Jeremiah VIII - Hope

"When Family Ties Are Tested," by Earleen Bailey from the June 27, 2005 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

January 25, 2017 - Jeremiah VII - Transitions

January 18, 2017 - Jeremiah VI - Our cup overflowing beyond threescore and ten

"Christians journeying together," by Joan Sieber Ware from the August 12, 1996 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

January 11, 2017 - Jeremiah V - "What is the chaff to the wheat?"

"Jeremiah's question," a poem by Diane Allison from the August 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

January 4, 2017 - Jeremiah IV - "Go down to the potter's house."

"The Spirit in the Word," by Elaine Follis from the September 1, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


December 28, 2016 - Christmas presents - omniscience

December 21, 2016 - Christmas presents - the Universe of Spirit

December 14, 2016 - Christmas - Christ "presents" the indestructible man

December 7, 2016 - Christmas - Gifts

November 16, 2016 - Jeremiah III - "If you're worn out in this footrace with men, what makes you think you can race against horses?"

November 9, 2016 - Jeremiah II - "Peace, peace; when there is no peace."

November 2, 2016 - Jeremiah I - "to root out and to pull down"

"The prophet Jeremiah -- dedication to God and commitment to his people," by Karl Sandberg from the October 2003 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Jeremiah: Inspired Prophet and Poet," by Thomas L. Leishman from the January 1970 issue of The Christian Science Journal


October 26, 2016 - Giants (aka mighty dual-ism)

"The Denial of Error," by Helen Wood Bauman from the December 21, 1963 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Pantheism -- the dualism that must be denounced," by William E. Moody from the December 1984 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Can you explain the distinction between pantheism and theosophy?" by Candace Du Mars from the September 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal


October 19, 2016 - "Elect Angels"

"Vote!" a poem by Godfrey D.C. John from the October 3, 1964 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Look up, and lift up your heads," by John Randall Dunn from the April 20, 1940 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"The 'great white throne,'" by Elizabeth Earl Jones from the October 16, 1943 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Saying goodbye," by James Robert Blunt from the September 20, 1982 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

October 12, 2016 - Help Meets

October 5, 2016 - David and Absalom - In the House of Love forever

"Gladness and Gain," by John B. Willis from the February 12, 1916 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"The Gates of Mahanaim," a poem by Alice Jacqueline Shaw from the August 1937 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Forgiveness," a poem by Patricia P. Wilson from the June 12, 1989 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


September 21, 2016 - David and Absalom - Finding the Comfort and the Christ in Crisis

"Metaphysically considered, Christian Scientists. . . " by William McCrackan from the December 1916 issue of The Christian Science Journal

September 14, 2016 - David and Absalom - Train Up a Child

September 7, 2016 - David - Using Wisdom or Playing the Fool

"Telling stories true," by Allison W. Phinney, Jr., from the July 31,1989 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Christian Science has brought me many blessings over the. . ." by Margaret Eileen Moore from the March 6, 1978 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


August 31, 2016 - David - Meeting the human need

"Excellent Journey: Joseph Campbell's Samurai Tale," December 19, 2014

"Prayer that covers the bases," by Curtis J. Wahlberg, from the November 15, 2010 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

August 24, 2016 - David - Eternal Friendship

"Letters of Note: Tell him about his father," from National World War II Museum blog, August 15, 2016

"MBE Mentioned Chaucer, Homer, and Virgil," podcast by Dr. Heidi Snow,  The Christian Science Journal, October  1, 2012

"True Friendship," by Bruce Klingbeil from the February 1962 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"A spiritual foundation for friendship," by Dorcas W. Strong from the February 15, 1988 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Did Jesus Really Exist?" by Naomi Price from the December 16, 1972 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


August 10, 2016 - David - God as My Refuge

"A Jesus Hideout in Jordan," blog by James D. Tabor, Religion Matters from the Bible to the Modern World, February 21, 2016


August 3, 2016 - David and the shewbread - One Divine Life

"David, the Psalms of David," International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

"Donatello's David," in ItalianRenaissance.org, June 28, 2012


July 27, 2016 - Church of the Laodiceans: be warmly passionate or coolly inspired by Truth; just don't be lukewarm!

"Diana or Christ?" by The Mary Baker Eddy Library, July 5, 2016


July 13, 2016 - Church of Philadelphia: brotherly love opens doors

"Kindness at the cross," a poem by Myrtle Daugherty from the October 12, 1968 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Church is like a box of rocks," by Sarah Hyatt from the April 25, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"True Patriotism," by Julia Salome Kinney from the March 6, 1926 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Immaculate Origin and Being," by Elizabeth Earl Jones from the February 1909 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Insiders and outsiders Mark 3:7-35," by Mary Jane Chapin from the October 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal


July 6, 2016 - Church of Sardis: "Be watchful,. . . and hold fast"

"Let there be no strife," by Charles C. Sandelin from the September 2, 1922 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Barrels of Confidence," by Jeanne Roe Price from the August 1963 issue of The Christian Science Journal



June 29, 2016 - Church of Thyatira: overcoming tyranny with purity

"Little People," by H. Phelps Gates from the February 24, 1945 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Her watchful love," by Elizabeth Glass Barlow from the November 17, 1986 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"How bad was Jezebel?" by Janet Howe Gaines, Bible History Daily, 01/09/2016


June 22, 2016 - Church of Pergamos: stumblingblocks

"Church and church member," by Violet Ker Seymer from the February 1934 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Identity discovery," a poem by Beverly Jean McCreary from the May 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Seven Messages to Church Members," by Jeanne Steely Laitner from the March 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal


June 15, 2016 - Orlando: the brotherhood of man

"The little more," by Laura Blandford Jennings from the January 8, 1921 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


June 8, 2016 - Church of Smyrna: "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."

"Your Questions and Answers: What does the term 'second death' mean...?" by Suzanne Riedel and Kevin Graunke from the September 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"MBE Mentioned Polycarp," a podcast by Maryl Walters, January 1, 2013

"What is the synagogue of Satan?" Jewish Studies Blog by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, October 5, 2015


June 1, 2016 - Church of Ephesus: "Thou hast left thy first love."

"The Seven Churches," by Caroline Getty from the October 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Women of History: Caroline B. Getty," The Mary Baker Eddy Library, May 19, 2016

"What the Spirit Saith unto the Churches," by Warren G. Luedemann from the June 1961 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"What the Spirit Saith unto the Churches," by Alice Kinsman Smith from the June 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Right Church Activity," by Marjorie B. McKibbin from the September 25, 1965 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"First-Love Christianity," by Mary Trammell from the April 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"First love," by James K. Kyser from the October 1978 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Continuing in love," by Geoffrey J. Barratt from the September 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal, originally published in the July 1969 Journal

"Maintaining Our "first love," by Horace Pullar from the August 3, 1946 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

""The Most Important Thing Your Church has to Offer," by Jonathan Storment, May 23, 2016 patheos blog


May 25, 2016 - Joseph

"Listen to the Whisper," Steven Spielburg youtube video

May 18, 2016 - Benjamin (2nd definition)

May 4, 2016 - Dan (Jacob's son)

"The Displacement of Dan by Manasseh," by Caroline Getty from the January 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Wiser than Serpents," by John M. Tutt from the March 1925 issue of The Christian Science Journal

April 27, 2016 - Asher

"Watchers," a poem by Peter Henniker-Heaton from the December 1974 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Once in a Lifetime," by Michael Rissler from the March 23, 1987 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


April 20, 2016 - Nehemiah's Wall - Fasting, Firmament, and Persistent Progress

"Evil: 'no portion, nor right, nor memorial,'" by Carolyn E. Holte from the March 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Putting it all together," by Elaine R. Follis from the June 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Nehemiah Attitude, " a poem by Charron Grover Shaw from the August 29, 1977 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Like Nehemiah," a poem by Jessietta M. Hime from the August 1991 issue of The Christian Science Journal


April 13, 2016 - Ezra and Nehemiah - Purity from within

Bible Notes on Ezra and Nehemiah

"Ezra and Nehemiah," by Thomas Leishman from the January 1971 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Love is a mighty spiritual defense," by Marta Greenwood from the August 2003 issue of The Christian Science Journal

April 6, 2016 - Mental health

"The Unfragmented Ego," by Rose M. Henniker-Heaton from the February 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal










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