Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hanukkah , Christmas, Fruit of the Spirit, and Love

Last year I wrote a lesson for our nightly reading combining the Bible and Science & Health with Key to the Scripture by Mary Baker Eddy.
This year I decided to expand on the lesson a bit at added another book Miscellany also by Mary Baker Eddy for Cameron to read with us each night.

We are focusing on the Light of the World and the Fruits of the Spirit over the nights of Hanukkah pointing toward Christ. I share this with a grateful heart knowing that I am know in a place where I can share these ideas with more people through my own understanding.

I hope you have a blessed season as we look toward the ultimate light of the world, Christ Jesus and his teachings.

The below is tonight's readings with citations for the above mentioned text. All Scripture is used from the King James Version unless otherwise noted.

Hanukkah 2012

Golden Text: Galatians 5:22,23 (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Responisive Reading Ephesians 5: 8-10 (…but), Deuteronomy 13:13, 19:9

but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

10 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the Lord thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three:

Section I


The Bible

1 John 4:7, 16
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Romans 13: 10
10  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Psalms 119 :159,160
159Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
160Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

Hosea 14:4
4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

Mark 12: 30,31
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Section 1
Science & Health

454 :18-21
Love inspires,
illumines, designates, and leads the way.

Right motives
give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to
21speech and action.

444: 4
things work together for good to them that love God," is
6the dictum of Scripture

326: 8
All nature teaches God's
9love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set
his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the
material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.

583: 20-25
Creator. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating
21divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent
Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal;
the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Prin

24ciple; God, who made all that was made and could not
create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.

Section 1
Missecallaeny Writings

To me, however, love is the greater marvel,
so I must continue to prize love even more than the gifts
which would express it.

The great guerdon of divine
6Love, which moves the hearts of men to goodness and
greatness, will reward these givers, and this encourages
me to continue to urge the perfect model for your accept

9ance as the ultimate of Christian Science.

257:2-6 ( . )
God give to them more of
3 His dear love that heals the wounded heart.

To-day the watchful shepherd shouts his welcome over
the new cradle of an old truth.

This truth has traversed
6night, through gloom to glory, from cradle to crown.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you have joined us for this meme. I love the readings.