Sunday, December 4th, 2022 Roundtable

I Have Called Thee by Thy Name; Thou Art Mine

This week’s Lesson Sermon Subject: God The Only Cause And Creator

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Morning Prayers

Oh, may the love that is talked, be felt! and so lived, that when weighed in the scale of God we be not found wanting. Love is consistent, uniform, sympathetic, self-sacrificing, unutterably kind; even that which lays all upon the altar, and, speechless and alone, bears all burdens, suffers all inflictions, endures all piercing for the sake of others, and for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.

— from Miscellaneous Writings, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 312

Discussion points

448 — WATCH that you grow in loyalty to God and love for Him. You may believe that your loyalty is unimpeachable; but if you were sick and in pain, and you were offered relief and health with no God in it, — if such a thing were possible — the question is, would you accept it?

Mrs. Eddy was so unceasingly and increasingly loyal to God, that she refused to accept that in which there was no God, even when it came to her meals, the clothes that were furnished her, and the service that was rendered in her home.

A student cannot claim that he is loyal to God, if he would accept financial security or business success in which there was no God. Loyalty to God means that we desire nothing and will accept nothing apart from demonstration, which is the same as saying that it has God in it.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: Isaiah 42 : 1

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”

Chapter 7: “Pond and Purpose”, from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 203

Article, “The Power of a Right Idea” from Addresses by Martha Wilcox, page 244

Article — “Radiation and Absorption” by A. Learner

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

— by Isaiah 42:1

My servant – This phrase denotes properly anyone who acknowledges or worships God; anyone who is regarded as serving or obeying him. It is a term which may be applied to anyone who is esteemed to be a pious man, or who is obedient to the commands of God, and is often applied to the people of God.

— by Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

Mine elect; chosen by me to this great work of mediation and redemption, to which he is said to be sealed and sent,

I have put my Spirit upon him; I have furnished him with that abundance and eminency of gifts and graces which are necessary for the discharge of his high and hard employment.

— by Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles — He shall publish or show the law, counsel, or will of God concerning man’s salvation; and that not only to the Jews, to whom the knowledge of God’s law had been hitherto in a great measure confined, but to the heathen nations also.

— by Benson Commentary

Article — What does it mean that “the smoking flax He will not quench” in Matthew 12:20? |

Duty never points in two directions.

— from Collectanea, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 92

For God is All-in-all, the only creator of the only universe and man. We are His children and we do realize the all-fulness of the omnipotence of God.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 77

Final Readings

Article — by Una Willard

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