April 8-16: Doctrine of Atonement

Daily Prayer (Man. - Art. VII, Sect. 4.)

“Thy kingdom come;”
let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love
be established in me,
and rule out of me all sin;
and may Thy Word enrich the affections
of all mankind, and govern them!

1st Article: “I And My Father Are One” – (CSS Sept. 29, 1906)

Hymn – (Hymn # 157)

Jesus’ prayer for all his brethren: Father, that they may be one, Echoes down through all the ages, Nor prayed he for these alone But for all, that through all time God’s will be done. One the Mind and Life of all things, For we live in God alone;

One the Love whose ever-presence Blesses all and injures none. Safe within this Love we find all being one.

Day by day the understanding Of our oneness shall increase, Till among all men and nations. Warfare shall forever cease, So God’s children all shall dwell in joy and peace.

2nd Article: “He That Overcometh” – (CSJ Nov., 1952)

The Lord’s Prayer – with its spiritual interpretation from Science & Health

Our Father which art in heaven, Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Hallowed be Thy name. Adorable One.
Thy kingdom come. Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.
Give us this day our daily bread; Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And Love is reflected in love;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.— For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Read Bible Lesson: Doctrine of Atonement

Hymn – (# 413)

Let us sing of Easter gladness That rejoices every day, Sing of hope and faith uplifted; Love has rolled the stone away. Lo, the promise and fulfillment, Lo, the man whom God hath made, Seen in glory of an Easter Crowned with light that cannot fade.

When we touch Truth’s healing garment And behold Life’s purity, When we find in Love the refuge That is man’s security, When we turn from earth to Spirit, And from self have won release, Then we see the risen Saviour; Then we know his promised peace.

Living meekly as the Master, Who of God was glorified, Looking ever to the radiance Of his wondrous Eastertide; Freed of fear, of pain, and sorrow, Giving God the honor due, Every day will be an Easter Filled with benedictions new.

3rd Article: A Story of Gratitude – (CSJ May 1, 1905)

4th Article: God’s Light — (CSS April 25, 1925)

Hymn – (# 241)

Spirit, source of light, Thy grace is unconfined; Dispel the gloomy shades of night, Reveal the light of Mind.

Now to our eyes display The truth Thy words reveal; Cause us to run the heavenly way, Delighting in Thy will.

Thy teachings make us know The mysteries of Thy love; The vanity of things below, The joy of things above.

The Scientific Statement of Being – (SH 468: 9)

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.
All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in- all.
Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.
Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.
Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.

The Correlative Scripture according to 1st John

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure. — (1st John 3: 1 – 3)

Benediction

Fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

— II Thess. 1: 11 – 12 fulfill