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The Law of Love – Christian Science Talk in Canberra by Anne Melville   Leave a comment

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What does it mean for Love to be a law? How we can put this law into operation and feel its healing effects for ourselves, for each other, and for the world?

The law of Love is the central theme of the Bible. It is the law that the ancient prophets caught wonderful glimpses of and which saved the ancient peoples of the Bible from disease, famine, slavery and enemy forces, when they turned to God. It is the law that impelled Christ Jesus’ healing ministry and which he taught his followers so they could heal too. This same law of Love is demonstrated in Christian Science healing today.

Come, and explore with us the healing power of this divine law of Love at an informal talk by Christian Science teacher and public speaker, Anne Melville.

The event is free. Everyone is invited. Childcare is available.

WHEN:          Wednesday, 13 November at 12.30 p.m.

WHERE:         First Church of Christ, Scientist, Canberra, 4 Bligh Street, Barton, ACT.   Get directions.

WHO:            Anne Melville, of Kaikohe, New Zealand, is a Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She has also been serving as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for New Zealand since 2014. You can read more about her on her Meet the Lecturers Profile.

AUDIO CLIP:     Interview with Anne Melville by Deb Packer

Hear this talk at other locations in Australia:

Date/Time Place Sponsor Phone Number
10-Nov-2019, 2.30pm 77 Waimarie Dr., Mt. Waverley, Victoria First Church of Christ, Scientist, Waverly 03-9807-1688
11-Nov-2019, 7.30pm Dorcas St & St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria First Church of Christ, Scientist, Melbourne 03-9690-1369

 

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There is no doubt that our God is!
This great I am*,
at once Her/His,
regardless of the hence or thence,
’tis God, the omnipresent tense.

 

From the The Christian Science Sentinel

*see The Bible, Exodus 3:14

 

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Posted October 28, 2019 by cscanberra in Christ-ideas

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Helping a suicidal friend   Leave a comment

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“2018 had the highest number of suicides in the history of my county in recent years. Unfortunately, 2018 was also the year I learned that a close friend wanted to add himself to that statistic.”

The author of this article, Hannah Mitchinson explains that while her friend was not interested in learning about God,  she felt it was important to pray and she realized that on the deepest level, her friend was always loved and protected by God.

As a starting point she studied a story in the Bible about the prophet Elijah and how he listened to God (see I Kings 19:1–12). Elijah faced some pretty terrible things—like an earthquake and a fire—which might have made God seem very far away. But the Bible says that while God wasn’t in the chaos, He was still there—and Elijah was able to hear God as “a still small voice.”

She learnt “how necessary every individual is to the wholeness of God’s creation—how each of us is God’s valued and loved child, not a corporeal body to count in a statistic.”

Read the whole article from The Christian Science Sentinel  here

Prayer as activism   Leave a comment

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Effective activism has to be more than working for positive change on a human level. Jesus’ model was grounded in prayer first, then purposeful activity. This short contribution encourages activists to be spiritual activists foremost, beginning with God, infinite good, the source of all truthful ideas.

Listen to this Daily Lift by Mimi Oka, CSB, from New York, New York, USA here

Never give up   Leave a comment

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

 (19th-century abolitionist and best-selling novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe)

The author, Andrea McCormick, of this article from “A Christian Science Perspective”, The Christian Science Monitor, tells of going through a very dark experience but recalls how “trusting in God’s Word, in the Christ (God’s healing message of love and care for all), is a good first step to take when we feel paralyzed with fear and don’t see a way out. So I turned again to the Bible for guidance and read these passages: God has “called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (I Peter 2:9), and “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5).”

“It felt like a kind of morning as my thought turned to God, divine Truth, instead of ruminating on the seemingly insurmountable problems.”

Read the full article here and discover how she found her way out of these seemingly insurmountable problems.

God: I AM that I AM   Leave a comment

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God as the I AM, the I, the Ego, the ultimate Self, the one and only Being, is what Fujiko Takai Signs, CSB, from Tokyo, Japan shares in this Daily Lift as her understanding of God.

She urges to consider our existence as connected to this I AM, that we can overcome the slavery to materialism and step into the freedom of the infinite grandness of spiritual living. She affirms that God’s space is our space in which we truly live and have our being.

Listen here

 

Celebrating Father’s Day   Leave a comment

A Father we can all count on

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“Have we not all one father?” (Malachi 2:10).

“The fatherhood of God has meant so much to me throughout my life—on Father’s Day and every day.”

When the author, Cathrine Hogg lost her father, she found new joy ” to learn that our heavenly Father does not disappoint or desert us, does not leave us destitute or alone, but will always be there for us, loving us and keeping us safe from harm.”

Celebrate Father’s Day realizing that our true identity is forever bound up with our divine Father, nurturing, loving and caring for us always.

The full article is available here

Posted August 30, 2019 by cscanberra in Christ-ideas

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