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Needs Met   1 comment

dreamstime_10874750The Christian Science Church – a part of the Canberra community.  Members share testimonies and talk about their lives as Christian Scientists. 

This article, Needs Met, is by Mary who is a member of the Christian Science Church in Canberra.  She describes how a change of thinking to a more spiritual perspective saw finance problems solved and employment found.

We lived in Germany for almost a year and during this time neither my husband or I was allowed to work there because we did not have the necessary permission.  Our funds had been used up on rent and living expenses.  Three of our six children were apprentices and the other three were at school. Things were very tight and our need was great.

One morning my husband asked me to look for a document in a cupboard where we kept all our paper work.  I was not looking forward to this task because there was so much paper in this cupboard.  Then the thought struck me that there must be a reason for this, and who knows perhaps I will find something else in the cupboard.  This was time to put into practice what I have learnt in Christian Science.

 My thought turned to a passage in Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy (p180: 25): “When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible”.  This made me sit back and take notice.  Here I was resenting the thought that I had to unpack the cupboard I kept the thought that “with God all things are possible” while I unpacked the cupboard.  Suddenly, there was my wallet which I had not used since flying to Germany.  I opened the back flap, and to my delight I found A$2000 of travellers’ cheques.  I could not stop thanking God for His guidance and love for his children.  I also found the document my husband was looking for.

The same afternoon I went to the bank to change the cheques and we could pay our rent and buy what we needed for the rest of the month.

Within two weeks both my husband and I found work and got our permissions to work in Germany.

How grateful I am for Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy for giving us this practical and demonstrable religion.

To read more testimonies of healing shared by members of the Christian Science Church in Canberra click on the archive headings on the left for May and June 2016.

Discover God – Discover Health   Leave a comment

A Christian Science lecture by Stormy Falco

article.271029.large[1]In this hour-long lecture, Discover God – Discover Health, Stormy describes her recovery from a paralysing terminal illness.

When she had nowhere else to turn, Stormy turned to God in prayer – a God she did not know very well, whose existence she had often doubted and who now was the focus of her anger.

She studied the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and learned that God was Love; God did not send sickness.  As her understanding of God grew her health improved.  She learned that there were divine laws that sustained and maintained man.  As she learned to apply these laws she was restored to perfect health.

Stormy is now a full-time Christian Science healer and teacher.  She has travelled the world sharing what she has learned about spiritual healing.

Follow this link to listen to Stormy’s talk:  Discover God – Discover Health.

This lecture was given in the Clayton Community Centre in Melbourne and was sponsored by the Christian Science Church in Ringwood.

Gratitude for Healing – Headaches No More   Leave a comment

The Christian Science Church – a part of the Canberra community.  Members share testimonies and talk about their lives as Christian Scientists. 

shutterstock_171402770This article, Gratitude for Healing – Headaches No More, is by Barbara who is a member of the Christian Science Church in Canberra.  She relates how she has found permanent freedom from headaches through prayer and spiritualisation of thought.

Recently I read a beautiful expression of gratitude from a student of Christian Science who related how he had been healed of headaches.

It reminded me that I too had been healed of headaches so many years ago that I had really almost forgotten about it, and that healing has been permanent.

I was a fairly new student of this Divine Science at the time, and had never before experienced an instantaneous healing.  My job was such that I was continually dealing with the public, and it was important to be pleasant and attentive at all times.  That is not easy with a throbbing head.

I thought about God, the one and only power, and asked myself if I thought that He could have a headache.  The answer was no, I did not believe He could.  So then I asked myself again if I could possibly have something that God did not have, and certainly could not give me, and remain pure and loving.  The answer was still no, and at that moment I was entirely free of any pain.  That freedom has been mine for more than fifty years now.

Having said that, I cannot claim that the feeling of a headache coming on has not knocked at the door of my consciousness, but it has gained no admittance.  I have confronted it in various ways, such as “get thee hence, Satan”, to use the words of Jesus (Matt 4:10).  Satan is a Hebrew word signifying an adversary, an enemy, an accuser; or simply I would say, “I don’t do headaches” which is not very scientific, but I know that I do not have to cover the same ground again, and what God has done is done forever.

In obedience to the teachings of Christian Science I take the advice given in the textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy where Mrs Eddy says, “Stand porter at the door of thought.  Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realised in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously” p392: 24-27.  Similarly, to quote the Bible again, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).

Through the study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook I am assured that ‘with God, all things are possible’.

God is Speaking – Are you listening?   Leave a comment

Jill GrimesA lecture by Jill Grimes, a full-time Christian Science healer and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Listen here for a replay of this lecture, God is speaking – Are You Listening? given recently in Houston, Texas.

God is speaking in your own spiritual language…a language you can hear.

Everyone is looking for solutions! Health, certainty, and hope are on everyone’s wish list. But can we hear the answers? “When one’s thinking is guided by the spiritual laws of harmony, as explained in the Bible, thought moves beyond the ground-level view of any problem,” says national speaker, Jill Grimes. “And God’s all-inclusive law of love is not only felt, but is seen as healing.”

In her talk, Grimes will discuss the practical application of spiritual law and how it heals consistently and completely. Grimes’ ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in the seminal work on spiritual healing Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

“So are you ready to hear your own healing language?” asks Grimes. “God’s healing love is contemporary and understandable. It is universal and unconditional, not denominational. It gives you peace.”

Jill Grimes has been a practitioner of Christian Science healing for over 30 years. She has been involved in numerous healings including broken bones, addictions, diseases and depression. Now a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Grimes travels throughout the country sharing her spiritual discoveries. She makes her home in Granite Bay, California.

Mastering the Fear of Aging   Leave a comment

shutterstock_88373215by Jack Kavanagh

The effects of aging are prominently portrayed in our society, in television ads, movies, newspaper accounts, all repeating the general belief that we decline as we age.

One specific claim is that as time’s chronometer spins on, we become too old to participate in things such as challenging athletic endeavors.  We’re asked to accept the notion that some physical activities become too hard for us as older people.  This depressing belief has a sneaky companion: “Competing in sporting events is only for young people.”  My recent experiences gave me the opportunity to disprove these claims, through the understanding I’ve gained from Christian Science about God and how He has created us.   Read more …

This article, Mastering the Fear of Aging by Jack Kavanagh, was originally published in the Christian Science Journal.  It is now available on JHS-online through this link.  In it Jack describes his experience as a ‘masters’ sportsman competing in a challenging open water swim.  He explains the thoughts that saved him when fear and circumstances tried to overwhelm him.

Love – Weekly Bible Lesson   Leave a comment

Weekly Bible Lesson:  25-31 January 2016

Subject:  Love

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The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, have been designated the Pastors of Christian Science.  They are our only preachers.

Each Sunday Christian Science churches around the world share the same sermon on one of 26 topics. The sermon consists of readings from the Bible followed by passages from the textbook that explain and corroborate the Bible texts. The world-wide community of Christian Scientists study these passages during the week prior to each Sunday and endeavor to use the spiritual truths contained therein to enrich and heal their lives.

The subject of this week’s Lesson is Love. 

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar:  for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

(The KJV Bible – I John 4: 8, 20)

Click here to find out more about the Christian Science Bible Lessons or to subscribe to one of the print or e-versions.

 

This recording represents the Lesson for the week 25-31 January on the subject:  Love.

Fear Not   1 comment

shutterstock_111653231Fear Not – Readings from the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, (The Bible – II Chronicles 20: 15, 17).

Every Wednesday at 6.00 pm a Testimony Meeting is held at the Christian Science Church in Canberra.  Each meeting begins with readings selected from the two books designated as the Pastor of Christian Science: The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  A new topic for the readings is selected each week.

At the conclusion of the short readings the congregation is invited to share thoughts on this topic and relate how they have used the principles of Christian Science to solve life’s problems and bring physical healing.

If you are in Canberra on any Wednesday please join us. Everyone is welcome.

This recording represents the readings on the topic:  Fear Not.

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