Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 Roundtable

Find Your True Selfhood in God

This week’s Lesson Sermon Subject: Man

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Morning Prayers

Father, teach me how to still the clamoring of sense, and fill my place as listener, that I may hear Thy voice and grow to understand Thy Word, and so become Thy messenger. Then teach me how to banish pride and stubborn will that I may be Thy representative – with no false sense of human zeal, that every word may bless and heal, when I Thy message give.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the blue book, page 61

We, to-day, in this class-room, are enough to convert the world if we are of one Mind; for then the whole world will feel the influence of this Mind; as when the earth was without form, and Mind spake and form appeared.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 279: 27-2

Discussion points

Forum post — “Give Up the Spectral”, and Magnify the Lord Instead by Parthens

Forum post — “Wilt thou be made whole?” by Jeremy from NJ

Golden Text — “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” — Genesis 1: 27

Forum post — Day and Night by Barbara from PA

Forum post — He that formed thee by Lynda from PA

Created in the image of God

I do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners, or seat in the seat of the scornful

I am like a tree by the river, bears fruit, don’t wither, all I do shall prosper

The spirit of God made me

My mouth speaks wisdom, God’s law is in my heart

I am God’s perfect man, upright and peaceful

I belong to God

God is always with me so I am not afraid

I am created for God’s glory

I am the new man, with the Spirit of Christ and perfect

I am God’s reflection ever beautiful and complete

I obey God therefore perfect, praying and watching so no discouragement

I am patiently gaining the spiritual awareness of all that God sees in me

I have the Mind of Christ, the only real Mind

I stick to the standard of Perfection as God and man

I am the expression of God’s Being, forever perfect

I am giving up the material belief of myself and identifying with my spiritual self. pg. 470

I am not a material personality, I am the likeness of Spirit, God

My connection with God is indestructible

Health and holiness, are mine not sin, sickness and death

I am the compound idea of God, including all right ideas

I have not a single quality underived from God

My life, intelligence, strength or power comes from God

God is my Father-Mother

His kingdom is in me, Truth and Love reign in me and I am pure and holy!!

— Who I am, from the Lesson citations, compiled by Mrs. Roberts

Final Readings

God is life, and life is everywhere, and you are life expressed. Tell yourself, and do so frequently, that you are the temple of the living God, the place of health, strength, freedom, buoyancy, and confidence. Say to yourself, “I am the temple of the living God; the Lord is in His holy temple, let this world of pain and trouble be still. I am eternal Life on exhibition. I am the place where all-knowing Mind is diffusing courage, wisdom, resourcefulness, keenness of vision, and soundness of judgment. I just have no capacity for failure or sickness.”

You are always talking to yourself, and much of the time, if not careful, you are saying what is not true — how old you are getting, how useless you are, how discouraged you feel, and how much you suffer. Every time you think or declare one of these untruths, you add to the mesmerism which is already weighing you down. You would not make another person have any of these distresses, and surely, God would not. Stop telling yourself these lies. Refuse to think or argue this way, because every time you do so, you take into mentality that which will work against your welfare.

The Creator has not made this dream world of weariness, sickness, depression; and you are not deceived by it. Your vision is so clear that you can look right through it and see beyond to a world of health and dominion.

— “How Can You Help Yourself?” by Peter V. Ross

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