The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science practice. Christians all over the world have felt the strengthening benefits of scriptural study and searching the Bible for the spiritual truths it contains. Christian Scientists have found a key component of that study are the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly.
These Bible Lessons consist of correlated passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the Pastor of the Christian Science Church. Beyond the comfort that often comes with Bible study, the lessons are intended to be instructive. The issues that people confront every day — at both an individual level and at a community level — can be addressed and healed by the laws of God illustrated in the Bible.
At the end of the week in which a lesson is studied, it is read as the Sunday sermon in Christian Science churches and societies worldwide. Listening to the lesson with understanding and inspiration rooted in the week’s in-depth study and application of the ideas presented in the lesson creates a healing atmosphere that embraces and benefits everyone present, as well as the community. The lesson is also a prominent fixture in Christian Science Sunday Schools, where young people learn how to apply spiritual laws in their own lives.