First Church of Christ, Scientist, Denton, TX https://christiansciencedenton.com You will find answers here! Mon, 24 May 2021 00:25:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 165111101 God is in control. His Love brings down every obstacle. https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/05/24/god-is-in-control-his-love-brings-down-every-obstacle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=god-is-in-control-his-love-brings-down-every-obstacle Mon, 24 May 2021 17:15:27 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=708 I would like to share a healing experience that took place last weekend.  A dead pecan tree on the First Church of Christ, Scientist property needed to be taken down.  The tree was located in a very precarious spot between fences, the neighbor’s house and the powerlines.  Since the church building has been flooded by the storms in February,  all funds needed to be directed to remodeling and repairs on the inside of the building.  It seemed the best option was to try to cut this tree down with the help of friends/volunteers instead of incurring the expense of paying a company remove it.

I reached out to a friend, Jack, at another Christian Science church who organizes volunteers to do construction projects with the Christian Science Camps.  He was very open to helping  us with this project.  He recruited some friends and the group showed up Friday morning to begin work.  They were able to get all the lower limbs down but as those were removed it became apparent just how tall that tree was.  So at that point Jack said;   “lets just stop and pray.”  We had started that day with prayer, so it was only natural for us to quietly turn to God for help.

“God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies”  This quote written by the Founder of Christian Science: Eddy was proved to be true.  Shortly after this pause for prayer,  neighbors showed up with the proper equipment to help take down the rest of the tree.  In a short time, the job was completed.

For me, this was an example of God, infinite Mind. in control.  We could never have predicted such a harmonious outcome or planned a smoother solution.   Only God could have provided such a loving response to our need.  This Church has made it our goal to love our neighbor.  That day love was returned back to us 10 fold and to all who were there to witness it.

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Christian Science, A clearer view of you. https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/05/23/christian-science-a-clearer-view-of-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=christian-science-a-clearer-view-of-you Sun, 23 May 2021 23:31:47 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=705  

A higher, clearer view of ourselves–as the likeness of God, infinite Love–can bring hope and healing.

Join us online to hear Lyle Young, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, talk on this subject.

Thursday June 10th at 7pm

This event is presented by Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas ,Tx

A link will be posted soon on:  Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas, TX.

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“We can find the good in life now” Webinar Talk April 25 https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/04/13/we-can-find-the-good-in-life-now-webinar-talk-april-25/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=we-can-find-the-good-in-life-now-webinar-talk-april-25 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:57:47 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=697  

Join us for a Christian Science webinar talk on:

“We can find the good in life now, live it now, and experience it with greater consistency. The very nature of God’s forever goodness and grace is our reassurance of
imperishable joy.”     –Steven Salt, CSB  Lecturer

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Plano
invites you to join us
Sunday, April 25th
3:00pm Central Time
for a webinar talk with guest, Steven Salt, CSB
The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the
Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience.
Join us at the live link: www.tinyurl.com/CSPlanoApr25

 

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Pain healed when thumb struck by a Sledge Hammer https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/03/27/pain-healed-when-thumb-struck-by-a-sledge-hammer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pain-healed-when-thumb-struck-by-a-sledge-hammer Sat, 27 Mar 2021 15:31:38 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=685  

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Several years ago the Christian Science Weekly Bible Lesson that week included the line from Science and Health*, “It is latent belief in disease, as well as the fear of disease, which associates sickness with certain circumstances and causes the two to appear conjoined, even as poetry and music are reproduced in union by human memory.” (S&H p.377:31-378:3) I had been thinking about that all week. These Bible lessons are provided the week prior to the Sunday at which they are read as the sermon in all Christian Science Churches throughout the world.  And that Saturday I was finishing up installing a sprinkler system in our new lawn at home. I was ready to run the wiring through the brick wall into the garage to the control box and just needed to hammer in a PVC pipe to use as conduit for the wire. As I slung the 10 lb sledge hammer to knock the PVC pipe through the hole in the brick wall, the thumb of my left hand which was holding the pipe came to rest on the target area of the pipe and I struck my thumb with hard force with the sledge. I clearly remember seeing the hammer hit my thumb and thinking “that is going to hurt”, yet it seemed a full 2 or 3 seconds before I felt pain. And in that lapse I remembered the line from the lesson and thought, I should not tell myself it is going to hurt. I can argue with the suggestion that it has to hurt. I remembered how I’d been thinking how hearing the music to the star spangled banner just naturally makes one think of the words to match the melody. Yet, the music was not originally written for those words, it was attached to a different song. But now you have to make a great deal of effort to hear the music without hearing the words to our National Anthem with it. Only in the case of the song, all is well. But in like manner, I needed to now choose to not allow the hammer striking my thumb to result in excessive pain and debilitating damage to my thumb. I was so grateful to have been considering that quote all week and recognizing its application to my life, and here was another situation in which to laugh at how mental the cause and effect is. After taking just 2 minutes to reaffirm my freedom from injury, I was able to continue the installation and operate and test the sprinkler system that day.  That night there was only a slight mark on the thumb, no swelling, no discolored thumbnail, and no soreness after one night. I really loved being able to take control of my thinking and was appreciative to have that concept in the Christian Science weekly Bible lesson that week and to be blessed by it.

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Heat and fatigue overcome; Knees healed while hiking in Zion National Park, Utah https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/03/13/while-hiking-heat-fatigue-overcome-knees-healed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=while-hiking-heat-fatigue-overcome-knees-healed Sat, 13 Mar 2021 15:50:04 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=671 20200920 140017

I Made it to the Top of Angel’s Landing!

This last September 2020, my husband and I rented an RV and drove to Utah to visit all the beautiful National Parks like many others during the pandemic.   On our first day of hiking in Zion National Park, we decided take the hike called Angel’s Landing.  We did not know it at the time, but it is one of the most challenging hikes in the park.  So, on this hot September day we decide to hike this trail at 2pm in the afternoon.  As we headed up, we passed a woman bent over, red-faced and panting.  I immediately felt impelled to pray.  If I accepted that scenario for her, I was accepting it for myself too, and I would not make it up that hill.  But instead, if I turned to God and saw, what is defined in Christian Science as the true picture of man’s abilities, I could make it to the top and enjoy the beautiful view of that part of the Park.  Obviously, I decided to take the second option.  I began to remind myself that I, and all of mankind male and female, was the perfect expression of an all good, perfect God.  I could claim strength and stamina as mine because those abilities come from God, who is my source.  There were times, while working my way up that mountain, that I had to stop to rest but I did not stop my prayers.  I made it to the top.  The woman, whom I had seen earlier, made it to the top as well.  As she turned the last bend, her companions shouted her name they were so surprised to see her. Her continence had totally changed. She said “Yes, I made it!  See, even a woman with heart problems who had recently overcome cancer, could make it to the top!”  I silently rejoiced with her.

There is more to the story for me, as I was heading back down the mountain, my knees started hurting so much that I could barely walk.  There is an idea that going down the slope is harder that going up – especially on the knees. In the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Eddy, there is an allegory to a court case where material assumptions are presented and allayed by spiritual truth.  There is no material truth.  Matter and its claims are contrary to God and cannot emanate from God, Spirit.  I paused and leaned into the rock where there was a little sliver of shade. I looked around at the beautiful breathtaking scenes.  I thought of how they were just examples of the greatness & power of God.   I took my case to the court of Spirit.  Armed with the laws of Spirit; I took my stand.  I turned my thought completely over to God.  I let the feeling of health fill up my whole body from my toes to my nose.  I saw the problem as an illusive claim of what the bible calls the carnal mind.  I was instead, an expression of the divine Mind – God.  That Mind knew only health. This claim on my being of age or fatigue or out of shape was overcome by the feeling of God’s expression of health. That was the truth that filled my thought. It takes more time to read this than it took for my knees to stop hurting completely.  I headed down the mountain without any more pain.   In the next 8 days, we hiked every day 4 -6 miles each day.  We saw and felt the grandeur of God while we were looking out over many grand mountain-top expanses and wide-open night skies.  My husband and I had a wonderful time.

Karen McMullen

 

 

 

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Healing the Past Frees John https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/02/24/healing-the-past-frees-john/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=healing-the-past-frees-john Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:23:38 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=665 I worked 10 years for my wife’s family business. Because I had previously been a recruiter for 3 years, one of my jobs was hiring. We were looking for a truck driver. During one interview with John (not his real name) I had run through my general list of questions but had the sense I needed to discover something else. I genuinely like him, he had some driving experience, and a resume and attitude that suggested a good work ethic and dependability. I asked several other probing questions, but got nothing of special interest. Then, just asked him if there was anything else he thought I should know about him? Now, John is about 6 foot 3, and 230 lbs and very fit, though not a hulky body builder or anything, he did play college football. He beings to cry. Not sobbing like a baby, but a few tears, and some guilt on his face. He shares that he had been a prison guard for 2 years, and that several months ago there were 2 inmates who freed themselves, obtained a weapon (baton) from another guard and were beating the guard. John, who is black belt in jujitsu, confronted the 2 inmates, and in the struggle killed one of them. He felt so guilty about it he had left his job as guard (even though the event was investigated and he was cleared) and had found himself unable to interview for another position-until now. In our weekly bible lessons we are regularly reminded of man’s true identity not as that of a sinner, but that his true nature is as God’s child: innocent, obedient, useful, disciplined, etc. And that man is valuable and already redeemed by the Christ that is reflected through him. While I don’t like to bring up religious belief directly with employees, I asked him what he thought about God and this event. He stressed that he honestly and sincerely did not intend to kill, but that he may have realized at the moment he had used more force and means than was necessary and was not sure if it was from fear or what. And that he was not sure God had forgiven him. We discussed how his repentance was a part of his being and feeling forgiven. And that repentance usually involves a temptation and opportunity to repeat the offence, and having the discipline to recognize and freely choose to not lose control. He promised that he could do this. I trusted his sincerity and felt that giving him the job would be a necessary part of his healing. And I also honestly felt that he would be a good employee. So I promised him that I would not share his history with anyone, except that it would be a part of his file, and that if I saw any indication that he could not discipline himself sufficiently, he would be let go. And he understood and agreed. About 6 months later there was an incident in the warehouse. I happened to be walking into the warehouse at the time, and John and Mike (warehouse manager) were having a heated discussion. Mike, with authority but not always wise, was smaller and less physically fit than John, was taking the argument closer to a physical altercation. And it appeared that John was on the verge of indulging Mike in a fight (which would not go well for Mike). I was able to catch John’s eye, and without saying anything, gave him a look to remind him of our discussion and of the man he truly is. You could see the steam venting from his face, tension dissipating, and soon the disagreement subsided. John worked for the company for over 20 more years without incident and is still friends with the warehouse crew and other drivers. I see him about once a year and he usually thanks me for giving him the job and believing in him. He has 2 children in college now.

Dale McMullen

 

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Neighbors come to our aid when the church is flooded from Broken pipes https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/02/21/neighbors-come-to-our-aid-when-the-church-is-flooded-from-broken-pipes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=neighbors-come-to-our-aid-when-the-church-is-flooded-from-broken-pipes Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:17:43 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=692 20210220 122844

 

After the snow storm and freezing weather passed this week,  we discovered that there where broken pipes at our church on 402 Texas Street in Denton.  Members began immediately turning off the water and trying to clean up the mess.  But there was just too much water.  Saturday morning several member decided to meet at the building to see what could be done.  A young man just passing by, volunteered to help.  He spent the next 4 hours with the group removing pews, throwing out sopping carpet pad, and mopping up.  We were so grateful for his help.  It has been a church goal to put effort into loving our neighbor.  But Saturday, WE were loved by a neighbor.  Thank you, friend!

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Protected by Prayer on our Road Trip https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/02/04/protected-by-prayer-on-our-road-trip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protected-by-prayer-on-our-road-trip Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:17:35 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=659  

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Road Trip Turn-Around

In January, my family decided to go on a quick day trip before my brother and I headed back to college. We chose to go to the Linville Gorge in North Carolina which is the Grand Canyon of the east coast. The drive was only about an hour and a half away from our home.

We took off in our truck camper that my father built himself (it is an overland vehicle). Once we got started on the mountain, it was a bumpy ride up, so we had to take it slow. There was some leftover snow throughout the trail in areas.

Once we got towards the end of the trail (which was around 3 o’clock) there was some ice on the roads and the temperature was dropping towards freezing. My dad started sliding down the mountain suddenly and said he had no control of the vehicle anymore. We ended up pulling over on the side of the mountain. There was no way we could keep going down the mountain, since it was just a sheet of ice on the path. We decided we needed to back the truck up the hill we slid down and make our way back the way we came. We were a little bummed since we were so close to finishing the trail.

My brother got out of the truck (slipped and fell on the ice several times) and started steering my dad in what direction to turn the truck and at first, we were just spinning. All of us were a little fearful that we were going to be stuck there camping for the night. I sat in the back seat and just prayed. I knew that God was in control of that steering wheel and we could only be going down God’s path, which is always the right way. There is no danger, and we were all going to be led safely out of this situation appearing in front of us. God is our shield and power.

After many tries, we were able to successfully backup the mountain and then turn around. Yet, we were not finished. There were a couple of others there at the sight too. There were a couple of 16-year-old boys that were pulled over and we told them that they for sure wanted to turn around. We still had another mountain to get up. My dad full on went up the mountain, and when we got to the top we slid back down, not only once but twice. We ended up hitting the side of the mountain both times. Third time is the charm and we made it up and stayed up. Then we were able to keep trucking. However, we were not leaving those young boys behind without any help. My brother hopped in their four runner and guided them up the mountain and they were able to get up there safely. We all got back down the mountain without harm.

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Issue of blood healed https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/01/29/issue-of-blood-healed-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=issue-of-blood-healed-2 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 18:39:34 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=654 When my only child was about 18 months old, I suffered a condition where my monthly feminine cycle did not cease and the continual bleeding made me very weak and unable to care for my child. My husband was not a Christian Scientist and while he did his best to help  care for child when he came home from work so that I could have quiet time to pray, his concern for me was very great.

 

His fear was such that, even though I was working with a Christian Science practitioner on the matter, it seemed prudent to relent to the medical treatment that he began insisting on, and I checked myself into a local emergency room. I was diagnosed and surgery was prescribed, which I underwent. Because it was not my choice to undergo medical treatment, the practitioner continued working with me throughout to help overcome my substantial fear about being in a medical environment, having been a practicing Christian Scientist my whole life. She helped me see that love was being expressed by my husband and the medical staff and that I was never outside of God’s protective care.

 

After the surgery and a few days recuperation in the hospital I was pronounced normal and released. However, within a few days, the same condition returned. The medical procedures had accomplished nothing at all.

 

Now I knew that my opportunity was at hand to rely whole-heartedly on Christian Science for real and complete healing. I worked daily, and sometimes hourly, with the practitioner, who lovingly continued to help me see my present perfection and exemption from any abnormal condition of matter. I wrestled with ominous bouts of fear of dying, leaving my young child without a mother. And each time, she helped me see the presence of Love and the impossibility of losing any quality of health, which was God- and not body-ordained. I remember at one point being mentally on my knees in prayer to the Father, completely willing to give up anything and everything to see the Truth that would bring healing — whether it be my mortal life or even my child. I felt like Isaac out in the wilderness willingly sacrificing his only son in accordance with his best understanding of his duty to God. Of course, Isaac did not have to sacrifice his child, and neither did I.

 

My willingness to let go of any pre-conceived notion of the timing and method of healing this condition broke the sickness’ mesmeric hold over me, and the condition disappeared completely almost immediately. The healing took place over 30 years ago and has been permanent. Mary Baker Eddy says that “The Science of Mind denies the error of sensation in matter, and heals with Truth. Medical science treats disease as though disease were real, therefore right, and attempts to heal it with matter.” (SH 318:22–25) Matter is not a healing agent. All true healing is done through Mind, God, uplifting us out of a sense of mortal body to the understanding of our wholly spiritual being.

 

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Servicio de La inglesia de la Ciencia Crisitana en Espanol 2-4-2021 https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/01/24/servicio-de-la-inglesia-de-la-ciencia-crisitana-en-espanol/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=servicio-de-la-inglesia-de-la-ciencia-crisitana-en-espanol Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:54:19 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=615  

Spanish Service
Servicio del la inglesia del Ciencia Cristiana en espanol

 

https://christiansciencetexas.org/spanish-service/

Bienvenidos!!

En esta pagina, podran encontrar un servicio de la Ciencia Cristiana, que se ha elaborado localmente y se podrá escuchar el primer domingo de cada mes. Este servicio incluye una lección sermón que se lee de lo que se considera como el pastor de la Ciencia Cristiana, que incluye dos libros, la Biblia y Ciencia y Salud con la Llave de las Escrituras escrito por Mary Baker Eddy. El servicio también incluye música, oración y otras lecturas. Podrán ver el orden del servicio en las siguientes líneas en esta misma página. Los invitamos a que se unan a nosotros los domingos para escuchar el servicio completo.

(Hello and welcome!  On this page, a locally produced Christian Science service will be available to listen to on the First Sunday of each month.  The service is provided by Christian Science churches in the North Texas area, and includes a lesson-sermon read from the Christian Science pastor, which is two books: the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  The service also includes music, prayer, and other readings.  You can see the order of the service further down on this page.  We invite you to join us on these first Sundays to hear the entire service.)

https://christiansciencetexas.org/spanish-service/

Readers

Order of Service

BIENVENIDOS
(WELCOME)

SELECCION BÍBLICA
(SCRIPTURAL SELECTION)

Cada servicio comienza con citas de la Biblia que se relacionan con el tema de la lección.
(Each service starts with scriptural selections related to the lesson sermon.)

EL PADRE NUESTRO CON SU INTERPRETACIÓN ESPIRITUAL
(THE LORD’S PRAYER WITH ITS SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATION)

Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos,
    Nuestro Padre-Madre Dios, todo-armonioso,
Santificado sea Tu nombre.
    Único adorable.
Venga Tu reino.
    Tu reino ha venido; Tu estás siempre presente.
Hágase Tu voluntad, como en el cielo, así también en la tierra.
    Capacitanos para saber que –como en el cielo, así también en la tierra –Dios es omnipotente, supremo.
El pan nuestro de cada día, dánoslo hoy;
    Danos gracia para hoy; alimenta los afectos hambrientos;
Y perdónanos nuestras deudas, como también nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores.
Y el Amor es reflejado en el amor;
Y no nos metas en tentación, más líbranos del mal.
    Y Dios no nos mete en tentación, sino que nos libra del pecado, la enfermedad, y la muerte.
Porque Tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la gloria, por todos los siglos.
    Porque Dios es infinito, todo poder, todo Vida, Verdad, Amor, está sobre todo, y es Todo.

HIMNO
(HYMN)

ANUNCIOS
(ANNOUNCEMENTS)

SOLO

NOTA EXPLICATIVA
(EXPLANATORY NOTE)

ANUNCIAR EL TÍTULO DE LA LECCIÓN
(ANNOUNCE LESSON SUBJECT)

LECCIÓN SERMÓN
(LESSON-SERMON)

LA DECLARACIÓN CIENTÍFICA DEL SER

(SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT OF BEING)

No hay vida, verdad, inteligencia ni sustancia en la materia. Todo es la Mente infinita y su manifestación infinita, pues Dios es Todo-en-todo. El Espíritu es la Verdad inmortal; la materia es el error mortal. El Espíritu es lo real y eterno; la materia es lo irreal y temporal. El Espíritu es Dios, y el hombre es Su imagen y semejanza. Por lo tanto, el hombre no es material; él es espiritual.

LA ESCRITURA CORRELATIVA DE 1 JUAN 3:1-3
(THE CORRELATIVE SCRIPTURE FROM I JOHN 3:3)

Mirad cuál amor nos ha dado el Padre, para que seamos llamados hijos de Dios; por esto el mundo no nos conoce, porque no lo conoció a él. Amados, ahora somos hijos de Dios, y aún no se ha manifestado lo que hemos de ser; pero sabemos que cuando él se manifieste, seremos semejantes a él, porque le veremos tal como él es. Y todo aquel que tiene esta esperanza en él, se purifica a sí mismo, así como él es puro.

BENDICIÓN
(BENEDICTION)

FINAL

 

Páginas Web para explorar
(Websites to Explore)

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