Bible Study From Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Has Anything So Great As This Ever Happened?

This week’s Lesson Sermon Subject: Unreality

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Bible Study Questions and Readings

“All that is, God created. If sin has any pretense of existence, God is responsible therefor; but there is no reality in sin, for God can no more behold it, or acknowledge it, than the sun can coexist with darkness.”

from in Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy, page 64: l-4

“The Scriptures declare that God is too pure to behold iniquity (Habakkuk i. 13); but they also declare that God pitieth them who fear Him; that there is no place where His voice is not heard; that He is “a very present help in trouble.”

From Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy, page 2: l-5

“Jesus taught us to walk over, not into or with, the currents of matter, or mortal mind.”

From Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy, page 11:3-4

Topic: “Walk over”

Moderator: Thomas from NY

Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 4:32-40; Matthew 14:22-32


  1. What does “shama” mean? (See Biblehub Deuteronomy 4:32 or Strong’s Concordance)
  2. “Has anything so great as this ever happened?” (Deuteronomy 4:32 NIV)
  3. What are our obligations?
  4. How do we “walk over”?

Notes from the Discussion

Meaning of “shama”

“To hear; to listen attentively, listen carefully, listen closely, listen obediently”

— From Strong’s Concordance on Deuteronomy 4:32

“Hear, O Israel; hear and heed, hear and remember, hear that you may learn and keep and do…. that we may have it ready to us upon all occasions,…” to “…put into practice.”

— from Matthew Henry Complete Bible Commentary, reference of Deuteronomy 5

Searching for the origin of evil is, to adopt a happy comparison from a popular author, ‘like hunting in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn’t there.’

— from Lectures on Christian Science by Peter V. Ross

Sh’ma Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad

Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one

— from a prayer given to Hebrew children

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