The King James Version of the Bible -- there is much to learn and appreciate about this translation, especially in terms of its impact on Mary Baker Eddy. The numerous quotes from this version in her published writings impel us to understand more clearly how much this Bible influenced her as she brought the Comforter to humanity. One question for all of us to consider as we gain a deeper perspective on the historical events which lead up to the translation of the King James Bible is this: How does it open for us the inspired Word of God?
This talk explores the topic of the promised Comforter, prophesied by Jesus. What is the message of the Comforter? Does it have a specific role to play in manifesting God’s design for church on earth? How does the Comforter keep the historical ministry of Jesus alive in the memory of believers? Approximately 1.5 hours.
Mary Baker Eddy writes, “No purer and more exalted teachings ever fell upon human ears than those contained in what is commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount” (Ret. 91:5). This talk covers specifically the Beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5. As we study these verses, we’ll discover the divine authority behind Jesus’ inspiring teachings and gain a deeper understanding of our responsibility to live them. Approximately 2 hours.
In 1899 archaeologists discovered a lintel with a Greek text containing a copy of correspondence between Jesus and King Abgar of Edessa. This talk discusses the significance of the discovery and what it means for Christians today. This talk was given as a Monday morning lecture to The Principia Upper School in May of 2012. Approximately 30 minutes.
How to feel safe is in the thoughts of a large portion of the world's population. No matter where we go, what we do, safety is of the utmost concern. The Psalmist writes, ". . . thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety" (Ps.4:8). This talk will focus specifically on the biblical characters of Joseph, Daniel, Jesus, and Paul, who illustrate for the world that wholehearted trust in God is the answer to feeling safe and protected. Approximately 2 hours.
Communication in our world today is complex, highly technical, and continually changing. But how does the Bible illustrate the ideal means of communication? The Apostle Paul writes, “Pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17). In this talk we will cover the subject of prayer and delve more deeply into biblical examples which illustrate what prayerful communication with God consisted of and the results which occurred from that type of communication. This talk was originally given “live” on July 16, 2011, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton, Mo. Approximately 2.5 hours.
Unto Us a Son is Given” is a series of six talks on the biblical accounts of Jesus’ nativity. We will look more deeply into the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and discover their similarities and differences. There is also a discussion of Mary and her role as the mother of the Messiah. Approximately 2 hours.
A talk given by Kristy L. Christian on why we study the Scriptures. Approximately 10 minutes.
In Light of Prophecy - Christ Jesus, we will discuss Jesus' fulfillment of Hebrew prophecy and how the early Christians preached this fact to the burgeoning churches. We will also consider how that type of preaching affected greatly the growth of the early church. The discussion in Light of Prophecy - Christian Science, will look closely at some biblical terms which have a direct relationship with Christian Science and its Discoverer, Founder, and Leader - Mary Baker Eddy. Approximately 53 minutes.
This talk discusses five healings by Jesus from the Bible: the epileptic boy, the insane man at the tombs, the woman with the issue of blood, the raising of Jairus’ daughter, and the raising of Lazarus from the dead. There is also discussion of Jesus as a scientific Christian, of Mary Baker Eddy as a Christian healer, and of the marvelous healing work of the pioneer workers in the Christian Science movement. Approximately 4 hours.
In order to practice primitive Christianity as profoundly as the early Christians, we need to know the founder as they knew him. Jesus instructs his followers to “Search the scriptures . . . they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). What were the Hebrew Scriptures saying to the early Christians? This talk explores the writings of the prophets to discover who Jesus is, the purpose of his mission, and why the early Christian church spread so rapidly in the first century. Approximately 2.75 hours.
This 15-minute talk spotlights one of the most poignant characters in the Old Testament - Hannah, mother of Samuel. We will discover why one of her greatest contributions to "church" is the introduction of silent prayer. Approximately 15 minutes.
Supply is one of the most important concepts for humanity today. Do we have enough to pay bills? Do we have enough energy to meet the world’s demand? Do we have enough food to feed a planet with its ever-increasing population? At some point will all of our resources be exhausted? The global economy affects our lives on so many levels. How does the Bible address this issue of supply and demand? These talks will look at biblical examples to discover how God meets our every need and to confirm there is nothing exhaustible about God’s supply. Approximately 3.6 hours.
This series will cover the topics of God’s name and nature as revealed throughout the Old and New Testaments and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings – what God does, and specifically, Christ Jesus’ teachings on who God is and what He does. The subject of “God” is one of the most important studies a Bible student can undertake. Why? To understand God is at the heart of comprehending who we are as His image and likeness. We will also learn that a knowledge of God is the foundation for everything we think, everything we speak, everything we do. Approximately 3.6 hours.
This talk discusses the story of Abraham not only in terms of family but also in terms of faith – a faith that corresponded with obedience. Also, we will discover why many consider Abraham to be one who helped in the inauguration of spirituality in the world. Approximately 30 minutes.