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Below is a list of talks available from Biblos Foundation. These topics have been chosen to help enhance one’s study of the Bible through the lens of Christian Science, and to see the relevance of the inspired Word in healing the challenges facing the world today.
Armageddon – how does the Bible define the battle? What is the struggle about? Are we in it now? Where does it take place? Are we soldiers in the war? What will the end look like when the conflict is over? These and other timely questions will be discussed in this focus on the greatest biblical battle which is supposed to usher in the millennium. 3 hours.
In this talk, the question is asked: Why is it significant to see Christian Science as pure, primitive Christianity with firmly established biblical roots? Insights are shared on how the Bible is the underpinning of Christian Science and how Mary Baker Eddy, as Discoverer, Founder, and Leader, found, in the inspired pages of Scripture, authority for what she wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and for the Church she established. 3 hours.
The Psalmist writes, “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.” According to the revelation given to Moses, the Tabernacle – and specifically the Most Holy Place – represents God’s dwelling. What can the Tabernacle and its furnishings reveal to us about God’s church and its healing mission? We will explore this question from the basis that church is much more than a physical structure. The Tabernacle has disappeared physically, but spiritually understood, we will see that it is one of the most relevant and inspiring concepts to understand in the entire Bible. 3 hours.
This talk focuses on the biblical examples illustrating why it is so important to live a godly, holy life. Infinite abundance is demonstrated. We will discover that absolute trust in our Father-Mother God is required of us on a daily basis. According to the Psalmist, no good thing is withheld from all that walk uprightly (Ps. 84:11). 3 hours.
We continue our focus on biblical examples which teach us how God supplies our every need -- how He fills our heavenly treasure. We will study in-depth many of Jesus' parables which focus specifically on true substance and supply and cover other verses in the Bible which confirm that God's supply is inexhaustible. 3 hours.
If we want to practice Christianity as profoundly as the early Christians, do we need to know the founder as they knew him? Jesus instructs us to “search the scriptures . . . they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). Why is this important for us? What are we searching for? What were the Hebrew Scriptures saying to the early Christians? What are they saying to us today? This talk will help us to uncover the eternal, divine authority for primitive Christian healing, available to each of us today. 3 hours.
A discussion of Jesus' healings as described in the Gospels. 3 hours.
This talk will focus on how Jewish women were treated in first-century Palestine, on Jesus’ mother Mary, and on the place of women in Jesus’ ministry. We will consider the question, “Who was Mary Magdalene?” We will look at the biblical examples of Jesus’ actions toward women, which are reflected in his teachings and healing work; and finally, we will take a brief look at womanhood’s contribution to the early Christian church. 3.5 hours.
In this talk we will learn more about church and its healing mission through its biblical definition and see specifically how that definition is revealed through the messages to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. We will consider these individual messages or letters in their historical settings and search for a deeper understanding of the divine purpose for church. Finally, we will look at the challenges these churches in the first century faced, see if any parallels exist today in our own church experience, and discover in these messages what spiritual solutions are available for those challenges. 3.5 hours.
What is our spiritual means of defense according to the Bible? What can we do to defend ourselves against any temptation to disobey God’s law? Mary Baker Eddy speaks of being forewarned and forearmed. This talk will discuss what it means to be forewarned and forearmed in biblical terms, and why obedience to God’s law is our sure means of protection. 3 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. 3 hours.
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. 3 hours.
In the first half, 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 the second half will look closely at some biblical terms which have a direct relationship with Christian Science and its Discoverer, Founder, and Leader – Mary Baker Eddy. 1.5 hours.
If we want to practice primitive Christianity as Christ Jesus did, do we need to know and understand the founder’s teachings? The Gospel of Matthew documents a large portion of these teachings in what has come to be known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” In that Sermon, we find the highest standards for the scientific Christian. Do these ideals seem difficult to attain, far-off, or even impossible for us to live? This talk will take an in-depth look at these timeless teachings to discover how they reveal to the scientific Christian the way to think and live righteously. 3 hours.
The title of this talk is taken from Mary Baker Eddy’s statement on page 3 of Pulpit and Press. There is a discussion of the armor of God in terms of discovering not only the Bible’s warnings to us on what is not thinking and acting rightly according to God’s standards, but also seeing what biblical solutions are revealed in order to determine what it does mean to think and act rightly. 3 hours.
Is the Bible still relevant today? As students of Christian Science, and as Sunday School teachers and parents, how do we answer this question? Together, let’s explore the timeless value, inspiration, and spiritual foundations found in Scripture.
We will consider:
- According to Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy, why is it important to study the Scriptures?
- How can we study the Bible more deeply? (practical ideas on how to teach the Bible to students of all ages will be shared)
- Today, what does it mean to be a disciple of the master Christian?
- How does knowing biblical prophecy and its fulfillment relate to our mission as Christian Scientists?