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Sunday School: the emphasis is on spiritual education

From the July 1985 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Questions sometimes arise in branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, about the use of certain teaching aids in Sunday School. Surely children learn by drawing pictures and playing games, the reasoning goes.

When this question confronted a Sunday School teacher who was teaching a lively group of young children, she began to ponder the provisions made for Sunday School by Mrs. Eddy in the Manual of The Mother Church, Article XX.

After seeing how very specific these rules are in regard to teaching pupils, she began to realize that children in a Christian Science Sunday School are there to learn the spiritual meaning of the Scriptures and to grasp the simpler meanings of divine Principle. She thought also about the fact that the effectiveness of Christian Science treatment depends on how spiritual it is—not how material it is.

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