The Joy of Beginning with God

A FREE Inspirational Talk
by Mark McCurties

Have you ever wondered what it means to start with God first?

Join us for this free Christian Science Talk with international speaker and Christian Science healer, Mark McCurties on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N., in Issaquah , WA.

During this inspiring hour, Mark will share his ideas on the spiritual law of causation, or how to start with God and stay with God.

Says Mark: “The very first verse of the Bible in the chapter Genesis offers the most wonderful news: ‘In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.’ Part of what this glorious verse tells us is that in reality, everything and everyone begins with God. In other words, God is the only cause and the only creator, and God is causing good and right developments for each one of us. “


“Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who founded the Christian Science church, knew that this subject of causation, cause and effect, might just be the most important discussion of our time. In fact, she boldly stated that making progress in the world depends on understanding cause and effect in the right way. She wrote: “Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress.” (Science and Health p. 170:22–24)

“To that point, perhaps you’ve noticed that the world is talking nonstop about causation right now.

In this lecture, I’m going to take a different approach. I’d like to talk about causation, from a spiritual point of view. In other words, what is God causing? What kind of effects does God’s causative power produce? The Bible promises that God is causing only good. So in this lecture, I will explore how a better understanding of the good that God forever causes, can help us to experience more of that goodness in the form of health, peace, and safety for our world. In the beginning, from the beginning, and without beginning, God is causing good. As loved children of God, we each have a divine right to feel the effect of that divine goodness in our daily lives. I invite you then, to come learn more about the joy of beginning with God.”


About Mark McCurties

Ever since he was a little boy, Mark had a deep love for the Bible. When he read about men and women in the Bible overcoming hatred, famine, war, physical disease, and other hardships, their triumphs inspired him. It didn’t matter what the odds were, or what conditions they faced, individuals in the Bible seemed to flourish in adversity based on one common theme: their deep love for God.

Growing up in a Christian Science household, there was another book that Mark loved to read daily: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures written by Mary Baker Eddy. The very purpose of her book is to help unlock and reveal the deeper divine meaning and inspiration of the Bible. Together the Bible and Science and Health point to the practical healing and saving power of God and its present availability for all mankind. Mark knew that someday he wanted to share that healing message with the world.

As he grew into adulthood, experiences in the field of education as a summer camp director, outdoor educator, athletics coach, and resident counselor all helped to develop his understanding and practice of Christian Science. While working with young people, Mark had multiple opportunities to witness God’s healing power. These examples proved to him that the healing power of the Christ is just as alive and relevant today as for the men and women of the Bible. In 2010, with a desire to focus solely on healing through prayer, Mark entered the full-time public practice of Christian Science.

This free talk is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Issaquah, WA.

Sunrise photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

This week’s schedule
Sunday Service and Sunday School: 10:30 am

Wednesday Service: 7:30 pm

Reading Room hours:
Wednesday & Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lectures (in Western Washington)

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