Lessons by Clifford Mclain

By Clifford McLain
December 14th, 1986

This lesson is Part 6 of the study and covers the subject of "suffering" and "God's Purpose in Suffering" with Job as a perfect example.  The scripture is found in Job 1:1-22 and Job 2:1-13 KJV:
"1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the...

By Clifford McLain
December 7th, 1986

This lesson is Part 5 of the series and continues in the comparison between "The Mystery" and "other mysteries."  Paul tells us that "the Mystery" is the capstone of all other mysteries.  
This lesson covers the "miracle movement" both in Paul's time as well as the current time.  The scripture is found in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 KJV: "8 Charity never faileth: but whether there
be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when
that which is...

By Clifford McLain
November 30th, 1986

This lesson is Part 4 and gets into the subject of "The Mystery" compared with "A Mystery."  The scripture reading is Romans 16:25-27 KJV: "25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen."...

By Clifford McLain
November 23rd, 1986

This lesson is Part 3 of the study "God's Will" and deals with the subject of the timing of the Lord's return.  The scripture is found in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 KJV:  
"1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the...

By Clifford McLain
November 16th, 1986

Part 2 of this study discusses the revealed plan of God and His hidden purpose.  The scripture reading is Ephesians 1:3 KJV;
"3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"
Ephesians 2:6: "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:"  Colossians 3:1-11: "1 If ye then be
risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  2 Set your affection on things above, not on
things on the...

By Clifford McLain
November 9th, 1986

This study began November 9, 1986.  The text is Colossians 1:10-29 (KJV):  "10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his...

By Clifford McLain
October 26th, 1986

This final lesson covers "be ye reconciled to God." The scripture reading is Colossians 1:12-23 KJV: "12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether...

By Clifford McLain
October 19th, 1986

This lesson covers the subject of the "grace of God." The scripture is Colossians 1:25-29 KJV: "25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man...

By Clifford McLain
September 14th, 1986

This lesson was given on September 14, 1986 and covers a subject that has troubled Christians for centuries--the sovereignity of God and the free will of man. The scripture reading is found in Romans 9:8-18 KJV: "8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having...

By Clifford McLain
September 7th, 1986

The lesson was on January 5, 1986 and was part 1 of "God's Attributes". This lesson covers the deity of Christ and the qualities and attributes that make up the Godhead. The scripture reading was from Colossians 1:1-29 KJV: "1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and...