The lesson on December 8, was part 35 of the "Genesis" study. Wayne takes little time to review what we have learned before but gets into the detail of our fullness being of the church which is his body where Christ is the head. In this lesson we learn to identify the callings of various churches that have been identified in the Old and New Testament and the responsibilities and characteristics that these churches were given and what purposes they had. You have to rightly divide the churches found in scripture so you will not expect results coming from the doctrines given to that church in that age. It all led up the an introduction to the three spheres of blessing. One was those given to Israel which consists of a land grant and Jerusalem where Israel is above the Nations. The second being New Jerusalem coming down from heaven down to this Earth for Israel to reside in and Israel is above the Angels. The third sphere of blessing is in the heavenly places where members of that church (being neither Jew or Gentile) where Christ is the head and his body (the church) which is fullness and designated as being above principalities and powers as described in Ephesians 1:20-23 KJV "20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." The scripture reading was from 2 Timothy 1:8-14 KJV
This study was given by Dr. McLain in his Friday Night Bible Study sometime in 1971--the exact date is unknown. This study involves some Bible aerobics so it's advisable to keep your Bible open and ready. He gives scriptural proof that Christ Jesus is both the written and incarnate Word with proof texts from both the old and new testaments.