The lesson on October 18, 2020 was part 2 of the summary on "John's Gospel" study. In part two of this summary Wayne continues to share what we learned through this study in John's Gospel and it included some clarity Wayne had not seen before. He wants to clarify what are the big take away from this study. One of which is the adoption not found in John! We learned of these adoptions and how it is different than the way it is used in scripture. It means the Father has the right to declare how one might be placed to be a chief inheritor. John does not generally refer to the believer as “son”. There are several adoptions in scripture. 1) Notice that the bride is associated with New Jerusalem Gal 4:26 and Rev 21:2. 2) Flesh Rom 9:4 and 3) Spirit Gal 3:29; 4:5, 23,26 (Spiritual seed of Abraham). There are three callings in scripture: 1) The elect nation - “peculiar people”. 2) The elect remnant - “The Bride”. 3) The one body - “peculiar people”. We learned that there is a timeline connection to Messiah as Bridegroom from Matthew 22:1-6 KJV where John's Gospel is the Guest ministry! The scripture reading was from John 21:18-22 KJV
This study was taught by Clifford McLain in a series from 1982-1983 recorded on cassette tapes converted to digital audio for your benefit. The Sacred Secret study includes 40 lessons and teaches about the body of truth that was given to the apostle Paul to be revealed in Ephesians to the Gentiles. Ephesians opens with "1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Chri
This study called "God Spake" was taught by Clifford McLain in 1983 following the "Sacred Secret" study and was based on the scriptures in Hebrews 1:1-3; 2:1-3 & Galatians 1:11,12 & Ephesians 3:1-3;7-9. Pastor McLain in his intro for this study, explained that some years back, he read an article entitled "The Greatest Thing in the World" which was written on the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians which is the chapter on love...
This audio study given by Clifford McLain in December of 1983 examines the traditional Christmas Story and provides insight into the true date of our Lord's birth. It also looks at tradition and how it places the wise men at the manger but they did not show up until the baby Jesus was two years old. Pastor McLain wrote a book about this topic and it has sold out several times. September is a good month for this study since you will find Jesus birthday was at the end of this month on September 29th, 4 BC!
Dr. McLain gave this study in April, 1984 and reminded us that there is nothing new under the sun--that today as in Biblical times, people followed Epicurus, the Stoics, etc. although called by other names. Paul tells us to put away the old things and seek to know Christ more fully. The drive of his life was to "get to know Him" and to love His divine intervention.
This study was presented on May 6, 1984 regarding the complexity of God. The Apostle Paul expressed this best when he wrote in 1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." Further Paul says in Colossians 2:2b-3 "2 ...