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April 22nd, 2018
Acts 29 - Part 4

The lesson on April 22, 2018 was part 4 of the "Acts 29" study.  We quickly reviewed what we learned last time and then Wayne focused on the evidence of Paul's journey's between his first imprisonment and his last where he was beheaded.  This study is taking a magnifying glass to the activities of Paul from Acts 28 to the end of 2 Timothy.  Why was there an abrupt end to Acts 28 and where was the end?  When Luke recorded in Acts 28:31 that Paul was "Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him." What message had changed?  We looked at the word "suffered" in Acts 28:16 which gave us some insight into the freedom Paul had.  When you study the pattern of what happened by looking at Felix, you can summarize by 1) Ministry to the Jews, unacceptable - rejection by Jews. 2) Roman involvement. 3) Judgement (no offense to Rome). 4) 2 years jail after Felix's pronouncement (Acts 24:27) Seeking to show a favor to the Jews. 5) Preach Kingdom.  In summary, Paul kept preaching the hope of Israel after Acts 28 - he was preaching it to the end of Acts 28:31.  Israel as to be given judgement of Isaiah 6:9-10 UNTL a complete forsaking was experienced in the land. How could we interpret historical records?  The judgment of Israel under Titus was evidence that a highways "marriage of the lamb" ministry to the gentiles had begun.  Paul was given at least two imprisonments in Rome and the Mystery was revealed after the first.   The scripture reading was from Philemon 1:21-25 KJV

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January 1st, 1987

Mystery Babylon has long been a subject fascinating to students of prophecy.  There are many suppositions as to what city this actually refers to, whether it will be a Babylon rebuilt or another city already in existence.   Dr. McLain concludes that no matter the conclusion, it will not involve Mystery believers and only concerns Israel in the last days.   Since it is an interesting subject, Dr.

January 5th, 1986

Here is an audio series covering the Covenants in scripture. It was given by Dr. Clifford McLain in 1986 near his retirement as pastor of Northside Bible Church. This audio series is one that covers the promises made by God throughout the ages as revealed in scripture. A good compliment to these audio lessons are the articles on Covenants as well as the large dispenational chart found in the Charts section.

November 30th, 1971

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.

September 5th, 1982

This study "From Egypt to Canaan" was given by Dr. McLain in 1982 and taught how the Nation of Israel was brought out of Egypt in the seventh month of the secular year and God established a new religious calendar in the process.  The first month of the new year corresponded to the seventh month of the calendar year, which was also known as the sacred year.  It was a picture of the fact we have a physical birth by nature and we have a spiritual birth in Christ.  Everything begins in the world and Egypt was a wonderful analogy of the world where Gods people were to be taken out of Egypt never to see it again.  This study is a great review of how God dealt with Isreal from Egypt to Canaan and is a picture of how mankind demonstrates his character towards God.

May 20th, 1984

This study was given by Dr. McLain from May 20, 1984 through September 16, 1984. This is one of the richest parts of scripture and demonstrates in practical ways what it means to believe. Faith is the substance or title deed of our assurance of things we hope for. Hope has not been realized yet because we are still in this dead body, but one day we shall see Him face to face. In the meantime, we have our title deed--our assurance. In this study, Dr.

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