Studies

Various Lessons by Dr. Clifford McLain

Clifford McLainThese are various lessons taught by Dr. McLain over the years not related to any one study.  These lessons teach on a number of topics and the subject matter on each of them is so worth listening to help your study.

Lessons

This lesson was taught by Dr. McLain sometime in 1971. It is a comforting study of the 23rd Psalm and gives a new perspective to a beautiful Psalm taught by one who knew his Lord. The scripture is Psalm 23 KJV: "A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."

That I May Know Him

This lesson was given my Pastor Clifford McLain in 1980 and it was titled "Getting to Know Him" and it covered Philippians chapter 3:8-10 KJV "8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellows

Peter and John running to Empty Tomb

This lesson from the archives was taught on April 6, 1980 by Pastor Clifford McLain on Resurrection Day.  In this message, Dr. McLain recounts his trip to Israel when he visited the empty tomb himself. He addresses those who doubt the resurrection and shares what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15 KJV.  He also speaks to how all the religious leaders of the world lay in their tombs. Christianity is different because our tomb is empty. The scripture reading was from John 20:1-10 KJV.

Psalms 139

This lesson was taught by Dr. McLain on December 28, 1980 and is a particularly comforting chapter for Christians of any age.  Dr. McLain titled this sermon "The End and The Beginning. It is a picture of God's awesome love and power.  He answers questions about the origin of man and tells us of His omnipresence, His omnipotence, and His great love for man--his 'embroidery.' What joy we can have knowing that our Great God is always there with us no matter where we may take Him.

This lesson deals with prophecy surrounding the nation Israel.  It was taught in an informal Bible study, an "around the table discussion," with a very small study group on August 9, 1981.  The Bible passages are found in the following:  Ezekial 20:33-34 KJV: "33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

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