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Ephesians - Part 27

The lesson on May 18, 2014 was part 27 of the "Ephesians" study.  There are 3 points covered in this lesson which are 1) A great mystery. Where we learn that marriage between a husband and wife is an example of a working out of the greater spiritual truth of Christ and the church 2) Around fathers and their place in the family and 3) Servants and their behavior and how they should work so that they are pleasing unto the Lord, and not man. We leaned about the greek word that means "to submit" and why wives submit to their husbands as the husbands do to Christ. There is a sixfold submission "as unto Christ" in the book of Ephesians. PAul could have used scripture from nature and creation, the law or of nature and original sin but did not.  Rather PAul chose to point out "to submit" on a higher plane is as Christ loved the church.  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 6:1-9 KJV

The Eternal Purpose of God

Clifford McLainThis study covers the Eternal Purpose of God and was given by Dr. McLain at the close of his ministry from August 12 through August 26, 1987. It emphasizes the difference between God's administration "since" the beginning of time and "before" the beginning of time, and shows that the "mystery" was His original purpose and  "from the beginning" is the parenthesis within God's plan.

Fellowship of "The Mystery"

Clifford McLainThis is Dr. McLain's final study before his retirement from the pulpit at Northside Bible Church. It was taught beginning in January, 1987. The focus of this study is a nutshell version of his long-time commitment to making all men see what is the fellowship of "The Mystery," which was made known to Paul and is directed to Christians in this dispensation. The scripture is found in Ephesians 3:1-9 KJV: "1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: {C}

Mystery Babylon

Clifford McLainMystery 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.

Secrets (Mysteries) Revealed in Scripture

Secrets Revealed

This study was presented in November and December of 1986.  There are several mysteries or secrets mentioned throughout the scriptures.  In many instances, people tend to lump them all into one subject rather than discerning the differences in context.  Dr. McLain has presented this study to shed light on the various secrets and to discern which of these apply to us in today's dispensation.

God's Attributes

Clifford McLainThis study covers God's Attributes.  It was taught from September 7, 1986 through October 26, 1986.  The reason why the study is important is the more we know about God the better we are about finding out his will.  A passage in scripture that is our motivation for the study is from Colossians 1:12-19 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