The lesson on July 15, 2018 was part 2 of the "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study. Wayne reviewed what we studied last week which was the motivation behind this study that comes from Ephesians 4:1 where PAul says "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called". By studying the Greek, we learned that this verse has the word calling three times. A practical walk that is worthy must be one that is based on a calling. A calling is associated with a walk which will have a common component that all christians will share
This study was given by Pastor Clifford McLain from May 22, 1986 through August 1, 1986 covering the subject of prophecy in our time. The motivation from scripture is found in 1 Timothy 4:1-6; 13 which reads "1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained... 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
This study was taught by Dr. McLain in June, 1986 and is about knowing the "Will of God" in your life. As Paul is our example, we should be filled with joy, in whatever state we find ourselves and to glorify God. Each day, time should be set aside for an appointment with God to talk over plans for the day and to ask Him to energize His purpose through us. God hasn't asked us to "do" anything.
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.
These 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.
Here is an audio series that Dr. McLain presented at Northside Bible Church from March 3 through December 8, 1885 on The Acts of the Apostles. This chapter by chapter study covers 32 lessons on Acts which is crucial to your understanding of right division. This study was given after Dr. McLain published the book "Rethinking the Acts" in 1984. Acts is such a crucial book to understand the transition of God's plan of salvation from the Jew to the Gentile.