Grace Baptist Church of Danville
August 29, 2010
Our blessed Savior bore our sins “in his own body on the tree,” not on his body, but in his body. He who knew no sin was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. That is the very language of Holy Scripture; and our hearts rejoice in it.
Š Bro. Ron Wood is preaching today for Redeemer Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where Bro. Fred Evans is pastor.
Š There will be no service here Tuesday night. — We will meet Thursday night at 6:00 to make final preparations for the conference.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mark Henson-30th Norma Rankin-1st
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: David & Betty Burge-7th David & Lainey Bradley-15th
CHURCH CLEANING IN SEPTEMBER: Darrin & LeAnn Duff
NURSERY DUTY TODAY: Laura Peterson (AM) Celeste Peterson (PM)
Finished! — Don Fortner
(Tune: #43 — All Hail the Power —CM)
1. O hear the dying Lamb of God,
From Calv’ry’s rugged tree;
Triumphant, shaking earth and hell,
His cry bids darkness flee. —
2. “`Tis finished!” O, how great the word!
And can the news be true?
“Yes,” says my Savior, “by My blood,
I’ve finished all for you!”
3. All law demands and justice claims,
He answered with this word:
And on His heart He bears the names
Of all the sons of God.
4. Finished! My heart leaps at the sound
I on this truth rely, —
Christ Jesus lived and died for me,
And pleads my cause on high!
5. “`Tis finished!” Go proclaim it, now,
To sinners far and wide.
O Holy Spirit make them hear
And trust the Crucified!
“It pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isaiah 53:10-12)
What happened at Calvary? Did the Lord Jesus Christ redeem us from all iniquity; or did he merely make us redeemable? Did he actually put away our sins; or did he merely make it possible for our sins to be put away? Did the Lamb of God reconcile us to God; or did he merely make us reconcilable? Did he justify his people; or did he simply make it possible for them to be justified? Did he effectually secure the salvation of those for whom he died; or did he only make salvation a possibility for them? Did the incarnate Son of God actually make atonement for sin by the shedding of his blood; or did he just make a stab at it?
Hear the Word of God as it was spoken by the mouth of his prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 53:10-12 is a true, divinely inspired description of the sin-atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ and its results. Read every word with thoughtful reverence, and learn the Bible doctrine of the atonement.
“He shall be satisfied!”
How I love this word of promise! Let me state it as emphatically as I possibly can. “He,” the Son of God, our all-glorious Substitute, our great Sin Offering, our divine Savior, the one who died in our place at Calvary, “shall,” without a doubt, without the possibility of hindrance, most assuredly, “be satisfied,” fully, completely, eternally satisfied! He was satisfied with the terms of redemption proposed to him as our Surety in the covenant of grace before the world was made. He is satisfied with his purchased possession, his bride the Church. He is satisfied with himself as a ransom price for the satisfaction of justice. He shall be satisfied with us, his redeemed ones.
This is an inspired declaration of complete, effectual redemption accomplished by Jehovah’s Righteous Servant, our Substitute and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“He shall not fail!”
The Son of God can never be frustrated in his purpose, defeated in his design, or hindered in his work. Christ was not conquered at Calvary. He conquered! “He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied!” The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ shall never be discovered a miscarriage. The Lion of the tribe of
Judah must prevail. Isaiah prophesied of, and the Word of God universally teaches the infallible efficacy of Christ’s atonement. I want you to see from the Word of God the glorious, absolute, saving efficacy of Christ’s atonement.
The subject matter before us is a matter of utmost concern. The one thing that characterizes every messenger of Satan is a denial of the efficacy of Christ’s atonement. The one point of doctrine upon which all false prophets are agreed is this: — They all deny that all for whom Christ died shall be saved. They may give lip service to Bible doctrine and Bible terms; but they deny the very foundation of the gospel, which is substitution. The modern day prophets of Baal preach a redemption that redeems no one, an atonement that atones for nothing, and a salvation that saves no one. They preach possibility redemption, possibility atonement, possibility grace and possibility salvation. The Word of God teaches that every sinner for whom Christ died shall, upon the grounds of justice satisfied, be saved.
Dynamic Sense or Real Meaning?
Often, in modern translations of the Scriptures, the translators have been content to give us the “dynamic” meaning of the original text, while still claiming “commitment to the authority and infallibility of the Bible as the Word of God.” With those words, the translation committee that gave us “The New International Version” of the Bible, while never speaking of inerrancy or verbal inspiration, seeks to assure their readers that they have been faithful in their work, employing multi-denominational scholars from five countries.
Then, in the name of “scholarship,” they tell us that “the Greek text used in translating the New Testament was an eclectic one.” Rather than adhering to the Textus Receptus (Received Text), they chose the texts “according to accepted principles of New Testament textual criticism.
I do not suggest that the NIV or some of the other modern translations of the Bible are evil, or that the translators are wicked. I am saying that none of the modern translations are needed or in any way helpful. I am not interested in someone giving me the “dynamic sense” of Holy Scripture. Please, give me the real meaning of the words. That — the King James translators did far better than any of their successors.
August 29, 2010
Grace Baptist Church of Danville
2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Telephone (859) 236-8235 - E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor
Schedule of Regular Services
10:00 A.M. Bible Classes
10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service
6:30 P.M. Evening Worship Service
7:30 P.M. Mid-Week Worship Service
Television Broadcasts in Danville
Channel 6 - Sunday Morning 8:00 A.M.
Channel 6 - Wednesday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Channel 6 - Friday Evening 7:00 P.M.
Listen to sermons at FreeGraceRadio.com