Grace Baptist Church of Danville

June 12, 2011

 

The very heart of the Gospel is Substitution, the death of the Lord Jesus Christ in the room and stead of chosen sinners. Substitution means that not one sinner for whom the Son of God suffered the wrath of God shall ever suffer the wrath of God. Substitution means that if Christ was made sin for me, I am made the righteousness of God in Him. Substitution means that if the Lamb of God was made a curse and bore the curse of God’s law for me, I cannot be condemned!

 

Daily Readings for the Week of June 12-19

Sunday                Job 41-Psalm 5                                           Thursday                   Psalm 31-36

            Monday                      Psalm 6-16                                                   Friday             Psalm 37-43

            Tuesday                    Psalm 17-21                                                            Saturday                    Psalm 44-50

            Wednesday  Psalm 22-30                                                            Sunday                      Psalm 51-59

 

Š      Conference Offering — June 26th

Š      I am preaching today for Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Bro. Bob Ganote is pastor. Bros. Larry Brown, Larry Criss, and Ron Wood will be ministering to you today.

Š      Bro. Frank Hall is preaching today for Fairmont Grace Church in Sylacauga, Alabama.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Dana Tuttle-13th  Skip Gladfelter-15th

 

NURSERY DUTY THIS WEEK

Today: Jenny Bartley (AM)   Mindy Peterson (PM)          Tuesday: Debbie Bartley

 

Christ Lifted Up — Don Fortner

(Tune: #46 — O for a Thousand Tongues — CM)

 

1.    Come ransom’d souls unite with me,

Lift up, lift up our Lord!

Tell of His death upon the tree,

And sound His praise abroad.

 

2.    High over all He lives and reigns,

The everlasting God!

The Holy One, who was made sin,

Has saved us with His blood!

 

3.    Behold Him, now exalted high,

Our Savior reigns to bless.

Exalt His name, and lift it high, —

The Lord our Righteousness!

 

4.    Higher and higher — higher still,

Lift up the sinner's Friend,

Till all whom God the Father will,

Shall to His sceptre bend.

 

5.    Exalted Savior, draw my heart,

And after You I'll run,

Till time, and heav’n, and earth depart,

Then take me to Your throne!

 

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Effectual Atonement

Isaiah 53:10-12

 

What happened at Calvary? Did the Lord Jesus Christ redeem His people from all iniquity; or did he merely make them 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 H simply make it possible for them to be justified? Did He effectually secure the eternal 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 upon the cursed tree; or did He just make a stab at it?

 

God’s Description

 

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.

 

“Yet 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.”

 

Satisfied

 

Did you catch the phrase, “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 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 forever.

 

No Failure

 

 

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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.

 

Utmost Importance

 

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 every soul 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.

 

 

 

Who do we want to hear preach?

 

            This is not an unimportant question because there are some men that I do not want to hear preach. There are three things that need to be in a man for me to want to hear him preach.

1.    He must be one that God has sent with God’s message. — “How shall they preach except they be sent.”

2.    He must live what he believes. — “They profess that they know God but in works they deny Him.”

3.    He must have my best interests at heart. I have no desire to be a statistic in someone’s ministry. — “Being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear to us.”

 

            Another way to say this is….the man I want to hear must have the message, he must be affected by that message, and he must want me to be affected by the message.

Pastor Todd Nibert

 

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The Grace Bulletin

 

June 12, 2011

 

Grace Baptist Church of Danville

2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438

Telephone (859) 236-8235 - E-Mail don@donfortner.com

 

Donald S. Fortner, Pastor

 

Schedule of Regular Services

 

Sunday

10:00 A.M. Bible Classes

10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service

6:30   P.M. Evening Worship Service

 

Tuesday

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.

 

Television Broadcasts in Harrodsburg

Channel 6 - Sunday Afternoon 3:00 P.M.

Channel 6 - Friday Evening 6:00 P.M.

 

Web Pages

http://www.DonFortner.com

http://www.FreegraceRadio.com

http://www.Grace-eBooks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Fortner

 

 

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