Grace Baptist Church of Danville

February 26, 2012


If ever God brings you into travail of soul, he will bring forth life in you. Blessed are they who are commanded by God the Holy Spirit, — “Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail!


Daily Readings for the Week of February 26-March 4

            Sunday                      Deuteronomy 8-11                                      Thursday          Deuteronomy 20-21                        Monday                      Deuteronomy 12-14                                    Friday    Deuteronomy 22-24                     Tuesday                    Deuteronomy 15-17                                    Saturday           Deuteronomy 25-27      

            Wednesday  Deuteronomy 18-19                                    Sunday             Deuteronomy 28-29           


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Stephanie Wall-4th



Today: Vicci Rolley (AM) Pam Wood (PM)          Tuesday: Ruth Wall


By Him We CrucifiedDon Fortner

(Tune: #110 — Alas! And did My Savior Bleed — CM)


1.    Chosen by grace, in Jesus found,

And freely justified,

We shall with endless life be crowned,

By Him we crucified!


2.    The law on us has no demand,

Yet, we its precepts love;

For justified, by grace we stand,

And wait for joys above.


3.    No condemnation is proclaimed,

Against God’s chosen race;

And we shall not be put to shame

Before Jehovah’s face!


4.    By God the Holy Spirit taught,

We live and walk by faith;

And home to Glory we’ll be brought,

By God’s unfailing grace!


5.    Nothing in heaven, earth, or hell,

Can our blest souls destroy. —

With Christ, our Surety, we’ll dwell

In everlasting joy!


“Jesus is both Shepherd (John 10:11; Matthew26:31) and Lamb (John 1:29); Lord (John 13:13) and Servant (Mark 10:45); great High Priest (Hebrews5-9) and Sacrifice (Heb.10:10); and the Immortal One (John 10:17-18; Acts 2:24; 3:15) who dies (Acts 2:23). No wonder Charles Wesley wrote: ‘Tis mystery all! the Immortal dies; Who can explore His strange design?’ Christ is true God and true man in the one person.”                                                                                           — Peter Barnes



“He shall stand.”


And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.” (Micah 5:4)


Yes, he who is God in our flesh, our Lord Jesus Christ, crucified, risen, and exalted, stands forever in heaven as our great and good Shepherd to provide for and protect his own. “He stands and feeds in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.” — He receives his poor trembling ones and ministers to the necessities of all his own. This is the Christ I love! This is the Christ to whose arms I fly, and whose loving heart nestles my weary soul. — “He shall stand!


“Past suffering now, the tender heart

Of Jesus on His Father’s throne,

In all our sorrows bears a part,

And feels them as He felt His own.”


This glorious Prince is ever the Protector of his own. Sooner or later each chosen redeemed sinner is enabled to acknowledge — “The Lord is my Shepherd.” He stands as the Shepherd of his flock, and, according to Jehovah’s “all fulness” of grace and glory in himself, he feeds and supplies every need. In all the glory of his Godhead he stands and feeds his own with untold satisfaction from his glorious attributes, which are all engaged, and blessedly harmonize in their salvation, preservation, nourishment, and glorification.


What can withstand him? Hell, devils, death, and sin all fly before him as he declares his immutable will: — “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness.”


In all the perfections of his Manhood he stands and feeds his poor weak flock with all that he has done for them and with all that he is to them. He stands in the power of his essential righteousness and in the perfection of his accomplished righteousness, and feeds us with the blessed knowledge and understanding of our standing in the presence of God’s infinite excellence arrayed in garments of salvation. Yes, he shall stand on the ground of his eternal redemption, on the ground of his finished salvation, on the ground of his perfect and spotless obedience, on the ground of his unwavering faithfulness, on the ground of his unchangeable, everlasting love, and shall feed in the strength of the Lord, and in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.


The word “feed” might be translated “rule.” He shall feed, and he shall rule. — “He must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” What a powerful, potent, and princely Friend this proves our Lord Jesus to be! He watches over, provides for, protects, and rules his flock. By night, when birds, and beasts, and reptiles of prey would assail and devour, our Shepherd-King’s ever-watchful eye is over us for good. Temptation and desertion may be experienced, but he watches and he protects.



“And they shall abide.”


And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.” (Micah 5:4)


In his resurrection-power, in his ascension-glory, and in his indisputable session at God’s right hand, he stands! Divine decrees remain irrevocable! Divine prophecies are fulfilled! Divine promises are performed! — “He shall stand!” This concerns not the posture of his person, but the permanence of his place. What Divine, unerring certainty we have here. There is no fear of failure in any one of Jehovah’s plans or purposes. — “He shall stand,” not fall, but stand and never waver.


What is the sure and certain result of the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ “shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord”? — “And they shall abide.” O glorious security! Not one shall perish. None can pluck the weakest believer from his omnipotent embrace. All the hosts of hell and earth combined shall never separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!


Because he stands “in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; … they” (all his people, all that elect remnant that comes to him) “they shall abide!” The scattered ones who are gathered shall, not may, but shall abide.

“When the foe desired to have me, Jesus said, ‘This sheep is Mine!’

He resigned His life to save me: Jesus, what a love is Thine!

All resistless is its force. Nothing can withstand its course.”


They shall abide” on his loving heart, in his affectionate embrace, on his glorious throne, amidst the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds. — “They shall abide,” members of his body, never to be severed from him whom they love, because he first loved them. — “They shall abide” as the bride of his heart never to be divorced by him, never allowed to leave him, and ever indulged with the sweet kisses of his mouth.


Then comes the glorious climax of this precious prophecy concerning Zion’s King and Lord, “for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.” In these words we have a glorious description of him whose goings forth have been from everlasting, and shall be to everlasting in the salvation, glorification, and blessedness of his people.


O troubled and tried ones, “tossed with tempest and not comforted,” whom Satan delights to worry and assail with malicious glee, he may taunt and accuse you, insinuating that your hope is the hope of the hypocrite, that your faith is no better than his own, that your love, faint as it is, is all a delusion. Still he who from the mountain-top sees your distress will run to your relief and cause you to know his grace and power in the experience of your soul. The day and the night are both alike to him. He will cause his light to shine upon you, and his secret to rest upon your tabernacle, enabling you to rejoice in the blessed fact that the days shall soon be accomplished when, “Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting Light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended” (Isaiah 60:20).


The Grace Bulletin


February 26, 2012


Grace Baptist Church of Danville

2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438

Telephone (859) 236-8235 - E-Mail


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


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

Channel 6 - Friday Evening 7:00 P.M.


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