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Grace Baptist Church of Danville
April 6, 2014
If what you have is what you got from a man, another man can take it away and sell you something else. —— If what you know is something you learned from a man, by the words of man’s wisdom and cunning craftiness, another man can teach you something else directly contrary to what you thought you knew. But if you’ve been taught of God, no one can unteach you what God the Holy Ghost has taught you.
· I am scheduled to preach Monday through Friday for Burnside First Baptist Church (65 Kinsey Ave., Burnside, KY). Services will begin each night at 7:00. Bro. Richard Christian is the pastor. — Bro. Lindsay Campbell will preach the Gospel to you Tuesday night.
· We will have a fellowship dinner together following our morning worship service on April 20th.
Happy Birthday! Sally Poncer-7th — Gina Brice-7th
Nursery Duty this Week
Today: Jenny Bartley (AM) — Vicci Rolley (PM) — Tuesday: Jennifer Pruter
Oh, Come and Bless Us Here! — Don Fortner
(Tune: #164 — Breathe on Me, Breath of God —SM)
1. Will God now condescend
To dwell with man below?
Will He to our poor souls attend,
And blessings here bestow?
2. “Yes,” says the Lord, proclaim
The promise far and near,
“Where souls are gathered in My name,
I’ll come and bless you there.”
“Chapel, or home, or cave,
“Where’er I cast my children’s lot,
“There I will come and save!”
4. Fulfil Your promise, Lord,
Oh, come and bless us here,
Let pow’r Divine attend Your Word,
Show Your salvation here!
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:17
What liberty is this? Being brought into the family of God, we are brought into the sweet liberty of grace here and shall be brought into “the glorious liberty of the children of God” in the world to come. But what is that liberty that is ours in Christ?
Honesty compels us to acknowledge certain facts. We are not here freed from the raging lusts of our sinful hearts; for we still carry about a body of sin under which we groan. We are not freed from Satan’s temptations; for he still roars against us and hurls his fiery darts at our souls. We are not freed from temptations, trials, and troubles; for we still live in this world of sin and woe. It must be confessed, too, that we are not freed from inward fears; for our shameful unbelief begets many. Blessed be his name, we are not here freed from the chastisement of our wise, kind, and ever-gracious heavenly Father; for then we would never know many sweet visits of his love under the rod, by which he causes us to know and love him. And we are not yet freed from sickness and death; for the stroke of death we must feel, often death preceded by painful and long illness. Our blessed Savior has promised to make our bed of sickness by his grace, and has taken death’s sting away by his blood and righteousness.
From these things we are not yet at liberty, though chosen in eternal love, redeemed by Christ’s precious blood, and saved by almighty grace. What, then, is that liberty that is given to our souls in and with Christ Jesus by the Spirit of the Lord?
God the Spirit, discovering to our souls the glory of the Lord Jesus and our interest in him, has brought us into liberty. Sweet and blessed liberty it is! Who can apprehend, let alone describe, the vastness of this liberty? We have access to the Throne of Grace at all times and upon all occasions. Having received the Spirit of adoption, we cry, “Abba, Father!” We lift our hearts to heaven and confidently call the Lord God himself our Father! The Spirit bears witness with our spirits that we are children of God. We are freed from the burden of sin’s guilt and the fear of its punishment. — O sweet, sweet liberty!
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!” — God’s law being magnified and made honorable by Christ, justice is satisfied and everlasting righteousness is ours. Justice no longer terrifies. The accusations of Satan are all answered. Conscience is appeased. This is liberty; is it not? Having passed from death unto life, we have peace with God through the blood of the cross. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit!”
This liberty is ours, child of God, because of our oneness with Christ. We can no more be brought into the bondage of sin, and guilt, and death, and law than he can. This blessed liberty ought to sustain our souls and cheer our hearts in the face of every temptation, every sorrow, every trial, and every affliction!
Shout, my soul, and echo to the apostle’s words, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!” — All the liberty of grace and all the liberty of glory too! — Liberty to adore, worship, love, trust, and live forever with God our Savior (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), who opened our prison doors and brought us out of the deep pit wherein was no water and no light!
When God the Spirit reveals Christ in the chosen, redeemed sinner, causing the heaven born soul to behold with open face, as in a mirror, “the glory of the Lord,” a marvelous change takes place. Looking to our dear Savior by faith, we are changed into his image. Beholding Christ in his glory, admiring him, being ravished with his love, we imitate the One we love. Constrained by his love for us and the love he has created in us for him, saved sinners seek to be made like the Savior, and are made like him. — O wondrous liberty!
Blessed Lord Jesus, be it my portion here to behold your face in righteousness, until I awake in your likeness in glory in complete and everlasting satisfaction (Psalm 17:15). Truly, this is “the glorious liberty of the children of God!”
Pastor Frank Tate
People wrest many passages of scripture that speak of the “world” and try to make them say that Christ came to make salvation possible for every son of Adam. We know that cannot be so because our Lord prayed, “I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine” (John 17:9). Christ did not die for the whole population of the world, but he did die for sinners from all over the world. In all things Christ will have the preeminence, so there is not a place Adam’s sin has gone that is out of the reach of Christ’s sin atoning blood. The curse of sin cannot spread anywhere that is beyond the scope of the power of Christ to remove the curse. A sinner cannot plunge so deep that he is too far gone for Christ to save him. There is no sheep of God who is so lost they are beyond the reach of the Shepherd of the Sheep to come find him and carry him back to the fold because Christ came to save sinners from every corner of the world.
The Good News of Representation
Pastor Clay Curtis
Believer, rejoice, just as Eve’s transgression brought about no change in her standing before God because she was in her head, Adam, likewise, the believer’s transgressions bring about no change in our standing before God because we are in Christ our Head. Before the all-knowing eye of God, in Christ our Righteous Head we are righteous; in Christ our righteous Head we have no sin; in Christ our righteous Head we cannot sin (1 John 3: 5, 9). Oh, thank God for the good news of representation!
he Grace Bulletin
April 6, 2014
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 7:45 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.