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            Grace Baptist Church of Danville

July 27, 2014


In so far as the believer’s acceptance with God is concerned, he has no more confidence in the best work he ever performed, than in the greatest sin he ever committed. — Christ is our Righteousness, our only Righteousness, all our Righteousness!


Daily Readings for the Week of July 27-August 3, 2014

Sunday                Isaiah 54-58                                                 Thursday       Jeremiah 4-5

            Monday                      Isaiah 59-63                                                 Friday             Jeremiah 6-8

            Tuesday                    Isaiah 64-66                                                 Saturday                    Jeremiah 9-11

            Wednesday  Jeremiah 1-3                                                            Sunday                      Jeremiah 12-14


·      The Lord willing, Bro. Angus Fisher will be here to preach the gospel Tuesday night. Bro. Fisher is pastor of Shoalhaven Gospel Church in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.

·      Conference offering Today – Our Bible Conference is scheduled for August 29-31. Please mark your check or offering envelope — “Conference”.

·      I am scheduled to preach Wednesday night for Redeemer Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where Bro. Fred Evans is pastor.


Happy Anniversary: Lindsay & Diane Campbell-8th    Mark & Sherri Warta-9th   Rick & Shante’ Birchum-10th      Jerry & Marilyn Sadler-10th

Nursery Duty this Week

Today: Shante’ Birchum (AM)  — Jennifer Pruter (PM)  — Tuesday: Shelby Fortner

Church Cleaning in August:  Shante’ Birchum & Betty Burge


Hail, Sovereign Grace, Eternal, Free! — Don Fortner

(Tune: #400 — Jesus, And Shall It Ever Be? — LM)

1.    Hail, sovereign grace, eternal free,

So bountif’ly bestowed on me!

Grace chose me in eternity,

And sent my Lord to die for me!


2.    ‘Twas grace, God’s free and sovereign grace,

That stopped me as to hell I raced,

And sweetly forced me to confess

My sin so vile, my wretchedness!


3.    Grace gave me eyes and made me see

What Christ, my Lord, has done for me.

He ransomed me with His own blood,

And reconciled me to my God.


4.    Let heav’n and earth my song now hear,

Come, ransomed sinners, sing with cheer,

Hail, sovereign grace, eternal, free,

So bountif’ly bestowed on me!



God Sees No Sin in His People


“He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel.” (Numbers 23:21)


These words do not suggest that there was no sin or perverseness in Israel. There was an abundance of perverseness among them; but the Lord God did not mark the sins of his people against them. He did not impute sin to his chosen. He did not look upon their sins with the eye of his justice, but hid his face from them and forgave them. That which God did for his elect among the children of Israel, he has done for his elect in Christ, his true Israel, “the Israel of God.”


Though there is much sin in us and done by us, as every true believer readily admits and confesses (1 John 1:8, 10), yet the Lord our God sees no sin in his people. The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to destroy, purge, remove, and take away the sins of his people; and he has done it (John 1:29; Hebrews 1:3; 9:26; 1 John 3:5). All the sins of God’s elect were laid upon Christ. He bore them in his own body on the tree, endured and satisfied the wrath of God for them, and bore them away. The Son of God redeemed us from the curse of the law, made an end of our sins, and justified and sanctified us by his blood. God almighty has, through the effectual atonement of Christ, so thoroughly blotted out our sins that he does not behold them. He has cast our sins into the blessed, deep sea of divine forgetfulness. He has cast our sins behind his back. He has removed them from us as far as the east is from the west, and remembers them no more. Therefore, God sees no sin in his people!


I am fully aware that this doctrine is commonly rejected and despised by men. It has been described by some as “a freak doctrine of perverted minds that leads to licentiousness and sin.” Why? I simply do not know. I cannot imagine anyone, who has tasted the bitterness of his own depravity and sin and has experienced the blessed forgiveness of sin by the grace of God through the blood of Christ, objecting to the fact that God “hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel.” The fact that God sees no sin in his people is a most glorious, comforting doctrine of the gospel, “without which,” John Gill appropriately declared, “the gospel must cease to be good news and glad tidings to the sons of men.”


Would you have this forgiveness? What would you give to go to bed tonight knowing that God almighty does not behold sin in you and will never charge sin to you, to lay your head upon your pillow tonight with these words ringing in your heart – “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin?” If you are a sinner in need of such forgiveness, come now to the Son of God. Confess your sin to God, trusting Christ, and go your way, like the publican of old, justified. It is written in the Scriptures, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Both God’s faithfulness and his justice demand the forgiveness of all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.




Pastor Henry Mahan


More and more I am made aware of the importance of worship, prayer, Bible study, and the fellowship of other believers during our earthly journey. — “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name” (Malachi 3:16). I need Him, His Word, and His people! By His grace I shall not forsake the assembly of believers for any reason; and being like Joshua, the spokesman for my family, I can say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” To be involved with this world in such a way that week after week, Sunday after Sunday passes by without worship, instruction in righteousness, and fellowship with other believers is unthinkable! Such would be a miserable existence for His sheep.





The First Message of the Cross

Evangelist Rolfe Barnard


Almost everybody in America is a church member, but they don’t think that God will punish sin. They sleep well at night, because they don’t believe that God will punish sin. They don’t let their church membership interfere with their daily living, because they don’t believe that God will punish sin. Talk to them about Jesus dying on the cross and they are not interested, because they don’t believe that God will punish sin. And, of course, nobody will be interested in whether Christ did anything for him on the cross until he believes that God will punish sin. There is no use to apply a remedy to this generation; this generation does not need its sins forgiven, for they don’t think there is any punishment awaiting them. What they need to hear is the first message of that bloody cross of my Lord — God will punish sin! Every time they nailed those nails into the flesh of the Son of God, every stroke of the hammer was saying, “God will punish sin!” “God will punish sin!” “God will punish sin!”





Grace — God’s Provision

G. S. Bishop


Grace is a provision for men who are so fallen that they cannot lift the axe of justice, so corrupt that they cannot change their own natures, so averse to God that they cannot turn to Him, so blind that they cannot see Him, so deaf that they cannot hear Him, so dead that He Himself must open their graves and lift them into resurrection.



The Grace Bulletin


July 27, 2014


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 - Sunday Morning 7:45 A.M.

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

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


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