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Grace Baptist Church of Danville
November 16, 2014
Either the Lord Jesus was made sin for us and our sins were transferred to him, or our sins are still our sins and justice finds them upon us still!
· Bro. Frank Hall is preaching today for Sovereign Grace Church in New Caney, Texas. I am scheduled to preach Wednesday-Friday for Beech Grove Baptist Church in Bardwell, KY, where Bro. David Callison is pastor.
· Pastor Todd Nibert (Todds RD Grace Church, Lexington, KY) will preach here Tuesday night.
· The Lord willing, we will have a Thanksgiving/Christmas Church Family Dinner on Sunday, November 30th.
· Shelby and I would like for you to join us for our annual Open House at the Parsonage — Sunday, December 14th, following the morning worship service.
Nursery Duty this Week
Today: Jayalita McCormack (AM) — Ruth Wall (PM) — Tuesday: Diane Campbell
Christ Saves unto the Uttermost! — Don Fortner
(Tune: #52 — Majestic Sweetness —CM)
1. While I confess, confess, I must —
I’m utterly depraved,
I shall, unto the uttermost,
At last by Christ be saved!
2. All of the law’s righteous commands
Christ has for me obeyed;
And all its uttermost demands,
My Surety has paid!
3. From sin’s darkest, utmost abyss
He fetched and made me come;
And to the uttermost of bliss,
His grace shall bring me home!
4. Christ saves unto the uttermost;
So let us sing His praise!
And when we join the heavenly host,
This theme shall fill the place.
I have not Preached, If I have not…
· Preached the truth of God, faithfully expounding his Word.
· Honored God as God (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in his great works of redemption and grace.
· Shown poor, lost sinners the way to God, shutting them up to faith in Christ, pressing them into the kingdom of God by the gospel.
· Slapped you in the face with your sin, stabbed you in the heart with your guilt, and wounded your soul with your own depravity.
· Comforted you with the sweet balm of forgiveness by grace through the precious blood of Christ and the blessed joy of perfect righteousness before God in union with his dear Son.
· Inspired your soul with renewed zeal to renewed consecration to the Lord Jesus Christ. — And…
· Led you to the Throne of Grace in worship.
Preaching, gospel preaching, is much more than informing the minds and stirring the emotions of those who hear us. Preaching, gospel preaching, is much more than defending creeds and entertaining immortal souls on the brink of eternity with doctrine. Preaching, gospel preaching, moves immortal souls to God!
“The Manifold Wisdom of God”
God’s Wise Use of Sin — (Psalm 76:10)
Redemption by the Lord Jesus Christ is so sufficient a way of salvation that it is altogether consistent with all the attributes of God to save the chief of sinners. And the justice, holiness, and truth of God demand the eternal salvation of every sinner for whom Christ died upon the cursed tree.
Be sure you understand the doctrine of Holy Scripture in this matter. We believe in an effectual redemption, limited atonement. We believe, according to the Scriptures, that the Lord Jesus Christ actually redeemed and justified every soul for whom he died, and that by his death upon the cross, he infallibly secured the eternal salvation of God’s elect (Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18).
To suggest, as most people do, that Christ died for those who perish under the wrath of God in hell is to deny the justice of God, impugn the holiness of God, and repudiate the truth of God. Indeed, it is to trample underfoot the blood of Christ as a common, unholy thing (Hebrews 10:29), a useless waste!
The justice of God, having been satisfied by the blood of Christ, demands the salvation of every redeemed sinner. Yes, our salvation in Christ is as much a matter of justice as it is a matter of grace. It is but an act of justice for a creditor to release a debtor of all obligation when his debt has been fully paid.
If Jesus my discharge procured,
And freely in my room endured
The whole of wrath divine,
Payment God cannot twice demand,
First at my bleeding Surety’s hand,
And then again at mine.
The holiness of God, having been honored and maintained by Christ, demands the salvation of all for whom Christ lived upon the earth (Romans 5:19). Christ’s righteousness being made ours, God’s holiness fully approves of us!
And the truth of God demands that every sinner who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ be saved (Psalm 85:10; Romans 10:9-13). God the Father promised his Son that he would save all whom he redeemed (Psalm 2:8; Isaiah 53:9-10). God the Son has promised sinners that he will receive all who come to him (John 6:37-40). God the Spirit has promised that he will keep every believer in grace (Ephesians 1:13-14).
We see the wisdom of God in his purpose of redemption by Christ in that those attributes of God which seemed to require our destruction appear most glorious in our salvation.
The justice of God is infinitely more glorious in our redemption by the death of Christ than it could be if all mankind had suffered the wrath of God forever in hell. He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Now we know that God is no respecter of persons. When justice found sin upon God’s own dear Son, the Son of God was slain under penalty of the law.
The majesty of God is more evident in the salvation of sinners by Christ than it could be were all the world cast into hell. It is one thing for the King of the universe to punish such worms as we are. But for God to punish his own dear Son, the God-man, when sin was found on him, is to proclaim the majesty of his Being to all the world (Lamentations 1:12-14). Christ’s sufferings were of infinite value. His sufferings were infinitely effectual. Our dear Savior’s sufferings were infinitely satisfactory. And the sufferings of the sinners’ Substitute warn sinners of the infinitely dreadful Majesty whom we must meet in judgment.
Consistent with God
Here is the wisdom of God. —– Redemption by the Lord Jesus Christ is so sufficient a way of salvation that it is altogether consistent with all the attributes of God to save the very chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). For great sinners, there is great grace from the great God, by our great Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:20-21). His grace is sovereign (Romans 9:16-18). His grace is boundless, free, immutable (Malachi 3:6), all-sufficient, effectual grace (2 Corinthians 12:9). — “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain!”
The Grace Bulletin
November 16, 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.