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Grace Baptist Church of Danville

27 Old Stanford Road — Danville, Kentucky 40422

Email: Don@DonFortner.com —Telephone: 859-576-3400

 

June 26, 2016

 

Schedule of Regular Services

Bible Classes — 10:AM                                   Morning Worship — 10:30 AM

Evening Worship — 6:30 PM              Midweek Worship – Tuesday — 7:30 PM

 

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If the congregation is talking and shouting while a man is preaching, they cannot hear the message preached.

 

Daily Readings for the Week of June 26-July 3, 2016

Sunday                Psalm 103-106              Thursday Psalm 120-135

      Monday                Psalm 107-113                    Friday            Psalm 136-144

      Tuesday              Psalm 114-118              Saturday              Psalm 145-Proverbs 2

      Wednesday        Psalm 119                      Sunday                Proverbs 3-7

 

Š      I am scheduled to preach Wednesday night for Todds Road Grace Church in Lexington, Kentucky, where Bro. Todd Nibert is pastor.

Š      Friday through Sunday I am scheduled to preach in a Bible Conference at Rescue Baptist Church in Rescue, California. Bro. Gene Harmon is the host pastor.

Š      Bro. David Eddmenson, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Madisonville, Kentucky, will be here to preach the gospel to you next Sunday, July 3rd.

Š      Bro. Tom Harding, pastor of Zebulon Baptist Church in Pikeville, Kentucky, is scheduled to be here to preach on Tuesday, July 5th.

 

Happy Birthday!  Mary Lou Duff-28th    Dee Dee Raneri-29th

 

Nurse Nursery Duty this Week

Jenny Bartley (AM) — Jayalita McCormack (PM) — Tuesday: Stephanie Wall

 

Father, I Will Don Fortner

(Tune: #142 — Jesus Shall Reign —LM)

1.    “Father, I will,” my Savior cries,

Who gave Himself a sacrifice,

“That where I am My ransomed be,

“In perfect union one with Me.

2.    “Father, I will,” the Lord demands,

And spreads for me His wounded hands,

“I will, that all for whom I died,

“With Me be ever glorified.”

3.    Rejoice, my soul, and find sweet rest,

Christ Jesus pleads. — I must be blest!

Soon, soon, His glory I shall see,

Who died, and lives, and pleads for me!

 

 

Sympathy

We extend our sincere sympathy to Susan Grant and her family. Susan’s father, William McCubbin, died Tuesday. We also extend our sincere sympathy to Pastor Gary Shepard and the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Jacksonville, NC in the loss of Bro. Shepard’s wife, Betty, who also died this week.

 

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 “I will not say that the sins of God’s people were imputed to Christ, though I believe they were; but it seems to me, that in a way more mysterious than that which imputation would express, the sins of God’s people were actually laid upon Jesus Christ; that in the view of God, not only was Christ treated as if he had been guilty, but the very sin itself was, I know not how, but according to the text (Isaiah 53:6) it was somehow laid upon the head of Christ Jesus. ‘For he hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Is it not written, He shall bear,” not merely the punishment of their sin, nor the imputation of their sin, but “He shall bear their iniquities?’”                                                                                                                            — C. H. Spurgeon

 

 

“Maketh Intercession”

Romans 8:27

 

Whatever gifts of grace we possess are the gifts of God the Holy Spirit, who is the ascension gift of Christ to his people (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). But often our faith is so mixed with unbelief that as Peter sank in the waters, so our hearts sink in darkness until we are made to cry, “Lord, save me, I perish!” Then he stretches out his hand and lifts us up. How often our love to Christ is so cold that we cannot call it love, though love him we do. Like Peter, we have a strange way of showing it! Yet, our Lord knows how to draw out the confession, “Thou knowest that I love thee.” Even the unbelieving cry of his disciples, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” arouses the attention of our Savior; and he soon answers, “Peace, be still!

 

His Knowledge

The Lord Jesus knows even the whisperings of our hearts, and is ready to answer them (John 16:19). He is always more ready to teach than we are to be taught, more ready to help than we are to be helped, more ready to answer prayer than we are to pray, and more ready to forgive than we are to be forgiven. Our Savior knows the deepest, truest desires of our hearts. He “knoweth the mind of the Spirit.” He knows our faith in him, our love for him, our longings to be like him, our desire to do his will, our yearnings for his presence, and our concerns for his glory.

 

“He knows the words I mean to speak, ere from my opening lips they break.”

 

His Intercession

Let us ever be confident of and rejoice in the intercession of the Heart Searcher, “because he maketh intercession for the saints.” Here Paul speaks of two intercessions: the intercession of Christ for us in heaven and the intercession of the Spirit in us on earth. I have shown you how the Spirit makes intercession in us. Now I want you to see how that Christ makes intercession for us. To make intercession is to interpose with a plea, to plead for another, to entreat for the acceptance of another.

      We have a beautiful, graphic type and picture of Christ’s intercession in Leviticus 16, where God gave commandment concerning the work of the high priest on the Day of Atonement. The sin-offering is Christ, the Lamb of God (v. 9). The burning coals of fire represent the sufferings of Christ (v. 12). The sweet incense portrays the intercession of Christ (v. 13). The sprinkling of the blood upon the mercy-seat seven times speak of complete atonement for all “the Israel of God” by Christ’s precious blood (v. 14). And the scapegoat beautifully typifies our Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins away (vv. 20-22).

      Atonement is the basis of intercession; and the two can never be separated. Without atonement intercession could not be made. With atonement intercession cannot fail! And the atonement and intercession were made for the same people. The Lord Jesus Christ, by his death on the cross made atonement for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3). By his resurrection life he makes intercession for us (Hebrews7:25; Zechariah 3:1-5). The perpetuity and efficacy of his priesthood and the prevalence of his intercession are the glory of his gospel (1 John 2:1-2).

 

 

“According to the Will of God”

Romans 8:27

 

Here is the glorious method of the Heart Searcher’s method of intercession. —– “According to the will of God.” Christ our Mediator and the heavenly Father are ever one in will, word, and work. On earth he did his Father’s will perfectly. In heaven he intercedes “according to the will of God.” He seeks for us that which it is the will of God to do and give, no more and no less (Romans 8:28-39).

 

As God

But notice the words “the will of” are in italics. That means that they were added by the translators. The phrase might be better translated, “according to God.” If that is the case, Paul’s meaning is that Christ intercedes for us as God. He does not plead as a suppliant on bended knees or with uplifted eyes, but with the dignity and grace of One who is God, One who never sinned, One who knows nothing of failure. He pleads with God upon the basis of God’s own holy character as a just and true God. He pleads with God as an equal; for this Man who is our great High Priest is God.

      We are represented before the throne of God by a holy, sinless Man, who is himself God. Before he entered into heaven, he put away our sins, so that our sins could never appear against us in the presence of God. And all that he seeks from God for us, it is the will of God to do!

 

His People

He maketh intercession for the saints.” His people, those for whom the Son of God makes intercession, are saints. Saved sinners are saints, God’s holy ones, God’s sanctified ones, sanctified by eternal election, effectual redemption, and divine regeneration.

      We are transgressors. We would never think of denying that fact. And we rejoice to know that Christ makes “intercession for transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12). But we are not transgressors, we are not sinners before God, in the sight of God.

      Taking John 17 as the model of Christ’s intercession, you will notice that the Intercessor never speaks of his people as sinners. He does not offend the ear of his holy Father by calling his dear children sinners or transgressors. Seven times in that chapter, when he refers to us, he speaks of us as those “whom thou has given me.He never mentions what we have done, but only what he has done for us. —– “I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” The blood of his atonement has washed away all our sins, and the sentence of eternal justice from the throne of God upon all his elect is — “Justified from all things!” — “Cleansed from all sin!” — “Accepted in the Beloved!” — “Complete in Christ!

 

“There David shines without a stain;

Uriah’s blood shall ne’er be known,

For like a millstone in the sea

Are all his black transgressions thrown!”

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The Grace Bulletin

 

June 26, 2016

 

Grace Baptist Church of Danville

2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438

Telephone (859) 576-3400 — 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

 

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