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May 13, 2018

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There is not a record in the Bible of a single sinner saved by the grace of God who attributes anything to himself but sin.


Daily Readings for the Week of May 13-20, 2018

Sunday                2 Chronicles 8-11         Thursday 2 Chronicles 23-24

      Monday                2 Chronicles 12-15 Friday       2 Chronicles 25-27

      Tuesday              2 Chronicles 16-19 Saturday            2 Chronicles 28-29

      Wednesday        2 Chronicles 20-22 Sunday            2 Chronicles 30-32


Happy Birthday!   Rebecca Singleton-14th

Nursery Duty Today: Stephanie Wilkerson (AM) — Celeste Peterson (PM)


Awake, My Sleeping Soul, AriseDon Fortner

(Tune: #42 — All Hail the Power — CM)


1.    Awake! Awake! Blest saints of God,

Redeemed by Jesus’ blood!

By Christ redeemed, by God made just,

Awake to Christ your Trust!


2.    Walk as the children of the Day,

In His beauty arrayed.

Why should this world delight you so?

Why grovel here below?


3.    Your life is hid with Christ in God. ⸺

He bought you with His blood!

Rise up, My love,” Your Bridegroom says,

Rise up, and come away!


4.    Blest saints of God and heirs of bliss,

Haste through this wilderness!

Live not for vanity and toys,

But for eternal joys.


5.    It is the voice of my Beloved

That calls, “Rise up My love.

Awake, my sleeping soul, arise,

And Christ shall give thee light!



You will never know the love of God in Christ until you are made to know the wrath of God without Christ. You will never be saved until you are lost. God will not robe you with the righteousness of Christ until he strips you of your own righteousness. He will not heal you until he has wounded you, and you have need of healing. He will not lift you up until he casts you down. He will not make you alive until he slays you.




“He Forsook the Counsel of the Old Men”

1 Kings 12:8

How foolishly young adults follow the example of Rehoboam! Rather than seeking and following the counsel of older men and women who have the wisdom of age and experience, they follow the counsel of their peers. Never is this folly more costly than it is to young preachers! Many promising, gifted young preachers have brought their ministries to ruin by heeding the counsel of other young preachers and forsaking “the counsel of the old men.”

Old men are not always wise, but they are usually much wiser than the young. This is especially true with regard to faithful, gospel preachers. When I was a young preacher, God providentially brought several older pastors into my life, most of them 10 – 30 years my senior, who became my closest friends. From those men, many of them now with the Lord, I learned much and avoided much. The older I get the more I revere them and give thanks to God for them.



“Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing”

John 15:5

Pastor John Chapman

There is an old saying, “God helps those who help themselves.” However, the Word of God teaches us differently. The Word of God teaches us that God helps those who cannot help themselves. — “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)

Christ said, I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Without Christ we are nothing and can do nothing that God can be pleased with. We cannot take our next breath or breathe out a prayer that God will hear without Christ. We cannot know God without Christ. All our thoughts of God are wrong until Christ reveals the Father in us. Until this happens we will imagine God to be like ourselves. (Psalm 50:21) The sooner we realize Christ as all our strength and all our acceptance, the sooner we will give unto him the glory due his name.



No Other Name

Acts 4:12

God’s elect in the Old Testament were saved exactly the same way as God’s elect are saved today, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament era sinners were saved by trusting Christ who was to come, promised, and prefigured in the words and types of the Old Testament Scriptures. Since the coming of Christ, sinners are saved by trusting Christ who has come and fulfilled all the promises, types, and prophecies of the Old Testament.

            Abel and Archippus, Job and John, Moses and Matthew, Miriam and Mary, Rahab and Rhoda, Padon and Peter all believed the same gospel, trusted the same Savior, and were saved by the same grace as God’s elect are today. The saints of old trusted the Christ who was to come; and God’s elect today trust the Christ who has come.


Atonement Money

Exodus 30:11-16


In this portion of Holy Scripture God the Holy Ghost gives us God’s law regarding the numbering of the children of Israel and the atonement money they paid, so that no plague come upon them. This is a very instructive and blessed type and picture of our redemption, the ransom of our souls, by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Limited Atonement

We believe, rejoice in, and preach, without apology, the great and glorious Gospel doctrine of particular and effectual redemption accomplished by the precious, sin-atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ — Limited Atonement.

      I defy anyone to find any place in the Book of God that even hints at the possibility that Christ shed his blood for those who perish in hell. Where does the Word of God proclaim an atonement that does not atone? —A redemption that does not redeem? — A deliverance that does not deliver? —A ransom that does not set free? — A Savior who does not save? — Nowhere!

      Everywhere in Holy Scripture, in every place, every chapter, every verse, every prophecy, every picture, and every type which speaks of or in any way explains the great and glorious redemptive work of Christ, it is always set before us as the redemption of a specific people and a redemption that is effectually accomplished, a redemption by which those specific people are actually redeemed.

      The ransom money for atonement was paid for a certain number of people. — “The sum of the children of Israel.” A certain price was paid. — “Half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary.” And a certain result followed. — Those who were redeemed according to the requirement of the law had “no plague among them!


Three Statements

I call your attention to three blessed facts of divine revelation found in this portion of Inspiration.

1.    None were redeemed except God’s chosen, the children of Israel; and all the children of Israel were redeemed. All the children of Israel were numbered with the adult males of the nation; and they made up the specific number for whom this atonement money was paid — 603,550 men.

2.    The ransom price was determined by divine measure. Those who were redeemed were redeemed with “half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary.” God’s demands were measured out by God himself, exacted by God, and paid to God. Here is the measurement of the sanctuary: “The precious blood of Christ!

3.    All the chosen brought the atonement money in their hands. Even so, all God’s elect must and shall come to God through faith in the blood of Christ, through faith in the accomplished redemption of the Lord Jesus Christ. Coming to God by faith in the blood of Christ (Romans 3:25), believing sinners are assured that no plague shall befall them!




The Grace Bulletin


May 13, 2018


Grace Baptist Church of Danville

2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438

Telephone (859) 576-3400 — E-Mail


Donald S. Fortner, Pastor


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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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