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April 7, 2019

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The peace God gives is “perfect peace;” but none possess that peace perfectly while living in this body of flesh.


Daily Readings for the Week of April 7-14, 2019

Sunday                2 Samuel 15-17             Thursday 2 Samuel 24-1 Kings 1

      Monday                2 Samuel 18-19                   Friday            1 Kings 2-3

      Tuesday              2 Samuel 20-21             Saturday              1 Kings 4-6

      Wednesday        2 Samuel 22-23             Sunday                1 Kings 7-8


Happy Birthday!  Jayalita McCormack-14th

Nursery Duty Today: Debbie Bartley (AM) — Diane Campbell (PM)


Gracious Savior, You have Promised Don Fortner

(Tune: #61 — O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus —87.87.D)


1.    Gracious Savior, You have promised,

Here to meet Your chosen race.

Graciously, pour out Your Spirit

With the bounties of Your grace. —

Let Your glory, let Your glory,

Now descend and fill this place!


2.    By the preaching of the gospel,

In our midst Your work perform.

Give the heirs of Your salvation

Special blessings from Your throne. —

Let Your glory, let Your glory,

In salvation here be known!


3.    As Your servant stands and preaches

To the people of his care,

Grant to him and us Your blessing.

Speak through him and let us hear! —

Let Your glory, let Your glory,

Shine within this house of prayer.


4.    On Your grace, our God, depending,

We within Your courts appear.

Holy Spirit, fall upon us!

Magnify our Savior here! —

Let Your glory, let Your glory,

In our midst this hour appear!


All men are aware of God’s existence. And all religious people have a fear of God. But the believer, the Christian, the child of God, is a person who trusts the living God. There is a vast difference between knowing that God is, or even fearing him, and trusting him. The believer is a person who walks with God in this world by faith, trusting him.



Jephthah and Me

Judges 11:1-40


10.   Jephthah opened his mouth to God and declared, “I cannot go back” (v. 35). — Me too (Romans 6:4-6; Psalm 116:12-15).


    How blessed it is to be reminded once more that in this Gospel Day God’s Israel is freed from the law, its covenant, its curse, its vows, and its sacrifices, in and by Christ and his one great sacrifice. — “For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). Yet, we who have opened our mouths unto the Lord in heart faith, confessing him as our Lord and Savior, have a vow to pay; and we cannot go back.

      The word translated “cannot” in Judges 11:35 is very instructive. It means I am not able to go back. I am not able to go back, because my God has sworn that he will not allow it. I have no power to go back, because, as powerful as my wicked heart is to do evil, it has no power to overcome God’s purpose, God’s grace, Christ’s blood, Christ’s intercession, or the Spirit’s seal (Romans 8:28-39). I cannot be prevailed upon, or forced by any means or influence, to go bac, because Satan has no power to harm me. No evil shall befall me. My God has promised, “It shall be well with the righteous.” I will not go back, because I cannot go back (John 10:28-30). — I will not go back, because I know that I have nowhere to go (John 6:66-69).



Jephthah’s Vow

Judges 11:30-40


That for which Jephthah is most commonly known is his vow to God and the fact that he conscientiously kept it, though it was terribly painful for him to do so, and even more painful for his cherished daughter, his only child. Most look upon his vow as a weakness, and consider his keeping of the vow a matter of greater weakness still. The fact that Jephthah’s name is mentioned, and that he is held before us as an example of faith in Hebrews 11:32 convinces me that this is the very thing for which this remarkable man is commended to us. Jephthah’s vow is directly linked to his victory over the Ammonites, an act of faith in Christ, for which he is held before us in Hebrews 11 as an example to follow. Jephthah’s fidelity and perseverance in the faith is seen in the keeping of his vow by keeping his daughter in continual virginity. If his dog had come out to meet him, no one would ever imagine that he would have offered his dog on God’s altar, polluting it with the blood of a dog. Yet, many insist that Jephthah killed his daughter to keep his vow to the Lord. That simply was not, and could not have been the case.



The Grace Bulletin


April 7, 2019


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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