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Grace Baptist Church of Danville

July 7, 2019

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If you feel terribly carnal, unspiritual, and unholy in someone’s presence, you can be sure that that is precisely the way that person intended to make you feel by his or her pretentious show of godliness.


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

Sunday                Proverbs 20-22              Thursday Ecclesiastes 5-9

      Monday                Proverbs 23-26                    Friday            Eccles. 10-Song of Sol. 4

      Tuesday              Proverbs 27-31              Saturday              Song of Sol. 5-Isaiah 1

      Wednesday        Ecclesiastes 1-4           Sunday                Isaiah 2-5


Š      I am preaching today for Rescue Baptist Church in Rescue, California, where Bro. John Reeves is pastor.

Š      We welcome Bro. Mike Walker and his wife, Sandy, back to Grace. Bro. Walker is pastor of Millsite Baptist Church in Cottageville, WV. Bro. Todd Nibert, pastor of Todds Road Grace Church in Lexington, KY, will bring the message here Tuesday.

Š      We will receive an offering to help with conference expenses on July 28th.


Happy Birthday!  Rex Bartley-9th    Billie Hopkins-9th    Shirley Bain-14th

Nursery Duty Today (AM) Molly McCormack


Sanctified by the Triune God Don Fortner

(Tune: #17 — Come, Thou Fount — 87.87D)

1.    Sing all saints, beloved and chosen, you for whom the Savior died,

Claim your gifts and praise the Giver. — "Ye are washed and sanctified,"

Sanctified by God your Father, and by Jesus Christ His Son,

And by God, the Holy Spirit, by the holy, Three-in-One!

2.    One with Christ, beloved, accepted, righteous made by God’s decree,

Sanctified when God accepted us in Christ our Surety!

Sanctified when we with Jesus lived, and died, and rose again!

Sanctified by God the Spirit when by grace we’re born again!

3.    Holiness is ours in Jesus, not by works that we have done,

But by God’s free love and mercy. — Yes, by sov’reign grace alone!

By His Word, and truth, and promise, by His righteousness and blood,

Holiness in Christ our Savior makes us fit to see our God!

4.    He will sanctify us wholly in the resurrection day.

Blameless at our Savior's coming, body, spirit, soul shall be!

He perfected once forever, by His blood, the sanctified!

Spotless, blameless, guiltless, perfect, is the Savior’s ransomed Bride!



If Christ does not have the preeminence in all that is preached, then something is seriously amiss. All of the doctrines of the Word of God can be believed and preached, but if they are not preached and understood in light of the cross of Christ they are distorted and misunderstood. Every blessing that man receives from God is in and through his Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

     — Missionary Lance Hellar




“Why Will Ye Go with Me?”

(Ruth 1:11)

Pastor Mike Walker


Naomi and her two daughters-in law, Orpah and Ruth are leaving Moab and are on their way to Bethlehem, the house of Bread. They are on this journey because they had heard that God had visited his people in giving them bread. Naomi turns to Orpah and Ruth and put this question to them, she said “Why will ye go with me?” She was asking them, “What do you hope to gain by going with me?” You need to count the cost. What will it cost you to go with me?

Ruth and Orpah counted the cost, but only Ruth would pay the price. Orpah went back to her people and to her gods. To Orpah the price was too costly. Ruth said, “Entreat me not to leave thee, thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” My question to you is — Why will you Go?”




Christ and Heaven Our All

Pastor Rick Warta


We ought not to first seek security and safety and comfort for ourselves in this world. Our Lord and Savior in whom we trust has said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). Therefore, set your eyes on Christ and put your house in order to seek him first, and trust that he will take care of everything else. Since you confess that Christ and his kingdom is the treasure of your heart, arrange everything in your life to align with your treasure (Matthew 6:21).




Christ Our Surety

Robert Hawker


Our Surety is expressly said to have been made both sin and a curse for his redeemed, that they “might be made the righteousness God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13). And what a blessedness is there contained in this one view of the completeness of the church in Jesus! So that, in the very moment that the child of God feels the workings of corruption within him, and is groaning under a body of sin and death, which he carries about with him, though he sees nothing in himself but sin and imperfection, yea, sometimes, as it appears to him, growing imperfections, yet looking to the Lord Jesus as his Surety, and considering the Redeemer’s holiness, and not anything in himself, as the standard of justification, here he rests his well-founded hope. This was blessedly set forth by the Holy Ghost. — “Surely, shall one say, even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed” (Isaiah 45:24).



“I Would not have You to be Ignorant”

1 Thessalonians 4:13


The souls of believers, redeemed sinners, men and women who have been made righteous before God in Christ, the souls of God’s saints return to God at death. Our departed brothers and sisters, as soon as they closed their eyes in death, opened them again in glory. There they shall remain until the second coming of Christ.

      Then, when Christ comes again in his glory, he will bring them all with him, raise their bodies from the dust, and reunite their bodies and souls and spirits in resurrection glory. Believers yet living when Christ comes again shall then be changed, glorified, caught up into glory. Thereafter, we shall forever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).


Immediate Damnation

Though hell is as real as heaven and damnation as real as salvation, I here say little about the horrible state of the wicked and unbelieving after death. They shall immediately, as soon as they close their eyes in death, wake up in the torments of the damned in hell.

If you are yet without life, without faith, without Christ, and thus without hope, be warned. The wrath of God is upon you. If you die without Christ, you must be immediately and forever damned. To die without Christ is to die without hope.


Immediate Paradise

For the believer, things are different. The believer, as soon as he dies, is alive forever. His soul immediately goes home to God in heaven. The Word of God, when speaking of the believer’s death, always represents it as an immediate entrance into heavenly blessedness and glory.

Actually, for the believer, death is not death at all, but the beginning of life. Our Lord said, “Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:26). God’s elect never die. The death of the body is the liberty of the soul. And as soon as our souls are freed from this body of sin and death, we shall enter heaven.


Walking in Uprightness

When the righteous perish from the earth, they live in uprightness forever, “each one walking in his uprightness” (Isaiah 57:1-2). When the righteous die, they are taken away from evil, enter into a world of peace, and rest in their beds. Their bodies rest in hope in the grave, in hope of the resurrection. Their souls rest in the arms of Christ, their Redeemer. Our departed friends have entered into everlasting rest (Hebrews 4:9-11). There they walk in their uprightness. God reckons the righteousness of Christ, imputed to us in justification and imparted to us in sanctification, to be our righteousness. And he makes it ours perfectly and experimentally in heaven. There our departed brethren walk in their uprightness, in spotless purity and holiness, in shining robes of bliss and glory. As soon as a believer dies, he is carried by God’s angels into heaven, Abraham’s bosom, the place of endless comfort (Luke 16:22-25).





The Grace Bulletin


July 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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