Grace Baptist Church of Danville
March 28, 2010
“From first to last, from beginning to end, all that is wrought for the sinner in his salvation and all that is wrought in the sinner in his salvation, is a gift of God’s sovereign and free grace”
Pastor Maurice Montgomery
CHURCH CLEANING IN APRIL: Bill & Vicci Rolley
NURSERY DUTY THIS WEEK
Today: Jenny Bartley (AM) Celeste Peterson (PM) Tuesday: Jayalita McCormack
None but Jesus — Don Fortner
(Tune: #291 — Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah 87.87.87)
1. Sinners sunk in degradation, guilty, helpless, base and vile,
Lost, undone, without salvation, till to God you’re reconciled!
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, man to God can reconcile.
2. See your curse and condemnation, in the broken law of God;
Then go seek the Lord’s salvation, in the Savior’s precious blood!
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, can do guilty sinners good.
3. He obtained a full redemption, for the objects of His grace,
Pardon, righteousness, salvation and eternal blessedness!
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, can give guilty sinners peace.
4. Christ shall have our adoration. Heav’n shall with his praise resound,
Everlasting consolation in our precious Christ is found!
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, by the ransomed throng is crowned!
“The Glory of the Lord Filled the Tabernacle”
“And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.” (Exodus 40:35)
The glory of the Tabernacle was the manifest presence of God. This cloud of glory is the same pillar of cloud that appeared to Israel and led them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. But now it appeared in a different form, not so much as a pillar as a great covering, an umbrella over the camp of Israel, with its shaft dropping down on the Tabernacle and filling it. This cloud filled the Tabernacle with a glory, a brightness, a glorious stream of light. Clearly, the glory of the Lord that filled the Tabernacle was representative of Christ, the Light of Life, the Brightness of the Father’s Glory and the express Image of his person, the Shechinah, the Divine Majesty embodied in humanity (Colossians 2:9). As the completed Tabernacle typified the whole of God’s salvation in Christ, the glory of the Lord that filled the Tabernacle, the Shechinah into which Moses could not enter, was symbolic of the revelation of the glory of God shining forth in the face of Jesus Christ, our Savior (2 Corinthians 4:6). — When Christ appears in the dazzling glory of his accomplished redemption, Moses cannot enter the house with him, the law must step aside.
“He will be very gracious unto thee; at the voice of thy cry, when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.” (Isaiah 30:19
Mark, my soul, what is here said in this sweet scripture. Thy God, thy Savior, thy Jesus, knows thy voice, hears thy cry and will assuredly answer. He will not only be gracious, but very gracious. He waits to be gracious; waits the most suited time, the best time, the praying time, the crying time; for he times his grace, his mercy, to thy need. And though thou knowest it not, yet so it is; when his time is near at hand, which is always the best time, he puts a cry in thine heart; so that the time of thy cry and the time for the manifestation of his glory, shall come together.
Is not this to be gracious; yea, very gracious? So that, while thou art looking after him, he is looking upon thee. And before thou callest upon him, he is coming forth to bless thee. Is not this very gracious? Now then, my soul, make a memorandum of this for any occasions which may hereafter occur. Put it down as a sure, unerring truth; thy Jesus will be very gracious unto thee. Never allow this promise to be called in question any more.
Next, bring it constantly into use. Faith, well-grounded faith in Jesus, should always bring down general rules to particular cases and circumstances, as the soul’s experience may require. Hence, when God saith he will be very gracious unto thee, it is the act of faith to answer — if God hath said it, so it shall certainly be. And therefore, as that gracious God, who giveth the promise, giveth also the grace of faith to depend upon the promise, the mercy is already done, and faith enters upon the enjoyment of it. God’s faithfulness and truth become the believer’s shield and buckler. — Robert Hawker
God’s Tabernacle — God’s Salvation
“And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars.” (Exodus 40:18)
One year after the Lord God brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, — one year after he set his captive people free from the bondage, affliction and tyranny of Pharaoh and the Egyptians, — one year after the children of Israel crossed over the Red Sea and sang Jehovah’s praise in the fresh, sweet experience of Divine deliverance, the Lord God commanded Moses to set up the Tabernacle and to set in order the things to be set in order. — And on the first day of the first month of Israel’s first new year, “Moses finished the work. Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (Exodus 40:33).
The Tabernacle and everything connected with it was typical of our Lord Jesus Christ and of God’s salvation in and by him. Everything we read about that physical Tabernacle in the Old Testament Scriptures refer to something spiritual, to something relating to the Lord Jesus Christ and our redemption and salvation in him. In the Book of Hebrews the Spirit of God tells us that all those things were “the shadow of heavenly things” (8:5), “the patterns of things in the heavens (9:23)” and “the figures of the true” (9:24). The Tabernacle was God’s own picture to his people of “good things to come (Hebrews 9:11; 10:1).
Until we see the spiritual realities portrayed in the Old Testament types, the laws, ceremonies, sacrifices, services and events recorded in the Old Testament Scriptures, those things are altogether meaningless. Whenever we read about these things, whenever we read the Word of God, we ought to pray with the psalmist of old, “Open thou mine eyes to behold wondrous things out of thy law” (Psalm 119:18). The law of God, especially as it speaks of the Tabernacle, is full of truly wondrous things.
The very purpose for the Tabernacle was wondrous. It was to be a sanctuary for God that the holy Lord God might dwell among men (Exodus 25:8). The triune Jehovah so loved his people, the people of his choice, whom he had redeemed and delivered out of the hands of Pharaoh, that he desired a place for himself, that his presence might abide with them.
The Tabernacle typified the incarnate Christ, our blessed Savior, the Lord Jesus, Immanuel, in, with and by whom God dwells with us and we with him, both now and forever (Hebrews 9:11). Imagine that! The Almighty desires to dwell with us; and in Christ he does! — “Ye are the temple of God!” O Spirit of God, make my heart truly a sanctuary for my God!
Grace Baptist Church of Danville
2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Telephone (859) 236-8235 - E-Mail email@example.com
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 8:00 A.M.
Channel 6 - Wednesday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Channel 6 - Friday Evening 7:00 P.M.
Listen to sermons at FreeGraceRadio.com