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Grace Baptist Church of Danville
July 5, 2015
A pastor is a man called, gifted, and sent of God to preach the gospel, one who does the work of an evangelist, feeds the Church of God with knowledge of the Scriptures, understanding the needs of immortal souls and the needs of the hour. His work is done in his study, on his knees before God, and in the pulpit, not in going door to door, as “a busybody in other men's matters.”
· I am preaching today for Rescue Baptist Church in Rescue, CA, where Bro. Gene Harmon is pastor. You are privileged to have Bro. Linwood Campbell here to preach the gospel to you today. Bro. Campbell is pastor of Covenant of Grace Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, NC.
· CONFERENCE OFFERING — Our Bible Conference is scheduled for September 14-6. We will receive an offering in preparation for the conference on August 2.
Happy Birthday! Winna Groover-6th Rex Bartley-9th
Nursery Duty Today — Shante’ Birchum
Assembled in His House of Prayer — Don Fortner
(Tune: #437 — O Master, Let Me walk with Thee — LM)
1. United, saints lift heart and voice,
In Jesus Christ the Lord rejoice;
His perfect righteousness proclaim,
And magnify His holy name.
2. Assembled in His house of prayer,
Expecting Jesus’ presence here,
We wait to see Jehovah’s face,
And hope for fresh supplies of grace.
3. ‘Tis here the Savior meets His own
And makes His grace and glory known,
In wonders of redeeming love,
In show’rs of blessings from above!
4. Here we have come to hear His Word,
And sing the praises of the Lord;
Receive the treasures God has given,
And go, from strength to strength, to heaven.
“A Message from God unto Thee”
Shortly after coming here as your pastor, when I was 29 years old, on May 11, 1980, I introduced my message to you with the following words.
“I like to read the biographies of God’s servants. It is always a blessed form of instruction for me. As a young man, my heart is encouraged by reading of how God worked in his servants in their mature years. As I read of those grand old men, I find that there is one thing characteristic of those whom God has been pleased to use for his own glory. It is the testimony of those who heard them that in their latter years they seemed to be totally consumed with one message. – They seemed to preach nothing but Jesus Christ. The nearer they came to heaven, the more their giant hearts were filled with thoughts of Christ. They preached up Christ, being convinced that nothing but the message of Christ and him crucified could do poor sinners any eternal good.
Now, my brothers and sisters, if you and I would be useful and fruitful, if we desire to serve our generation for the glory of Christ, we must make it our business as a congregation of believers to preach Christ and him crucified. Let us determine, at the outset of our labors together, to resist that tendency of human nature to be taken up with tangents. Let us adhere tenaciously to the old, old story. There is nothing like striking at the center, and keeping to the vital points; and as we are keeping to Christ and him crucified, we are keeping to that which will save souls, build up believers, feed and comfort the church, and bring glory to God.
Sometime ago, I had time and reason to make a solemn review of my ministry. And I resolved, by the grace of God, that so long as God gives me breath, I would preach nothing else but Christ unto men. Pulpits are made for preaching. For me to use my pulpit to lecture upon the sciences, morality, or politics would be to betray God, belittle my office as God’s preacher, and mock my hearers. With the Apostle Paul, I make this solemn avowal, “God forbid, that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Therefore, I come to you this morning with the glorious message of substitutionary redemption, blood atonement. I am full of anticipation as we begin our ministry together. And I want to begin with that which will be the key-note of our message for years to come. I ask that you give me your careful attention as we consider this question – “For Whom Did Christ Die?” The Apostle Paul gives us the answer in our text. – “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” I pray that God will graciously use my words for the salvation of the ungodly here this morning. And for us who are the children of God, I trust that the Lord God will fill our hearts with precious thoughts concerning our Redeemer. When my life is ended, I hope for only one thing from those who have heard my voice. I hope that you will reflect upon the days that we shall spend together and say, ‘Our pastor preached unto us the precious things of our Savior, Jesus Christ.’”
Nothing has changed. This is still my desire and my determination.
The Supreme Court’s Ruling on June 26, 2015
“The great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified,” has spoken. I can’t tell you how very heavy my heart is. On Friday morning the Supreme Court of the United Sates ruled that Sodomites must be protected by law in the practice and promotion of their vile perversity, not only with impunity, but under the protection of the law! June 26, 2015 shall forever mark in my mind the most infamous day in American history.
We have had some truly infamous days in our nation’s history. — On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the United States by air and sea, killing 2400 people and launching us into World War II. — On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court, in utter contradiction to our Constitution, ordered that abortion must be approved of, supported, and paid for by every State in our Union. Since then almost 60,000,000 babies have been butcherously ripped from the womb, making Herod’s slaughter of the innocents insignificant by comparison! — On September 1, 2001 Muslim terrorists, following the long and black history of Islam, attacked the United States, murdering 3000 people, before the watching eyes of a stunned nation.
But no evil day in the history of this nation we love is more infamous than the very black Friday of January 26, 2015. The evil consequences of that day upon our nation and the world shall be such as none of us can imagine. January 26, 2015 will bring far more evil consequences upon our nation and the world than all those previous days of infamy combined. There is no crime against humanity so great, so vile, so evil, so destructive as Sodomy. This act by black robed reprobates is the just judgment of God upon a people who have, with willful determination, cast off the fear of God. These things are works of Divine judgment upon a people who have shut their eyes against the light God has given them and stopped their ears against his voice, determined not to bow to him as God.
Two things content my soul in the face of this sad, dark day of Divine judgment upon the nation we love…
Heavy my heart has been; but, oh, what a message God has given me for this dark day. — “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Blessed be his name forever, there is a people in this world loved of God, an elect remnant whom he loves with an everlasting love! We know that is so because, “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The greatest possible display and commendation of God’s love is the substitutionary sacrifice of his Son. The Lord our God will save every one of those sinners for whom Christ shed his precious blood at Calvary. And when he has done so, though astonished with terror, even Sodom and Egypt will give God the glory!
The Grace Bulletin
July 5, 2015
Grace Baptist Church of Danville
2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Telephone (859) 576-3400 — E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 7:45 A.M.
Channel 6 - Wednesday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Channel 6 - Friday Evening 7:00 P.M.
Television Broadcasts in Harrodsburg
Channel 6 - Sunday Afternoon 3:00 P.M.
Channel 6 - Friday Evening 6:00 P.M.