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Grace Baptist Church of Danville
August 9, 2015
Either the Lord Jesus was made sin for us and our sins were transferred to him, or he did not bear our sins in his body on the tree, as the Book of God says he did, but only the consequences and effects of them.
· I am scheduled to preach tonight for Kingsport Sovereign Grace Church in Kingsport, TN, where Bro. Gabe Stalnaker is pastor. — Bro. Mark Daniel will bring the message here tonight.
· Monday-Wednesday I am scheduled to preach for Covenant of Grace Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, NC, where Bro. Linwood Campbell is pastor.
· Pastor Todd Nibert, pastor of Todds RD Grace Church in Lexington, will be here to preach the Gospel to you Tuesday night.
Anne Kendziora-11th Ben Peterson-11th Vicci Rolley-15th Jacob Price-16th
Nursery Duty Today — Debbie Bartley
The Power of Redeeming Love — Don Fortner
(Tune: The Doxology — LM)
1. Anchored I am and shall remain
In Christ the Lamb for sinners slain,
In cov’nant love He stood for me,
My Surety eternally.
2. When heav’n and earth have fled away
God’s mercy shall unshaken stay,
For Jesus’ blood above the skies,
“Mercy, eternal mercy,” cries!
3. When hell assails my soul I flee
To Christ Who bore God’s wrath for me;
Looking upon His wounds I say,
“No sin shall e’er be charged to me!”
4. Though every earthly joy be gone,
And every comfort be withdrawn,
Steadfast on Christ I will rely;
Trusting God’s Son I cannot die!
5. Though my heart fails and flesh decays,
Before God’s throne on judgment day
Holy and faultless I will prove
The power of redeeming love!
Adam and Christ
As we read through the Scriptures, we find that Adam and Christ are uniquely linked together. We would be wise to carefully and prayerfully study the comparisons and contrasts that are made of them (Romans 5:12, 18-21; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
Adam was made in the image of Christ, who is “the image of the invisible God” (2 Corinthians. 4:4; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3). Adam was a representative man, a covenant head, and so is Christ, the last Adam. All that Adam did was imputed to all his seed; all that he became was imparted to all his seed by natural generation. We are all the sons of Adam, “children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3), by nature. So too, all that Christ did has been imputed to all his seed in free justification; and all that he is as a man is imparted to all his seed by God the Holy Ghost in regeneration. All believers, being the sons of God by grace, are made “partakers of the divine nature;” and God the Holy Ghost tells us that “as he is so are we in this world” (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 4:17)
As our federal head and representative, our father Adam repudiated the goodness and love of God (Genesis 3:5). He questioned the truth and veracity of God (Genesis 3:4). And he rebelled against the rule of God. All that he did, all our race did in him.
Christ our Surety
Christ our Surety, the last Adam, the second and last man, the second and last federal head and representative, completely vindicated the love, truth, and majesty of God, which the first man Adam had so grievously and deliberately dishonored. Christ, as a man, as the God-man, our Mediator, honored God in thought, word, and deed all the days of his life upon the earth. He vindicated the love of God (Romans 5:8; 1 John 3:16; 4:9-10). If ever you are tempted of the devil to question the goodness and love of God, if the events of providence appear to cast a cloud over God’s goodness and love, look to Calvary and know that “God is love!”
Our Lord Jesus Christ vindicated the truth of God, too. When he was tempted by Satan to doubt God’s goodness, truth, and supremacy, each time he answered, “It is written”. Every sabbath day he went into the synagogue to read the Word of God and worship him. As he chose his twelve apostles, he deliberately selected Judas that the Scriptures might be fulfilled. In his last moments of agony, he cried, “I thirst,” that the Scriptures might be fulfilled. After he was risen from the dead, as he spoke to his disciples, he opened to them the Scriptures (Luke 24).
At every age, in every event, in all the details of his life, our all-glorious Savior, Federal Head, Representative, and Substitute believed, honored, and magnified God’s truth, even when it cost him dearly to do so.
The Lord of glory also completely vindicated the majesty, supremacy, and sovereignty of God as our Representative. He vindicated God’s right to be God by his willing, voluntary submission to him at all times, by his obedience to him even unto death (Philippians. 2:5-11; Galatians 4:4-5). He trusted God, as a man, living in perfect faith. He obeyed the will of God perfectly (Hebrews 10:5). He fulfilled the law of God completely (Romans 10:4). He subjected his will to the Father’s will. He magnified the justice of God in his death. In doing so, our blessed Savior fulfilled all righteousness and brought in an everlasting righteousness for his people, to the praise, honor, and glory of God. He was made like unto his brethren. He is not ashamed to call us his brethren, because we are made the righteousness of God in him.
First Last and Last First
God the Holy Ghost tells us plainly that image of God in whose likeness Adam was made is Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3). What does that mean? What does God the Holy Spirit mean for us to understand by the fact that Adam was made in the image of Christ? Certainly, he means for us to understand that though the first Adam was the first man to appear on the earth, Christ, the last Adam, who is the Lord from heaven, had a pre-existence in secret, and stood before God as the Great Head of his body the Church, as our Surety before the world began. — Christ is the Wisdom Man who spoke for us and whose delights were with us from eternity (Proverbs 8:22-31).
After the pattern of this Man who was to come, the first earthly man was formed. Therefore, the triune God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Christ, the Man, is that One upon whom our help was laid from old eternity, even before we needed his help (Psalm 89:19). Christ is the Man “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2).
Not Faith but Christ
Faith is not the Savior. It was not faith that was born at Bethlehem and died on Golgotha for us. It was not faith that loved us and gave itself for us, that bore our sin in its own body on the tree, that died and rose again for our sins. Faith is one thing, the Savior is another. Faith is one thing, and the cross is another. Let us not confound them nor ascribe to a poor, imperfect act of man that which belongs exclusively to the Son of the living God.
Christ is All
Pastor Henry Mahan
Looking at my sin, I see Christ as my atonement and only Christ. Looking at God’s law, I see Christ as my righteousness, my only righteousness. I’m not making up what I can’t provide; He is my only righteousness. Looking at God’s justice, He is my justification. Looking at death, He is my life. Looking at the grave, He is my resurrection. Looking at eternity, He is my hope.
The Grace Bulletin
August 9, 2015
Grace Baptist Church of Danville
2734 Old Stanford Road-Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Telephone (859) 576-3400 — 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
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