The Pattern of Salvation

All saving relationships between God and man in the Bible are a marriage covenant[1]. There are five[2]major marriage covenants in the Bible: the Adamic Covenant[3], Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant and New Covenant. 1.1. The Mosaic Covenant (OC) is spoken of using marriage terms and conditions: 1.1.1. God as husband, Israel as wife (Isa […]

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Righteous Relationships – Debating

For audio only click . 2. DEBATING 2.1.Wikipedia definition: “debate is contention in argument;  Free dictionary definition: “debate is to engage in argument by discussing opposing points.” 2.2. Debating/arguing is absolute necessary to both discovering and defending the truth in a sinful world (Acts 15:1-2, 3-22: notice this is IN the church!; Jude 1:3; Luke […]

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Righteous Relationships – Dating

1. DATING 1.1. Wikipedia definition: “dating is a form of courtship consisting of socializing done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a marriage” 1.2. The Bible would see all forms of courtship (whether called by the term “dating” or “courting[1]”) […]

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Christianity Answers the Atheists – Part 2

[PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED] I. Definitions… II. Defense: “Christianity (as defined/revealed in the Bible) provides the only truthful, reality-based, logical, rational, ontological, objective, sane, moral and just argument for man’s existence.” *All ontological arguments are based on secondary sources. Neither the theist nor the atheist can claim primary evidence. 1. Eternal: “Something must be eternal.” -Un-Moved Mover […]

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Christianity Answers the Atheists – Part 1

I. Definitions, Distinctions and Denunciations 1. Theism (living like God exists) v. Atheism (living like God does not exist). 2. Agnosticism and the “Coexist crowd”: The “coward atheists” of the world. 3. The Bible is what defines Christianity and the God of Christianity. 4. Becoming a Christian means becoming a “biblical theist” (living like the […]

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Galatians: Gospel Bombs

Denver Reformed Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. Galatians is a polemic on New Covenant Justification and the gospel bombs series deals with Galatians chapter 1 through chapter 2, verse 10 answering questions such as: How does the Bible define “grace” and “peace”? […]

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Galatians Backstory and Theme

Denver Reformed Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. This sermon is the last of an in-depth look at the historical circumstances which caused the book to be written before we dive into the text itself. The backstory is a history of Paul from […]

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Marriage Covenant Theology

All saving relationships between God and man in the Bible are patterned after the marriage covenant. There are five [1] major marriage covenants in the Bible: the Adamic Covenant [2], Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant and New Covenant.

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Galatians 1: More Backstory

Denver Reformed Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. This sermon is an in-depth look at the historical circumstances which caused the book to be written. This is a history of Paul from conversion to the writing of Galatians and this message deals with […]

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What are the deeds by which we will be judged?

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless indeed you fail to meet the test! – 2 Corinthians 13:5  What exactly does the Bible mean by “good deeds”? Scripture tells us that everyone, both believers and […]

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Galatians Backstory

Denver Reformed Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. This sermon is an in-depth look at the historical circumstances which caused the book to be written, dealing with questions such as: How many times did Paul go to Jerusalem and what happened during each […]

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Criteria for a Biblically-defined Church from Acts 11

The New Testament makes it clear that for one to be considered a Christian, that person must be recognized by a biblical church because there is no salvation outside of the Body (John 15:1-11; Colossians 1:24; 1 John 2:18-20) and because it is the church who holds the keys to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-20; 18:18-20). […]

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The Gospel Explained in Eight Truths

The Gospel is the good news of abundant life in Jesus Christ if we submit to Him as Lord before Savior in the relationship of covenant through His Church.  1.  All People All people need God the Father’s abundant blessings of forgiveness and righteousness, earthly provision and purpose, eternal salvation and life. (Romans 3:10-12, 23; […]

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If Justification is Immutable…

  Despite being well-supported in Scripture, the doctrine of the loss of justification is not widely held in the contemporary Evangelical-Reformed community. Instead, most believe and teach that justification is a one-time, legal declaration by God. Contemporary theologians explain that once the decree of “justified” has been declared it cannot be revoked regardless of a […]

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The Book of Galatians

Denver Reformed Church is currently in a study of the book of Galatians. Watch and listen as Pastor Jarrett works through the backstory, the theme and the instruction that we find in the first epistle written by Paul. Here are some of the questions that will be answered throughout the series: When was Galatians written? […]

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“In Christ” = In the visible Church

  From The Baptized Body by Peter J. Leithart: 1 Corinthians 12:12 is particularly striking the way Paul identifies the Head-and- members body of Christ as “Christ.” “‘Christ” is not just the title of the Anointed Head. The anointing flows like the dew of Hermon down from our priestly Head, down the beard, down to […]

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23 Bible passages which teach the loss of . . . something . . .

  The vast majority of Evangelical and Reformed theologians accept the doctrine which teaches that no man who has been sovereignly elected to salvation will be lost (John 6:39, 10:25-29, 17:12-15) as this doctrine is well-supported in Scripture. However, if not understood with biblical precision, this idea creates apparent inconsistencies with a large number of […]

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Justification Rediscovered: History

One of the key factors in understanding the Bible’s teaching on Justification is history or historical context. In other words, words have meaning which are directly tied to and determined by the historical context in which they are communicated. This means, if we are going to understand what any of the given biblical authors are […]

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Sound Gospel: Abundant Life in Jesus Who Saves

Humanity loves her heroes. We write about them, sing songs about them, and even fantasize about being them. And that because, at our deepest sociological level, we all realize we need them. This means also that we realize there are problems in this world which are bigger than our abilities or resources. And such is […]

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