Why we must make sure that we have the sound Gospel

In recent months, there has been a wave of celebrities and other well-known people claiming to be Christians. Everyone from presidential candidates, to singers like Justin Beiber and Demi Lovato to professional athletes such as Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin are claiming to be “in the faith.” How is the Christian to view these professions […]

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The importance of good deeds to salvation

Finding the proper perspective and place for good deeds in the Christian life can be a tricky task. The relationship between “good works” and salvation has been debated from the beginning of the Christian faith and this relationship is still controversial. While it is nearly impossible to solve all of the pertinent issues in one […]

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“Life Reformed” means that the Gospel starts with life

The term “life reformed” describes Denver Reformed Church. The reason this term is so important is because the Gospel itself begins with a presentation of Life. Listen and watch as Pastor Scott discusses how the designation being “life reformed” will make our presentations of the Gospel more biblical, more hopeful and more complete:

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Women in positions of spiritual leadership Part 2: Should we separate?

In our last post on this topic, we established  why a woman who functions in a position of spiritual authority over men in the local church is serious sin, is a denial of male headship, is a hindrance to the gospel and cancels God’s pattern of spiritual leadership. I concluded the article by stating that […]

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Denver Reformed Church is Life Reformed

CCC members get this question a lot: what kind of church do you attend? In this video, Pastor Scott explains that CCC (formerly Denver Sound Church) is a reformed church, but there is at least one key area where we differ slightly from the major reformed creeds. This difference is what makes us “Life Reformed.” […]

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It’s a good thing that babies don’t weigh 200 lb.

In a 1950 Minnesota Crime Commission report we find this statement: Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it: his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate’s toys, his uncle’s watch, or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and […]

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What is the true Gospel?

The message of 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.   Fallen and depraved men who deserve only death can have Life through Jesus Christ. He said, “I came that they may have life and have […]

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Every Gospel must be examined

In popular, evangelical Christianity, nearly everyone who names the name of Christ seems to get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the Gospel. Yet, Scripture is clear that the greatest threats to the true Gospel will come from inside the Church. There will be some who profess to know God, but they […]

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Our Confession

We observe the Lord’s Table on a weekly basis at Denver Reformed Church. Here is the confession that our members recite in unison just prior to the serving of the elements: We who profess to be the redeemed people of God also confess that we are sinners in need of a Savior.We cannot save ourselves […]

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J.I. Packer on the Gospel

Here is a statement that shows a desire to earnestly contend “for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3): If, ten years ago, you had told me that I would live to see literate evangelicals, some with doctorates and a seminary teaching record, arguing for the reality of […]

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Does the Roman Catholic Church teach the true gospel?

The Gospel Coalition has been around for some time and we often read their publications. Recently, the group published an article entitled, “Dating across the Protestant/Catholic divide” where Chris Castaldo writes about the difficulties faced by marital unions between protestants and Catholics. Castaldo mostly discourages such unions and for that we commend him. The problem with […]

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One Word Way of Life

There is a word in Scripture that is critical in demonstrating to us the true nature of the Christian’s identity.  This word does not just explain one aspect of godly living or merely nudge open the door to understanding. Rather, it throws the door wide open and even though the implications of the word are […]

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John MacArthur and Beer

John MacArthur caused a bit of a ripple through the theological blogosphere with his article entitled Beer, Bohemianism and True Christian Liberty. Many of John’s concerns are justified and we agree with him that the kingdom of God (the church) should not embrace the reputation of being a place where alcohol consumption is characteristic or […]

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Have cessationists fallen victim to modernism and rationalism?

Pastor Mark Driscoll seems to think so. In a recent talk on the 4 points of the movement, Mark Driscoll states that cessationists are traveling down the road toward modernism and rationalism. At one point, he states that cessationist believers think more like “[David] Hume than C.S. Lewis”. The fact that Driscoll considers C.S. Lewis […]

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Everything is Essential

Today, we frequently hear references to this idea: In Essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love. The idea behind this statement has become the mantra and dominant influence among many who claim Christianity. This sentiment ultimately amounts to churches creating lists where doctrine is divided between “essentials” (points of fellowship with others) and […]

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The sound believer and social media

Do you remember life before the internet? Sometimes it can be difficult to remember how we shopped, traveled, monitored our world, communicated or even dated before the information super highway. Near the end of the 20th century, our lives were completely changed by the internet revolution. The 21st century brought revolution to the world-wide web […]

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