Can You Be Freed from Fear?

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…” – Proverbs 1:7 There is no shortage of fear today. Fears of war, terrorism, natural disasters, finances, illness and other topics are prevalent. Many in the world of psychology would say that fear is a bad thing. According to some, fear holds us back, kills […]

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Should You Become a Deacon?

Should you become a deacon? If you’ve ever asked yourself or someone else that question, you are certainly not the first. And with centuries worth of history behind the office of deacon, this seems like a legitimate question. The Bible reveals, however, that unlike the rendering of deacons as another office of leadership in churches […]

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Are You A Part of God’s Saving Plan?

Whenever churches talk about the gospel, they are attempting to answer this question, “what must I do to be saved?” Depending on who you ask, of course, you will probably receive a different answer. Even though everyone starts with faith in Jesus, the requirements beyond that seem to differ from church to church. Some are adamant that […]

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Is It Biblical to Get Re-Baptized?

We’re deeply grateful to have baptized six individuals into God’s Kingdom this past Sunday. This Sunday’s baptism was not these individuals’ first, however, as each of them had been baptized in other churches previously. In light of that, it’s always worth asking if re-baptism is a biblical practice. And if it is biblical, how should churches […]

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Are You Doubting Christianity?

“If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he is content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon Do you ever find yourself doubting Christianity? And by doubting Christianity, I mean more than whether you think God exists or not. The kind of doubt I’m […]

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Are You Winning The War For Your Mind?

This past Sunday, we learned just how important it is for Christians to win the war that rages on in the mind. It is a war not easily won, but a war that Jesus demands we win if we are to truly make Him the Lord of our lives. To learn how to win this war, listen […]

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Solomon’s Three Keys to Avoid Regret

If you were born between the years of 1980 and 2005, you are a millennial. If you are one of these individuals, society tells us that you seek three things from your adult years and your career. The first of these is accountability. You want to do a job that other people notice and hold you […]

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Becoming Conquerors for Christ

The top of a news article I recently came across featured two photos at the top. Both photos showed world leaders, one from Russia, one from the United States. One held a tiger, the other held a small, fluffy, white dog. I’m sure you can probably guess which of one of these men was holding […]

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Imputation: justification through the righteous act of Christ

Modern Reformed theologians such as RC Sproul, Wayne Grudem and others teach that in order for the believer to be justified, he must be imputed with both the righteous life of Christ (His active obedience) as well as the sacrificial death of Christ (His passive obedience). This teaching, sometimes called “double imputation” or the doctrine […]

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Jesus was a Calvinist

As Christians, more than anything, we should want to be like our Savior and Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. His words should be our words, His thoughts our thoughts, His theology our theology and based on His words, thoughts and theology – Jesus was a Calvinist! Although the system itself and the man it was […]

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The believer and Friday the 13th

All kinds of superstitions surround the calendar event that occurs when the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number “13” and friggatriskaidekaphobia is specifically related to the fear of  Friday the 13th. One of the blessings of knowing Christ is in realizing that this day is no […]

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Imputation: Mutation

This is the first article in a small series dealing with the doctrine of imputation, the term “the righteousness of Christ” and the doctrine of active obedience. Recently we here at Denver Reformed Church realized that there exists a bit of confusion surrounding the term “double imputation.” For some, the term refers to imputation of […]

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