A Church Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ

A church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ is one whose firm and unflinching commitment is to:

  1. be holy NOT happy (1Pe 1; 1Ti 6)
  2. contending for Biblical truth NOT compromise (Jud 1)
  3. loving God NOT the world (1Jo 2)
  4. the glory of Christ (His church) NOT our own glory (2Th 2 w/2Co 8)
  5. making disciples NOT fans (Mat 28; 1Co 4)
  6. sanctification thru God’s Word NOT satisfaction of the flesh (Joh 17; 1Ti 6)
  7. faithful obedience in our marriage to Christ NOT fickleness and failure (Mat 24-25; 1Ti 6)
  8. repentance NOT rehab (Act 26; Joh 5; Pro 28)
  9. practicing justice/righteousness NOT pity/therapy (1Jo 3; 1Co 6; Deu 16)
  10. sound doctrine and gospel NOT stupidity and shallowness (1Ti)
  11. fulfill of all of God’s Law NOT abolish it (Mat 5; Psa 119)
  12. confess our sins NOT conceal them (Jam 5)
  13. pull the trigger NOT our punches (2Ti 4)
  14. care for and confront one another in deed/truth NOT selfishness/avoidance (1Jo 3; Jam 5)
  15. recognize sin as effect NOT cause (Rev 20)
  16. take responsibility for our actions NOT playing the victim (2Co 5; Gal 6)
  17. act like men NOT scared little girls (1Co 16)
  18. be educated NOT entertained (1Ti 4; Rom 12)
  19. punish the guilty NOT protect them (Mat 18; 1Ti 5; Deu 16)
  20. act according to our God-given authority NOT neglect or deny it (Mat 16; Joh 20; Tit 2)
  21. boldly declare someone’s excommunication/apostasy NOT just their new birth (Mat 18; Heb 6, 10)
  22. follow what God says NOT what people think/feel (Col 2; 2Pe 1)
  23. seek to preserve the narrow way NOT make it more accommodating (Mat 7; Luk 13)
  24. always reform as we learn NOT remain the same (Gal 2; Act 15)
  25. make the gospel the dividing line between friend/foe NOT persons, affiliations or doctrine (Gal 1)

Denver Reformed Church has been and will continue to persevere in her firm and unflinching commitment to the 25 points above.