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: be holy NOT happy (1Pe 1; 1Ti 6) contending for Biblical truth NOT compromise (Jud 1) loving God NOT the world (1Jo 2) the glory of Christ (His church) NOT our own glory (2Th 2 w/2Co 8) making […]

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Biblical/Historical/Reformed

The American Evangelical movement is Christianity in America.  It is however not Biblical, Historical, or Reformed Christianity.  It is instead an aberration-even a perversion of those things.  In contrast, it is these three attributes which define Christ Covenant Church.  We are Biblical, Historical and Reformed [1]. 1. We are Biblical, Historical and Reformed in our […]

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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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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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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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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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Lord before Savior

Denver Reformed Church has recently completed the first major point in our Sound Gospel series: The good news of abundant life in Jesus Christ. A.W. Pink once said, “Many are deceived into supposing that they have accepted Christ as their personal Savior who have not first received Him as Lord.” Thus we come to the second element of the […]

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Jude: A Passionate Appeal to “Every Member Warfare”

  Backstory: Author: Jude, the half-brother of Jesus. He was a later convert to Christianity. Audience: All who are truly saved. Date: Probably late AD 68, after the writing of 2 Peter and Revelation, making it the last book written in the New Testament. Theme: True spiritual warfare is contending for the truths found in […]

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So, you call yourself a Christian: 10 Illegitimate Evidences of True Faith

Pollsters tell us that 75 to 80 percent of Americans will answer “yes” when asked whether or not they consider themselves to be Christians. On that basis, we can reasonably assume that you, the reader of this article probably identify yourself as some kind of Christian. But there is a follow-up question that seems to […]

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The Church as God’s foundational institution P. 2

Though the Scripture is clear that the church is God’s foundational institution, there are still many who insist on believing that this role was given to the family. While it is not my intention to “sling mud” at those who make such claims, the following is important to consider with an objective mind and an […]

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The Church as God’s foundational institution P.1

The spiritual and moral fabric of our world is disintegrating.  As a result, Christians are looking for solutions and one solution subscribed to by many Christians is to attempt to heal our world by restoring the integrity of the family and its role in society. With the divorce rate among Christians as high as it is among […]

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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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