Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunday November 2, 2014 at DCC

I hope everyone (and I do mean EVERYONE) who is not on the retreat this weekend will be able to join me Sunday morning for part 2 of “Epistle of Straw?”, our introduction to the Book of James.

This week we will be looking at the importance of avoiding the opposing errors of legalism and lawlessness. 
On the one hand we have the ever present temptation to drift from salvation by faith alone into some hybrid of faith and human works that can never really save; while on the other hand we must avoid a salvation by faith that is not accompanied by the fruitful works that always follow genuine faith. 
As Martin Luther so famously said, “Faith alone saves, but saving faith is never alone.”

I’m looking forward to a wonderful time in God’s Word.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Welcome - October 26, 2014

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

Welcome again and thank-you for joining us as we begin a journey through the book of James.

Please enjoy the service and follow along in the scriptures using the links below.

Scripture for today's sermon:

Acts 15:12-20James 1:1James 1:19James 1:27James 2:1James 3:10James 4:8-10James 4:17James 5:9John 14:151 John 5:1-3Ephesians 2:8-101 Corinthians 1:18James 1:27James 2:1James 3:10James 4:8-10James 4:17James 5:9

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sunday Morning Preview - October 26, 2014

“There are those who talk holiness and are hypocrites; there are those who make profession of perfect love and yet cannot live peaceably with the brethren; those who are full of pious phraseology but fail in practical philanthropy. This epistle was written for them. It may not give them much comfort but it ought to give them much profit. The mysticism that contents itself with pious frames and phrases and comes short in actual sacrifice and a devoted service will find its antidote here. The antinomianism that professes great confidence in free grace, but does not recognize the necessity for corresponding purity of life, needs to ponder the practical wisdom of the epistle. The quietists who are satisfied to sit and sing themselves away to everlasting bliss ought to read this epistle until they catch its bugle note of inspiration to present activity and continuous good deeds. All who are long on theory and short on practice ought to steep them selves in the spirit of James; and since there are such people in every community and in every age, the message of the epistle will never grow old.”
D. A. Hayes

Have you had enough of the grace, grace, and more grace talk? Are you tired of all this sloppy agape and gospel talk with never a word about responsibility or holy conduct? Are you ready for some roll up your sleeves, nose to the grindstone, good old fashioned “Get busy ‘cause Jesus is coming back and He’s not happy” religion?

Well, you better stay home this Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Welcome - October 19, 2014

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

Welcome again and thank-you for joining us as we conclude our series on women in ministry.

Please enjoy the service and follow along in the scriptures using the links below.

Scripture for today's sermon:

Galatians 3:281 John 3:6-81 John 1:8James 2:24Galatians 2:15-16Ephesians 2:8-91 Timothy 2:11-141 Corinthians 14:33-35Judges 4:4-5Judges 5:31Joel 2:28-29Acts 2:14-17Acts 21:8-9Romans 16:1-71 Corinthians 11:4-5


Friday, October 17, 2014

October 19, 2014 at Dakota

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning as we conclude our look at the always controversial topic of women in ministry. This week the focus is on the doctrinal position known as egalitarianism.

The term Egalitarian is derived from the French word ├ęgal, meaning "equal." Thus, it involves affirming, promoting, or believing in equal rights for all people. It is the hermeneutical hypothesis, based on interpretations of scripture, that men and women are designed by their Creator to have no gender-based limitations of what functions or roles each can fulfill in the home, the church, and the society. The egalitarian view is that there are no roles or responsibilities that uniquely fall to the male, no limitations of what functions the female can fulfill in the home, the church, and the society. According to this view, women as well as men can serve as pastors, elders, or deacons.

Please fasten your seat belts (again) and assume the crash position. I’ll see you Sunday :-)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Welcome - October 12, 204

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

Welcome again and thank-you for joining us as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this morning!

Please enjoy the service and follow along in the scriptures using the links below.

Scripture for today's sermon:

Jeremiah 9:23-24Mark 10:17-27Romans 3:19-20Proverbs 3:5-8Genesis 3:22-24Exodus 33:17-23Exodus 34:29-33Matthew 27:512 Corinthians 3:4-18

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Sunday at DCC

The air is cool and crisp, the leaves have turned, the days are becoming noticeably shorter, and shelves everywhere are full of tomatoes, pumpkins, and jars of pickled everything! The summer of 2014 is behind us, and the wonder of fall in Manitoba explodes at every turn in all it’s panoramic glory... our thoughts can’t help but turn once again to the faithfulness of our God.

For believers thanksgiving is an every day occurrence, not merely a once a year holiday; nevertheless the Holiday is a special time of reflection with family and friends in the Body of Christ.
Over the next few days I want to encourage all of you to be reflecting on the many good things that we have to be thankful for and in addition to that please take the time to prepare your heart by reading over these key passages: 
                  Jeremiah 9:23-24, Mark 10:17-27, and 2Corinthians 3:4-18

Our God is so good! Come and give thanks this Sunday morning!


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Welcome - October 5, 2014

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

So glad you could join us this morning as we continue in the Book of Judges looking at the doctrine of Complementarianism in week two of a three part series entitled; "Deborah."

Please enjoy the service and follow along in the scriptures using the links below.

Scripture for today's sermon:

Judges 4Hebrews 11:32-34Genesis 1:26–27Genesis 2:18Ephesians 5:22-251 Timothy 2:11-141 Corinthians 14:26-40Galatians 3:23-29


Thursday, October 02, 2014

October 5, 2014 at Dakota

I hope everyone will be able to join me this Sunday morning as we look at the always controversial topic of women in ministry. This week the focus is on the doctrinal position known as complementarianism and in two weeks we will look at the opposing view called egalitarianism.

Basically complementarianism is the belief that the male and female genders  are ordained by God and created to complement, or complete, each other. Complementarians believe that men and women are equal but that there are different or complementary roles that they are designed to fulfil. Obediently following those divinely ordained roles furthers the ministry of God’s people and allows men and women to reach their God-given potential, furthermore; any modern-day blurring of the genders or distortion of the roles is seen as being a result of the fall.

Please fasten your seat belts and assume the crash position. I’ll see you Sunday :-)