Sunday, September 28, 2014

Welcome - September 28, 2014

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

This morning the plan is to head back into the Book of Judges for week one 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 2:18

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunday September 28, 2014 at DCC

I want to encourage everyone to take a few minutes between now and Sunday morning to read over and familiarize yourself with the story of Deborah, Barak and Jael in Judges chapters 4&5 (which describe the same events; one from the viewpoint of a historian and the other from a poet).

In the Book of Judges you will recall there is a repeated cycle throughout the entire book; a cycle of sin, bondage, repentance, and devotion, followed by sin and bondage again. 
Israel would follow the Lord when there was a leader who reminded them of the ways in which they should walk, but with his/her death they would again wander off into idolatry.

Othniel delivered Israel from Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia after 8 years of suffering.
Ehud delivered them from Eglon the king of Moab after 18 years.
This time the oppressor is Jabin king of Canaan who proves to be the harshest to date, his tactics described as “cruel” and lasting for a full 20 years.

I hope to see you all this Sunday morning as we look at the exploits of Deborah and the implications of her leadership.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunday September 21, 2014 at Dakota

This Sunday we are excited to welcome Teen Challenge to minister at DCC.

Teen Challenge of Central Canada is a 12-month Christian discipleship program for men & woman struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.

The first Teen Challenge centre was founded by the late David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade, more than 50 years ago in Brooklyn NY. Today Teen Challenge operates more than 1000 programs in 80 countries around the globe, making it the largest and most successful faith-based drug treatment program in the world.

Teen Challenge of Central Canada began in 1995 with a small 10-bed trailer in Hadashville, Manitoba. Today they run men's homes in Winnipeg, Denare Beach and Thunder Bay as well as a woman's home in Brandon. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunday - September 14, 2014 at DCC

60 percent 
That's the casualty rate of teens and young adults abandoning the church. 
Maybe it’s time to ask some questions about the way the church does youth and young adult-specific ministry. 

Is youth ministry a waste of time or an unbiblical approach? 
Has a well intentioned effort to teach, guide and admonish those who are young simply gone wrong? Perhaps segregating our young people from the rest of the church in an effort to appeal to their unique preferences has been a mistake. 
What, if anything does the Bible have to say about this? 

One thing is for sure it needs to be addressed with thought and care. For the sake of our kids. 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Welcome - September 7, 2014

Welcome to Dakota Community Church

Grace, Freedom, Laughter

So glad you could join us this morning for the conclusion of our Summer 2014 Series which is entitled, "The Ten Commandments"

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

Scripture for today's sermon:

Exodus 20:1-20Matthew 5:43-48James 2:10Philippians 4:10-131 Timothy 6:3-11Hebrews 13:5-6Romans 5:1-5James 4:1-3

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sunday September 7, 2014 at Dakota

For the summer of 2014 at Dakota we are studying the Ten Commandments, especially in light of the New Covenant. 

Do you ever complain about your lot in life relative to someone else?
Why can sister so-and-so sing like that while you sound like someone is torturing a duck?
Why does that coworker always get the breaks?
How come you can’t have that marriage, or that inheritance, or that giftedness, or those looks?

When I want for myself the things that God has given to someone else - I am coveting.

I think we have come to believe that coveting (though we don’t call it that) is a virtue in our day, almost all advertising is designed to tempt us to covet and I’m pretty sure our economy would collapse if everyone stopped.

Is it even possible to live in this world at this time without committing this sin?
What does the Bible teach about covetousness and how are believers to live in opposition to it? 

I hope you’ll join me this Sunday for the conclusion of “The Ten Commandments"