Friday, September 29, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - October 1, 2017

The Lord’s Prayer in our ESV Bible is missing the ending that many of us remember from Sunday School. The omission is the result of textual criticism, which is basically the science of studying ancient manuscripts in order to restore a text as nearly as possible to its original form.

The doxology as it appears in earlier English translations of the Bible is absent from all of the ancient Latin manuscripts but present in most of the Greek ones. The Didache, or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (an early Christian treatise) dating to the first century ends with the doxology included.

All of this raises the question as to whether or not it is appropriate for us to conclude the Lord’s Prayer with the traditional phrase; “For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen”

Please join me this Sunday for the conclusion of our Summer Series in a message I have entitled; “Forever Reign”.

Pastor Dan 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - September 24, 2017

In Matthew 6:13 Jesus teaches us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” This Sunday we will seek to better understand what it means to ask the Father not to lead us into temptation.

The primary strategy of Satan is to deceive; he is a deceiver by nature, so he tempts us by planting thoughts and/or feelings that are false. He lies to us about what will bring satisfaction and where true happiness is to be found.

How then does the Father deliver us? 
Please join me for Week 11 of the Lord’s Prayer Series and a message entitled, “A Desperate Plea.” 

Dr. Ann Mckenzie will also be sharing and answering questions regarding what Christians can do to support Bill 34. If you haven’t seen the video you can check the DCC Facebook page or visit

I hope to see you all Sunday morning!

Pastor Dan 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - September 17, 2017

This Sunday morning at DCC we continue our Summer Series on the Lord’s Prayer with a sermon entitled “Cause Us To Flee”.

Jesus now instructs his disciples to ask the Father for deliverance from temptation and evil —  indicating that this is a necessity on par with the need for forgiveness or daily bread. The situation, as the Apostle Paul describes it:

“I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin…”

In light of this truth, how are believers to treat the ongoing reality of temptation and sin? Are we meant to just ignore it? Should we pretend sin doesn’t exist, dusting ourselves off after each fall and denying that anything happened? Or are we are meant to drag ourselves through life under the constant weight of guilt and shame?

I hope you will join me as we rejoice in the often elusive gospel solution to the problem at hand.

Pastor Dan 

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - September 10, 2017

Please join me at DCC this Sunday morning for what is sure to be a wonderful time in fellowship and in the Word of God.

The morning begins at 9:30 with pre-service prayer and then coffee time.

The service will begin at 10:30 during which we will enjoy our usual time of worship, fellowship, and finally, Pastor Dan Van De Laar will be continuing the sermon series he has entitled; A Study Through the Epistle of Hebrews

If you’ve missed any of the earlier messages in the series they are available on our website at

Hope to see you all there! 

- Pastor Dan