Friday, October 27, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - October 29, 2017

Please join me this Sunday morning at DCC for Part two of “Oblivious

If were absent last week please check out the previous SMP and listen to the podcast:

Pastor Dan

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - October 22, 2017

Sometime around the middle of 2008 my sermon preparation process underwent a radical transformation. Until then the routine had mostly involved seeking God’s will and writing down whatever came to mind. On the weeks when nothing was coming I’d mine a host of resources; hot cultural issues, church problems, or perhaps relationship challenges. If I still had nothing I’d start desperately scanning the books in my personal library hoping that something would “pop”. 

The change came with the realization that this system was causing at least two serious problems. I was twisting scripture in order to make my points seem biblical and I was avoiding difficult topics by sticking to my own passions and preferences. Switching to the current exegetical model goes a long way to correcting the first of those problems and it virtually eliminates the second.

This Sunday we begin the Book of Malachi with a sermon entitled “Oblivious”. 
I am not excited! 

If you wonder why, please read the first five verses to see if you can figure it out.

Pastor Dan

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - October 15, 2017

Please join us 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 9:00 (Joel is teaching from “Pilgrim’s Progress” at Adult Sunday School) Followed by pre-service prayer and then coffee time.

The service will begin at 10:30 with our usual time of worship and fellowship, followed by Pastor Dan Van De Laar with the continuing sermon series which 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 

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Sunday Morning Preview - October 8, 2017

Let me begin by wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
This Sunday morning at Dakota Community Church we will be celebrating the holiday and sharing Communion. 

Please join me as we examine the difference between genuine heartfelt gratitude and the vain lip service we often offer instead. 
My sermon is entitled simply; “Thankful.”  

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 in Christ. Our God is gracious! 
Come and give thanks this Sunday morning!

Pastor Dan