Friday, July 27, 2018

Sunday Morning Preview - July 29, 2018

I hope you will be able to join me this Sunday for Part 2 of “Sola Gratia”.

In Part 1 we established from scripture that we cannot save ourselves and therefore God’s grace is everything for the Christian. By grace alone, God chose us, by grace alone, Christ died for us, and by grace alone, God causes us to be born again from the state of spiritual death. 

Now I want to turn our attention to two problems that arise in the thinking of some people where justification by an action of God’s grace alone is concerned:

1.) Why must God break into the world to justify the ungodly by grace? What’s the big problem? What is so terribly wrong? 

2.) If God is the lone agent in justification, why doesn’t He save everyone?

Pastor Dan

Friday, July 20, 2018

Sunday Morning Preview - July 22, 2018

It is with a great deal of excitement (and a little sadness) that I announce the departure of Pastor Joel and Hannah from the ministry team at DCC. 

Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church (On Lagimodiere) has offered Joel the position of Senior Pastor of their inner-city church plant, Grace Point Church and Joel has accepted and announced his resignation from Lighthouse Mission. Previous commitments mean that this Sunday will be Joel and Hannah’s last at Dakota so please come out to help us celebrate, say thank-you, and commission them with joy and prayer.

Also this Sunday I will continue our Summer Series on the Five Solas with week one of Sola Gratia - “Salvation by Grace Alone” 

We are rescued from God’s wrath by His grace alone, not by any work we do. God’s blessing in Christ is the sole efficient cause of salvation. This grace is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who brings us to Christ, releasing us from bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life.

Pastor Dan