PEACE Advent

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Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation.

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
-John 14:27 (NKJV)

Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Chad will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: irrational peace.

JOY Advent

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Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation.

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”
-John 15:11 (NKJV)

Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Kris will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: Fullness of JOY.

HOPE Advent

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Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
-Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)

“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation…
Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this…
It was the central event in the history of the Earth—the very thing that the whole story has been about.”
-CS Lewis (Miracles, chapter 14)

Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Brian will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: our HOPE.

#Advent #Incarnation #DeeperIntoJesus #Hope

Gratitude the thanksgiving | week three

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November 19, 2017

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 4.6-7 NKJV

Thanksgiving is an antidote for fear. Giving thanks to God doesn’t change Him, it changes us and the way we see our circumstances. This Sunday, Kris continues our series on GRATITUDE with week three, The Thanksgiving. Don’t miss it.

#gratitude #displaceentitlement #athankfullife #gratitude #displaceentitlement #athankfullife

Gratitude the perspective | week two

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November 12, 2017

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.”
-1 Thessalonians 5.16-18 MSG

This Sunday, Kevan continues series on GRATITUDE. Don’t miss it.

#gratitude #displaceentitlement #athankfullife #DeeperIntoGratitude #DeeperIn2017

Gratitude the gateway | week one

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November 5, 2017

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
-Philippians 4.6,7 MSG

This Sunday, Brian kicks off our new series on GRATITUDE. Don’t miss it.
#gratitude #displaceentitlement #athankfullife #DeeperIntoGratitude #DeeperIn2017

Heart of Worship the wrap up | week seven

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October 29, 2017

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.”
-Romans 12.1 MSG

Over the last several weeks, we’ve discussed the idea that worship is our gift of participation in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We’ve discussed how this tangibly relates to many aspects of our daily lives and what it looks like to live this out in relevant ways. But, we still have questions…

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan, Jamie, Brian, and Mandy participate in a panel discussion answering real questions generated by real folks within the DCC family. Don’t miss this final segment in our heart of worship series, The Wrap Up.

The Word & Prayer heart of worship | week six

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October 22, 2017

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”
-John 4.23 NKJV

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to “spiritual disciplines” like the study of scripture and prayer?

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Chad takes us through the sixth segment in our heart of worship series, The Word & Prayer.

The Heart of Worship | week five Worship at the Table

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October 15, 2017

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… Day by day continuing with one mind…breaking bread together house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God… (Acts 2.42,46 NASB)”

Don’t miss this special gathering “picnic audio” from the Caledonia Lakeside Park, as we continue our series, The Heart of Worship, with the fifth segment, WORSHIP AT THE TABLE.

The Heart of Worship | week four Worship through Giving

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October 8, 2017

“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9.7 NASB).”

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to the subject of giving? This conversation can get somewhat tricky due to the diversity of opinions, excesses and abuses in the Church historically and even today. And yet, DCC has always been vocal about cultivating a culture of generosity in giving. Consistent, intentional, and generous giving is so core to the heart of DCC that we would be remiss not to discuss this in the greater conversation of worship – especially given that the offering of gifts of value has been seen throughout the generations as an opportunity to worship God.

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan takes us through the fourth segment in our series, The Heart of Worship… WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING.