Hearing God introduction | week 1 | God is not mute

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“…Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend…”
– Exodus 33.11a (NASB)

From the very beginning, God has been speaking. When He created all things, He SAID, “let there be light…” Later in history, we read in the passage above that He SPOKE to Moses, as a man speaks to his friend… We also see in the Gospels that they HEARD a voice from Heaven SAYING, “this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”

We know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And as such, we believe that He is still speaking to His people in many ways. This Sunday, Kevan will kick off our new winter series entitled, “Hearing God.” Don’t miss it.

People of Present Vision | week 4 | living naturally supernatural

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“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ. But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves…”
– 2 Corinthians 4.6,7 (AMP)

Many times, in the church we find ourselves “chasing” the supernatural. But, in truth, the Supernatural is “chasing” us, and He delights in displaying His glory and splendor through us each and every day.

This week, Kris will be talking about what it looks like for us, as Christ followers, to be living naturally supernatural in our everyday lives. Don’t miss it.

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People of Present Vision | week 3 | multiplying worship culture

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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God…”
– Colossians 3.16 (BWMT)

“…addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with you heart…”
– Ephesians 5.19 (BWMT)
Worship is at the center of who we are as Christ followers. And, as we continue teaching on the church that Jesus is building in 2019, Brian will be unpacking what it looks like to be a church sounding out the praises of the Lord to the world around us. Don’t miss it.

People of Present Vision | week 2 | a regional lighthouse

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“…for our Gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth…”
– 1 Thessalonians 1.6-8a (NASB)
Like the Thessalonian church, God has called DCC to be a regional lighthouse in West Michigan, put on display as imitators of God. This Sunday, Kevan will continue teaching on being the church that Jesus is building in 2019, sounding forth the word of the Lord to the world around us. Don’t miss it.

People of Present Vision | week 1 | empowering a movement

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“…and upon this rock, I will build My church…” – Matthew 16.18 (NASB) Jesus IS building His church… Today… Right now… And, from the beginning, DCC has always desired to be a part of building what He is building. But, what does that mean for us? Is Jesus building an organization? Is He the founding director of a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation?

This Sunday, Kevan will be teaching on the church that Jesus is building. What does it look like? What are some of the key characteristics that we should keep focused on as we seek to partner with our great God and Savior in building together? Don’t miss it.

People of Remembrance | building a monument

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December 30,2018

“Now when all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying ‘Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe, and command them, saying, ‘Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.” So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe; and Joshua said to them, ‘Cross again to the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel. Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ then you shall say to them, ‘Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.’ So these stones shall become A MEMORIAL to the sons of Israel forever.”” – Joshua 4.1-7 (NASB)

As we move forward into a new year, a new season as a church family, it is important to take a moment to pause and remember where we have been… to tell stories of the amazing things that the Lord has done among us and how He has brought us to this present moment.

This Sunday, Kevan will be taking us through several such stories, highlighting a few key points along the way which demonstrate the then and now Word of the Lord for DCC. Don’t miss it.

Peace | Advent 2018

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December 23, 2018

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: prince of PEACE.

Joy | Advent 2018

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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, Leon will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: fullness of JOY.

Hope | Advent 2018

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December 2, 2018

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, Chad will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS, our living HOPE.

Thanksgiving… | week 2 | our weapon against anxiety and fear

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November 25, 2018

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
– Philippians 4.8-9 (NASB)

As sons and daughters of God, we are called to thrive in this life, not just survive. Our great God has given us everything for our possession, without holding anything back. And yet, often times, it seems we are living on scraps, just barely getting by, filled with fear, stress, and anxiety. So, how can we combat these great enemies?

This week Kevan and Jamie will finish their two week series, designed to help empower us to live in the freedom which the Lord has given us. Don’t miss it.