Sermon Series

  • 1. Chosen Yet Free

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2010
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    If man is predestined by God then does human free will even exist? If there is no free will how can God hold men accountable for their sin?

    Dakota Community Church September 12, 2010 Chosen Yet Free Ephesians 1:1-14 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3Praise be to the God and Father ...read more

  • 2. Chosen Yet Free 2

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2010
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    Has God predetermined all the wickedness, pain, and destruction we see all around the world every day? If God waits on the choices of men in order to have relationship; does that deny His sovereignty?

    Dakota Community Church September 19, 2010 Chosen Yet Free 2 Let’s begin by standing for the reading of God’s Word! Ephesians 1:1-14 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father ...read more

  • 3. Getting To Know Him 1

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2010
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    Getting to know Him is the key to avoiding legalism.

    Dakota Community Church October 31, 2010 Getting to Know Him Ephesians 1:15-23 15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the God of ...read more

  • 4. Getting To Know Him 2

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2010
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    Paul is asking God to give us spiritual eyes to understand the hope we have been called to. What is the hope we have been called to? Is it Sunday morning Church attendance and trying to be good people?

    Dakota Community Church November 7, 2010 Getting to Know Him - 2 Ephesians 1:15-23 15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the ...read more

  • 5. Getting To Know Him 3

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2010
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    Paul is praying that the Ephesian Christians will have spiritual eyes to see not only the hope that God has called them to but also the glorious inheritance that belongs to all who are in Christ

    Dakota Community Church November 21, 2010 Getting to Know Him - 3 Ephesians 1:15-23 15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the ...read more

  • 6. Getting To Know Him 4

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2010
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    Did God at some point in Church history cease from moving supernaturally in the earth or is the power of God still at work? Is God still speaking, still moving, still at work in miraculous ways?

    Dakota Community Church November 28, 2010 Getting to Know Him - 4 Ephesians 1:15-23 15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the ...read more

  • 7. Awake For The First Time

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2011
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    Without Christ fallen man is lost and without hope - dead in transgression and sin.

    Dakota Community Church January 16, 2011 Awake for the First Time Ephesians 2:1-10 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in ...read more

  • 8. The End Of The World As We Know It

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2011
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    New life in Christ means the end of conforming to the patterns of this world.

    Dakota Community Church January 23, 2011 The End of the World Ephesians 2:1-10 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in ...read more

  • 9. The End Of The World As We Know It 2

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2011
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    As Christians we are still in the world, we participate in culture, business, almost everything – however, we are of a different substance, our treasure is elsewhere our citizenship is in another land. Everything HAS changed!

    Dakota Community Church February 27, 2011 End of the World 2 Ephesians 2:1-3 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those ...read more

  • 10. From Shackles To Sonship

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2011
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    Besides being dead in transgressions and sin, and conforming to and following the ways of this world; now we learn that before we knew Christ; we were slaves to the wicked spiritual ruler of “the kingdom of the air”.

    Dakota Community Church March 6, 2011 Shackles to Sonship Ephesians 2:1-3 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who ...read more

  • 11. Grapes Of Wrath 1

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2011
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    Was Jesus mistaken when He said that only a few would find the narrow path to salvation? Did He misspeak when He said, “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”? - If not; what is to be the fate of those who reject the free gift of salv

    Dakota Community Church March 13, 2011 Grapes of Wrath I Ephesians 2:1-10 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who ...read more

  • 12. Grapes Of Wrath 2

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2011
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    He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord...

    Dakota Community Church March 20, 2011 Grapes of Wrath II Ephesians 2:1-10 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who ...read more

  • 13. The Gospel Of His Great Mercy - 1

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2011
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    We seek to more fully understand the gospel of great mercy that our compassionate and gracious God has revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures. He is slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness, He is love, and the embodiment of forgiveness, grace,

    Dakota Community Church March 27, 2011 The Gospel of His Great Mercy - 1 Ephesians 2:4-6 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up ...read more

  • 14. The Gospel Of His Great Mercy - 2

    Contributed on May 8, 2011
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    ‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished...

    Dakota Community Church May 8, 2011 The Gospel of His Great Mercy - 2 Communion Sunday Exodus 12:12-13 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will ...read more

  • 15. Mighty To Save - 2

    Contributed on May 24, 2011
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    Exposing the popular and deadly "christianish" false gospel of justification by human effort. The man who has confidence on the day of judgment because he has been "doing right" is lost and remains under the wrath of God.

    Dakota Community Church May 22, 2011 Mighty to Save - 2 Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we ...read more

  • 16. Grace Transforms 1

    Contributed on May 30, 2011
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    Grace is not God allowing us to sin, nor is it His empowering us to perform a holy lifestyle. Grace is Christ's holiness imputed to us.

    Dakota Community Church May 29, 2011 Grace Transforms 1 Ephesians 2:6-9 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in ...read more

  • 17. Grace Transforms 2

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2011
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    What motivates legalistic leaders to add requirements to the gospel’s justification by grace through faith alone?

    Dakota Community Church June 5, 2011 Grace Transforms 2 Ephesians 2:6-9 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in ...read more

  • 18. Grace Transforms 3

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2011
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    Christianity never becomes about human effort. We do not move on from grace – we move deeper and deeper into it. The gospel not only ignites us to faith, it fuels our entire journey.

    Dakota Community Church September 25, 2011 Grace Transforms 3 Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 1. What is biblical grace? 2. Where does grace originate? ...read more

  • 19. Grace Transforms 4

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2011
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    I know I need to change, I am painfully aware of the chasm between what I am in Christ and how I appear to be but all of my diligent effort actually takes me in the opposite direction. Rules do not produce obedient hearts; rules breed rebellion.

    Dakota Community Church October 2, 2011 Grace Transforms 4 Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. 1. What is biblical grace? 2. Where does grace originate? ...read more

  • 20. Unity Of The Body - 1

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2011
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    In order to reveal the miracle of unity that exists in Christ, Paul lays down the harsh reality of how divided the fall has left us. He doesn’t want the Ephesians (or us) to miss the weight of this thing. He doesn’t want a “no big deal” attitude to arise

    Dakota Community Church October 16, 2011 Unity of the Body - 1 Ephesians 2:11-22 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men) — 12 remember that at that ...read more

  • 21. Unity Of The Body - 2

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2011
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    For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility...

    Dakota Community Church October 23, 2011 Unity of the Body - 2 Ephesians 2:11-22 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men) — 12 remember that at that ...read more

  • 22. Unity Of The Body - 3

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
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    Unity through circumcised hearts and the New Covenant, unity through the sharing of an eternal hope, and unity because the temple curtain is torn in two and all are invited before the throne of grace to obtain mercy!

    Dakota Community Church February 26, 2012 Unity of the Body - 3 Ephesians 2:11-22 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men) — 12 remember that at that ...read more

  • 23. Paul's Heart

    Contributed on May 13, 2012
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    The mystery “the gospel” was made known to Paul in order that he might proclaim it. ...to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in

    Dakota Community Church May 13, 2012 Paul’s Heart Ephesians 3:1-12 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known ...read more

  • 24. Paul's Powerful Prayer 1

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2012
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    Paul switches from instructing the Ephesians about all that God has accomplished for them through the work of Christ to interceding for them.

    Dakota Community Church June 10, 2012 Paul’s Powerful Prayer 1 Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his ...read more

  • 25. Paul’s Powerful Prayer 2

    Contributed on Jul 8, 2012
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    Part 2 of a message about Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians Church

    Dakota Community Church July 8, 2012 Paul’s Powerful Prayer 2 Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in ...read more

  • 26. Paul's Powerful Prayer 3

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2012
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    Part 3 of the Paul's Powerful Prayer Series. In Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul prays for the church in Ephesus a prayer that should be prayed for every congregation that gathers in the name of the LORD.

    Dakota Community Church July 15, 2012 Paul’s Powerful Prayer 3 Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his ...read more

  • 27. Grace At Work 1

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2012
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    Having looked at “new men”, and a new “society”; Paul now turns his attention to new standards that will define this new order.

    Dakota Community Church July 22, 2012 Grace at Work - 1 Ephesians 4-6 Closing thoughts on Paul’s Powerful Prayer: Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in ...read more

  • 28. Grace At Work 2

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2012
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    Without humility there can be no unity.

    Dakota Community Church July 29, 2012 Grace at Work - 2 Unity Grace At Work - Part One: Unity(2) You could not get a proper understanding of Paul’s intent here by beginning to read at this point. Ephesians 4:1-16 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of ...read more

  • 29. Grace At Work 3

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2012
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    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

    Dakota Community Church August 12, 2012 Grace at Work - 3 Unity According to our passage unity depends upon four primary things the first one being: 1. How we treat one another Four qualities are given as the correct treatment of each other here: Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely ...read more

  • 30. Grace At Work 4

    Contributed on Sep 9, 2012
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    In light of the gospel, how do we now live? Christianity where the rubber meets the road.

    Dakota Community Church September 9, 2012 Grace at Work - 4 1. How we treat one another Four qualities are given as the correct treatment of each other here: Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. A.) Humility B.) ...read more