Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts



Weekend messages from Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, Oregon.


  • Lies We Believe | Part 2 | Lies We Believe About Ourselves | Chris Voigt

    12/01/2022 Duración: 41min

    Lies We Believe About Ourselves Lies We Believe January 9, 2022 Two Truths and a Lie is a classic icebreaker game. Each person in the group introduces themselves by stating two truths and one lie. The object of the game is for the rest of the group to determine which statement is false and to discover things that are true about others.   Even when dealing with just three sentences, it can be challenging to determine which is true and which is not. There are endless numbers of ways to manipulate language and make false statements. Discerning the truth can be difficult. In a game scenario the stakes aren’t so high – you’re just having fun. But what about in life? Is there a source of truth we can really trust?   I have a young friend who is a truck driver. On a recent drive, traveling a stretch of highway just outside a small town in south central Oregon, he saw those dreaded flashing lights in his rearview mirror. His GPS told him the speed limit was one thing. The officer who pulled him over said it was somet

  • Lies We Believe | Part 1 | And the Truth Shall Set You Free | Chris Voigt

    05/01/2022 Duración: 36min

    And The Truth Shall Set You Free Lies We Believe January 2, 2022 Everybody knows the phrase. I’m sure you can finish it with me... Liar, liar..... pants on fire.   Even though the rhyme is well known, apparently no one knows where it came from! There is no interesting backstory or definitive origin that can be identified. At least, not by a Google search. We tried that! And we all know they know everything!   But what I do know…is that if it really worked that way...if a liar’s pants caught on fire when a lie was told, it would be a whole lot easier to identify the lies!   Our world is saturated with lies. We hear them every day. So much so, that it can be incredibly difficult to tell the difference between what is true and what is not. We’ve heard them for so long, and from so many sources we think we should be able to trust, that we have begun to believe them. We’ve even gone so far as to build identities and lives around them.   Sadly, we too often go around not even realizing the damage these lies do to o

  • 2021 Year in Review | Chris Voigt

    31/12/2021 Duración: 39min

    2021 Year in Review Look What God Has Done December 26, 2021 Well, 2021 is almost in the books. We’re closing the final pages in the next few days and The End (of another year) is in sight. Whether you think it was a good year or not, it wasn’t 2020, so I guess we can be thankful for that! I got a new car this past year. It has a bunch of fun technology in it. For example, the rearview mirror is so cool! If you flip it one way, you have a normal mirror, with a reverse image of what’s behind you. But if you flip it the other way, you have a camera view of what’s back there. But with the camera, the depth of field is slightly altered. Things behind you on the camera view look much closer than they actually are! So... your choice...mirror or camera...two different ways of looking back, each with a different perspective. Isn’t that how it usually works? With looking back, I mean? If we look back too long, that can mess up our forward progress. But it’s still important to be aware of what’s behind us, if we want

  • Unexpected Christmas | Part 5 | And Everything Changed | Chris Voigt

    31/12/2021 Duración: 19min

    An Unexpected Christmas And Everything Changed December 24, 2021 As followers of Jesus, we celebrate the birth of Christ because we believe He was the greatest gift ever given. Because of Him, we have a restored relationship with God the Father. But it’s not just our own personal stories that have been impacted by the gift, the life of Jesus. His name is known on every continent around the world. He elevated the status of women, children, the sick, the poor. When Jesus came into the world, everything changed. This is what we celebrate at Christmas...that because of Jesus, we have reason to sing, to laugh, to be joyful, to worship.

  • Unexpected Christmas | Part 4 | Promise Keeper | Chris Voigt

    24/12/2021 Duración: 49min

    Promise Keeper An Unexpected Christmas December 19, 2021 Remember the days of newsy Christmas letters? In our social media saturated culture, the tradition of sending an annual Christmas letter seems to have disappeared. Much like the usual Facebook or Instagram feed, the typical Christmas re-cap is full of only the good fast the kids are growing, where they are excelling in school, sports, or music. Updates on graduations, engagements, weddings, babies, promotions, vacations or retirements...all the best moments, carefully edited to make life look and sound amazing. Because those are the things we want to remember; the things that are fun, happy, and make us feel (and look) good. We tend not to include the hard stuff...the struggles and failures. Even though we know that everybody experiences them, that’s not the kind of news we deem Christmas letter worthy.   Throughout the Christmas season, we’ve been taking a look at some of the people in Jesus’ family tree. We’ve discovered that the gospel wr

  • Unexpected Christmas | Part 3 | Label Makers | Chris Voigt

    14/12/2021 Duración: 49min

    Label Makers An Unexpected Christmas December 12, 2021 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” According to this line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, names are a rather meaningless thing…at least from Juliet’s perspective. But I’m not sure that I would agree. One of the very first tasks that God gave to Adam in the creation story is the naming of all the animals. Naming is both important and powerful work. We give names or labels to all kinds of things. Names communicate value, purpose, and quality. They can identify aspirations or create expectations. But for all the good and positive things that names can imply or communicate, names or labels can also be damaging or hurtful. Do you remember the generic label trend from the 70’s and 80’s? Those no-name white boxes, bags, or canned products with plain black lettering? For too many years, we lived on many of those, what were then less than high-quality brand substitutes. Generic mac and cheese? Gross! But e

  • Unexpected Christmas | Part 2 | An Unlikely Candidate | Jon Sprouse

    07/12/2021 Duración: 54min

    An Unlikely Candidate An Unexpected Christmas December 5, 2021 He's making a list, checking it twice; gonna find out who's naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, He knows if you've been bad or good. so be good for goodness sake! The earliest known recording of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town was made in 1934. It was an immediate hit. Throughout the years it’s been recorded by more than 200 different artists spanning a wide variety of genres. From Bing Crosby, Neil Diamond and Bruce Springsteen to Mariah Carey, The Jackson 5 and Michael Bublé…the message has been repeated: He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…so be good, for goodness sake! In case you’re worried about whether or not you are on Santa’s ‘nice’ list, you can check online. We looked up the names of every Dayspring staff member and I’m happy to report that we have no one on the ‘naughty’ list this year! I’m not quite sure how Joaquin made it, but we double-checked and he’s

  • Unexpected Christmas | Part 1 | Guest List | Michelle Snook

    30/11/2021 Duración: 44min

    Guest List An Unexpected Christmas November 28, 2021 Thanksgiving 2021 has come and is almost gone. Now it’s deck the halls and fa-la-la-la-la…’tis the season, friends! I hope you enjoyed a great day of celebration with people you love this week. The Christmas season is filled with traditions and expectations. Do you do an advent calendar or Elf on the Shelf? A real Christmas tree or a pre-lit boxed one? Gifts on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day? Many of our holiday traditions are linked to our childhood experiences, our families and our history. They give us a sense of comfort, familiarity, and identity. But as families grow and change, our traditions and expectations sometimes change.  This Sunday, we’re beginning a new sermon series called An Unexpected Christmas. Most of you know the Christmas story. Many of you have heard it from the time you were a child. But even as well as you think you know it, there are some surprising unexpected details in the story of our Savior. Some of them may just challenge

  • If Money Talked | Part 3 | Keep Track | Chris Voigt

    23/11/2021 Duración: 42min

    Keep Track If Money Talked November 21, 2021 Have you ever lost your keys? Imagine the morning rush…you’re racing to get out the door on time. You’ve got a bagel in your mouth, your coat’s half on, you’ve snagged your backpack with one hand, while you try to get your other arm into your coat so you can grab your coffee and herd the kids out to the car. And then, you reach for your keys… only to come up empty. But they’re always right there! In that spot. That’s where you put them every night! Well, apparently not last night. And then the rush kicks into overdrive as you search frantically for the missing keys. Keeping track of all the things can be a lot of work! There is just so much! There are the basics like time…wait, what time is it? How did it get to be so late? I still have so much to do! And then there’s the refrigerator. What do you mean we’re out of milk again? Why didn’t anyone write it on the grocery list? And there’s the kids, the school and sports schedules, the laundry, dentist appointments,

  • If Money Talked | Part 2 | Send Me Away | Chris Voigt

    17/11/2021 Duración: 43min

    Send Me Away If Money Talked November 14, 2021 According to the people who are experts about such things, (hey, Google, thanks for the intel) there are certain topics that people just do not want to talk about. I mean, maybe with your spouse or closest friends, but in ‘polite’ conversation there are some things that are better left off the table. Apparently, people don’t really want to chat about things like politics, sin, sex, their faults, or their most recent colonoscopy. And you can add money to that list. Nobody wants anybody else messing around in their personal finances. Interestingly, Jesus didn’t shy away from those taboo topics. Well, I guess there isn’t any record of Him talking about colonoscopies, but for everything else He jumped right in…challenging the perspectives, assumptions, and choices that people made in just about every area of life. And if He did it (with compassion and kindness, of course), so should we. Which leads us to our current sermon series. We are in the middle of a three-we

  • If Money Talked | Part 1 | I Mean Well | Chris Voigt

    10/11/2021 Duración: 38min

    I Mean Well If Money Talked November 7, 2021 The story begins with a young boy whose name we’re never told. He’s one face in a huge crowd of people who follow Jesus everywhere. On this particular occasion, the crowd has pursued Jesus out into the countryside and up into the hills above the Sea of Galilee. And Jesus…Son of God that He is…knows the people are hungry. He asks His disciples to figure out a dinner plan. But there’s no McDonald’s or Safeway in sight…just a boy, with five barley loaves and two fish. That’s not a lot to work with! We don’t know if he was reluctant or fearful. But whether he felt like it or not, the boy gives it all…every last bit of his lunch, into the hands of Jesus. And incredibly…miraculously…it is enough. Actually, it’s more than enough. Because when everyone - all five thousand people - had eaten until they were full, twelve baskets of leftovers were gathered up. We’re beginning a short 3-week series this Sunday called, If Money Talked. Most people don’t want to talk about mone

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 8 | Never Waste Your Pain | Chris Voigt

    02/11/2021 Duración: 38min

    Never Waste Your Pain How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 31, 2021 Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. The Kintsugi technique uses a special lacquer made from tree sap, dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum to mend the pieces once broken. Upon completion, beautiful seams of gold glint in the conspicuous cracks of ceramic bowls, cups, plates, or vases, giving a one-of-a-kind appearance to each repaired piece. This unique method celebrates each piece’s particular history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks rather than hiding or disguising them. In fact, Kintsugi often makes the repaired piece even more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it with a new look and giving it a second life. The practice of Kintsugi is connected to a Japanese philosophy which calls for seeing beauty in the flawed or imperfect. It also reflects the Japanese feelings of regret when something is wasted, as well as the acceptance of change. Over the past couple of mon

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 7 | Service: Finding Treasure in the Darkness | Jon Sprouse

    26/10/2021 Duración: 47min

    Sanctification II: Finding Treasure in Darkness How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 24, 2021 Bonfires, shooting stars, fireflies, the northern lights.. These are just a few of the “treasures” you might discover in a dark place. It’s common for kids to be afraid of the dark. But I’m not sure whether it’s really the darkness they’re afraid of as much as it is what’s hidden within it. Even as adults, we tend not to like what we can’t see. When we find ourselves in dark places in life, it can be tempting to hide under the covers, so to speak; to become frozen by fear of the unknown. But as we’ve already seen…there is treasure to be found in dark places! This is week 7 of our series, How to Get Through What You’re Going Through. We’re taking a look at how to navigate grief and loss in a healthy way. God has promised in His Word, the Bible, that He is with us in the dark places. And not only is He with us, but that there are treasures hidden for us there. Isaiah 50:10 says, “Let the one who walk

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 6 | Sanctification: Transformed by Trouble | Michelle Snook

    24/10/2021 Duración: 36min

    Sanctification I: Transformed Through Trouble How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 17, 2021 You’ve probably heard the phrase, “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” If you do a little digging, you’ll find the phrase is attributed to Henry Kissinger, who, for you youngsters watching, was a Nixon-era politician. Kissinger should have stuck to discussing politics, rather than science, because while his adage may be motivational, it is factually, untrue. Diamonds do not come from coal! What IS true is that diamonds form underground at high temperatures and under high pressure and consist purely of carbon minerals. We’ve been working through a series called, How To Get Through What You’re Going Through for the last several weeks. After months of global pandemic, political division, racial tension, violence, opposition, frustration and struggle in practically every area of life, we are all looking for help in knowing how to get through the overwhelming losses of the last year

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 5 | Surrender: The Path to Peace | Chris Voigt

    10/10/2021 Duración: 45min

    Surrender: The Path to Peace How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 10, 2021 The international sign for surrender is the raising of a white flag. Soldiers have been using white flags to indicate surrender for thousands of years. An ancient Roman historian wrote of white flags being displayed as part of the surrender at the Second Battle of Cremona in 69 AD.  Most historians believe blank banners first caught on because they were easy to recognize in the heat of battle. White cloth was common in the ancient world, so it may have just been a case of soldiers using whatever materials were available. Over the years, the white flag became a well-established symbol in Western warfare. Wikipedia says, “The white flag is a protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and for negotiation. It also symbolizes surrender, since it is often the weaker party which requests the negotiation." Merriam Webster provides multiple definitions for surrender, including: the action of yielding one's person or giving up the

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 4 | Struggle: When Life Makes No Sense | Chris Voigt

    05/10/2021 Duración: 52min

    Struggle: When Life Makes No Sense How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 3, 2021 You might say this when you order no pickles on your burger, but it comes with pickles anyway. Or when you need to meet a work deadline, but you keep getting interrupted. “The struggle is real!” When the pillows at your hotel are more like pancakes than pillows. When it’s “bring your own” TP at the airport bathrooms in Honduras. And you didn’t! Or when you can’t find a real Diet Coke anywhere outside of the US! First world problems! Difficulty is part of the rhythm of life. Everything is broken, and that creates problems. Today, I tried to order lunch delivered to the office. Placed the order. Paid online. And then, a Door Dash driver calls to tell us the restaurant is slammed. Full dining room, only three staff, and 6 drivers waiting for delivery orders. Our guy has waited 30 minutes already, and can’t wait any longer. “You should probably just cancel the order” he says. One more problem to solve. In Gen

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 3 | Sorrow: Getting Through Life’s Losses | Chris Voigt

    29/09/2021 Duración: 47min

    Sorrow: Getting Through Life's Losses How to Get Through What You're Going Through September 26, 2021 News flash!! The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up and Move On and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get the Heck Over It. Any complaints about how we operate can be forwarded to 1-800-waa-waaa. This is Dr. Sniffle reporting live from Quitchur Fussin.’  The meme goes on to say: If you like this, repost it. If you don’t, suck it up, buttercup, life doesn’t revolve around you! While these words might bring a chuckle, they also reveal how we often respond to people in pain. Grief hurts. Heartache is heavy. Loss is hard. And being there for someone in pain can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, difficult. Their relationship had always been challenging, but now it felt shattered beyond repair. Not knowing where else to turn, the young couple met with their pastor. He listened as they unpacked the pain, then spoke softly. “Thank you for telling me you

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 2 | Shock: When Your World Collapses | Chris Voigt

    22/09/2021 Duración: 42min

    Shock: When Your World Collapses How to Get Through What You're Going Through September 19, 2021 October 29, 1929… "Black Tuesday" hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. Overnight, many people lost their businesses and their life savings. The economic impact created shockwaves around the world. December 7, 1941… 7:48 AM Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor. A surprise attack was launched by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft in two waves, from six aircraft carriers. Of the eight U.S. Navy battleships present, all were damaged, four sank. A total of 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 more were wounded. We were suddenly a nation at war. January 28, 1986… Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Space Shuttle Challenger prepared for launch. It was the twenty-fifth Space Shuttle flight; the tenth for Challenger. Seventy-three seconds into its flight, the Challenger

  • How to Get Through What You’re Going Through | Part 1 | Well, Whaddya Know? | Chris Voigt

    15/09/2021 Duración: 48min

    Well, Whaddya Know? How to Get Through What You're Going Through September 12, 2021 It was just a regular Tuesday morning. I was up early and in my office, enjoying some quiet time with Jesus before starting to work on my sermon. There was nothing unique or unusual about the day. Nothing seemed off. As staff arrived, there was the usual banter and laughter around the office. I had no reason at all to expect the news that was about to come. But then again…isn’t that how it usually works? Life is uncertain, unpredictable, and none of us is guaranteed a tomorrow. We just prefer to live like we’re bulletproof, until something rocks our world. Around 10 A.M. I received a text. It was startling news of the completely unexpected death of one of our Dayspring family. A tragic accident took her life and she is no longer with us, but is now in the presence of Jesus. She was just 61 years young, active, vibrant, generous, a friend to everyone who knew her. She touched so many with the love of Jesus. And suddenly, with

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 14 | Represent – 3 John 1:1-15 | Michelle Snook

    08/09/2021 Duración: 38min

    Represent! How Do You Recognize a Christian? September 5, 2021 A logo is all about identity.  Wikipedia defines a logo as a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to promote public identification and recognition. Logos can convey certain virtues or values without the need for a lengthy explanation. They can also create strong emotions or reactions.  A logo is a declaration, an expression, an exclamation. A logo indicates allegiance to someone or something; a product, priority, or person. A logo communicates a message. In our current culture, identification is a huge deal.  We wear our allegiances on t-shirts, baseball caps, bumper stickers, and tattoos. We declare our affiliations and identities on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. So what does your life say about who you are, and what message are you communicating? We are wrapping up our summer series How Do You Recognize a Christian? this Sunday, by taking a look at the last of the Apostle John’s letters. In his final letter, John urges his readers to cons

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