Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts



Weekend messages from Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, Oregon.


  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    13/05/2020 Duración: 34min

    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Mother's Day May 10, 2020 Happy Mother’s Day! Traditionally, on the second Sunday of May, we honor moms and all of the sacrifices they make (or have made) to love and care for their families well. Our celebrations or remembrances will most likely look a little different this year. But what a great opportunity to get creative as we affirm and bless the important women in our lives!  Moms, we appreciate you. Thank you for all that you are and all the ways you love and serve. You are a blessing, and we are grateful. Now, whether it’s the ongoing Covid crisis or the discovery that a new, invasive species of “Murder Hornets” has arrived in our part of the country, it seems the world is just moving from one crisis to the next, with no end in sight. In the swirl of “sky is falling” voices, it’s important to fix our eyes on the truth of God’s Word. This weekend, we’re looking forward to hearing from Pastor Michelle, as she brings a special message of encouragement…not just for moms, b

  • The Freedom Trail

    05/05/2020 Duración: 38min

    The Freedom Trail Messy Church - Loving Others Isn't Easy May 3, 2020 Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1951, the Freedom Trail is a unique collection of locations and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution. A 2.5-mile red line, beginning at Boston Common, leads to 16 nationally significant historic sites and gives tourists the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of America’s founding fathers. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been walking with the apostle Paul down a “freedom trail” of our own. We’ve considered how our freedom in Christ calls us to balance truth and grace. We’ve looked at how our freedom challenges us to balance our rights with our responsibilities. This week, as we look at 1 Corinthians 10, we’ll look at two more “freedom trail markers.” Life as followers of Jesus looked very different from what the Corinthians were used to before embracing faith in Jesus. As the founding father of their faith, Paul guided them in how to walk out their new f

  • Give It Up

    29/04/2020 Duración: 31min

    This Sunday, we’re looking at 1 Corinthians 9 in our series Messy Church. In this section of his letter, Paul challenges the Corinthian believers to stay focused, to keep the big picture in mind. Distraction and difficulty will threaten to pull them off course. But Paul reminds them to be disciplined and diligent, keeping the goal of the gospel as their target. His words to the Corinthian believers couldn’t be more appropriate for us.

  • "Meating" in the Middle

    21/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    “Meating” in the Middle April 19, 2020 In case you’re not counting, it’s been 25 days since the governor of Oregon ordered the citizens of our state to stay home. Twenty-five days of disrupted schedules, disappearing toilet paper, and, for many, discontinued paychecks. It seems everything about our lives has been completely re-oriented around the Coronavirus. You don’t have to look very far to find advice on how to navigate this season or opinions on what our government should (or shouldn’t) do next. The clamor has created a swirl of confusion, frustration, and fear. How do we, as followers of Jesus, respond?  We are in chapter 8 of 1 Corinthians as we continue our series called Messy Church. In this passage, the apostle Paul is again responding to a question sent to him by believers in Corinth. Relatively young in their faith, they were intent on figuring out how their faith in Jesus impacted their daily lives. And, shocker, it appears there was a difference of opinion about what that should look like! Whe

  • He Lives

    14/04/2020 Duración: 42min

    He Lives! April 12, 2020 If you had told me a year ago that we would not be gathering together this Easter; that churches all around the world would be empty on the day we celebrate our Risen Savior, I’m not sure I would have believed you. And yet, right now, this is our reality. In the last three weeks, life as we know it has turned upside down. Nothing is as we expected. And in a way, it’s almost fitting. Hang in there with me for a moment...   You see, 2000 years ago the disciples of Jesus had a vision. They knew Jesus was the Messiah; and in their minds, they had expectations of how things were going to play out and what that would look like. And then suddenly, in the midst of a Passover dinner, Jesus tells them it’s not going to work out at all like they expected. Faster than they could process, their world turned upside down and their hearts turned inside out. The Master they followed, the Messiah they loved, was betrayed, judged, sentenced, crucified, and buried. He was gone. And so was their vision, a

  • Life Lessons #2: Contentment

    05/04/2020 Duración: 36min

    Life Lessons #2: Contentment Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy April 5, 2020 You know…months ago when we were planning and preparing to begin livestreaming our services, I was really excited about being able to use technology in this way to reach people. And don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited about it and incredibly grateful that God has given us the resources to make videos, stream services, and connect with one another through the internet. But having to do everything this way is hard. Really hard. We all miss the personal interaction, our community, our “people.” I know you feel the same way. When the circumstances of life are hard, it’s easy to become frustrated, anxious, and discontent.   The passage we’re looking at in 1 Corinthians this week is very timely. We’re in the second half of chapter 7, and the apostle Paul is writing to the Corinthian believers about this very subject…contentment. We don’t know for sure what crisis they were facing, but Paul refers to challenging circumstances in v

  • Life Lessons #1: Marriage & Divorce

    01/04/2020 Duración: 47min

    Life Lessons #1: Marriage and Divorce Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy March 29, 2020   There is definitely a lot of uncertainty and confusion filling our world right now. Every morning it seems there are new questions, new statistics, and new information. If you aren’t careful, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Daily, we are navigating our way through new territory; and it can be difficult to know what the next right thing to do might be. It can feel like there are a lot more questions than answers.   The believers of the church at Corinth were navigating new territory of their own. Most of these young Christians had been converted from a pagan lifestyle to a new life, following the Way of Jesus. But figuring out what that looked like, practically speaking, in their day to day life was a challenge! They had lots of questions! Fortunately for them, and for us, the Apostle Paul had answers. And the principles that Paul laid out for the practical application of faith to daily life are as valuable and importa

  • Let's Talk About Sex

    22/03/2020 Duración: 38min

    Let's Talk About Sex Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy March 22, 2020 As we continue this Sunday in our study of 1 Corinthians, you might find yourself feeling really glad that we’re not gathering in person! We’re in the second half of 1 Corinthians chapter 6, and Paul is going to have THE TALK with his Corinthian kids. It’s time. Maybe past time, and Paul speaks boldly and directly to the church at Corinth about S-E-X. That’s right, we’re gonna talk about sex. See…I told ya, you might be glad to be watching from home this week! If you’re uncomfortable or embarrassed…well, you can be that way in the privacy of your own home! But don’t let discomfort distract you. Paul wrote these words to the Corinthian believers because who we are and how we live out our faith matters in EVERY area of our lives, including this one. And, his principles apply to more than just sex as well.

  • So Sue Me

    18/03/2020 Duración: 39min

    So Sue Me! Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy March 15, 2020 If you are like me, you’re probably tired of hearing about the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic. Getting good information can sometimes seem a little like herding chickens. How do you sort through everything you see and hear throughout the day? Frankly, it seems as if a culture of fear is quickly overtaking common sense in most cases. By now, I’m sure you have heard that the Governor has canceled all large gatherings of more than 250 people for the next four weeks. And, I’m sure you are wondering what that means for church. Here at Dayspring, the attendance at each Sunday morning service is under the 250 number the Governor has stated. So, unless something changes in the next couple of days, we will be holding our services this coming Sunday, March 15. We are taking every recommended precaution to sanitize our building; and if you are here, you’ll probably see people wiping down counters and crash bars on the exit doors. Our Children’s Te

  • Discipline

    11/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    Discipline Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy March 8, 2020   What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline?” Most of us, I would guess, view that as a negative word. It carries the ideas of difficulty, confrontation, and punishment. And, there are times when those things ARE a part of what discipline means. But done correctly, discipline is about development, training, and correction. What appears negative is, in reality, a positive…a strategy to propel us toward health and holiness as we grow in Christ. In our sermon series, Messy Church, we will be looking at Paul’s words in chapter 5 of I Corinthians. The young church definitely had some serious issues and was in need of discipline…and Paul delivers with some strong words. This chapter is full of challenging, but important truths. As followers of Jesus, the Corinthian believers were to live a new kind of lifestyle, walking out their faith in counter-cultural ways, pursuing spiritual maturity and holiness. We have the same calling today!

  • In This Together

    03/03/2020 Duración: 32min

    The days are beginning to get a little longer and the sun is showing its face a little bit more! Have you noticed the daffodils blooming and the trees starting to blossom? It’s beginning to look like Spring in the Willamette Valley, and you know what that means…six inches of snow this weekend…or, summer isn’t too far behind, and I LOVE summer! I’m also really loving our study in the book of 1 Corinthians. We are five weeks into our series, Messy Church, and we’re beginning to get a pretty good picture of the challenges the young church at Corinth was facing. Much like our current culture, their world was filled with a cacophony of loud voices - various philosophies, theologies, and worldly wisdom – all vying for their attention and allegiance. And though as believers they had been called to a new way of living, leaving behind the old patterns and habits was proving difficult. This week we are in chapter 4, and the Apostle Paul begins to unpack what it should look like for the local church to walk in faithful

  • Picture This

    24/02/2020 Duración: 34min

    Picture This Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy February 23, 2020 Did you ever play with a kaleidoscope as a kid? Peering into a small hole with one eye, while the other was squeezed tightly shut…pointing the tube toward the sun, then slowly turning the opposite end, watching the geometric patterns and colors change before your eyes. They are fascinating! Most kaleidoscopes are mass produced from inexpensive materials and intended as children's toys. At the other extreme are handmade pieces that display fine craftsmanship. Looking through a kaleidoscope allows us to see the beauty of ordinary pieces of colored glass in a way that we might not otherwise even notice. As we continue our study of I Corinthians this week, Paul does much the same thing for the believers in the church at Corinth. Young in their faith, they had no framework for understanding the different facets of what the Church should look like or be like. In chapter 3 of I Corinthians, Paul provides us with three different pictures or lens

  • Simple Complexity

    17/02/2020 Duración: 34min

    Simple Complexity Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy February 16, 2020 There are some things in life that seem so simple on the surface… Like 1 + 1 = 2 Or the word “the” …just three little letters! Or a basic, two-wheeled bicycle. In the early 20th century, Bertrand Russell wanted to prove conclusively that mathematics worked, so he decided to start with the simplest concept we know of and went right ahead and proved 1+1=2. However, what sounds like an incredibly simple task actually took the mathematician and philosopher 372 pages of complex sums. The mammoth solution was published as Principia Mathematica across three volumes. The word “the” is one of the most common words in the English language. It’s so ubiquitous that most of us have probably never stopped to think about how strange of a word it actually is. Why do we say, ‘I love the ballet’ … wait, nobody loves the ballet. Why do we say, ‘I love the Blazers,’ but not ‘I love the cable TV?’ Why do we say, ‘I have the flu,’ but not ‘I ha

  • Foolish Wisdom

    12/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    Foolish Wisdom Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy February 9, 2020 When you need an answer, some advice or counsel, where do you turn? These days it seems our first instinct is to just “Google it” when we’re looking for information. But how do you know whether the information you find is good, or even true? Whose insights, experience, and wisdom do you trust? As we continue in our series, Messy Church, the Apostle Paul writes to the church at Corinth about the difference between human wisdom and God’s wisdom. It seems that most of the time what seems wise to our human way of thinking is very often quite the opposite. Paul writes, “The foolish plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans; and God’s weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength.” The “truths” of this world are ever shifting and rarely stable; a shaky foundation to build a life on. We are looking for biblical wisdom, for solid truth that is firmly established in an unchanging, ever faithful God. The kind of truth

  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to Corinth

    04/02/2020 Duración: 33min

    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Corinth Messy Church – Loving Others Isn’t Easy February 2, 2020 This Sunday at Dayspring, we’re beginning a new adventure…also known as a new sermon series…and we’re headed for Corinth! With the Apostle Paul as our guide, we’re going to dive into the book of 1 Corinthians. This is one of the most practical of all of Paul’s letters. In it, we see that God’s wisdom applied to the problems of this world produces supernatural results. Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” As we lean in to what Paul has to say to this group of believers, as he helps them not only see how to live out their faith in a culture that was diametrically opposed to it, but also learn to live in love and unity with each other, we too will be equipped to live as overcomers in a world that challenges our faith. Paul’s words to the Corinthians are as applicable to us, in our time and culture as they were when he penned them so many centuries ago. The truths of G

  • Let's Get Moving

    31/01/2020 Duración: 40min

    Let's Get Moving Growing Up: Experiencing Life Change in Jesus January 26, 2020   We’re on the edge of our seats, raring to go, and chomping at the bit. It’s an exciting time at Dayspring! Over the last three weeks, we’ve been introducing and unpacking our new discipleship strategy. It’s the first time in our history as a church that we’ve had a strategic, church-wide plan for discipleship; and to be honest, I can’t wait to get started! In the sermon last Sunday, I encouraged people to sign up for our new Explore! classes where we will dive deeper into the discipleship process. We were elated with the response! If you didn’t have a chance to sign up, don’t worry! There will be another opportunity this weekend. This Sunday, we’re wrapping up our Growing Up series. We’ve been taking a look at what it means to be growing toward spiritual maturity. This week we’ll unpack the last piece of the discipleship process by looking at the different catalysts that propel us to grow. And with our four-week series complete

  • Are We There Yet?

    22/01/2020 Duración: 34min

    Are We There Yet? Growing Up: Experiencing Life Change in Jesus January 19, 2020   Would you consider yourself the kind of person who loves an adventure? I love to travel and am always looking for fun wherever my travels take me. Whether it’s a rollercoaster I haven’t ridden yet or an activity like skydiving or glacier climbing or parasailing…or just seeing something I haven’t seen before. There is so much to learn, so much to experience, so much to see as we adventure through life on this planet. But we are so much more than flesh and blood bodies, and our experience is so much more than just physical. Over the last couple of weeks here at Dayspring, we’ve been taking a look at what it means for us to be on a journey toward spiritual maturity. Much like our physical journey through life, there is so much to see, learn, and experience as we grow as believers, becoming more and more like Jesus. If you’ve missed the last couple of messages, I encourage you to take the time to listen to them. You can find them

  • Spiritual Adulting


    Spiritual Adulting January 12, 2020 I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toy R Us kid…I think that jingle is seared into the mind of every adult. Oh, for the days of Tonka trucks, Lego kits, Nerf guns, and bike rides. Every now and then, it’s easy to look back with longing for that simpler, less complicated season of life. I mean, adulting is hard work! But would you really trade the privileges and benefits of being an adult for the limitations of childhood? Just as growing up physically brings new responsibilities and opportunities to our lives, growing up spiritually does as well. But what does that mean? What does the life of a spiritually mature Christ-follower look like? This Sunday, as we continue in our series, Growing Up, we’re unpacking what it means to be a spiritually mature believer. At Dayspring, we are embarking on a new discipleship journey. We’re committed to doing everything we can to help you take the next step, whatever that looks like for you, in your spiritual journey. I’m Chris Voigt, Lead Pa

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    09/01/2020 Duración: 27min

    Ready, Set, Grow! December 29, 2019 Happy New Year! We’ve closed the book on 2019 and the yet-to-be-written pages of 2020 lay ahead of us. Around Dayspring, we are excited to see what God has in store for us as we walk together, following Jesus this year! We’re kicking off 2020 with a 4-week introduction to our brand new discipleship strategy. This Sunday, we’ll be taking a look at what spiritual growth ISN’T, and defining what it really IS. It’s vital that we’re all on the same page as we move forward in our spiritual growth. Each of us is on our own unique, individual journey with God, but we walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ, encouraging, challenging, and supporting one another. In order to do that effectively, we need to start with a common understanding of what we mean when we talk about spiritual growth and becoming spiritually mature. And that’s the goal…that we would all be taking steps toward spiritual maturity. My steps this year will most likely look different from yours. But what mat

  • 2019 in the Rearview Mirror

    02/01/2020 Duración: 35min

    2019 In the Rearview Mirror December 29, 2019 Making an annual list of New Year's resolutions is an old tradition. By some accounts, it dates back to the ancient Romans, who customarily made a show of promising their mythological god Janus that they would behave better over the next 12 months than they had in the past 12. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that six months into the year, fewer than half -- 46 percent -- of resolvers were still keeping to their pledges. The fact is that only about 10% of people who make New Year’s resolutions successfully implement lasting change. So, what about you? Are you a resolution maker? A goal setter? A word-for-the-year chooser? Or do you just avoid all that new beginnings, clean slate stuff altogether? Whatever your take is on resolutions, for most of us, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection; for taking a look back at what has been over the last 12 months and anticipating what lies ahead in the year to come. It can be a he

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