Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts

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Weekend messages from Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, Oregon.

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  • 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

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 13 | Love With(out) Borders – 2 John 1:1-13 | Chris Voigt

    31/08/2021 Duración: 42min

    Love With(out) Boundaries How Do You Recognize a Christian? August 29, 2021 It was American advertising executive and author Lois Wyse who came up with a tagline for a small company in Orrville, Ohio, which made them famous across the country: “With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good.” And Smucker’s has been a household name ever since. She’s also credited with saying, “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I would have had them first.” As many of you know, DeeDee and I have a 3-year-old granddaughter whom we adore. Being Avery’s Pops and Grammy is pure joy. We love hanging out with her; reading books, watching movies, taking walks, dancing, singing, making dinner…just about everything is more fun with Aves. As our only grandchild, she has our undivided attention and affection. And she definitely has us wrapped around her little finger! I mean…we’ve already bought her her first car! Our love for Avery is deep; but as much as we want to hear her laugh and see her happy, we stil

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 12 | Know, Know, Know – 1 John 5:13-21 | Chris Voigt

    25/08/2021 Duración: 43min

    Know, Know, Know How Do You Recognize a Christian? August 22, 2021 A friend of mine is living in limbo this week. Her routine and schedule have been turned upside down by…wanna guess?? A family member was exposed to Covid. So, she’s waiting, a bit impatiently, for test results. Maybe you can relate? There’s a ripple effect when our lives are interrupted by the unexpected, the unwanted, the uninvited. Sure, our daily rhythms are affected; but there’s also a deeper impact. There’s an impact in our spirit. Our heart and mind get involved. There’s a sigh of impatience. We get grumpy, frustrated, maybe even angry! We don’t like it when circumstances are beyond our control, or being reminded that the reality is circumstances are always beyond our control. Life is uncertain. So, what do you do when Covid hijacks your plans? Or an accident changes your life, or a job is lost, or you don’t get in to the college you dreamed about, or…take your pick. How do we not just survive, but THRIVE when life is so full of uncer

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 11 | It All Adds Up – 1 John 5:1-12 | Jon Sprouse

    18/08/2021 Duración: 40min

    It All Adds Up How Do You Recognize a Christian? August 15, 2021 In an online article titled ‘Why We Believe Things’ David Harding, CEO of Winton, a research-based investment management company, writes, “When we truly believe something it profoundly influences our actions. These actions can then exert a powerful influence on the beliefs of others.” Consider for a minute the things you believe. There are things you believe because of your physical senses, such as it’s hot outside today or that the sky is blue or that something on the stove is burning. Then, there are things that you believe based on past experience: that a chair you’ve never sat in before won’t collapse on you or that your car will start when you get in to go to work or that it will get dark later. There are also more abstract things you believe, because the truth of them has been testified to by a trustworthy source; things such as lying is wrong, that gravity exists, and that the earth is round. Every decision you make, every word you speak

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 10 | The Circle of Love – 1 John 4:7-21 | Chris Voigt

    10/08/2021 Duración: 42min

    The Circle of Love How Do You Recognize a Christian? August 8, 2021 On December 10, 2020, the Washington Examiner ran a story with this headline: Dairy Queen customers contribute to 900-vehicle ‘pay it forward’ chain. It began on December 3, when one man decided to pay for the car behind him — prompting a chain of giving that lasted almost three days and resulted in more than $10,000 in sales. Perhaps you’ve been in a Starbucks or McDonald’s drive-thru and been pleasantly surprised to have it happen to you; or maybe you’ve been the one spreading kindness to those in line behind you. Though the concept of ‘pay it forward’ has been around for centuries, the idea was popularized by the 1999 novel and subsequent movie of the same name. However, there’s one significant difference between the book/movie concept and the drive-thru line experience. In the storyline, when someone, ‘pays it forward’ they must do something for someone else that the person cannot do for themselves. Hmmm. We’ve been studying our way thr

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 9 | Tried & True – 1 John 4:1-6 | Chris Voigt

    04/08/2021 Duración: 35min

    Tried & True How Do You Recognize a Christian? August 1, 2021 It began in 1956 and was on-air continuously until 1978. Since then it’s been revised several times, reaching a total of 31 seasons in 2021. To Tell the Truth is an American game show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants. The contestants all claim to be the same person, with an unusual occupation or life experience. The goal for the panelists is to question the contestants to determine which are the imposters and who is telling the truth. When questioned, the two impostors may lie; but the real person must answer honestly. Asking good questions, listening carefully to the responses, and paying attention to body language are all important factors in determining who is the real deal and who are the fakes. But even knowing that two of the three contestants are lying often doesn’t help the panelists. Determining who the liars are isn’t always as easy as it sounds! We’ve been working our way through the letters

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 8 | How’s Your Love Life? – 1 John 3:11-24 | Michelle Snook

    28/07/2021 Duración: 36min

    This week, we are about halfway through our summer series, How Do You Recognize a Christian? as we study the letters written by the Apostle John. There’s an old song that says, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” That’s the heart of what John is getting at in our study this week. The only way the world will know what the love of Jesus looks like, is if they see it authentically reflected in how we love them.

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 7 | Who’s Your Daddy? – 1 John 3:4-10 | Jon Sprouse

    24/07/2021 Duración: 33min

    Who's Your Daddy? How Do You Recognize a Christian? July 18, 2021 Nobody likes to be wrong. And in a very real and devastating sense, our culture has lost the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. If you were to say to someone, “What you are doing is a sin,” what they will most likely hear you saying is, “I’m judging you,” not, “I love you enough to tell you you’re headed for trouble.” In our world, the idea of sin has been diluted; and instead of sin, we use words like error, mistake, sickness, faux pas, failure, fault, weakness…or even, preference. Changing the language we use doesn’t alter the reality…our world, and every person in it, is infected with sin. There is no vaccine that can stop it; it’s only growing and will continue to grow worse. But, there IS hope! This week as we continue in our summer series, How Do You Recognize a Christian? we’re learning about the hope that is available for our sin-sick world. We do not have to live enslaved to the power of death and destruction. Victory ov

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 6 | The Blessings of Abidiance – 1 John 2:28-3:3 | Chris Voigt

    11/07/2021 Duración: 35min

    The Blessings of Abidiance How Do You Recognize a Christian? July 11, 2021  Language is an ever-evolving thing. But where do new words or phrases come from and how do they go from obscure to official? A word gets into a dictionary when it’s used by many people who all agree that it means the same thing. First, you drop the word into your conversation and writing, then others pick it up; the more its use spreads, the more likely it will be noticed by dictionary editors, or lexicographers. Dictionaries can add more than 1,000 new words in a single year. Consider these recent additions to our English dictionaries: Hygge, (h(y)o͞oɡə) depending on how poorly you pronounce this Danish word, means a cozy quality that makes a person feel content and comfortable. In the US, we call those hugs. Merriam-Webster defines the term makerspace as “a communal public workshop in which makers can work on small personal projects.” A makerspace is like an art studio for the whole community. Most makerspaces cater to hobbyists r

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? | Part 5 | Truth is Stranger Than Fiction – 1 John 2:18-27 | Chris Voigt

    07/07/2021 Duración: 38min

    Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction How Do You Recognize a Christian? July 4, 2021 Most people are familiar with the classic ‘icebreaker’ party game, Two Truths and a Lie. To play, one person has to make three statements about themselves to the rest of the group. Two statements must be true; the other, however is a lie. Each person guesses which of the three statements they believe is untrue; and once all guesses have been made, the lie is revealed. It’s a fun, harmless way to get to know people a little bit better. And though the deception is intentional, it’s not really for the purpose of deceiving anyone. The point of the game is to learn new truths about others. But in real life, lying isn’t fun or harmless. Dishonesty breaks relationships and destroys trust. Being swindled or deceived can be costly. We’ve all heard stories of people who have lost everything because they trusted someone they shouldn’t have.   There are multiple studies that suggest that, on average, Americans tell one or two lies every day.

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? Part 4

    30/06/2021 Duración: 46min

    A Cautionary Tale How Do You Recognize a Christian? June 27, 2021 If you live in Oregon, where our church is located, you’re probably aware that much of our state is under an “excessive heat” warning this weekend. Around here, that means the highways to the Oregon coast will be packed with cars as people seek to escape from the heat. The forecast at this point indicates it will be about 35 degrees cooler, just 64 miles west! The purpose of a warning is to provide people with information that allows them to prepare for unusual or potentially dangerous circumstances ahead. Fans and AC units are flying (or have already flown) off the shelves at home improvement and hardware stores around here. We’re stocking up on popsicles and ice cream, preparing to cook outdoors, and covering windows to block out the sun. People are doing whatever they can to prepare for the weekend heat wave. This week, in our summer series How Do You Recognize a Christian? we’re taking a look at a warning the Apostle John gives to those w

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? Part 3

    23/06/2021 Duración: 42min

    Level Up Love How Do You Recognize a Christian? June 20, 2021  I’m not really much of a gamer. For you older viewers, that’s someone who plays video games. Although I did get sucked into playing Candy Crush a few years ago. It took me maybe six months to “crush” all 1,400 and some-odd levels of the game. That’s time I’m never gonna get back! Since then, I pretty much stick to word games and jigsaw puzzles.   Anyone who plays video games knows that many of them are structured so there is a hierarchy or levels of progress. You avoid the bomb, defeat the enemy, collect the gems, and overcome every obstacle in your way; and then you advance to the next level. And with every level passed, you, your character, or your team increases in ability, strength, resources, or power. You are better equipped for whatever obstacles are to come in the next round.   Some of these games can be pretty addicting! They’re designed to be that way, because, well…that’s how companies get people to spend money on their games. As huma

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? Part 2

    16/06/2021 Duración: 44min

    The Real Deal How Do You Recognize a Christian? June 6, 2021 Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not…do you know a fake when you see one? From fake grass to fake footwear, fake Amazon packages to fake ID…there’s a “fooler” for just about everything you can imagine. Many of you know of my love for Diet Coke. In a blind test, I could tell you whether the Diet Coke you gave me came from a can, a bottle, or a fountain. I can also tell the difference between a Diet Coke that comes from McDonald’s and one that comes from 7-11. When I travel internationally, I often pack my own supply of Diet Coke in my luggage. In South America, they have a version of Diet Coke called Coca Light. It is NOT the same. But in some locations, I’ve asked for a Coca Light, only to be served Coke Zero. Just for the record, Coke Zero, Coca Light, and Diet Coke are all VERY different! “Same thing!” a restaurant server will say, with a shrug. I beg to differ! Coca Light and Coke Zero are poor “imitations” for REAL Diet Coke.

  • How Do You Recognize a Christian? Part 1

    09/06/2021 Duración: 36min

    The Real Deal How Do You Recognize a Christian? June 6, 2021 Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not…do you know a fake when you see one? From fake grass to fake footwear, fake Amazon packages to fake ID…there’s a “fooler” for just about everything you can imagine. Many of you know of my love for Diet Coke. In a blind test, I could tell you whether the Diet Coke you gave me came from a can, a bottle, or a fountain. I can also tell the difference between a Diet Coke that comes from McDonald’s and one that comes from 7-11. When I travel internationally, I often pack my own supply of Diet Coke in my luggage. In South America, they have a version of Diet Coke called Coca Light. It is NOT the same. But in some locations, I’ve asked for a Coca Light, only to be served Coke Zero. Just for the record, Coke Zero, Coca Light, and Diet Coke are all VERY different! “Same thing!” a restaurant server will say, with a shrug. I beg to differ! Coca Light and Coke Zero are poor “imitations” for REAL Diet Coke.

  • Essentials: The End Times

    02/06/2021 Duración: 45min

    Essentials: The End Times May 30, 2021 If you google “end times news,” your search will come back with an astonishing and overwhelming 1 billion 850 million results. It seems that people everywhere, of every faith or no faith at all, are, at some level, intrigued with the unknown and interested in what “the end” will look like. Countless people have dedicated their careers, if not their lives, to predicting the return of Jesus and the ensuing chaos and calamity that will result in the end of life on earth as we know it. Author and journalist Dina Niyeri writes, “For believers, “the end” has always been imminent. In the Christian world, every century seems to bring a new wave of calculations. On January 1, in the year 1000, Pope Sylvester II predicted a millennial apocalypse. Two centuries later, Pope Innocent III predicted that the end would arrive 666 years after the birth of Islam. The Black Death brought rapture fever, as did every comet. Cotton Mather, the influential American preacher, had three guesses

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