Grace Full

May 22, 2018

Grace Full
To the Core: Values that Drive Us
May 19 & 20, 2018

It’s a word we hear a lot around church, but do we really know what it means? What is grace? This week, we’re returning to our sermon series, To The Core. We’re taking a deeper look at the values that define who we are as a church. This week, we will unpack what it means to live out the value of grace. At Dayspring, we want every person to experience being loved and cared for in such a way that they feel accepted, know they are valued, and have a sense of belonging. So, what does that look like and how do we do it? In today's message we study God’s Word and deepen our understanding of what it means to live a life fully devoted to Christ.

-Pastor Chris

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The Legacy of a Godly Mom

May 13, 2018

The Legacy of a Godly Mom
Mother’s Day
May 12 & 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! We’re celebrating by taking a look at the qualities of a godly mother, through the lives of four moms in the Bible. God’s desire is that we would catch glimpses of His character, His heart, His deep love for us through the example of godly mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and mentors.

In this message we celebrate the gifts God gives us through the blessing of the godly women He has put in our lives.

-Pastor Chris

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Spiritual Truth… The Living and Enduring Word of God

May 9, 2018

May 5 & 6, 2018

Spiritual Truth...
The Living and Enduring Word of God

To the Core: Values that Drive Us
 

This week we continue in our series, "To the Core," by looking together at the value of spiritual growth expressed in 1 Peter 1:22-2:10. What I love about this passage is that it invites us to view spiritual growth not only through a personal lens, but a communal lens as well. Throughout it run themes of rebirth, identity, life, nourishment, and growth. It’s a passage that reminds us that spiritual growth is a dynamic, organic experience governed by the Word of truth and built upon the foundation of Christ as the cornerstone of our lives.
 
Come join us as we learn from the living and enduring Word of God. Let us come to Him together as a community to receive His goodness and life as He builds us up as His people. And let us proclaim of His mighty acts together in our homes, in our workplace, in our church, and in our community.

It truly is a gift to love the Lord and to love His people. 
 
In loving kindness,
Nathan

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Biblical Truth

May 7, 2018

April 28 & 29, 2018

Biblical Truth
To the Core: Values that Drive Us

This past week Spring has shifted into high gear. With all the sunny weather the grass is growing, the trees are blooming, and the weeds in my garden are growing to the size of Goliath.  I have been daydreaming about summer BBQs and hiking trips with family and friends.  It’s interesting how sunny weather seems to create a perfect setting for allowing our thoughts to wander and dream about the things we love the most.  In our heart, we always cherish time with family and friends over good food, but there is nothing like a sunny spring day to encourage our minds to wander as we relive the memories and daydream about summer plans. We can hardly help it; it’s what we love. 

Jesus spoke often about the things we value in our hearts.  In Luke 6, Jesus teaches that people, like trees, can be recognized by their fruit.  The same is true for churches.  It is easy to see what a church values by looking at how the people of that church handle the Word of God, worship, and serve.  In January, you might recall, a group of Dayspring leaders gathered to daydream and discern God’s plans for our future.  We evaluated the fruit of Dayspring to see what it says about our values.  We found many values in our review, but seven stood out as core to the life and ministry of our church. 

This weekend we are starting a seven-week sermon series that highlights these core values for our church.  Our topic this weekend is the core value Biblical Truth; looking at how God’s Truth in the Bible informs and shapes how we live our lives and serve in ministry.  Each week we will review another core value as we remember what we value most, and who God has created us to be as a church. 

- Kap Otten, Elder

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Ode to Joy

May 7, 2018

April 21 & 22, 2018

Ode to Joy
Everyday Joy - A Study of Philippians

Whether you listen to classical music or not, you’ve probably heard of Beethoven's Ode to Joy¸ the fourth and final movement of his Ninth Symphony. It was based loosely on a poem written by Friedrich Schiller, a German poet, playwright and historian.

The book of Philippians is the Apostle Paul’s Ode to Joy, and in this message we finish our study of this great work that encourages us to be joyful in any – and every – circumstance.

- Pastor Chris

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Losing My Religion

April 22, 2018

(Note: Due to a technical glitch, this message has been posted out of order.)

April 7 & 8, 2018

Losing My Religion
Everyday Joy - A Study of Philippians

We all do it…we fall into the trap of measuring our own worth, or that of others, by what we DO. But the apostle Paul reminds us that it’s not about our doing, but about our being that matters! This weekend we dive back into our series in Philippians, Everyday Joy. We’ll look at the difference between “good enough” and “grace enough." 

- Pastor Chris

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In It to Win It

April 16, 2018

April 14 & 15, 2018

In It to Win It
Everyday Joy - A Study of Philippians

Nobody wins a race by accident. We enter a race with a goal in mind, with intentionality, focus and purpose. This week, in our study of Philippians, we’ll be taking a look at the second half of chapter 3. In this passage, Paul challenges the church at Philippi to get rid of distractions and to press on toward the goal of knowing Christ. As believers, this is our bullseye, the goal for which we must aim! To know Christ, growing in maturity, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Set your eyes on the prize of knowing Jesus more deeply! 

- Pastor Chris

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Prank or Promise?

April 3, 2018

Prank or Promise?
Easter 2018
March 31 & April 1, 2018

We celebrate Easter this weekend on April 1st. Which means it’s also April Fools' Day. Have you ever been pranked? We’re taking a fresh look at the empty tomb in our Resurrection Weekend services. Was Jesus’ missing body an outrageous prank played or the ultimate promise fulfilled? Today we celebrate the hope we have because of Jesus' triumph over death and sin.

- Pastor Chris

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Workout of the Stars

March 26, 2018

March 24 & 25, 2018
Workout of the Stars
Everyday Joy - A Study of Philippians

No, this weekend’s message is not about aerobic exercise or weightlifting. Paul writes the beloved Philippians, instructing the church to "work out" their salvation, trusting God was working within them “to will and to work for His good pleasure." Although written to a first-century church, Philippians was written for us, as with all Scripture. This weekend, we’ll consider a significant life lesson: as the Lord works in us, He promises we will shine brighter than any fading Hollywood star. We will be "stars" shining in the darkness!
 
This is my final message as part of the pastoral staff at Dayspring Fellowship. Like the servants we will cover in Philippians 2, who were sent to serve others in need, I am called to be a faithful servant, going where He sends. 
 
It has been my great honor and privilege to have served you these 12 ½ years. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to proclaim the Word of God. I hope you are blessed by this message, as I have been blessed by God and by you, dear saints.

Serving the King with you,
Pastor John

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Make My Joy Complete

March 24, 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018
Make My Joy Complete
Everyday Joy - A Study of Philippians

This week we continue our series in the book of Philippians by looking together at Paul’s appeal to the church of Philippi in Philippians 1:27-2:11. What I love about Philippians is that it is a friendship letter, meaning that throughout it runs themes of partnership, joy, and unity.

We often refer to the Church as the family of God; and, like any family, we have been blessed with great diversity. But how can we experience unity within this diversity? How can we live together in a manner worthy of the Gospel? How does Christ’s example shape the way we live in relationship with one another? These are just a few of the questions we discuss this weekend as we open God’s Word as a church family.

 
- Pastor Nathan

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