Until All Are Free | Freedom Sunday

September 26, 2017

September 23 & 24, 2017
Until All Are Free
Freedom Weekend

 

We’re doing something a little different this weekend. Along with hundreds of other churches across the country, we’ve designated this as Freedom Weekend at Dayspring. In congregations from coast to coast, the body of Christ is taking a focused look at the topic of injustice. You will see the problem of slavery around the world in ways you probably never have before, and understand God’s heart to end it. Together, we’ll learn what it looks like to “seek justice and defend the oppressed” in our world. You can make a difference.

Pastor Chris

 
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Yada, Yada, Yada

September 21, 2017

September 16 & 17, 2017
Yada, Yada, Yada
Life on Purpose, Part 2
 

This weekend we continue our Life On Purpose journey together! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at key areas of our lives where our intentionality to live life ON purpose, FOR a purpose really makes a difference. Join us as we look deeper at what it means to know God, to be known by God, and to worship Him with all of who we are.

Be sure to sign up for our daily email that begins on Monday. Send an email to 40Days@dayspringfellowship.com to get on the list!

- Pastor Chris

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Can You Hear Me Now?

September 12, 2017

September 9 & 10, 2017
Can You Hear Me Now?
Life on Purpose, Part 1

This weekend we’re launching a new series called Life on Purpose. Join us as we set out on a 6-week journey together, looking at what it means to live out our calling as Christ followers. 

- Pastor Chris

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Catch My Drift

September 6, 2017

September 2 & 3, 2017
Catch My Drift
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 10

This week we’ll wrap up our series in the book of Nehemiah. The wall’s been built. The celebrating is done. With this incredible accomplishment in their rearview mirror, we see the Israelites lose focus and drift into a life of compromise. We’ll look at the intentionality it takes to walk in relationship with God and live a life of obedience to Him.
 
- Pastor Chris

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A Repentant Lifestyle

August 27, 2017

August 26 & 27, 2017
A Repentant Lifestyle
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 9

This weekend we look at Nehemiah 9, which follows last week’s story of when God’s people heard God’s Word and wept because of the realization their sin separated them from the holiness of God. However, this grief occurred at the same time appointed for a prescribed feast. That’s why Nehemiah and other leaders exhorted the people not to weep at that time, saying “the joy of the Lord is your strength” (8:10). 

Now, after observing the Feast of Booths, the people gather again.  This time they come fasting, clothed in sackcloth, and sprinkled with dirt as an expression of grief over their sins.  Spiritual renewal involves an ongoing process - a lifestyle - of repentance.  Spiritual renewal involves trust in God’s infinite mercy again and again. There are powerful lessons in Nehemiah 9 about a divine paradox; those who are filled with the joy of the Lord are those who regularly admit their failings before God.
 
I look forward to sharing this message to you as a fellow sojourner and repentant Christ follower, as we are reminded of our need for God’s mercy and the price Jesus paid for our sins.

Pastor John
 

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Pathway to Personal Renewal

August 21, 2017

August 18 & 19, 2017
Pathway to Personal Renewal
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 8

The primary lesson from Nehemiah isn’t how a leader inspired others to rebuild a broken city wall; it’s a lesson about restoring broken lives.  We all experience times of spiritual stagnation.  These are the times we desperately need personal renewal and revitalization.  What are the keys to experiencing this in our lives?  In this week’s message, we’ll examine the importance of God’s Word. Receiving and responding to Scripture was key to renewing the hearts of believers in Jerusalem years ago; it is key to personal renewal today!

I’m excited for renewal at Dayspring and in my own life.  I hope you are too.

Pastor John

 
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First Things First

August 13, 2017

August 12 & 13, 2017
First Things First
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 7

We’ve reached the mid-point in our journey through the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. The huge task of rebuilding the wall has been completed. The question of “where” the Israelites would live had been settled. Now we turn our attention to looking at “how.” In this message we examine God’s priorities for His people and consider how well our lives are aligned with the things that matter to God.

Pastor Chris

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Unleashing the Tiger

August 7, 2017

August 5 & 6, 2017
Unleashing the Tiger
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 5

Our Rebuilt series continues this weekend as we look at three ways Nehemiah dealt with the challenge of intimidation. There are practical life lessons to be learned from Nehemiah’s example that you won’t want to miss!
 
Pastor Chris

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The Practice of Peacemaking

August 2, 2017

July 29 & 30, 2017
The Practice of Peacemaking
Rebuilt: Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 5

As the story of Nehemiah unfolds in the fifth chapter, we learn of internal strife. Sadly, some of the strongest opposition to God’s work isn’t from external forces, it’s from within the ranks of His people. All of us, leaders included, have a God-given responsibility to deal with sinful attitudes & behaviors in a manner that promotes real peace.  God’s Word doesn’t leave us in the dark. We’re given instructions and examples of how it’s to be done.  This week, we’ll examine the practice of a peacemaker.  Nehemiah reveals timeless truths of how we can protect and preserve unity within our ranks by applying peacemaking principles.
  
Pastor John

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How to Handle Opposition

July 24, 2017

July 22 & 23, 2017
How to Handle Opposition
Rebuilt:Truths from Nehemiah to Build Your Life On, Part 4

There are wonderful lessons in Nehemiah. This week, we're learning a 'tough' lesson: those who live for God should be prepared for opposition.  It's a 'tough' lesson because I don't know anyone who enjoys being on the receiving end of anger, ridicule, or threats from those opposed to God.  Perhaps the opposition to a rebuilding project in Jerusalem long ago foreshadows the hatred our world has for believers today. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18).  This weekend we'll learn how to handle opposition from Nehemiah's fourth chapter, looking to Jesus as our ultimate example to follow! 
 
Pastor John 

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