Verse of the Day
   December 2018   
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031   
This Week's Events
DEC

19

WED
Christmas Caroling
6:00 AM
Join us for a joyful night of singing as we carol the good news of Jesus' birth to the residents of Forsyth. Supper will begin at 6>00 followed by caroling around town.
Prayer Time
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Bible Search

 

Dear Dayspring Family,

Each one of you will remember times in your life when you were anxiously awaiting the arrival of someone you really wanted to see.  Perhaps it was a friend you had not seen since college that was coming through town for a visit.  Maybe it was a husband returning from a long military duty overseas.  It may have been a child or grandchild for whose birth you or your spouse had been waiting.  You knew the person you loved was coming - and yet it was a long wait.

If you know that experience, then you know a little bit of what it would have been like for the people of Israel - who had been waiting years for their Messiah - their Savior.

Adam and Eve first received the promise of this Messiah who was to overthrow Satan in Genesis 3:15. Jacob prophesied in Genesis 49:8 that one from Judah’s line would rule the nations.   In 2 Samuel 7 the prophet Nathan told David that this Messiah was to come through his family line - and that He was to rule forever.  Isaiah the prophet repeated this promise in Isaiah 9:6-7.  And the Old Testament closed with the prophecy of Malachi 3:1 which declared “the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming.”  And people no doubt began to look forward to the Messiah’s coming (advent) with great anticipation.

But then there was no word from God for 400 years.  Yet the people still waited. 

Then in a very small town in Judea, He arrived.

Now the people had been looking for a King.  That much they understood.  They needed someone to save them from their enemies - to restore their country to an independent state, making it prosperous and free of trouble.  What very few understood was that they needed a Savior who would save them from something far worse and far more destructive ultimately than any human enemy.  God’s people needed someone to save them from their sin by taking the guilt and judgement for their sin on Himself - so that they could be forgiven - and declared righteous - and be part of His Kingdom for eternity.

One of my favorite Christmas songs, sung by Twila Paris, communicates this truth in a striking way.

And a loving thought sends us out to find

Something special for someone on our mind

And we think of friends and family

As we hang our gifts on the Christmas tree.

 

It's the thought that counts when the thought is love

It's the thought that counts when you're thinking of

How the money flows in vast amounts

When the thought is love it's the thought that counts.

 

And a loving thought sent a snow white lamb

To a little town known as Bethlehem

And the little lamb thought of you and me

As He hung His gift on the Christmas tree.

 

Think of the precious gift He gave

Think of the life He thought to save

And the blood flowed in vast amounts

When the thought is love, it's the thought that counts.

 

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of this Advent season, may we remember what Christ’s Advent was and is all about.  And may we rejoice and glorify God for His wonderful gift!

Pastor Dave

 

 

Contact Us  
Dayspring Presbyterian Church
1045 Highway 41 South
Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Phone 478 994 4503
Fax 478 994 9601
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Typically - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to 2:00

Sunday
  • Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:45 AM
  • Prayer and Praise Service
    – 6:00 PM
Wednesday
  • Fellowship Meal
    – 6:00 PM
  • Prayer Time and Bible discussion groups meet
    – 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Affiliations  
Announcements
Upcoming Events

Enquirers Sunday Class – On September 16 we started an Enquirers Sunday Class for all those interested in becoming members or in learning more about the church. These sessions should end on October 14.  

Missions Conference – Make plans to set aside time from March 1 – 3, 2019 for our annual Missions Conference. Dr. Dale Ralph Davis will be the keynote speaker. You will not want to miss this important Missions emphasis weekend in our church.

Prayer and Praise Service will meet at the Church on Sunday nights at 6:00 PM. 

 

 

Contents © 2018 Dayspring Presbyterian Church, PCA | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy