Dover Assembly of God
8.6.2017 | Life of David - Week 10
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Domingo 10:30 AM

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August 6, 2017

Welcome to Dover Assembly!

We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

THIS WEEK

Today
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

Monday
7:00 pm ~ Deacon Board Meeting

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT
Friday
6:00 pm ~ Women’s Summer Refresher

UPCOMING EVENTS

WOMEN OF PURPOSE SUMMER REFRESHER
The ladies are going to Darlene Osborn’s home on Fri. Aug 11. at 6:00 pm for a time of sandwiches, ice cream and great fellowship. This will be a great time to invite a friend along with you. Please sign up in the upper foyer and indicate what you are able to bring.

MEN’S CONFERENCE
Attention all men! It’s time to sign up for the Men’s Conference to be held at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill on Oct 20-21. The cost is only $50 for both days and a lunch is provided. We will take the church van both days. Please sign up in the lower foyer if you are able to join us! This is a great opportunity to bring along a friend!

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
It is scheduled for Nov, 10-11. Please sign up in the upper foyer if you are interested in attending.

WOMEN OF PURPOSE SUMMER READING
For those who have been reading our book “When I Lay My Isaac Down”, we will have our dinner and discussion on Mon. Aug. 14 at 6:00 pm

WOMEN OF PURPOSE FALL BIBLE STUDY
Beginning Mon. Sept. 11, 7:00-8:00 pm, the women will begin a study using the book “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyers. If you would like to join this study, please sign up at the women’s table and indicate if you need a book. The cost for the book that includes a study guide is $11.49 See you in the Fall!

BODY NEWS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY
It is time again for the Annual Dover Borough Fireman’s Carnival! The Carnival will be held Sat., Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 4 thru Sat., Sept. 9, 2017. What a good way to reach our community with the gospel! The theme for this outreach is “Riding the Wave.” The church will be taking the “Ark” to the fireman’s carnival and emphasizing the various ministries within the church. Please see the sign-up sheet if you would like to participate. There will be 2 hour shifts available throughout the week if you are available to help.

WE NEED NEW BACK PACK SUPPLIES!
Please see the insert for details on this outreach into our community!

ONE-DAY “FEARLESS” YOUTH CONFERENCE
There is a one day conference designed to inspire and empower our teens to be fearless in sharing the gospel with the world! It is on Sat. Sept 16 at Christian Life Assembly from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We encourage all teens to participate in this tremendous project. The cost is only $35 per student and lunch will be provided.

FAITH PROMISE COMMITMENT
We collected more of our Faith Promise Pledges last Sunday and we raised $469 towards our $640 monthly pledged goal. PTL! We will receive our monthly pledge offering this morning.

ENCOURAGEMENT & PRAYER NEEDS
Please remember those who are in need of God’s touch in their lives.
~ Robin Housseal
~ Sue Conley
~ Helen Stough
~ Mary Stephens
~ Beulah Shellenberger

Please see the printed bulletin or contact the church for their contact information.

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
July 28 ~ Tiffani Reed
Aug 4 ~ Pastor Keith Miller
Aug 8 ~ Quay Hansford
Aug 9 ~ Phil Stough
Aug 13 ~ Katie Jones
Aug 15 ~ Tom Osborn
Aug 19 ~ Sammy Villagracia
Aug 23 ~ Brielle Villagracia
Aug 23 ~ Donna Schott
Aug 25 ~ Sue Conley
Aug 26 ~ Flo Zeigler
Aug 27 ~ Melanie Griffith
Aug 28 ~ Michelle Doan
Aug 28 ~ Kylie Eaton
Aug 28 ~ Jason Johnson
Aug 29 ~ Deborah Dobbins

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES
Aug 5 ~ Jeff & Donna Schott
Aug 11 ~ Ken & Sherry Sheely
Aug 15 ~ Phil & Murina Stough
Aug 20 ~ Rick & Linda Crone
Aug 30 ~ Paul & Lee Jones

Last week...

Last week, Pastor Jeff talked about how Jonathan was blinded to Saul's true intentions to kill David.

https://doverassembly.com/sermons/july-30th-2017
Last week, we talked about how people can become blind to the truth about someone’s intentions, feelings or actions because they are blinded to them because they love them.

We left off with David and Jonathan setting up a ruse to find Saul's true intentions.
In our efforts to help someone see the truth about a situation, it may require us to set them up to fail--we have to let things play out the way we know they will without intervening and trying to make it better.
We have to let others fail so they can learn from their mistakes and hopefully change their patterns.
David knew that no amount of discussion between the two of them would convince Jonathan.

He had to set Jonathan up and allow him to experience Saul’s reaction himself.

So Jonathan agrees and sets the plan...
Jonathan sets up and agrees to the plan. He is also careful to remind David of the agreement they made that Jonathan wouldn't be harmed when David became king.

Most new kings at the time would wipe out the remaining descendants of the last king to prevent mutiny.
Sitting “by the wall” was to secure him from any surprise attacks from behind.

Every king likely feared that every day could be their last if someone could get the upper hand.

Another reason that Saul hated and feared David.
The first absence was explainable.

If David touched anything that was dead or unclean or slept with his wife, that would preclude him from attending that day.

Beyond the first day, that excuse wouldn't work & the trouble started...
Saul was agitated that David wasn't present. The term "son of Jesse" was used in a way meant to humiliate David in front of the others.

And then the plan begins to unfold...
Jonathan modifies the story a bit to vindicate David...

~ He says that David's brothers ordered him to be there. His brothers are probably loyal to Saul and serve in his army.

~ He makes it sound like a quick trip and that David should return relatively soon.

Jonathan was giving David every advantage he could. He really wanted to put his dad in a position to say it’s ok, so that Jonathan would be right and David would be wrong about him.
As with anyone who is a bad influence on us or our loved ones, one day they will expose themselves.

Jonathan is getting the response that David knew he would get.

None of us want our loved ones to be hurt in this way, but almost always they need to experience it for themselves without us interfering.

So when hateful feelings are inside, one day they will come out of our mouths.
He tells Jonathan “you are behaving like you were born from a perverse and rebellious women.”

He is also saying to Jonathan that since you sided with David, he was no longer Saul’s son because Saul’s son wouldn’t betray him like this.

When you either confront someone in their sin, or set them up to see for themselves, be prepared to be slammed like Jonathan.

People do not like to be told they are wrong or have things not go the way they planned. Especially if they have power or influence.
We have to let things play out so our loved ones and friends can see the truth for themselves. And sometimes that is hard for us.
Jonathan begins to see the truth and stand up to Saul.
When you question those who are a bad influence, or damaging to others or yourself, their reaction is not going to be one of understanding.

They will not instantly see the error of their ways. But we need to confront them none the less.
It took Saul trying to kill his own son for him to finally get it.

Because it will take outrageous reaction on their part to finally convince us or others of the truth.
More times than not, it will take someone to come to the end of themselves and have their world turned upside down for them to realize the truth about either someone or a situation they may have.

It took Saul trying to kill him for Jonathan to open his eyes.
Whose eyes are we praying for to be opened to the truth?
Sometimes it may take the choices they have made to play themselves out without any influence from us.
Are we strong enough to let that happen? We have to be and God can give you that strength to allow that loved one to find out the hard way.

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