Dover Assembly of God
3.4.2018 | Are You Ready?
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

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March 4, 2018

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
~ Today is National BGMC Day!

Monday
7:00 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study
7:00 pm ~ Deacon Board Meeting

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT

Friday
6:30 pm ~ WOP Sprinkle Shower for Jamie

UPCOMING EVENTS

Turn Clocks Ahead
Yes, daylight savings time is fast approaching. Be sure to set your clocks AHEAD by one hour NEXT Sunday morning, March 11!

Women of Purpose
The women are having a “Sprinkle Shower” at the church for Jamie Wible on Friday, March 9 beginning at 6:30. Please sign up at the Women’s table outside the sanctuary and plan to join us! Jamie is registered at Babies ‘R Us.

Women of Purpose Spring Tour
Mark your calendars now for the Spring Tour. It will be held at Christian Life A/G on April 21. There is a sign up sheet on the Women’s table. Please sign up if you would like to join us.

Youth Spaghetti Dinner
Emerge Youth will be having their spaghetti lunch fundraiser NEXT Sun. MARCH 11 immediately following the morning service. Please sign up if you are able to come and support our teens! If you’d like to donate a dessert to be auctioned off, please sign up in the foyer and write DESSERT next to your name.

Yard Sale
Our annual WOP Yard Sale will be held on April 13-14. There is a sign up sheet next week for all those who are able to help in this fund-raiser. While we appreciate all of your donations, PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY ITEMS UNTIL APRIL 8 . The church does not have room to hold all the items until the yard sale. Thank you for your cooperation!

BODY NEWS

Communion Cup Holder Adoption
We would like to be able to purchase some communion cup holders to place in each pew row. The goal is 3 holders per row. There are 18 rows so the total needed would be 54. The cost per holder is $17.00. We are asking if you would prayerfully consider “adopting” one or more holder. We will receive the offering on Sunday, March 11. Thank you for your help!

Membership & Water Baptism Classes
If you would like to be a voting member of our church or want to follow the Lord in water baptism, please visit the Information Center and take the appropriate form on the wall next to the counter, complete it and return it to Pastor Jeff. We will notify you of the scheduled classes.

Girl's Ministry Fundraiser
Girls Ministries will be doing their Easter chocolates fundraiser again this year. Order forms are available in the lower foyer and one is enclosed in this bulletin. See Lynette for more information. Thank you for your support!

Special Thank You!
Thank you for all our church family who provided meals, sent card and prayed for us. I miss you all so much. May the Lord be with you all. Your sister in Christ, ~ Rose, Les and family

Fine Arts / Experience Bible Challenge
Congratulations to the following teens on their Sectional Fine Arts performances:
~ Braden Villagracia will move on to the District Fine Arts for her Writing and Poetry Categories.
~ Katlynn Havens will move on to the District Fine Arts for her American Sign Language & Short Sermon Categories.

Congratulations to all our teens who competed in the Sectional Fine Arts Program!
~ Hope Allen
~ Noah Cleck
~ Katlynn Havens
~ Jake Reed
~ Braden Villagracia
~ Brylle Villagracia

Congratulations to Dasyn Edwards for scoring 3rd highest in the category of the Experience Bible Challenge in which he was participating.

This was our teens' first attempt at the Experience Bible Challenge and we are proud of their effort!
~ Noah Cleck
~ Dasyn Edwards
~ Katlynn Havens
~ Jake Reed

PRAYER NEEDS
Please take time to review and pray for those on this list. Drop them a card or call to set up a time to visit. They will be blessed!
Shut-In
~ Helen S.
Prayer Needs
~ Robin H.
~ Les K.
~ Marian T.

Last week...

Last week, Pastor Keith Miller talked about our firm foundation.

https://doverassembly.com/sermons/february-25th-2018
Last week we all saw the home-going of Billy Graham--probably the most well-known evangelist of our time and maybe ever, simply by the sheer number of people he was able to reach.

If you ever heard him preach, every one of his messages were simple and basic. For an evangelist, he was not known for being very demonstrative or fiery, but his message was plain and clear for all who heard it.

ARE YOU READY?

He would emphasize God’s love for us and would make sure everyone who heard it was ready for the day when we would meet God.

The one truth that seems to be evident today is that we really have no guarantee of our next breath.
Back to our question, are we ready?

Looking at the most famous or popular account of His return, the book of Matthew tells us...
Jewish custom for weddings was that the bridegroom would have his attendants (usually 10) go to the bride’s house and call for her and her attendants. (again, usually 10). The attendants were there as witnesses to the vows.

Back in Ruth, we see the example.
The brides attendants were to keep watch for the men approaching and when they would see them, they would alert the bride and then go out of the house to meet the men.

After the men collected the women, they would return to the bridegroom’s house for the wedding feast.
We have 5 women who had listened to God’s word and obeyed and lived by it and 5 who heard it but didn’t obey or live by it.

The Bible refers to the church as the bride of Christ. That means we need to be waiting in anticipation of the bridegroom coming.

That means waiting, listening to and obeying God’s word. To live by it.

All 10 women were waiting, but not all 10 were ready.
All 10 had enough oil for the present.
They all had enough to make a good show for right now. They all had enough to make a profession of being a bridesmaid. They had enough to make everyone think they were ready.

But only 5 of them really were.

Do we make a profession of being ready, thinking that we are, but in reality, when the time comes, we know we’re not?

The 5 foolish were just living for today, enjoying the pleasure and blessings of now, but did not prepare themselves for the coming of the bridegroom.

They were not planning for their future.
Since he didn’t come when THEY thought he was coming, they assumed they had more time.

Up until that point, they had plenty of time to get the extra oil, they knew he would be coming soon, but they were only in it for what would happen right now, not in the future.

Do we live and trust God for the here and now? Or are we preparing ourselves for the inevitable?
They were all asleep, with no indication of his coming.

They were awoken by surprise. Sound familiar?
We know Jesus could come back at any moment, but his return will be a surprise to all. Are we ready for it?
The foolish ones did not plan or get prepared for his coming.

They were doing the same things outwardly that everyone else was doing, but inward, they were not ready.

The ones that were ready were the ones who lived their lives right. The ones who weren’t ready all of a sudden now wanted to live right.

They did their own thing up to that point, but now that the time is here, they want another chance.
“Give us your oil, in other words, put in a good word for us.” ~ Matthew Henry
Let us have what you have. And let the bridegroom know we are all one family. They were confident in their current condition.

They believed that what they had was sufficient for what was necessary ahead.

Do we have what is required for Jesus’s return on do we think that our own ways and thoughts are sufficient?
The foolish ones believed that they could be ready because someone else was prepared.

Are you ready?

You are not ready because your spouse is ready. You are not ready because your mom or dad are believers. Or your grandmother is ready.

Everyone in your household can be prepared, but that does nothing for making you ready.

Everyone has to be prepared for themselves. Everyone has to come to faith in Christ.
There will be no time to get ready then. It’ll be too late.
Those who are ready, will go to be with Jesus, those that aren’t, it will be too late for them.

And not only too late, but it will also signify the end of your chances to get to heaven.
It will be too late, because the Bible teaches that if you hear the gospel here and reject it, you will NOT be able to get saved after the rapture.
Jesus ends this parable with this warning:
In other words, be ready.

Are we ready?

Are YOU ready?

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