Dover Assembly of God
9.20.2020 | Heaven - Week 4
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM


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Weekly Bulletin
September 20, 2020

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.


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

7:00 am ~ See You At The Pole


See You At The Pole
As our children return to school, whether virtual or in-person, every child and every school needs prayer. We encourage everyone to join our kids THIS WEDNESDAY at their flag poles, or take some time before virtual class begins to pray for God’s protection and blessing.

Men's Dinner
The guys will be going to Smokey Bones for a great time of food and fellowship on Thursday, Oct. 1. We will meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm. Please sign up in the lower foyer and bring a friend!

Men's Conference
This year the Men’s Conference will be held one day only at Christian Life A/G in Camp Hill. The date is Sat., Oct 17 from 9-3. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the lower foyer. The cost is $40 and deadline to register is Oct. 7.

WOP "Reclaim" Conference
This year's annual District Women of Purpose Conference is being offered virtual on Sat., Nov. 14, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. We are able to watch the live stream right from the comfort of our own church sanctuary! If you are interested please sign up in the upper foyer by the deadline of Sun., Oct. 11. Registration: $41.50 or Students age 12-22, Single Moms and Seniors 65+ is $31.50.

WOP Jewelry Exchange
Please join us for a night of fellowship and jewelry exchange on Fri., Oct. 9, 6:00 pm at the church. Please bring jewelry you would like to part with for a jewelry exchange! Also, pizza and salad will be served. Please bring chips or dessert. Sign up in the upper foyer.


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Shut-In Team
Anna is putting together a team to visit shut-ins, take them communion and send cards. If you are interested in being on this team, please see Anna or put a note in the offering container.

Food Drive
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Week 4 - September 20, 2020 - Pastor Jeff Bender

Today we're going to look at what we will be doing when we get to heaven.

Yeah, heaven is great but what will we do? Is it one big church service? Do we sing and worship all the time for eternity?

Right now that sounds a bit monotonous or boring.

But that can’t be the case.

If heaven is full of people and angels and is made of gold and pearls among other things, there has to be more to what we do when we get there.

Is it the host of that event? Are you really excited and happy when a certain person invites you because you know it will be great?

Well, who is in heaven?

God! And God is certainly not boring.
What exists in heaven? GOD!

And what is with God? Fullness of joy and pleasures forever!

Think about this, you get to talk and have fellowship with the creator of all things! He spoke the universe into existence, he’s the one who gives you the sunsets and the beautiful skies.
Students are always asked this question. “Living or dead, what famous person would you like to meet?” And I think we all have an idea of who we’d like to meet.

Now you get to meet the architect of the universe. God is omnipotent, exhilarating, exciting and awesome. Who wouldn’t want to be with him?

You will be the best version of yourself.
Remember, we will have temporary bodies until we are reunited with our physical bodies. We also will know and be known by others.

Our bodies won’t become tired, weak, sick, get older, or breakdown.

Think of all that you would like to do now, but you have physical limitations? We will have never-ending energy, time and abilities.
Author Joseph Bayly says it this way: When a baby is about to be born, the baby desires to stay where he is. He doesn’t want to leave his nice comfortable room.

He fights to stay in because that is all he knows. But little does he realize that there are many out here anxiously awaiting his arrival.

In the womb, he is limited on what he can do simply because he hasn’t been born yet.

Once outside his body makes a slow but radical change and he is able to do so much more than he did in the womb.

Why? Because his body was transformed. Our bodies will be transformed in heaven and we will be able to do so much more than we can now.
We will be in the same room as everyone who was a believer, past and present.
Everyone will retain their identity but in a perfected form.

When Peter was on the mount of transfiguration, he recognized Moses and Elijah.

For people to be able to recognize others, we have to be able to retain our identities and not become a generic image.

We will have relationships in heaven but without any of the drama that we may have today.
Whatever conflicts we have here will be gone, but the relationship will remain.

Who do you want to talk with when you get there? Someone you knew from before, or someone who lived before you?

We all will have that chance. And we will know each other.

In the Garden of Eden, Adam & Eve had jobs before they sinned.

They were perfect people in a perfect place and they had to work the garden.
So Adam and Eve were to tend the garden, Adam named the animals. . . they both had jobs to do before they sinned.

We will have jobs in heaven as well.
We will be serving God alongside the angels.

We will become servants just like the angels are.
We will have responsibilities and productive work. Heaven is not a retirement home.

In talking about what the kingdom of God will be like, Jesus said this . . .
Wilber Smith in his book “The Biblical Doctrine of Heaven” says this:

“In heaven we will be permitted to finish many of those worthy tasks which we had dreamed to do on Earth, but which neither time nor strength nor ability allowed us to achieve.”
Commentary writer, Ray Stedman says this:

“There will be new planets to develop, new principles to discover and new joys to experience. Every moment of eternity will be an adventure of discovery.”
So whatever our task in heaven will be in the process of serving God, 2 things will be true:

1) Whatever we do for God will be perfect.

2) Whatever we do for God will last forever.
The reason we look forward to heaven is because we get a small taste of it here, but in an imperfect form.

When we see the vast beauty of this country or anything in nature that God has created, that is a small glimpse of what heaven is like.

Our world as imperfect as it is, that is decaying around us, still makes us think of beautiful perfection of where we want to be.
We need something to look forward to.

Robert Kennedy Jr said this:
“Everyone basically has an empty hole inside of them that they are trying to fill with money, drugs, alcohol, power-and none of the material stuff works.”

Have you ever accomplished something you spent a lot of time working on, and now it’s done?

How do you feel? Great for the moment, but “now what?”
The thing that may have defined you-parent, CEO, pastor, whatever you spend all your time doing is all gone.

There has to be something more.

Renowned author Jack Higgins said, “When you get to the top, there’s nothing there.”

Sir Edmund Hilary said after reaching the top of Mount Everest said: “What was there now left to do?”

I gave all these quotes to show that everyone feels this way. And the truth is, we SHOULD feel this way.

If God put eternity in our hearts, then we have to think there’s more. That’s why we are empty with the things and accomplishments of this world.

Because we are looking forward to heaven.
So there will be excitement in heaven, you will be a different and perfected version of yourself.

You will know and be known by others, you will have gratifying work and ultimately,

The empty feeling we get even after great accomplishments will be gone.

We will have and be in the place we have actually wanted from the beginning.

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