Dover Assembly of God
9.27.2020 | Serving With Your Whole Heart
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    domingo 10:30 AM
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September 27, 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.
THIS WEEK

Sunday
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

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT SERVICES
~ Adult Bible Video Series: “The Study of Angels”

Thursday
6:30 pm ~ Men’s Dinner @ Smokey Bones

Friday
6:00 pm ~ Women’s Book Club Discussion
UPCOMING EVENTS

Pastor Appreciation
Join us Next Sunday Oct. 4, as we honor Pastor Jeff and Anna, Pastor Luis and Edith, and Pastor Keith and Lynette
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.
BODY NEWS

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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
The upper foyer outside the nursery, will have a collection bucket for donations of canned food during the month of October which we will donate to New Hope Ministries for distribution to families for Thanksgiving.
Electronic Bulletins
Would you like to receive the Sunday Bulletin each week via email? Please put your name and email in the offering plates and we will add you to the list! You can also sign up online at doverassembly.com/email.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Oct 4 ~ Faith Fahnestock
Oct 6 ~ Chad Landis
Oct 12 ~ Lauren Ellicott
Oct 12 ~ Cathy Ellingsworth
Oct 16 ~ Madisyn Bender
Oct 16 ~ Laura Brehm
Oct 19 ~ Emily Baiarunas
Oct 23 ~ Noah Landis
Oct 30 ~ Brad Caldwell
Oct 31 ~ Dave Seymour
Oct 6 ~ Kevin & Erikah Nunez
Oct 14 ~ Deborah & Carl Dobbins
PRAYER NEEDS
~ Gladys J.
~ Beulah S.
~ Olga K.
~ Marian T.
~ Rose K.
~ Cindy D. (Angel’s mom)
~ Betty N.

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September 27, 2020 - Pastor Keith Miller

Servant - From the Greek doulos - literally a slave. In a metaphorical sense used for voluntary service - can be used for various offices (prophet, minister or worshippers of God, etc).

Key idea is choice - we get to do that everyday and in every moment.
Willing - To be acquiescent - as a verb meaning to yield or to desire. Its primary meaning is to be positively inclined to respond to some authority or petition; consent to authority. By extention - to be content.

Obedient - to hear intelligently (with understanding) - hear and listen. (in the causitive to make loud music, to shout aloud)

Refuse - Utterly refuse. A refusal or rejection of an offer.

Rebel - To be rebellious, to make bitter to resist.

Who makes the choice? You do.
God has the plan, but we have to call on Him. We are the ones who have to seek. And we can’t do this half heartedly.
My people. This passage is not talking about the world in general.
These are all of our natural tendencies - but this isn’t an exhaustive list.

The first step in service is obedience. It is God’s plan that all be saved, but unfortunately not all will. God knows the plans He has for us, but He leaves it up to us to choose. This pattern is consistent in every area of life.

So it would be fair to say we want to do God’s will - but how do we really go about this? Are we doing it whole-heartedly or grudgingly? In other words, do we obey willingly or do we go kicking and screaming?

You can’t serve God grudgingly
Let’s look at just one example - we’re commanded in Malachi to tithe . . .
Reluctantly - translated as grudgingly in the KJV. Often murmuring is used - in fact, it’s used over 100 times in the KJV.
This does not mean we thank God for hard times. We thank Him because He has the answer and the way out!

Remember that we mentioned initially we were servants. Many of you would agree with this statement - and be correct insofar as it goes. But if we were actually servants in the true Biblical sense of the word, we would never mess up. We would simply obey God, but we don’t always. Why is that?
This is how we can know God’s will and why we can ask Him what His will is and expect an answer. And we are not just friends. We are adopted heirs. We belong to the Kingdom.
All that I have is yours - when we really begin to get ahold of God’s Word and realize who we really are in Christ, we begin to have a hunger for more of it.

And as we draw closer we begin to realize that all of the book applies to us - not just bits and pieces. Nothing has passed away - the only limiting factor is ourselves. Do we really believe or not.

From this basis comes the foundations for faith. And faith always produces action. Otherwise our faith is dead. And if our faith is dead then what we have is a social gathering, not a place where we come together to experience the one, true, living God.

You can’t serve God if you’re holding back.
We hold back by not surrendering, by not putting God at the absolute center of everything in our lives. We hold back when we insist on walking by sight. I’m not talking about growth, I’m talking about where we know to do better and we deliberately don’t.

It is never God’s Will that we perish, but He allows us our choices and the consequences thereof.
But like the best teacher he gives us the answer a few verses later!

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