Dover Assembly of God
7.22.2018 | A Walk Through the 37th Psalm
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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July 22, 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 ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
10:30 am Worship Service
~ WELCOME PASTOR KEITH
Pray for Pastor Jeff, Anna & family as they are away this week!
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service
3:00 pm ~ Worship Practice

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Men's Dinner
The guys will be going to Infinito’s Pizzaon Route 30, Thurs. evening Aug. 2 at 6:30. This is always a great time of fellowship. We would love all the men to join us and to bring as many friends as possible! Please sign up in the lower foyer.

Men's Conference
Attention all men of Dover. Mark your calendars for the upcoming conference on Oct 19-20 to be held at Trinity Life A/G in Baltimore. It is always a tremendous outpouring of God’s spirit upon hundreds of men.

Fearless Youth Conference
A one-day youth conference will be held in Christian Life A/G on Saturday, Sept 8. It begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. The cost is only $25 per student and promises to be an awesome experience for all who attend. Please sign up in the lower foyer.

Women of Purpose
Women of Purpose Women’s Ministries – upcoming events:
~ Fri., Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m. ~ Summer Reading Club, Sensible Shoes; for those of us reading the summer book, we will meet on Aug. 10 for dinner and discussion of the book. Anna will email you regarding details for that evening.
~ Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. ~ Summer Refresher at Darlene Osborn’s house! All ladies are invited! A night of fellowship and desserts. Sign up in the upper foyer.
~ Fall Bible Study ~ all ladies are invited to Part 1 of our Fall Bible Study. We will be studying the book, Finding Healingfor nine (9) weeks beginning Mon., Sept. 10 through Mon., Nov. 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs church fellowship room. Part 2 of the study will be in the Spring March 4 – April 29. Please sign up in the upper foyer. Books are $8.00 per book.

Ministry Opportunities
We will be collecting back packs over the next few weeks to donate to Dover Elementary School / please place in the bucket in the upper foyer (we will not be filling the backpacks this year)

Dover School District is in need of 'packers' for their weekend food program. This would require 4 volunteers to go to New Hope in Dillsburg periodically on Thursdays to pack food baggies that will be distributed to all Dover elementary schools for students who qualify for weekend food bags. This is an awesome opportunity to help bless children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends during the school year. Please sign up on the list in the lower foyer if you can help with this project.

Membership
We are offering membership classes on the following dates. Please sign up in the lower foyer of the date you can attend. Membership is important. Come and find out why!
Date ideas:
~ Sat., Aug. 4, 10:00 a.m. – noon
~ Sun., Aug. 5, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
~ Sat., Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Gaither Concert
We would like to purchase tickets to see the Gaither’s on Friday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly. The tickets are $20 per person if we can get 10 people to sign up. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the upper foyer. This is time sensitive and we will need to know soon. We will take the church van for those who would like to ride in the van. Space is limited to 15 so sign up soon!

BODY NEWS

Faith Pledges
We are almost there! We have raised $8220.50 toward our matching funds goal of $10,000 to be applied to the total $50,000 for the repair of the parking lot and parsonage roof. Please help us reach this first goal of $10,000. Once we reach the first $10,000, our matching donor will contribute $10,000, which will bring us down to $30,000 due! Please help us pay off this debt. To God be all the glory!

Mandated Clearances for Childcare Workers
Clearance Requirements: Mandated Reporter / PA Police Background Clearance / Child Abuse Clearance – if you work with children at Dover A/G, these clearances are required. We will be letting you know if this is you. Thank you for your faithfulness to our babies, children and teens!

Needed:
~ Girls Ministry Coordinator and Infant Nursery Workers / please see Pastor Jeff or Anna for more information.
~ Looking for four (4) people who would be willing to take one Sunday a month and sit at the Welcome Desk before and during Sunday School and the morning service. Please see Pastor Jeff or Anna.

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.
~ Phil & Murina S.
~ Marian T.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Pastor Keith Miller

Let's start with a brief history:

Psalms:
~ Hebrew name literally means “praises” or “book of praises”
~ Greek - Instrument songs
~ The entire books overall theme is giving praise to the Messiah, Jesus
~ End result is to inspire hope and confidence in God and His sovereignty
~ Contains a great deal of religious poetry - not uncommon in near eastern texts from this time period
~ David is credited with writing the majority of the Psalms - though not all of them.

David was a skillful musician
~ Played the lyre for King Saul (1 Samuel 16:23)
~ David invented musical instruments (Amos 6:5)
~ There are also passages in Samuel that refer to David lamenting over Saul in poetic fashion (more modern example - John Milton - blank verse {unrhymed iambic pentameter})
~ David’s early life would have allowed for a great deal of imaginative imagery

Today we’re looking at the 37th Psalm
~ According to tradition the 37th Psalm was written by David in his old age (1056 BC).

To put things in a modern perspective let’s think of the book of Psalms as a really great album. And like any good album there would have been fast psalms, slow psalms, psalms of lamenting, psalms of joy, psalms of love.
Would you really base your life around a collection of songs? Could they really define who and what you are?

In days past music was used for a variety of reasons; ceremonial, etc., but it also had a practical application. For unlike most music, the Psalms were divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit...therefore when we read the Psalms they aren’t just lyrics, they’re so much more.
Sometimes reading God’s Word can be challenging, and wouldn’t it be nice if sometimes God would simply make it simple? Sort of a bullet pointed list?

He does
~ As Christians we need to remember that this world is temporary, but the world to come is eternal - rather than envy the wicked for what they seem to have we should rather pity them for what they don’t have - a relationship with their Heavenly Father

~ For the Christian this world is as bad as it gets - and it’s temporary

~ For the lost - this world is as good as it gets - this should cause us to pity, not envy
Scripture repeats words, phrases or themes for emphasis.

What comes to mind when you think about feeding on God’s faithfulness? What does it mean to truly be fed?
Delight - To be soft or pliable - effeminate (luxurious)

~ God’s people were often rebuked for being hard hearted (stubborn)
~ Here God is telling us to rely on Him. He has to be in charge.
What is He bringing to pass? Each verse in this passage builds off the one before it.
Not a light, but the light - breastplate of righteousness.

Justice and right against those who do wickedness
Rest - to be mute, to be astonished, to stop - also to perish
Worry - leads to evil doing.

What did verse 3 tell us to do?
~ Trust and do good - so if we’re worrying, we aren’t trusting. If we are not trusting we CANNOT be doing good. Verse 8 just said so.

Evildoing - to make good for nothing. Where have we heard this phrase before?
So when we worry or walk in anger (unforgiveness) we essentially become good for nothing to Christ.

Thank God there is grace and forgiveness with repentance.
When God deals with a problem, it’s dealt with. Permanently
Meek - Gentle, humble

Delight - there’s that word again - pliable - conforming to God’s peace
See 2 Timothy 3 for compromised righteousness
It’s not just our actions - our words can betray us as well
Promise of God’s provision (remember this Psalm builds on itself) applies to upright and blameless.
Promise and an admonition - one follows the other
Conditional promise - God is the stronghold of the righteous. If we aren’t righteous, no stronghold
Conditional - trust and take refuge
~ Refuge here = same as Psalm 91 - place of shelter; trust
We see the ending of the Psalm coming full circle with the beginning. It all comes back to trust; this trust only develops as we spend time with God in His word and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

So the question really becomes - if you aren’t where you want to be in life, how is your walk? Is it casual, passing; or do you really work at it. Is it a conscious decision daily to take captive your thoughts and walk according to Christ’s precepts, or is it going through the motions?

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