Dover Assembly of God
8.18.2019 | 2 Peter - Week 7
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    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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This Week's Bulletin
Aug 18, 2019

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 & Donuts
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service
3:00 PM ~ Worship Practice


6:30 pm ~ Saturday Night Spanish Service


Invite Your One Is Here!
We have announced this event over the past few last weeks. Your deacon board and several others have already been in prayer for this for a few weeks now. We have designated Sunday September 22 as the day where we invite one (at least) person to church.

Grab an invitation card from the church & feel free to use it when you invite someone.

Women's Bible Study
Anna will begin the women’s bible study on Monday Sept 9 at 6:30 pm. See the insert for more details and sign up in the upper foyer.

New Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
We have begun our study on the giants that each of us face and how with God’s help we can overcome each of them. Fear, Discouragement, Worry, Guilt and Resentment are just some of the giants we will tackle in this encouraging look at the life of Nehemiah and others. Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30p!

Combined Service
Join us on September 1 as we join with our Spanish brothers and sisters during our morning service. Pastor Luis will be sharing God’s word and his son, Kevin, will be translating.


To Kris & Taylor Bender Jati on the birth of their new baby girl, Larken Vera Jati. Born Tuesday Aug 13 and weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and measuring 20”. Mom and Larken are doing great! The happy grandparents are Pastor Jeff & Anna! Praise the Lord for this miracle!

A great big thank you and show of appreciation to Dustin, Jamie, Brad and the entire team of workers who helped to minister throughout last week’s VBS! We had over 50 children attend and many prayed to receive Christ!

Please be sure to return your “STAFF” shirts so we can re-use them next year!

Childcare Clearances
We continue to update our files for all those who work with children under the age of 18. We are mandated by state law to have clearances on each worker. If you received a letter stating that yours is expired or that we do not have a copy on file, please make sure that we receive them.

Online Giving
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Aug 29- Sept 2 ~ Dover Fireman’s Fair
Sept 6-15 ~ York County Fair
Sept 7 ~ “Fearless” Youth Event
Sept 9 ~ Women’s Bible Study Begins
Sept 22 ~ “Invite Your One” Day
Sept 25 ~ See You at the Pole
Oct 5 ~ Dover Parade
Oct 11 ~ Women’s Cupcake Decorating Night
Oct 18-19 ~ Men’s Conference @ CLA
Nov 8 ~ Joyce Meyer
Nov 15-16 ~ Women’s Conference

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Week 7 - August 18, 2019 - Pastor Jeff Bender

Last week we discussed the rapture a little and the ultimate destruction of the world in judgment.

But the truth is Peter was trying to warn them as much as he could before his time ran out.

And that is what we will finish with today. We ended last week with this verse.
Then he turns the corner a bit and challenges them . . .
He is telling them to get their priorities in order. In the grand scheme of things, what to you is really important? What do you value more than other things?

How often have we either said or have been told, “we need to get our priorities straight”? Why? Because there are some things that are more important than others.

Every one of us do that every day. We prioritize the events in our lives. And usually by their importance to us. But Peter is asking, do we prioritize them to what is important to God?

Or more importantly what does God say we should make the most important?

The blessings God has given us are very temporary and very inconsequential compared to what is at stake with Heaven.

What does matter to God and what does God think is very permanent and very consequential?
That means we have to determine to live with moral purity, personal integrity, spiritual wholeness, separated from evil and committed to God and his purposes.

Why? Peter says “Let me tell you again in case you forgot”.
Judgment is coming but also, a new heaven and new earth is coming.

Which one are you going to? We just said: separated from evil and committed to God and his purposes.

So I guess the question is: What are God’s purposes? Peter says “Glad you asked”.
That goes back to what we said before.

That means we have to determine to live with moral purity, personal integrity, spiritual wholeness, separated from evil and committed to God and his purposes.

But Peter throws this in and he basically ends his letter with these few verses.
He is basically repeating what he already said to them.
And this brings us to our “Invite Your One” Day.

It is easy to think that it isn’t that big a deal, I don’t need to bother with it or ask anyone.

Do we remember what Peter said about judgment and the suffering that will happen?

And the only reason it hasn’t happened yet is because he wants more people to be saved.

And who’s responsibility is that?

Clearly it is ours. Jesus gave us the Great Commission.
Invite Your One day may not seem important or viable. But the truth is, we are not responsible for the outcome, we are responsible to be faithful and obedient.

There is a prayer list insert. We know the enemy does not want this to succeed, but we also know that through prayer, it will.

We have prayed for miracles and healing we believe that God still works in that way.

There are 2 things about that.
1) God cares about His people and he has given us the Holy Spirit and His promises to trust.

We believe that God is healing those we prayed for. We believe that God will provide for His children. We believe that God restores.

But we also know there is a reason for these answers to prayer.
2) Miracles validate God’s word
Bottom line is this. I believe if we want to see more of the miraculous, then there has to be people to whom God has to validate his word.

That only happens if we bring them in. Not just for one day, but we get into the habit of asking.

Why? So people can see the truth of God’s word and his promises in action!

Your deacon board, me and our prayer team believe this is from the Lord and we are asking you to join with us in prayer AND in inviting.

Peter goes on to refer to Paul.
It doesn’t say specifically what verse he was referring to, but it seems to be referring to all the times Paul encouraged believers to be active while waiting for Christ to return.

I think Peter has made his point now and he finishes by again reminding them about knowing the truth.

And how it is personal to him.
How many have found some of the things in the Bible, hard to understand

So we can agree that there are somethings that are hard to get. But he is saying that people will use those hard things to their advantage and give them meanings and truth that aren’t true.

Just like every other part of the Bible that people twist. And those who teach it and those who follow, are in for trouble.

Since Peter supported what Paul wrote, it speaks of Peter’s relationship with Paul.

If you remember, Paul rebuked him to his face.
So Peter knew of what he was teaching. He WAS that teacher.

He wasn’t an apostate but he was wrong, but he received that correction and grew and was blessed by it.

It’s ok to be challenged and rebuked by a believer if we are in the wrong. We just have to be mature enough to accept it and learn from it.

He could have had a bad attitude towards Paul, “I was around long before you, buddy. I didn’t persecute anyone, what about you “Saul”. Who are you to rebuke me?

But he realized he was in the wrong and was grateful for Paul’s rebuke.

Now Peter is making sure that these folks don’t do the same things, because he knew what he was talking about.
The rule of speaking to an audience is this: Start off by telling them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.

That’s what Peter is doing.

He is telling them what he already told them. Watch out for false teachers, care for your own walk with God and grow in grace (special favor) and knowledge to keep you on firm footing.

And the result of that is that God will get the glory and the honor.

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