Dorseyville Alliance Church
3703 Saxonburg Blvd.
Pittsburgh PA 15238
Our Vision at DAC is To Know Christ and Grow in Him.
Our Mission is to do that through our intentional discipleship process of Connecting people to Jesus and His church, Serving Jesus though His church, and Growing to maturity in His church.
Connecting – Serving – Growing
Rev. Mark Conklin has accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor at Dorseyville Alliance Church.
He and his family plan to move here the week of August 22 and will preach August 28.
We look forward to Pastor Mark’s ministry.
Please pray for the Conklin family as they transition to Dorseyville.
Board of Elders
How to prepare for Fasting and Prayer
“How to Prepare
My Heart and My Family.”
“‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and He relents from sending calamity…Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber…” Joel 2:12-17 NIV
Heart Searching Questions
Preparing Us for
Prayer and Fasting ’16
When we lack a conscious sense of the presence of God, it is often because we have been tolerating sin in our lives. Periodically, it is essential for us to allow God the Holy Spirit opportunity to search us, convict us, and lead us in repentance and cleansing. Prior to our time of Prayer and Fasting we encourage everyone in the Dorseyville Alliance Church family to spend time prayerfully reviewing these Scriptures and the application questions.
Feel free to mark each question with a mark.
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“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matt. 6:12, 14-15
___Are you free from harboring any bitterness,
resentment or grudges against another?
___Is there anyone you have not forgiven?
___Is there anyone you dislike hearing spoken well of?
___Is there anyone you are unable to publicly honor
___When your feelings are hurt, are you able to love
“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
___Do you love all people in the church family above yourself?
___When complimented, do you share how God and others are also to be credited?
___When you are alienated from a brother or sister, do you pursue them quickly and try to come to resolution?
___When others speak critically about someone, do you walk away, refusing to participate in gossip?
___Is your desire to know Christ the most compelling
drive in your life?
___Are you able to see God work around you?
___Do you joyfully give God your consistent tithes?
“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.” Rev. 2:4
___Do you still have the “first love” intimacy with Jesus you had when you were reborn?
___Do you freely talk about Jesus whenever you get the chance?
___Do you spend your discretionary time in prayer and Bible reading?
___Do you enjoy extended times of singing hymns and choruses?
___Is your love for Jesus more motivating now than it was a year ago?
“If you love me, you will obey what I command.” John 14:15
___Do you see your obedience to God as a means of showing Him love or as an obstacle to your convenience?
___Do you quickly repent of disobedience, confess sin and receive forgiveness?
___Does Jesus control every area of your life?
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 4:30
“Do not quench the Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19
___Do you live a consistently Spirit-filled life?
___When you quench the Holy Spirit, do you quickly repent and then obey Him?
___When you grieve the Holy Spirit, are you sensitive enough to respond quickly?
“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16
___Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to weed out you TV and video viewing?
___Can you honestly say that you have no area that would be considered immoral or inappropriate?
___Are there any areas of your life that show you are not fully satisfied in the Lord Jesus?
___Can self-control be defined in your life as “instant obedience to God”?
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
___Does your prayer life demonstrate your fervent love for Jesus?
___Is your prayer life alive, dynamic, stimulating…an example to others around you?
___Are you consistently involved in corporate (group) prayer?
___Do you attend services when opportunities are given for extraordinary prayer?
Choosing the Cross
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'” Matthew 16:24
___Are you quick to humble yourself when given the opportunity?
___Is it easy for you to say, “I’m sorry; I was wrong; will you forgive me?
___Would you be recognized as a peacemaker?
___When you face interpersonal conflict, are you able to speak the truth in love?
___Are you free to talk about Jesus in public settings, even though you might be ridiculed?
___Have all your friends-even casual friends-heard you identify yourself as a follower of Jesus?
“‘Come follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.'” Mark 1:17
___Do you try to learn if people are living as followers of Jesus?
___When you learn people are not living as followers of Jesus, do you try to find opportunity to influence them toward Christ?
___Do you pray daily for the lost?
___Do you weep for the lost?
___This week have you sought to lead someone to faith in Christ?
Days of Refreshing
We are confident that God has a significant role for the Dorseyville Alliance Church to fulfill. We want to line up before Him and allow Him to review us, refine us and empower us. Our prayer is that the entire church congregation will receive the maximum benefit from this time of focus upon God.
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the
Lord.” Acts 3:19
Our Need for Prayer and Fasting
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
Few of us are actively leading people to faith in Christ.
Many teenagers feel alienated from God.
Some sheep have wandered.
Some marriages are in trouble.
Some family members are fighting addictions.
Some ministries are struggling.
Dorseyville and the surrounding areas need a clear example of Jesus’ love for them.
Yet in spite of all this, there is a keen sense that Christ is standing at the door and knocking.
“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not life up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.” Psalm 24:3-4
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
Recap of the Schedule for the Week:
Thursday-7/14-6:30 AM Prayer Watch-Sanctuary
Saturday -7/16-10:00AM The Sanctuary will be open throughout the day for you to come at your convenience.
-6 pm Prayer time in the sanctuary.
Sunday – 7/17-9:00 AM- We will be having a prayer time instead of a Sunday School lesson.
–10:30 AM-Prayer and Fasting ’16
Dorseyville Alliance Church
3703 Saxonburg Blvd
Pittsburgh PA 15238
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