Broadmoor PC Preschool

#4: The Dove and the Fire

Reflect on the color red.  Red is the
color of fire.  The flames in the
picture are reaching up toward
heaven. However, the artist
fashioned the flames to be the tail
feathers of a descending dove.  

We are thus to think of the Holy
Spirit.  The Holy Spirit was revealed
in the form of a dove at the baptism
of the Lord Jesus in the River
Jordan.  The dove is a gentle bird, a
symbol of peace.  On the other
hand, the Holy Spirit falls on the
twelve apostles at Pentecost in the
form of fire.  Fire burns and
consumes.  The dove and the fire
together thus represent the
supreme paradox of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is both gentleness
and innocence (like the dove), and
power and purification (like the
fire).  The Holy Spirit is the invisible
power of God, the power within us,
in our heart and conscience.  The
power of the Holy Spirit enables us
to do what God intents for us to do.  
In being the instrument of God, we
must be fully yielded to His will, like
the dove.  We must not “fight back”
and resist God’s will.  Are you
fighting against something that God’
s Spirit is urging you to do?  Stop
running, and let yourself be caught.

The fire at Pentecost was in the
form of “tongues” of fire that rested
on the disciples’ heads, and allowed
them to speak in all the known
languages of the world.  Thus, the
gospel could be understood by
people of all nations.  We are
reminded that God’s plan is for all
persons everywhere to come to a
saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  
How is God going to do this?   
Through us.  Through you.  You don’
t have to go off to a remote country
to be a missionary for Christ.  Right
here is your mission field.  Your
own home.  Your own school or
workplace.  Your own
neighborhood.  Where is your
mission field?  Ask God for insight
about this now.

In sharing the Gospel, remember
that you cannot give what you do
not have.  The disciples could
spread the fire of Jesus’ love to
others because it was so visibly at
work in their own lives: “Behold,
how they love one another.”  Fire is
contagious: one spark quickly
ignites another.  Are you aglow with
the Spirit?  Ask Jesus to make His
Holy Spirit more evident to others in
your life.
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April 21: Easter, Worship, Communion, Easter Lilies in church

Our children will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m.
during Sunday school on Easter Sunday, April 21.  The children should bring an
Easter basket.  Eggs will be furnished.  Join us for a time of fun and fellowship

IT’S TIME TO ORDER EASTER LILIES: Easter Lilies will decorate our
sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.  Please fill out the green bulletin insert to
order lilies in honor or in memory of someone.  The lilies cost $12 each

April 27, here at BPC.   Pastor Barrett will lead worship and serve communion.  The
program will feature “200 Years of Presbyterian Women.”  Our Presbyterian Women
will host the event and serve breakfast snacks and lunch.

YOU’RE INVITED!  You are cordially invited to celebrate 101 years of ministry
and mission of the Church of the Way Presbyterian and the retirement of the Rev.
Ted Roeling on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.  in the Activities Building of
Broadmoor Presbyterian Church.

volunteer to help us do some spring cleaning around the camp.  Bring your favorite
tools and join in the fun.  Meals will be provided Friday night, Saturday morning
breakfast and lunch.  Please RSVP at

►Holt-Allen Bible Class, led by Annabelle Armstrong, meets in the Conference
Room.  They are studying 1 Corinthians.
►Seeker’s Class, led by Sam Haase and Mike Zobrist, are studying Hebrews.  This
class meets in Fellowship Hall.
►The Walking in Faith Class are studying of the Acts of the Apostles.  This class, led
by Marion Forbes, Virginia Holloway, and Barbara Long, meets in Naylor Hall.
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