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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Saturday, May 12, in the Activities Building. Bertha Hinojosa
will be our guest
speaker. The Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering
will be taken. Everyone
should bring your favorite salad to share. Please
make your reservation on the
bulletin insert today.

is Thursday, May 17. School will end at 12:00 noon that day. There will
be a teacher/staff meeting/lunch as 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

JUDY MCGEHEE’S PIANO RECITALS will be Friday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the
sanctuary, and again at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the sanctuary.

PENTECOST SUNDAY is May 20. Our children will be recognized during worship.
The kids end-of-the-year party will be at 12:00 noon. Pastor Barrett’s Installation
Service will be at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Activities
Building. Everyone is invited to join us for this special occasion.

COMBINED ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will begin at 9:30 a.m.Sunday,
May 27, in Fellowship Hall. They will use the study of Andy Stanley’s “David.”
Everyone’s invited.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Camp Agape and Intro Camp are coming up soon.
Camp is such a wonderful time for our children, and our assistance
is needed. For
the first time, funds are not available for scholarships
this summer. Many of our
church families cannot afford the full tuition. In
the past, we’ve offered half
scholarships to these families. Please consider
making a donation to the BPC
Camp Scholarship Fund and/or sponsoring
a child for camp. We need your
prayers and financial help.
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