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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GREET-EAT-MEET is at 12:00 noon Sunday, September 9th in the Activities
Building. Everyone’s invited to join us for lunch. Fried chicken, green salad, potato
salad, green beans, and cake will be served. Committees meet after lunch.

BOOK STUDY CLASS, led by Dale Tullier and Michael Wascom, will meet at 5
PM Sunday, September 9th in Conference Room. They will study the Heidelburg
Catechism. Everyone’s invited to join this new class.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY will meet at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Everyone’s invited. Lectionary scripture to be studied is M
ark 4:30-32

C, G & Ts  - Nurse practitioner, Lisa Wilson, will describe and show slides of her
experiences from her recent medical mission
trip to Guatemala at the CGT
Luncheon to be held at noon, Wednesday, September 19, in Naylor Hall.
Dr. Lee and Janet Bruner have also participated in these
“Faith in Practice” medical
mission trips.
The Lunch will be catered by Von Raybon for a $12 fee per lunch.
Lunch will included: baked chicken, dressing, green beans, and banana
pudding.  RSVP by noon, Monday, September 17, with cancellation 24 hours in
advance. You may call the church office at 924-4271 or Annabelle
Armstrong at 387-1800.

►Seeker’s Class, led by Sam Haase and Mike Zobrist, will continue their study of
Thessalonians. This class meets in Fellowship Hall.
►The Walking In Faith Class will begin a study of the creation. This class, led by
Marion Forbes, Virginia Holloway and Barbara Long, meets in Naylor Hall.
►Children’s Sunday School: All children will meet in Living Water. Marcy Lyon
will teach the older children and Joanne Bradford will teach the younger children.
Extended Session for preschool through 2nd grade children will meet in Living
Water: Joanne Bradford, Julia Palmer and Tristen Clark.
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Visitor August 2018
Roger Wirth, member of Broadmoor
Presbyterian Church, died August 27, 2018
due to complications from diabetes. Roger
was the long time clerk of session at
Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. Very active
in the Presbytery, Roger was on several
Committees throughout the years, including
the Committee on Ministry and the Feliciana
Management Team. Please keep Roger's
friends and family in your prayers
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