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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WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY will meet at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone’s
invited. Lectionary scripture to be studied is Ephesians 4:17 - 5:20

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES will resume next Sunday, Aug 12 at 9:30 AM
►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.

HYMN SING SUNDAY: Do you have a favorite hymn? Is there one that you would
like to sing? Most hymns tell a story, and many hymns have a story that inspired
the writer to write them. Sunday, August 12, will be a special hymn sing Sunday
here at BPC. In the place of the sermon, we will listen to Scripture, hear some of
those hymn stories, and then sing the hymns. In order to make this a meaningful
service, we need your help. Please take a moment to submit your favorite hymns
and write them on the Friendship Pad when you sign in. We will do our best to
incorporate as many as possible into the service.

GREET-EAT-MEET is at 12:00 noon Sunday, August 12, in the Activities Building.
Everyone’s invited to lunch and committee meetings afterwards. BBQ beef
sandwiches with all the fixings will be served.
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Join us August 12th for Hymn Sing Sunday at 10:45 AM