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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Ash Wednesday Service
Rev. Ted and Rev. Judy Roeling will lead worship and serve communion.
Come February 14th in the sanctuary starting at
6:30 pm.  

A light dinner will be served beginning at
5:00 pm in the Activities Building
including potato soup, biscuits, tea and water.  If you need a ride to the
service, please call the church office and we'll be happy to help you.  

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity.  Ash
Wednesday and Lent are periods of fasting and abstinence.  It occurs 46
days before Easter (40 days of fasting and six Sundays; Sundays are not
days of fasting and are excluded).  

Ash Wednesday Prayer
Merciful God, you called us forth from the dust of the earth;
you claimed us for Christ in the waters of baptism.
Look upon us as we enter these Forty Days bearing the mark of ashes,
and bless our journey through the dessert of Lent to be a font of rebirth.
May our fasting be hunger for justice;
our alms, a making of peace;
our prayer, the chant of humble and grateful hearts.

Introducing our New Minister
The Reverend Barrett Ingram will be arriving soon and preaching his first
BPC sermon on February 18th!  He was born and reared in Lake Charles,
LA, and is a life-long Presbyterian.  He graduated from Millsaps College in
Jackson, MS, and in 2006, his Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, TN.  He next completed his Clinical Pastoral Education program
working as a hospital chaplain at the Atlanta Medical Center and took classes
at nearby Columbia Theological Seminary.  Afterwards, he completed a year
long 'pastoral residency' in Lufkin, TX, at First Presbyterian Church.   He then
took a call to pastor to New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Galveston in
2008 to 2013 and from 2013 to present as pastor to First Presbyterian
Church in Navasota, TX.  He is filled with joy to lead the ministry at BPC and
we joyfully welcome him here!

Flower Calendar
The 2018 Flower Calendar is located on the table in the narthex.  If you
would like to give the sanctuary flowers in honor, or in memory, of a loved
one, please sign your name on the date of your choice.  Penelope's Florist
will put the flowers in the church and will send the bill to your home.  Each
arrangement cost $45.
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