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The Pentecost - what do the symbols mean?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by polly2, May 22, 2011.

  1. polly2

    polly2 New commenter

    I am quite stuck - I understand that the fire represents the tongues of fire that the apostles felt and the wind will be the holy spirit but what about Earth and water? I am guessing that the earth symbolises that the holy spirit is amongst everyone but I need to get my facts right in order to teach them!
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I found this:
    Talk about the meaning of the symbols in the passage:- the wind being the power and breath of God. The fire signifying the change that came over the disciples in the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The dove as a symbol of God's presence in the form of the Holy Spirit, as in the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1 : 10).


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