401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Looking Ahead

Dear family and friends of First Pres, 

I was eleven years old when Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida. My aunt and uncle were living in Miami just on SW 152nd Street where some of the fiercest winds were recorded. The night the storm hit, my uncle and cousin spent several hours holding on to a towel they had wrapped around the knobs of the double front doors because the winds were creating a suction effect that threatened to rip the doors off of the hinges. I can only imagine the terrible sound of the rushing wind outside. Can you hear it?

In our text from Acts 2, Luke writes, “suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.”

These early followers were about to experience the presence of the Holy Spirt. What is your concept of the Spirit of God? Is it a mild, gentle, and soothing presence or is it violent rushing wind that threatens to blow the doors off of your house? I am guilty of underestimating and even denying the power available to us through the Holy Spirit. Are you?

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the ministry of Tim Dobbins

A Spirit-led man who has faithfully allowed the Spirit of God to blow through him like a mighty rushing wind. I am grateful to have been led by and worked alongside Tim Dobbins here at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, and I am excited to see what God has next in store for him and Theresa as they head off to North Carolina together. There will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the 11 a.m. service to celebrate his ministry.

If you have time, you will find it helpful to read Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Acts 2:1-21 as you prepare for worship on Sunday.

See you there,