The Great Ends of the ChurchSANCTUARY BANNER SIX
|| "And the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world"
||The dove is in flight over the earth, carrying an olive branch, echoing Genesis 6:11 "And lo, in her mouth a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth." This represents the eighth day of creation, God's grace coming into the world, the reign of God proclaimed by Jesus Christ. The light rising behind the earth represents the dawning of God's kingdom.