“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

12/04/2015 – Evening Service: What has Jesus’ ascension to do with us?

Bible Readings:

John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-17

Sermon Outline:

John 20:16–17 (NKJV)

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ”

I  The glorification of Christ.

Golden Harps are sounding,

Angel voices sing,

Pearly gates are opened,

Opened for the King;

Jesus, King of glory,

Jesus, King of love,

Is gone up in triumph

To his throne above.

Chorus All his suffering ended,

Joyfully we sing,

Jesus hath ascended!

Glory to our King!

Frances Ridley Havergal

II The exaltation of man.

WSC – Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man,n and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever.

III.  The comfort of the church.