“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)

16/05/2021 – Morning Service: Ascension

Bible Readings:

Luke 24:36 – 53

Acts 1:1 – 11

Psalm 24 1:1 – 10

Sermon Outline:

Luke 24:50–53 (NKJV)

50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.

Acts 1:9–11 (NKJV)

9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

I  End/Beginning

II  Departure/Arrival

John 20:17 (NKJV)

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.’ ”

III  Sitting down/Coming back

“When Jesus came to earth He did not cease to be God;  when He returned to heaven He did not cease to be man.” —  John Blanchard

“Christ’s ascension into heaven was the real commencement of His reign.”  —  John Calvin

“The head that once was crowned with thorns

Is Crowned with glory now;

A royal diadem adorns

The might Victors’ brow” —  Thomas Kelly