“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)

21/04/2019 – Easter Morning Service: Psalm 24, Ascension

Bible Readings:

Psalm 24, Luke 24:1 – 53

Sermon Outline:

Psalm 24:1–2 (NKJV)

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.

I  The Lord is King because He is our Creator

II The Lord is King especially to His people – the character of the true worshippers of God

Psalm 24:4 (NKJV)

4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.

III  The Lord is the victorious, conquering King

Ephesians 2:5–6 (NKJV)

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

1 See, the Conqu’ror mounts in triumph;
see the King in royal state,
riding on the clouds, his chariot,
to his heav’nly palace gate.
Hear the choir of angel voices
joyful alleluias sing,
and the gates on high are opened
to receive their heav’nly King.

2 Who is this that comes in glory,
trumpets sound with jubilee?
Lord of battles, God of armies,
he has gained the victory.
He who on the cross did suffer,
he who from the grave arose,
he has conquered sin and Satan,
he by death has beat his foes.

3 You have raised our human nature
on the clouds to God’s right hand;
there we’ll sit in heav’nly places,
there with you in glory stand.
Jesus reigns, adored by angels,
man with God is on the throne;
mighty Lord, in your ascension
we by faith behold our own.

by Christopher Wordsworth