- Astronauts were not the first people “in space.”
- Jesus Christ ascended into heaven without a space rocket.
- Picture the homecoming in heaven when esus arrived.
- Every Christian will ascend to heaven with a homecoming (1 Thess 4:16–17)
- Philippians 2:5-11 “every tongue shall coness Jesus Christ is Lord”
- Acts 1:1–3 “seen of them 40 days” why 40 days?
- Six lessons to be learned from the ASCENSION OF JESUS
1. The Ascenion & FINISHED WORK OF REDEMPTION
- Mark 16:19 “sat on the right hand of God”
- This implies that Jesus “finished” the work God sent him to do.
2. The Ascension & INTERCESSION FOR US
- Hebrews 4:14–16; Jesus is our high priest.
- Exodus 28:34 “Golden bell and pomogranate around them” Why?
- Hebrews 7:25 πHe liveth to make intercession for us”
- Difference between sympathy and empathy.
3. The Ascension & THE GREAT COMMISSION
- Mark 16:19–21
- “Jesus was received up into heaven... and THEY went forth and preached everywhere.” Is that what we are doing?
4. The Ascension & CHRISTIAN SERVICE
- Ephesians 4:8–12
- Matthew 25:14-30. Five, two and one talent
- One talent man was afraid and hid his talent.
- Colossians 1:24 “Suffered in the flesh for Christ and His body which is the church.”
The Ascension & SECOND COMING
- Acts 1:10–11
- Jesus ascended bodily and suddenly. This is how He will return.
- He is coming to raise the dead, translate the living, unite them back again, and take His children to heaven.
The Ascension & A NEW RELATIONSIP
- John 20:17–18 - “touch me not... MY Father... YOUR Father.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 a new creature
- John 14:1-4 Jesus speaks of a new relationship in heaven.
- If you know nothing about this NEW RELATIONSHIP as one of His children... please prepare now. FAITH, REPENT, CONFESS, BAPTISM.
- Jesus ascended. One day he will descend not to save but to judge. Will it be HEAVEN for you? Will it be HELL? Which?