Acts 1:6-11: Christ’s Ascension Doesn’t Mean He’s Now Trapped in Heaven

This was our pastor’s sermon for the pastoral circuit meeting (winkel)  on Tuesday, May 9, 2018.   The book of Acts tells us of the first Christians as they brought […]

Ascension: Jesus is Gone into Heaven.  Now What?

This is our pastor’s article for the May edition of our newsletter.   This year, Ascension Day falls a May 3rd.  Such a neglected and almost-forgotten festival.  Consider how few […]

Mark 16:14-20: Christ Precedes Us, Not Abandons Us

The Lord commissions His Apostles before returning to heaven: “Preach the gospel to all creation.”  Next, He adds the promise of Baptism.  Left out of our Lord’s final words are […]

Mark 16:19: Jesus’ ascension to the right hand of God the Father

Our Lord’s ascension is a continuing celebration of His incarnation. It celebrates that Jesus, true God of true God, became man. Jesus became man to save us from our sins. […]

Acts, Lesson 2: Jesus ascends and then sends the Holy Spirit

Jesus had just told His Apostles that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit would descend on them. The Spirit would empower them to speak of what their eyes […]

Jesus’ Ascension: Acts 1:1-11

No matter who we are, at one time or another, life’s frustrating events have left their abusive marks on us.  It’s not a matter of if.  It’s a matter of […]