Luke 25:50-53 Easter and the Ascension of Christ

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series The Gospel of Luke

This sermon has been posted to Youtube here: This morning as we look, for the last time, at the Gospel of Luke, we find ourselves looking not at the morning of the resurrection, but a day some forty days later – as Christ is preparing to ascend back to heaven. But this is a good place to be, because the gospel doesn’t end with the resurrection, it goes on. Jesus did not merely die to save our souls, nor was he only buried to bring about our redemption. Nor was he merely raised because of our justification (Romans 4:25) but the Christ who was raised also ascended to heaven to sit at the Father’s right hand. The ascension of Christ has several important implications for us, including this one: As Christ Ascended so shall we! Take the time to read: Luke 24:50-53. Luke 24:50–53 NASB95 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising God. Because of the Resurrection He is our high priest The passage begins […]

The Ascension of christ: Beyond the Resurrection

The Parable of the Pending Kingdom

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series The Gospel of Luke

  This politician hasn’t paid his taxes – but wants to run for office. That politician cannot keep his vow to his wife but claims he’ll keep a promise to this country. Another politician has never made a real decision in their life but they believe they can succeed in office. One by one you can check them off the list by their repeated failures in the small things for if they cannot be trusted in the small things, who would be wise to trust them with the big things? In this political season (as in every day) it would be wise to clarify that what someone does in private has a great deal to do with their capacity in public. The word of God has much to say on the topics of Politics, business, and everyday life. And in this one principle of faithfulness it cries out to be heard in every arena. Most assuredly it applies to we who claim to be servants of Christ Jesus as we await his coming kingdom. It also speaks to those who reject Christ; and more directly it teaches us something about how the kingdom is about to be enacted, and it does so by referring to history which was very recent […]