Why Jesus’ Ascension Matters Today

This past weekend, Pastor Doug preached about Jesus’ Ascension into heaven. The sermon applied the Ascension to our lives in four ways:

The Ascension means there is living proof in heaven today that we belong to God.
“But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” (Hebrews 10:12-14)

The Ascension means Christ is interceding on our behalf. “But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1)

Christ’s Ascension into heaven means the Church He established on earth has a heavenly connection and a divine mandate. “And He put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” (Ephesians 1:22-23)

The Ascension means Jesus’ eternal reign over all our enemies has begun. “Jesus Christ … has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.” (1 Peter 3:22)

Missed the sermon? Watch it here!

Published by Christopher Kennedy

Senior Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Child Care in San Antonio, Texas. Husband to my beloved Ashley. Dad to the four most wonderful children in the world.

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