This weekend the church celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit, and what a momentous event that first Pentecost was! All of a sudden ordinary Galilean Christians were filled with the Spirit speaking in languages they had never learned and as a result their worship, prayer and witness was radically transformed, and their impact on … Continue reading Got it all?
Month: May 2015
The Ascension – Jesus in Action!
One more on the Ascension. It's too easy to pass from the resurrection to Pentecost and the coming of the Spirit and how he works in and though us, and sure that plays a huge part in redemptive history, but we do need to keep the whole story together. The result of such thinking is … Continue reading The Ascension – Jesus in Action!
The Ascension – Back Home
This week sees Ascension Day on the church calendar. Once again I want to highlight this largely forgotten event. The ascension of Jesus Christ literally changes everything. Jesus, as the writer to the Hebrews says, was the express image of the invisible God, and then again a few verses later he was made like his … Continue reading The Ascension – Back Home
The Ascension – our reconnection with the Father
Another truth tied to the Ascension is the reuniting of our humanity with the Fatherhood of God. Jesus said, "I am returning to my Father and your Father." (John 20:17). Because of humanities rebellion we had become alienated from God, from the very intimacy we were created for and so many crave and look for … Continue reading The Ascension – our reconnection with the Father