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Ascension - what is that about?

Can be listened to here Gate Pa - Ascension Sunday and Easter 7 Year A Readings: Palm                            Psalm: 68:1-10, 32-35                                                 First Reading:              Acts 1:6-14                                          Second Reading:         1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11           Gospel:                        John 17:1-11                                        What I want to say: I want to explore what the ascension of Jesus might offer us beyond Jesus goes to heaven. What I want to happen: How does our abiding in the Godhead affects how we see the world and how we live our lives. The Sermon        1.      Introduction: Today is 7 th Sunday of Easter or the Sunday after Ascension means last week some time was Ascension Day ask – when -          how that day got to be called ascension day long time I really didn’t get what the ascension was about think created more problems than it was worth wonde

Thursday of this week was Ascension Day

T hursday of this week was Ascension Day, the day we mark the Ascension of Risen Christ to God. this Sunday is known as the Sunday after Ascension. The churches celebration of the Ascension is based entirely on the Book of Acts. The gospels either don’t talk about it or have it on Easter Day. So what is Ascension about? The Gospels were written in part to teach that in Jesus we meet God. That means our understanding of the nature of God should be shaped by Jesus’ life, ministry and death. The resurrection acts as God’s confirmation of this. Resurrection affirms the crucifixion as the door into the heart of God and with the Ascension declares that the risen Christ is no longer confined to one place and one time, but is now present in all creation and all time. Because of the Ascension we are invited to look for the signs of the risen Christ’s presence based on how Jesus the Christ is presented in the gospels. Ascension can also be seen as the other side of the Incarnation. In th


This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa – Year A  6 th Sunday of Easter, Readings: Psalm                          Psalm:  66:8-19                                               First Reading :                         Acts 17:22-31                          Second Reading :        1 Peter 3:13-22                  Gospel :                        John 14:15-21                                     What I want to say: The gift of the Spirit is that the glory of God resides in each one of us, that all may be drawn into the way of God – the way of compassion, generosity, justice and love. What I want to happen: People to reflect on this awesome gift, and awesome responsibility. The Sermon        1.      Introduction: Season of Easter which still in is 50 days from Easter Sunday until Pentecost time for us to reflect on what resurrection means for us today what it means for us to live resurrected lives resurrected lives – what does that mean re