Lord’s Day 18

C. Bouwman

The most important place in the Christian life is in heaven

  1. In heaven is our Intercessor
  2. In heaven is our home
  3. In heaven is our focus

Scripture readings:  Hebrews 9:23-28, Hebrews 10:19-25, Colossians 3:1-17

Christ’s ascension into heaven implies a broad worldview for us on earth

  1. The cause of Jesus’ ascension
  2. The benefit of Jesus’ ascension

D. Wynia

We believe the gospel of the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ

  1. Because he is still with us
  2. Becuase he is still one of us
  3. Because he is still helping us

C. Stam

Our confession concerning the presence of the ascended Christ

  1. He is at the Father’s side, in heaven
  2. He is in the Church’s midst, on earth

W. Huizinga

Your Lord ascended for your advantage

  1. The reality of your ascended Lord
  2. The riches from your ascended Lord
  3. The return of your ascended Lord

Julius Van Spronsen

The Lamb of God is seated on his throne in heaven

  1. What that means for him
  2. What that means for us

Wes Bredenhof 

The gospel promises the presence of the ascended Christ in heaven and on earth

  1. The fact of his ascension
  2. The character of his ascension
  3. The purpose of his ascension

Scripture readings: Acts 1:1-11, Hebrews 9

How the gospel promises comfort in Christ’s ascension

We’ll see how this comfort comes from:

  1. His enduring presence on earth
  2. His work as our Mediator in heaven

Scripture readings: John 14:15-31, Acts 1:1-11, Hebrews 9:11-28

K. Dijk

The ascension is the transition from earth to heaven and proclaims:

  1. The end of Christ’s earthly work
  2. The beginning of Christ’s heavenly work

With Christ in heaven

  1. He for us
  2. We with him

B. Holwerda

Christ maintains in heaven:

  1. His mediatorial right
  2. His mediatorial power
  3. His mediatorial glory

Reuben Bredenhof

Christ has ascended into heaven’s glory, where he is:

  1. Benefitting us his body
  2. Praying for us to his Father
  3. Dwelling with us by his Spirit

Scripture readings: John 14:15-31, Ephesians 1:15-23, Hebrews 7:20-28

Jeremy Segstro

Shouldn’t we mourn?  We serve a risen Lord!

  1. Why is he here?
  2. What is he doing there?
  3. Is he ever coming back?

Scripture reading: Acts 1:1-11