Jesus is King. Jesus rules. But that does not mean that he will step into each of our troubles and remove them with an immediate wave of his glorious sceptre. On Ascension Day, it is helpful for us to understand that.
As Protestants, we tend to not place a lot of weight on a Christian liturgical calendar. Indeed, there are many in Reformed circles who consider any worship gathering of the church outside of the Lord’s Day to be a violation of the regulative principle of
There are several holydays that I believe the church is right to observe: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Ascension Day. It is probably not easy to rank their importance, for the reality is that each is dependent upon the others for full significance. For
Easter Sunday is in reality not much different than any other Lord’s Day, except for the fact that it is commonly “Resurrection Sunday.” According to the Jewish calendar, it is the Sunday following Passover, which, of course, was the Sunday on which Mary and some