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Appreciating the Ascension: He’ll Be Back

Appreciating the Ascension: He’ll Be Back

This morning, we conclude our week-long consideration of the practical significance of the ascension. We have seen, thus far, that the ascension (1) shows us Christ on the throne, (2) enables our perseverance and emboldens our prayers, (3) ensures the presence of the...
Appreciating the Ascension: Gifted

Appreciating the Ascension: Gifted

Happy Ascension Day! Throughout this week, we have taken time to consider the practical significance of the ascension for Christians today. So far, we have seen that the ascension (1) highlights the universal reign of Jesus Christ, (2) empowers Christians to hold fast...
Appreciating the Ascension: A Very Present Help

Appreciating the Ascension: A Very Present Help

We have thus far this week considered two practical significances of Christ’s ascension. First, we saw that, at his ascension, he took his throne and received authority over all creation. Second, we observed that the ascension empowers us to hold fast our confession...
Appreciating the Ascension: The Throne of Grace

Appreciating the Ascension: The Throne of Grace

Yesterday, we considered the important truth that the ascension assures us of Christ’s rule, and ours with him, through the gospel. But the New Testament highlights further practical significance of the ascension. The second truth that we must highlight is that the...