PROMISES COME TRUE IN CHRIST AND YOU
Just as graduation ceremonies celebrate what has happened and also anticipate what will happen, the ascension of Jesus Christ celebrates what has happened and what will happen. Both for Jesus and for his followers.
Notes And Next Steps
Luke 24:44-53 + Part 5 of the series “The Journey: Moving Forward"
“This is what I told you”
Just as graduation ceremonies celebrate what has happened and also anticipate what will happen, the ascension of Jesus Christ celebrates what has happened and what will happen.
Jesus “opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45).
The prophet promises of the Scriptures still come true in Christ and you as he opens the door of your mind and turns on the light.
You have your very own priest for your life in Jesus, who still represents you before his holy Father, takes your prayers to him, and forgives your sins.
“You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:48,49).
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS
- Students are observing, or even participating in, graduation ceremonies this time of year. If you are a parent, talk to your kids about what graduation means, framing it like today’s message: what happened before graduation is important, and so also what happens after graduation. Then apply that to Jesus’ ascension, and us as we follow him.
- Read more about Jesus’ ascension, and view some Christian artwork here: https://www.breadforbeggars.com/2017/05/the-ascension/.
- Review today’s message by watching the video at crosslifepf.org/messages/. Use the message notes and fill in the blanks. Pray for God to open your mind, turn on the light, and for you to understand the Scriptures or appreciate Jesus in a new way. Then share that “aha” with a friend this week.
- Write a prayer to Jesus as your Prophet, your Priest, and your King. Thank him for his saving work, past and present.