The Ascension Of Jesus by Ronnie Floyd

"THE ASCENSION OF JESUS"
Acts 1:9-il

Introduction: The DRAMA of the movie, "MADD". I felt anger,;
hurt, grief, righteous indignation, etccc......
T.S. No drama has ever superceded the ascension of Jesus!
Express the life of Jes~s--Three years he invested his life
into the disciples. H&"betrayed , denied, fell sleep,
suffered an unjust trial, spat on him, beat him & crucified
him. Then the disciples felt lostness, despair, and lonely!
THEN, MARY went to the tomb and he was not there-She ran and
got Peter and John, and they thought someone stole his body.
While in the garden an angel appeared to Mary. He had risen!.
For forty days he appeared to people-over 13 times to his
disciples so they could feel him, see him, touch him just to
know he had risen from the dead.
THEN, THE BIG CHALK TALK0 Centered in Jesus, propagate the
message of Jesus, experience the power of the H.S., and fol-
low the plans of God. Get eyes off of eschatology and on to
their mission.
THEN, AFTER HIS FINAL COMMISSION TO THEM, HE WAS LIFTED UP.
The clouds took him out of their sight-the disciples were
still looking up and while they were gazing in to the skies
two men or angels appeared to them and said, This Jesus
will return in the same manner he has left you.
JESUS ASCENDED TO HEAVEN-It was a public affair, unlike his
resurrection-His ascension confirmed the validity of faith!
WHAT DID HIS ASCENSION MEAN? Why did he ascend to heaven?
1. WHAT THE ASCENSION MEANT TO HIS DISCIPLES. }
a. Jesus was now formally gone--They would see him no
more for a while.
b. imagiflration: Peter ran and triec to hoi- on!-r
James and John jumped up and tried to
go with him.
c. The ascension turned his disciples from him and from
themse ...


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