Sermon 13 May 2018  (Ascension Sunday)

Jesus ascended, leaving us … what? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Jesus told the disciples what their mission would be, confirmed He would send what the Father had promised, and instructed them to stay in the city until they had received it; then He left.  Jesus won the victory, then gave His disciples and those who would follow the responsibility and the authority to make it real in the earth.  The mission is humanly impossible … so He commands us not to begin until we have received His power.  But be careful what you ask for: to whom much is given, from him much will be required.

Lectionary: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47:1-9; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Referenced Scriptures:  Luke 10:1-4; Luke 10:17; Matthew 28:18-20; John 17:20-23; Luke 12:48b

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