Ascension Archives - Seedbed

The Ascension of Jesus Christ may be the most under celebrated event in the present day church while also being one of the most significant. Brothers, Tim and Aaron Perry, authored a helpful text, He Ascended into Heaven: Learning to live an Ascension shaped life. Aaron let us know that Paraclete Press is making the electronic version of the book available for $1.99 through the end of January. Seedbed caught up with Aaron recently to discuss the book. The short interview follows. SB:   Why does the Ascension matter? Theologically? Practically? AP:   People, made in God’s image, were to reflect God in their reign over the earth.  The Ascension is the event that restores the only faithful human, Jesus of Nazareth, to that position of leadership.  The Ascension also flows into the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; the same Spirit who draws people into the reign of Jesus and enables them to […]

Bible Verses on the Ascension (NIV) When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious— that...

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Just before Advent, J.D. Walt posted a great article asking, “What Is Your Master Calendar?” and explaining why it matters. You should take a...

Theologians say that the Ascension of Jesus is perhaps one of the most significant events in his epic life. Why then do so many churches neglect this important holy-day? Read more from J. D. Walt today as he challenges us to get our hearts ready for the inauguration of Jesus.

In this new feature on the Preaching Collective, we'll post video of sermons on particular texts and topics, along with a brief outline of each. In this first installment, Bob Kaylor offers a sermon on the Ascension, which was part of a series on the Nicene Creed.

What is the significance of Jesus' Ascension? Dale Coulter shares some insights into how this event affects our faith today.

If Jesus Christ is now engaged in this high priestly work of intercession on our behalf and on behalf of the world, it stands to reason that we too will also find ourselves joining him in that work.

Without the Ascension of Jesus the Christ to heaven, we don’t have a prayer of doing, or succeeding in local or global mission. John Page offers three reasons why.

Steve Seamands encourages us to ask the ascended Christ to send the Holy Spirit upon you so that you can join him in participating in his mission.