Ascension Archives - Seedbed

Why do we celebrate Ascension Day on Sunday instead of Thursday? What does Jesus' ascension to the right hand of the Father accomplish, and what biblical texts address this important doctrine? Read more today from Andrew Dragos in this 7 Quick Facts series.

God approves of Jesus, and we should follow after him. This power assists us to carry out God’s purpose and mission in the world.

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 […]

We are well-connected to God: we all have the Father, the Son, and the Spirit dwelling within us.

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.

Why does it matter that Christ ascended? Steve Seamands shares insight about what the ascension of Christ contributes to our theology and our everyday lives.

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.
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After Jesus died and was resurrected, he ascended to the right hand of the Father after remaining with his disciples for 40 days. Though we tend to think of the ascension as an afterthought, in this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Steve Seamands reveals how Jesus' leaving our world was just as crucial as his life, death, and resurrection.

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...