Psalm: Psalm 68 (Easter 7: Series A)
Resurrection is victory. God shall arise! Christ has risen! However, this is not the sum of the LORD’s provision for the people.
New Testament: Acts 1:12-26 (Easter 7: Series A)
Why is there a need to replace Judas? The reason revolves around the number twelve.
Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-19, 5:6-11 (Easter 7: Series A)
This pericope is not merely for the anxious, the persecuted, and the humbled. It is also for the self-reliant, confident and accomplished because at one time or another, they too will be anxious, persecuted, and humbled.
Gospel: John 17:1-11 (Easter 7: Series A)
A wonderful intimacy, eternal and beyond our understanding, lies beneath the surface of these words. What is even more wonderful is how this intimacy is also ours. Through the saving work of Jesus, this intimacy is extended unto us.
Preaching the Ascension as Thy Kingdom Come
If Easter is about Jesus as the prototype of the new creation, then the Ascension is about His enthronement as the One who rules forevermore on Earth as it is in Heaven.