1. Five promises were seemingly all those apostles, staring into the sky, had to go on. Five promises that were more than enough.
  2. The Ascension of our Lord teaches how Heaven and Earth overlap and interlock and finally will be visibly joined together forever.
  3. In today's episode of Tough Texts, Daniel Emery Price and Scott Keith dive into Acts 1:15-26. In this passage, we witness a pivotal moment in the early Christian community as they grapple with the vacancy left by Judas Iscariot's betrayal.
  4. Chad meditates on the Psalms of Ascent, and relates this journey to our own journey toward the new Jerusalem. Jonathan, Amanda and Emmy Noel sing "On The Way Up To Zion". Bethany Bordeaux is featured with her evocative violin playing. 
  5. Caesar boasted: “I came. I saw. I conquered.” Christ can rightly say: “I came. I saved. I ascended.”
  6. 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.
  7. Just as the disciples on the road to Emmaus recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread, so we, through the working of the Holy Spirit, recognize our Lord in the Word and Sacraments.
  8. God will undo the curse and release His creation through the resurrection. In Christ, it’s already taken place. We’re next.
  9. We confess the ascension of Christ every Sunday in the words of the both the Apostles’ and the Nicene Creed.
  10. Israel is all the people who believe in the LORD and gather at His throne. It is no longer a national distinction, it is one of faith.

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