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A Message from Pastor Kevin

posted Apr 30, 2021, 7:37 PM by Deanna Skare

The Bible story of the Ascension of Jesus, found in the first chapter of Acts, describes the ascent of Christ from the earth to the heavenly realm. According to Acts, the Ascension of Jesus takes place 40 days after the resurrection in the presence of His disciples. This year we celebrate the ascension on May 13th. Christ is risen up after advising His disciples to stay in Jerusalem until the arrival of the Holy Spirit. As He raises, a cloud obscures Him from their view, and two men in white arrive to tell them that He will return “in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven” in Christian doctrine, the Ascension is correlated with the deification of Jesus, meaning that through His Ascension, Jesus took His seat at the right hand of God; “He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.”

The Ascension of Jesus Christ: Acts 1:6-12, Luke 24:50-53. Mark 16:19-20 and John 20:17.

Also this month we celebrate Mother’s Day. Remember your mother and Jesus’ earthly Mother, Mary. Remember the love that mothers everywhere show their children.