The Ascension of Christ
After being born of a virgin and living a life that honored God, Jesus Christ laid down his life for his sheep. After he was raised for our justification, he ascended into heaven. But why did he leave his church behind? What is significant about his ascension to the right hand of God? Join the hosts for this discussion of the nature of Christ’s kingdom as they introduce their new series on The Ascension of Christ.
Implications of the Ascension
In his farewell discourse, Jesus explained to his disciples that it is actually good that he goes away, since from heaven he will send “another advocate,” referring to the Holy Spirit. The Spirit, Jesus says, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and lead his followers into all truth. By his life of obedience and sacrificial death, Jesus accomplished redemption once and for all, but now from his exalted heavenly throne he sends us the Holy Spirit to grant us repentance and enduring faith. Join the hosts as they continue their new series and unpack the implications of Christ’s ascension.
Now that he has died for our sins and has been raised for our justification, what is Christ doing? Is his saving work merely a thing of the past? On this program the hosts will continue discussing the importance of Christ’s ascension to the right hand of God. They will focus particularly on his present ministry as our advocate and intercessor before the Father, and his everlasting reign as Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
The Gifts That He Gave
What are the fruits of Christ’s victorious death and resurrection, and how are they distributed? The hosts will answer this question by exploring Ephesians 4 and Psalm 68. After introducing the gifts that Christ has given to his church, they challenge us to consider how a recovery of these things can provide lasting nourishment and health for the body of Christ.