May 28, 2017

The Ascension

Continuing our walk through the days between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension into heaven; The Ascension.

Scripture | John 21:15-19

  • What did the disciples imagine Jesus was going to do based on their question in v.6?
  • Read Luke 24:50-53 (compare with v.9). How did the disciples respond to Jesus’ ascension into heaven?
  • What major event in salvation history is spoken of in v.8? Why is this good news when it happens?
  • How are the ascension and Pentecost connected? See John 16:4-8.
  • What impact did the ascension have on the ministry of Jesus (think: location)?
  • What roles does Jesus play in heaven for our good right now?
  • How does the statement of the angels in v.11 describe the return of Jesus? How is this good news to us?
  • Why is the ascension of Jesus good news to us today in its totality (think: past, present, future)?
  • How does the ascension of Jesus inform our ministry to others? How does it encourage us to share the Gospel? See Acts 1:8.