Bible Leads: Luke 24:44-53 Ascension Sunday

Bible Leads is a rendering of my sermon preparation: researching facts & cross-references, drawing up connections through personal experiences, art and music and discerning the essence of the text. TEXT Luke 24:44-53 Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the … Continue reading Bible Leads: Luke 24:44-53 Ascension Sunday

The Acts 1 Church

Note:  This series on The Church as it is presented in Acts seeks to: (A) examine the character and praxis of the first church, (B) apply lessons from the first church to the contemporary church and (C) gain a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between discipleship, church life and leadership. This examination is inspired by the many church leaders who espouse the “Acts 2 … Continue reading The Acts 1 Church

Page One–The Ascension

Ascension Sunday does not get the credibility it deserves.  Ancient Christians were right to lift up this up as important.  It is the culmination and conclusion of Jesus’ earthly ministry.  But it also feels like an unfinished ending.  Jesus rose from the dead, but there is still a lot of kingdom building work to be done.  Elijah ascended into heaven with Elisha as his successor.  … Continue reading Page One–The Ascension