Acts Part 1: The Ascension, Yay for Jesus!
Scripture: Acts 1:1–1:9, John 17:1–17:5
Attached you will find Tim's detailed outline/notes for his sermon.
The Book of ACTS
- The ‘stuff’ they did – a history of church from ascension to Paul in Jail.
- Written by Luke, the same guy who wrote the gospel (See Ch. 1 of both)
- Is actually “First hand” by Chapter 16
- Filled with miracles and power of Holy Spirit (Acts 16 and more)
- Lots of persecution (Acts 5, 8)
- The Ascension: Action, and not so much deep theology. (Daniel 7)
Jesus’ W_______ on earth wraps up – A Job Well Done
- A celebration of an accomplished mission – Yay Jesus!!
- Time for the Holy Spirit
- Question: Are you experiencing constant, personal, immediate, indwelling contact with God?
Jesus “officially” assumes the role as K________ of everything
- The language of Monarchy (Luke 1:32-33, Eph 1:20-22, John 18:33-38)
- They get to say “You are really Him” (Matt. 16:13-20, Jn. 20:28)
- You have to Worship before you can Work (Col 3:23-24)
- Question: Do let “the King” exercise is full authority in your life?
Jesus models the reality of E________________
- “Eternity is now in session” –
- What if we thought about eternal life as more than something that happens after we die?
- Salvation is less about getting you in to heaven than it is getting heaven in to you. “God will let anyone into heaven that can stand it.”
- Question: Do you really want heaven?
Jesus’ M_______________ through us begins
- Our ministry is actually unlimited
- Question: Have you made him “king of your heart”
Also, watch this video clip from Peter Pan to understand a reference Tim makes.