Acts 1:1-11; Matthew 28:16-20 “The Ascension of Jesus Christ is an important article of the Christian faith, declaring the victory of Jesus and pointing to his present lordship over the events of human history.” ISBE 1:310 I. The Ascension: Jesus is no longer physically here. A. Christ ascended to a place. B. Jesus of Nazareth received glory and honor. C. Christ was seated at the right hand of the Father. D. Believers have also been
John 20:19-29Jesus comes to allay our fears, to dispel our doubts, and to send us out into the world.There are many things we can divide over but only one thing we can come together on. I. Stop living in fear. “Peace be with you!” A. What were they talking about? B. Only Mary, Peter, and the Emmaus two had seen Jesus. II. Get busy with the mission. “As the Father sent me, so send I
In a normal year the churches in Boyceville gather to share their musical gifts and encourage each other to be thankful for all of God’s many blessings. We really need that this year! Since we are not able to gather physically, each of the pastors prepared a 5 minute homily to shift our eyes away from our troubles and to lift our hearts toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Follow the youtube link to join us
Luke 24:13-35 As human beings separated from God, we need the comfort and encouragement Jesus provides through the whole Scripture focusing on Him where His love offers us the motivation necessary to carry out the mission of the church.I. Jesus offers comfort to the discouraged and confused. A. They were discussing His arrest, crucifixion and resurrection. B. Their hope was crushed, their savior gone. II. Jesus identifies Himself as the Focus A. Have you ever
John 20:1-9The gospel account is credible because none of the eye-witnesses expected Jesus to rise from death.I. The women were expecting nothing. A. Imagine their dreadful disappointment. B. The more we know God, the more we love Jesus. II. The men ran hoping for something. A. They had run away, but now they were running back. B. The resurrection takes away our dread. III. The truth was discovered by faith. A. John believed before Peter.