In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel defines the word Ascension. On Thursday of this week the church celebrates Ascension Day, when after 40 day of appearing to His disciples after His resurrection, Jesus ascended back into heaven. The events of His ascension are recorded in Acts as well as Luke and Mark. It is also confessed in our Creeds when we say that Jesus has "ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father." Because Jesus has ascended into heaven, we have the confidence before the Father, because He serves as our Intercessor and Mediatior. Just as He ascended into heaven, so He will come again to judge the world and so we proclaim His word so that others may hear, believe and be prepared for that Day!
May 22, 2017