The Ascension and the Mission of the Church 

Scripture Passage: Acts 1:1-11

The ascension of Jesus is inseparably linked to His redemptive plan. In fact, Jesus’ commission to the disciples to go as witnesses into the world coincided with this incredible, miraculous event.

The Ascension Reminds Us That We Have a Valid Mission | Acts 1:1-5

Do you see? The same God who kept every promise in His word will keep every promise He has made for the future. That means every word in the Scriptures is true. You never ever have to doubt if you’ve chosen the right side when you’re on God’s side. The Ascension reminds us that we have a valid mission.

The Ascension Reminds Us That We Have an Empowered Mission | Acts 1:6-9

Jesus gave His disciples a mission that was bigger than themselves! Think about this: these 11 disciples were on the hillside 2000 years ago and answered the call. We worship and proclaim the good news because of the faithfulness of those disciples. There are millions of others today who are waiting on us to answer that same call.

The Ascension Reminds Us That We Have a Victorious Mission | Acts 1:9-11

Jesus Christ is our forerunner. He has gone ahead of us to heaven. Jesus is going to return as conquering King. We have been commissioned to proclaim his coming!

Think About It & Talk About It

• What does the word “ascension” mean? 

• In what ways are we on the same mission the disciples were sent on? 

• What is the mission God has called you to? 

• The Gospel is the power for salvation and the purpose of our everyday life. How will you live on mission this week?

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