Resurrection & Ascension Advancing Redemption

Ascension Sunday

This past Thurday, 21 May, marked 40 days since we commemorated the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Today, we remember the bodily ascension of Jesus into Heaven, and consider its interconnection with the resurrection. We’ve spent these past weeks considering the implications of the Christ Event — the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, and their meaning in the context of God’s plan to redeem sinful humans. We’ll maintain that focus this week.

We journey with the apostle Paul to Rome today, learning about how the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ revealed more about the nature of God and how He designed these events to advance His plan of redemption for humankind.

First Song: Forever Jesus


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Second Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Message: Resurrection & Ascension Advancing Redemption

Scripture readings

Romans 1:1-7
Luke 1:26-38

The hymn Pastor Ralph references at the end of the video is “Up From the Grave He Arose/Low in the Grave He Lay.” You can read the full lyrics and hear the music here.

Third Song: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Closing prayer

One more thought for the day…

To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here…These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance…These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.

Jonathan Edwards

One thought on “Resurrection & Ascension Advancing Redemption

  1. Thank you Pastor Ralph for a message that brings back our attention to our Lord Jesus in moments when we are physically separated but he is always watching over his sheeps as it is written in Psalm 23: v. 4 “Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me”
    I am convinced that prodigal sons and daughters are hearing his call and He is reviving the souls of his children that have been in a state of indifference and spiritual dryness. Blessed be the Lord!
    Thank you and may the Lord bless each one member of Calvary Church and our Brother in Eastern Russia and his family and ministry.

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