Ascension to Return

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 22, 2009
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  • Their question was whether God would establish the Kingdom then.
  • The time of the event remains with the Father.
  • More important is the immediate task to be witnesses.
  • Empowerment of holy spirit
  • God's purpose and the place of the Church in it
  • Witness and mission must precede the return of Jesus.
  • His departure was a pattern for his ultimate return.
  • Get busy now!
What is Jesus doing now?

1 Peter 3:21 and 22 Angels, authorities, and powers are now subject to him.

Matthew 28:18 "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth."

1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 12:24 When we pray to God, we do so through the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Mediator.

Hebrews 2:17 and 18 Jesus is the High Priest in heaven.

Hebrews 9:1-14 Jesus is our high priest.

1 John1:5-2:2 He is our Advocate. "Propitiate" - to appease and make favorable; conciliate

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 The time between the ascension and the return is the day of reconciliation. We are ministers of reconciliation.

Ephesians 1:20-23 Jesus is the Head of the Body, which is his Church.

Galatians 1:11 Revelation comes through Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:1 Jesus is actively walking among the churches as the head of the Church.

Hebrews 4:14-16 Jesus is our helper!

Acts 1:9-11 He is coming back as he left.

Matthew 24:14 Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to the whole world.

Matthew 24:27-44 We do not know the exact day, but we are certain the day is coming.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27, 35-49 Great comfort

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