Ascension & The Great Commission 30/36 by Crossing Barriers Ministry

After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. He told them to go to Galilee where He would meet them. There He restored Peter and told him, feed my sheep. We join them when He appears to the disciples the last time.Today’s message come from Acts 1:1-14

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We are now in Galilee. Jesus has died on the cross and he was taken up to heaven.  Jesus then appeared to them giving them many convincing proofs that He was alive.  He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke of the kingdom of God.  (Vs. 1-3)

Jesus then gave them a commandment that they were not to leave Jerusalem. They were to wait for the gift that His Father promised which he had spoken of before.  He says that John baptized with water, but you will be able to baptize with the Holy Spirit. (Vs. 4-5)

The disciples were expecting that Jesus was going to restore the kingdom to Israel. Jesus responded that only His Father sets the timeline by his own authority.  You will receive my power and be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. (Vs. 6-8)

Interesting to note here the similarities from the story last week and this week. Last week Jesus told them that they would be witnesses to all things that had happen and that He would send the power of His Father upon them.  This week he says you will receive my power and be my witnesses.

After this, He was taken before their eyes and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. The two men asked the disciples why you are stand staring at the sky. This same Jesus will return the same way.  (Vs. 9-11)

Later the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the hill called Mount Olives which was a sabbath day’s walk from the city. All eleven of them return to the room they were staying at. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. (Vs. 12-13)

The final verse of this story is Verse 14. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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