Here are some good posts for your weekend reading:
5 Ways the Ascension Benefits You– Steve Mathewson (TGC)
His ascension wasn’t merely an exclamation point at the end of the resurrection; it provided his followers with power, grace, mercy, presence, gifts, and anticipation enabling them to advance his mission.
A Helpful Way To Think About Personal Discipleship – Mike Leake
First, I make a concentrated effort to spend time with people. Secondly, every time I spend time with them my goal is to leave them better than when we started—to help them take one step closer to Christ. That’s it. Every time I meet with you I want to love you and want to help you see Jesus a little better.
Governed by Bad News or Good News? – David Prince
Like Paul, we must make a radical commitment to be governed by Gospel truth, rather than our emotions, or the bad news on the 24-hour news shows. If bad news becomes our most prevalent reality, then our emotions will enslave us. But Gospel truth will always set us free. Paul is moved by the bad news he saw, but he was not governed by it.
3 Reasons You Should See Going to Church as a Privilege, Not a Chore – Trevin Wax
Church attendance is not a chore. It’s a gift. Therefore, it should elicit gratitude, not griping.
Hope you have a great Lord’s Day celebrating our Ascended Lord with your local church!