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Topical Study on Ascension Day Jesus' ascension is both one of the most important and most neglected events in the life of Christ. Without it, Christ is not Lord and we are not saved. In Christ's ascension we see not only his enthronement and exaltation, but also our own. Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lent , Liturgy , Worship Planning , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Ascension Day Prayer Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-day-prayer_20.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Prayer , Worship , Intercession Source: Re-Worship In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares an Ascension Day prayer. This prayer thanks Jesus for being our mediator who empathizes with us, who stands before God and petitions him on our behalf. Ascension Day Article by Neil de Koning http://network.crcna.org/elders/ascension-day Article by Neil de Koning Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Kingdom of God Source: The CRC Network Neil de Koning unpacks the significance of Ascension Day. This day can be a wonderful occasion to shape our identity in Christ as we confess that Jesus is Lord. Ascension Day: Call to Confession Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-day-call-to-confession.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Worship , Confession , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This worship resource by Christine Longhurst features call to confession, prayer of confession, and assurance of pardon for Ascension Day. Ascension Day: A Reflection on Acts 1 Commentary/Exegesis by Jeanna Boase https://colossianforum.org/2015/05/14/ascension-day-a-reflection-on-acts-1/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jeanna Boase Topics: Ascension , Conflict , Acts , Community Source: Colossian Forum Blog In this article, Jeanna Boase looks at Christ's ascension as told in Acts 1:1-11 and reflects on Christ's authority and what that means for conflict between Christians. Becoming One in Ministry Article https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-great-fifty-days-of-easter-series-overview/seventh-sunday-of-easter-planning-notes Article Topics: Easter , Worship Planning , Feast of the Ascension , Jesus Source: Discipleship Ministries This article presents worship planning notes for an Ascension Day service that incorporates Communion. The article draws on John 17:1-11 to remind us that Jesus' "prayer for his disciples is his prayer for us too." Ascension Day Videos Audio/Video by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-day-videosloops.html Audio/Video by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Worship , Praise , Heaven Source: Re-Worship Check out four Ascension Day videos and loops. Described as poetic reflections of Jesus rising up to heaven, they can be shown as powerful visual imagery. Happy Ascension Day! Article by Andrew Kuyvenhoven https://thebanner.org/departments/2011/01/happy-ascension-day Article by Andrew Kuyvenhoven Topics: Feast of the Ascension , Jesus Christ, authority of Source: The Banner In this article Andrew Kuyvenhoven encourages churches to celebrate Ascension Day as he unpacks the theological significance of Christ's ascension. Songs & Art for Ascension Day Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/49883460983/some-songs-art-for-ascension-day Song/Hymn Topics: Ascension , Art , St. Augustine , Music Source: Global Worship The Church has celebrated Ascension Day on the 40th day after Easter since the time of St. Augustine. This offers songs, art, and other resources for its celebration. Ascension Day Litany: Because Jesus Ascended Element of Worship by Christine Sine https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/05/ascension-day-litany-because-jesus.html Element of Worship by Christine Sine Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Worship Planning , Feast of the Ascension Source: Re-Worship This is a thoughtful litany that explains the significance of Ascension Day by a series of verses that follow the introduction, "Because Jesus ascended." Ascension Day is Huge Sermon (Complete) by Mark Moore https://www.missioalliance.org/ascension-day-is-huge/ Sermon (Complete) by Mark Moore Topics: Ascension , Daniel , King , Acts Source: Missio Alliance Mark Moore writes on the church calendar: Jesus’ Ascension (Acts 1) fulfills Genesis 3 and Daniel 7; Jesus is exalted to God’s right hand, has dominion over all and will return with justice and glory. Ten Reasons to Celebrate Ascension Day Article by John D. Witvliet https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2015/ten-reasons-celebrate-ascension-day Article by John D. Witvliet Topics: Ascension , Pentecost , Worship , Liturgy Source: Reformed Worship Ascension Day, though often neglected, offers us a powerful opportunity to renew our faith. In this article, John Witvliet offers ten reasons for celebrating Ascension Day, what he deems a "worldview tonic for the Christian imagination". Full Text Hymns on Ascension Day Hail the Day That Sees Him RisePD
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Prayers of the People for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-prayers-of-people.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Prayer , How To Pray , Worship Source: Re-Worship This worship resource by Christine Longhurst features prayers of the people (prayers of intercession) for Ascension Day or Sunday. Festive Service for Ascension Day Service Outline by Bert Polman http://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1987/festive-service-ascension-day Service Outline by Bert Polman Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Heaven , Kingdom of God Source: Reformed Worship This service can be used on Ascension Day or adapted for the preceding week. Themes celebrate the Kingship of Christ and the Second Coming. The Descent of Ascension Day Element of Worship by Robert DeMoor https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1997/descent-ascension-day-meeting-crowning-event-church-year-more-yawn Element of Worship by Robert DeMoor Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Noting Christians lack enthusiasm for celebrating Ascension Day, Robert De Moor's article offers historical insights on the practice of Ascension Day, ideas for reaffirming this ancient tradition, and two service outlines that recognize Christ's ascension. Reclaiming the Promise of Ascension Element of Worship by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/reclaiming-the-promise-of-ascension Element of Worship by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship As a reaction to many Christians skipping from Easter to Pentecost, this article explores the importance of Christ's Ascension and offers resources for planning an Ascension Day service. Benedictions for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/benedictions-for-ascension-day.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Holy Spirit , Blessing Source: Re-Worship In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares scripturally-based benedictions suitable for Ascension Day/Sunday. Ascension Theology, Responses, and Art Image by Christine Sine http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/118256839825/ascension-theology-responsive-readings-art Image by Christine Sine Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Sacrifice , Art Source: Global Worship In addition to discussing the history and theology of Ascension Day, this Ascension Day article provides two responsive litanies describing the implications of Jesus' ascension, a responsive litany based on Psalm 47:5-9 and two related artworks. Rising – A Poem for Ascension Day Poetry by Rowan Wyatt http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/161039862770/rising-a-poem-for-ascension-day Poetry by Rowan Wyatt Topics: Ascension , Angels , Angel , Feast of the Ascension Source: Global Worship This poem for Ascension Day, by Rowan Wyatt, imagines what the ascension of Christ was like from heaven's perspective. Crown Him with Many Crowns: An Ecumenical Service for Ascension Day Service Outline by Winston Robinson https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1998/crown-him-many-crowns-ecumenical-service-ascension-day Service Outline by Winston Robinson Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship A complete service outline for an ecumenical Ascension Day service.

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