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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. Ascension Day Paintings Image by Michael D. O'Brien http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/87161628555/ascension-day-paintings Image by Michael D. O'Brien Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Heaven , Art Source: Global Worship Images of ten paintings of Christ's Ascension from various cultures, some without named artists. Also included is a brief discussion of the meaning of the Ascension in Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox theology. 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. Home on Ascension Day Sermon Illustration by Thomas Goodhart https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2014/05/29/home-on-ascension-day/ Sermon Illustration by Thomas Goodhart Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Heaven , Home Source: The Twelve Reflecting on home and ascension, Thomas Goodhart writes that Jesus, in his ascension, brings humanity to God. Joined with Christ, we have access to the the throne. God is with us. We are home. A Hymn and a Prayer for Ascension Day Song/Hymn by Robert Westveer https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1990/hymn-and-prayer-ascension-day Song/Hymn by Robert Westveer Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Prayer , Hymn Source: Reformed Worship Robert Westveer presents a hymn and prayer appropriate for Ascension Day. Ascension Resources Image http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/173767975905/ascension-resources-2018 Image Topics: Ascension , Heaven , Perseverance Source: Global Worship A collection of resources for Ascension Day, including links to various articles, poems, and worship elements, plus numerous images. A Prayer of Affirmation for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/affirmation-for-ascension-day.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Prayer , Resurrection , Easter Source: Re-Worship Written for Ascension Day, this prayer of affirmation is suitable for use before or after a sermon on Psalm 68 and/or Philippians 2:5-11 both of which affirm the importance of Christ's ascension for the church. Ascension: To Do or Not to Do Article by Eric Dirksen https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2020/ascension-do-or-not-do Article by Eric Dirksen Topics: Ascension , Christ , Resurrection of the dead , Church Source: Reformed Worship Without acknowledging the Ascension of Christ, the church can be in danger of missing the resurrection of the dead and what that means for our Christian lives. Eric Dirksen and Rod Snaterse discuss Ascension Day’s importance. Ascension Day Reflection Devotional by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/ascension-day-reflection.html Devotional by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Jesus , Knowledge of God , Human Nature of Christ, The Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst offers a reflection from Edmund Banyard on Jesus' ascension and how it offers us the assurance that we are known. Ascension Songs: Looking Beyond Your Hymnal Article by Greg Scheer https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2007/ascension-songs-looking-beyond-your-hymnal Article by Greg Scheer Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Singing , Music Source: Reformed Worship This article by Greg Scheer presents hymn selections that are appropriate for Ascension Day. Scheer provides historical details on the composition of the hymns, theological themes in the hymns, and options for adapting tunes. Litany for the Ascension of Our Lord [Lutheran] Element of Worship http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/161042947630/litany-for-the-ascension-of-our-lord-lutheran Element of Worship Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Thanksgiving Source: Global Worship This litany of prayer is excerpted from a longer, full church service for Ascension Day. In it, the congregation prays for mercy then thanks God and prays for conformity to Christ. Ascension Power Practical How-To by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/04/year-the-ascension-of-lord-thursday-may.html Practical How-To by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ascension , Art , Children , Disciple Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of lesson ideas and resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the Ascension and other Biblical stories and themes. Body Ascension Article by Thomas Goodhart https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/05/17/body-ascension/ Article by Thomas Goodhart Topics: Ascension , Worship , Ecumenism Source: The Twelve An ecumenical experience and a head cold prompt Thomas Goodhart to reflect on the role of Ascension Day in the Reformed tradition. The Ascension with Children Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/03/year-c-ascension-of-lord-thursday-may-9.html Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ascension , Day , Jesus , Children Source: Worshiping With Children Ascension-themed resources for children's participation in congregational worship, including sermon scripts, songs, images, activities and more. Based on Genesis 12:1-3, Psalms 47 and 93, Luke 24:44-53, Acts 1:1-11, and Ephesians 1:15-23. Ascension Prayer and Artwork Image http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/173753251205/ascension-john-coltrane Image Topics: Ascension , Art , God's Presence , Holy Spirit Source: Global Worship This resource contains both a prayer for ascension day that focuses on the location of God's presence and a mixed media artwork by Patti Adams titled "The Ascension" that prominently displays the word "Alleluia." Ascension Day Faith Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/05/ascension-day-prayer.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ascension , Forgiveness , Prayer , Jesus Source: Re-Worship Jesus' ascension (recorded in Acts 1:6-11) inspires this pastoral prayer which cries out for deeper faith. With a tone of confession, it acknowledges the wonder we miss when we look up to heaven and seeks understanding.... Resources for Ascension Day Element of Worship by Reformed Worship https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1989/resources-ascension-day Element of Worship by Reformed Worship Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Liturgy , Lectionary Source: Reformed Worship Reformed Worship supplies resources for pastors and worship leaders to lead their congregation in celebrating Ascension Day. A call to worship, prayer of confession, and scripture and catechism readings are included. A Dramatic Turn ~ A Sermon for Ascension Day Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Harmon https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/dramatic-turn-ascension-day-c-may-30-2019 Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Harmon Topics: Ascension , Day , Blessing , Jesus Source: Sermons That Work The Ascension of Jesus sets in motion the beginnings of the Church: a group of fitful and faithful people working together in the absence of the One who brought them together in the first place. Ascension: Claiming Holy Ground Element of Worship by Greg Moore https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6888/ascension-claiming-holy-ground Element of Worship by Greg Moore Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Church , World Source: Ministry Matters This article, with downloadable liturgy, suggests that the Ascension is the feast where the church claims that God is still in the business of taking up space in the world through the body of Christ. An Introduction to the Ascension of the Lord Article https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/christianyear/ascension-day/ Article Topics: Ascension , Feast of the Ascension , Worship Planning Source: Presbyterian Church Mission An introduction to the Ascension of the Lord from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that focuses on Christ as Lord, giving thanks for Christ’s sovereign rule over all the earth.

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