Select Sermons: The Ascension

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In this new feature on the Preaching Collective, we’ll post video of sermons on particular texts and topics, along with a brief outline of each. In this first installment, Bob Kaylor offers a sermon on the Ascension, which was part of a series on the Nicene Creed.

Texts: Luke 24:36-53; Acts 1:1-11

Introduction: The Church of the Ascension and the neglected doctrine of the Ascension.

Why the Ascension is important. Three keys:

Word – It’s the extension of the biblical story (Luke 24:44-47)

Waiting – It enables the “democratic” movement of the Spirit, enabling the Church to carry out the mission of Jesus. The Spirit comes by waiting in prayer (Acts 1:4-5)

Witness – It is the commissioning of the Church for its ministry of witnessing to the world about the good news of Jesus (Acts 1:6-11)

Conclusion: The Church is the Church when it is empowered by the Spirit of the risen Christ.


We at Seedbed believe that a new revival of that movement is poised to once again break out in churches and communities across the world and the Preaching Collective is designed to give those who bring God’s Word to people, be they men or women, clergy or laity, serving in small rural churches or suburban megachurches, the tools, ideas, and resources that we pray will enable us to “shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.”