Acts 1:9-11

(Adapted from Concordia Publishing House)

Jesus showed the disciples that He was alive for forty days. He spoke to them about the kingdom of God. Jesus also told the disciples to stay in Jerusalem. They were to wait there for the promise of the Father. Jesus said, “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.” One day later, Jesus led them to the Mount of Olives. They asked, “Now will You bring back the kingdom to Israel?” He said, “You do not need to know what God does. You will not know His timing. But you will get power when the Holy Spirit comes to you. You will speak God’s Word in Jerusalem. You will be My witnesses to the end of the earth.” As the disciples were looking, Jesus was lifted up. Then a cloud took Him out of sight. While the disciples were gazing into heaven, Jesus went up. Behold! Two men stood by them in white robes. The men said, “Men of Galilee, why are you looking into heaven? Jesus was taken up into heaven. He will come back the same way as you saw Him go into heaven.”

Bible Memory Verse

[Jesus says,] I will come again and will take you to Myself. John 14:3

Discussion Questions

What did Jesus promise to his disciples when he was getting ready to ascend?

Who would be with them?

What does the Holy Spirit do?

How do we know Jesus is with us even though we can’t see Him?

Prayer

Glorious Savior, we praise You that You are our King, seated at the right hand of the Father. Thank You for the promise and comfort that You are with us to the end of the age and that You will bring us to the place You’ve prepared. In Your saving name we pray. Amen.

Activities

Game. Set ten objects on a table. Have your child close his or her eyes while you remove an object. Then have your child guess the object you took. After your child guesses, return the object that was only hidden from view. Take turns hiding objects and naming what’s missing. Remind your child that even though we don’t see Jesus now, He promises to return.

Video Watch this short video of Jesus Ascension from A.D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD0LNtc1UE4

Crafts

Visit: file:///C:/Users/hardtk/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/Craft-ideas-on-the-Ascension-of-Jesus.pdf

Make the Jesus Ascends Poster or Jesus Goes Up in a Cup

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