2Why is Jesus’ exaltation in heaven so meaningful for us every day?
3What does Jesus’ ascension mean for us every day? Ephesians 4:8This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.”his work of redemption is complete
4What does Jesus’ ascension mean for us every day? John 14:2-3In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.to prepare a place for us
5Key Point #1Jesus’ ascension means that every day we are one day closer to being with him in the place that he has gone ahead to prepare for us.
6Comment…Mary and Joanne are talking about the place Jesus is preparing for us. Mary says, “I sure would like to know more about what it’s going to be like.” Joanne says, “Oh, I don’t know. I think it’s enough just to know that Jesus is the one who’s preparing it, so I know it will be perfect for us.”
7What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day? Ephesians 1:20,22…which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms…And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church…
8What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day? Matthew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…Prophet
9Sends us to share the good news What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day?Mark 16:15He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”ProphetSends us to share the good news
10What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day? Romans 8:34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.Priest
11What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day? 1 John 2:1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.Priestpleads our cases for us
12protects us and brings us safely to heaven What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean for us every day?2 Timothy 4:18The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.Kingprotects us and brings us safely to heaven
13Key Point #2Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God means that every day he is ruling over everything as our Prophet, Priest, and King.
14Evaluate…Jesus’ work as Prophet, Priest and King while carrying out his ministry here on earth was quite different from what he does now as our Prophet, Priest and King at God’s right hand.
15What does Jesus’ coming to judge the world mean for us every day? Matthew 24:36,42,44No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.at an unknown time
16What does Jesus’ coming to judge the world mean for us every day? Matthew 25:31-32When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
17What does Jesus’ coming to judge the world mean for us every day? Revelation 1:7Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.to judge all people…
18What does Jesus’ coming to judge the world mean for us every day? Mark 16:15-16He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
19What does Jesus’ coming to judge the world mean for us every day? John 12:48There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.…on the basis of their faith in him and his Word
20Key Point #3Jesus’ coming to judge the world reminds us to continue to study God’s Word every day so that we will be believers who are ready whenever he comes.
21Jesus’ coming to judge the world is nothing to worry about. Agree or Disagree?Jesus’ coming to judge the world is nothing to worry about.
22Lesson 34Jesus’ exaltation is meaningful because I know that he watches over me as I wait for his coming in judgment to take me to heaven.