Friday, May 10, 2013

Sermon for The Ascension Ephesians 1

Sermon for The Ascension 5/9/13 – Ephesians 1:15-23

Open eyes! Look for the Lord’s coming!

The hope to which he has called you
living hope
abiding hope
hope in something real but unseen
our eventual resurrection & ascension
The riches of his glorious inheritance
One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one body
Innumerable brothers and sisters
The Holy Spirit guarding and guiding
His incomparably great power
salvation by grace through faith
forgiveness, life, and salvation
Word and sacrament
reality of baptism
reality of communion
all empowered by the Holy Spirit Jesus promised

Where do we look? Not staring at the sky like the apostles in Acts 1. Rather, engaged in this world
vertical relationship
horizontal relationship

Lord, open our eyes!

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