Jesus’ Ascension Story (Acts 1)
Risen King – Jesus cross, crown, Risen Christ – Jesus spent 40 days with his disciples after the resurrection. He proved he was alive, and he explained God’s plans.
Fire Baptism – disciples, flames, cloud – Jesus told his disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they were baptized with the promised Holy Spirit’s presence.
World Mission – earth, stars, evangelist, flame – Jesus told his disciples not to worry about when he would return. He said they would be his witnesses worldwide.
Return Home – angel, cloud, Jesus – Jesus went home to heaven, disappearing in a cloud. Two angels appeared and prophesied about Jesus’ future return.
- Why did the Risen Christ have to prove he was alive?
- What’s significant about Jesus staying for 40 days?
- What is water baptism? What is Holy Spirit baptism?
- What instructions do you think Jesus gave to them?
- Why do we need the Holy Spirit for evangelism?
- Imagine yourself there beholding Jesus’ ascension. What are some reactions of the other disciples?
- Why did God send the angels after Jesus departed?
- What part of this story do you connect with the most?
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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