May 4, 2008am   Where Did He Go?   Acts 1:6-14

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

Our God commands not to make any statues or idols to represent Him.
He is the Triune God.  God is trinity or three in one.  You can hear and see Jesus talking to the disciples and telling them that He is going to the Father and that He will send the Spirit.  So where did Jesus go? Jesus ascended into heaven and then ten days later on the day of Pentecost He sent His Holy Spirit. The Father is revealed by the Son in the power of the Spirit.   The disciples saw Him live and live again.  They saw Him ascend.  They know what He looks like and where He went.  The present day disciple must believe that He is and that He rewards those who still seek Him.  How does the story go? 

Acts 1:6 So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walka from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

 

 

 

a That is, about 3|4 mile (about 1,100 meters)

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Ac 1:6-14.