Sunday after Ascension
May 28th 2017
Readings Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter,4:12-14, 5:6-11, Gospel John 17:1-11
‘Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him strong in the faith.’ 1Peter:5-8
The epistle this week is from Peter, who holds such a strong role although a fiery character by all accounts.
But we move on to Acts and find out just how the disciples move forward themselves, from Jesus being with them, to the resurrection and then into heaven.
What was going through their minds I wonder, when 40 days after the resurrection he led them to Bethany by the Mount of Olives.
And then he is raised up into the sky and and to be seen then with two men in white robes.
What were the disciples thinking?
‘Come back, don’t leave us now, I want to know a bit more….’
And what did they hear from the men in the sky,
‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Read more in Sermons 2017
Rev’d Sue Martin