Date: February 11, 2018
Speaker: John Fonville
Series: Two Keys To Spiritual Growth
Scripture: Matthew 28:18–28:20
Tags: baptism, The Great Commission, Pentecost, mediator, assurance, john calvin, martin luther, incarnation, means of grace, Trinity, Lord's Supper, Holy Spirit, Holy Communion, Memorial , conscience, Ascension, presence of God, Ulrich Zwingli, The Real Presence, transubstantiation, consubstantiation, Colloquy of Marburg, humanity of Christ, deity of Christ
Prior to His bodily ascension into heaven, Jesus promises His enduring presence to His church. While Jesus’ promise is comforting, it also creates an immediate problem. Since Jesus, in sight of His disciples, ascended bodily into heaven (Acts 1:9), how can He be with His church now on earth? By ascending into heaven, did Jesus abandon us and thereby break His promise to be with His church to the end of the age? Did He leave us as orphans? So, then the question we will explore in this message is: How is Christ present with His church?