Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
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Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
----------------------------------------------------------Traditional English Version of the Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by
the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the
third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from
thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the
communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of
the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN.
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
Who are these figures and what is happening?
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
What initially strikes you about this painting? Where is Jesus coming from and moving towards?
What is the yellow circle? Who is the person at the top?
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
Good News version of Acts Ch 1 v6-11
6When
the apostles met together with Jesus, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time
give the Kingdom back to Israel?" 7 Jesus said to them, "The times and occasions are set
by my Father's own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be. 8 But when the
Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me
in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 9 After saying this,
he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their
sight. 10 They still had their eyes fixed on the sky as he went away, when two men dressed
in white suddenly stood beside them 11 and said, "Galileans, why are you standing there
looking up at the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in
the same way that you saw him go to heaven.”
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
What is happening and who are the people?
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
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Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
Acts chapter 2
When the day of Pentecost came, the Apostles were all together in one place.
It was ten days after Jesus had gone back to heaven. Before he had left them,
He had made a promise.
"The Holy Spirit will come to you. He will give you power to tell people about
me.“
For ten days, the Apostles and some other followers of Jesus had stayed
together, praying and waiting. But now the great day had come! Suddenly, a
noise like a strong wind filled the whole house and the followers saw
something that looked like flames of fire, falling on each person there. They
were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different
languages.
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
----------------------------------------------------------At that time Jerusalem was full of Jewish visitors from all over the world. They
were all surprised, because each one of them heard the Apostles speaking in
his own language. They were completely amazed at this. They said, "Look!
Aren't all these men that we hear speaking from Galilee?... But we hear these
men telling in our own languages about the great things God has done!" But
others made fun of the Apostles, saying, "They have drunk too much wine."
But Peter stood up with the eleven apostles. In a loud voice he spoke to the
crowd: "Listen to me. Pay attention to what I have to say. These men are not
drunk, as you think; it is only nine o'clock in the morning!“
Then Peter made a long speech, telling the crowds all about Jesus.
That day, about 3,000 people became followers of Jesus and were baptised.
They spent the rest of their time in Jerusalem learning all about Jesus from the
Apostles before returning home. And the Apostles continued to meet together
to pray and to break bread.
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
“Go out into all the world”
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
Stories of Early Church, Heresies, Divisions and Ecumenism
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
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Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
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‘Spirit-Filled People’
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Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
Why are Ascension and Pentecost important
to Christians?
‘The great mystery’
Philosophical questions :
What
happens
when people
die?
Is there
really life
after death?
Did Jesus
really die?
What is
heaven and
how does
one know if
it is real?
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