He Was Taken Up

Acts 1:1-11

The gospel of Christ includes not only his death and resurrection, but also his return to heaven, where he is seated in power. While Luke describes the day of his return to heaven by saying, “he was taken up,” it is not his main point of emphasis. Instead, Luke wants to describe an important transition between the earthly ministry of Jesus and the earthly ministry of the Holy Spirit. In this sermon, we’ll see why the ministry of the Spirit is important, and what it means for the church that remains here on earth.