Friday, April 14, 2017

Bible Study: Passion Week: Day 4 ANSWERS

1). How did Jesus ascend to heaven?

The well-known narrative in Acts 1 takes place 40 days after the Resurrection: Jesus, in the company of the disciples, is taken up in their sight after warning them to remain in Jerusalem until the coming of the Holy Spirit; as he ascends a cloud hides him from their view, and two men in white appear to tell them that he will return "in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."


2). Names some of the things that Jesus does at the right hand of God.

He is Priest forever, ruling as Head of the Church, giving power to all who acknowledge Him, He is governing the Universe, helping members in need, fulfilling God's complete plan, He is interceding for the Church, He is advocate with the Father, He is waiting to return to receive His people, and be the final judge of all.


3). Where did the Ascension take place?

Scripture does not specify the location explicitly but from the context of Acts 1:6-12, it is generally assumed to have taken place on the Mount of Olives, since verse 12 tells us that "they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives."  That's a small hill outside of Jerusalem; it was once the site of a basilica but now has only a small octagonal chapel to mark the site.


4). Did Jesus predict his ascension as he did his suffering, death, and resurrection?

He did indeed!  Just as he told his disciples in advance of his coming crucifixion and resurrection (see, for example, Matthew 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, and Luke 18:31-33), so he also told them of his eventual ascension.  In this case, John is our most helpful gospel writer because he includes five separate occasions on which Jesus speaks very matter-of-factly of his eventual return to heaven (John 7:33; 6:62; 14:2; 14:12; 14:18). And see especially Jesus' very forthright declaration before the high priest in Matthew 26:64.


5). What happened when our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven?

At the Ascension our Lord Jesus Christ returned to the Father and was glorified - the final proof of His completed sacrificial work. He entered then upon His work as priest and king upon the throne- no longer needing to offer atoning sacrifice to God- giving gifts to His Church, and guaranteeing her security and final presence with Him in heaven. He waits now for the time of His final victory.


Multiple Choices:

1). Psalm 68:18 means what?

C) Ascension


2). Acts 1:9 says what received Jesus?

B) A cloud


3). This statement is true or false.

True (Hebrews 9:24)

"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:"


4). What was made subject to Jesus as He ascended and seat on the right hand of God? 

D) all of the above

"Who is gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to Him." 1 Peter 3:22.


5). Fill-in missing words in this scripture

"And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:51)


6). All these scriptures talk about the ascension, but one?

D) Matthew 26:28

"For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

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