The Gift-giving King (Ascension)

The Gift-giving King (Ascension)


Chris Breslin

Ephesians 4:7-13

“Being a Christian was always about living by faith in Jesus’ sovereign Lordship in a world which didn’t much look as if he was in charge.” –NT Wright

“One has the picture of a diver, stripping off garment after garment, making himself naked, then flashing for a moment in the air, and then down through the green, and warm, and sunlit water into the pitch black, cold, freezing water, down into the mud and slime, then up again, his lungs almost bursting, back again to the green and warm and sunlit water, and then at last out into the sunshine, holding in his hand the dripping thing he went down to get. The thing is human nature; but associated with it, all nature, the new universe.” –C.S. Lewis

Ephesians 2:14-16

Ephesians 4:1-5

Psalm 68:18-20

Revelation 5

Philippians 2:1-11 RSV


Cinco de Mayo article on NBC News Website

Mark Labberton Chapel Message at Fuller Theological Seminary on Luke 4:16-30


Ephesians by F.F. Bruce

The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Tim Chester & Jonny Woodrow

Jesus Ascended by Gerrit Dawson

Ascension and Ecclesia by Douglas Farrow

Upward by Anthony Kelly

Give Them Christ by Stephen Seamunds

How God Became King by N.T. Wright

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

Ephesians by Allen Verhey & Joseph Harvard


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