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The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

Juan Carlos Huertas: Why Are You Looking Up?

Acts 1:1-11

Ascension Sunday - Year B

May 13, 2018

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)


It was a promise.

They would not be left alone. They had already lost him once and were already grieving losing him again. There had been so many amazing moments. So many miraculous things, so many people healed, so many conversations had, and so many opportunities to learn. There was also that amazing set of weeks when they had gone two by two to rehearse the work of Jesus. The disciples returned filled with joy at what they had seen, at the ways that God had used them to bring the kingdom to those that needed it most. There had also been the sadness of their friend, teacher, and Lord taken into custody and then crucified. Then the disappointment of their actions caused by their lack of faith and their fear.

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The Rev. Alan Sherouse

Walking Downhill

Acts 1:1-11

Ascension Sunday - Year C

May 08, 2016

The Rev. Alan Sherouse (CBF)

The Mt. of Olives--the traditional site of Jesus' Ascension--is some 2500 ft. above sea level at its highest peak. So before he was lifted up into the clouds, Jesus led his followers up a mountain.

I wasn't exactly a Boy Scout as a child, so among other things, that meant that my first extended hiking trip didn't occur until the summer after my senior year of college. Some friends and I had planned a trip right after graduation--a week on the Appalachian Trail with our favorite philosophy professor, Dr. T. Perry Hildreth, or "T" as we called him. It was to be a rite of passage. For me, it was just six weeks before my marriage to college sweetheart, Jenny, and just a few months before a move to North Carolina, the beginning of divinity school, the start of a new job, and my entry into that "real world" that I had heard so much about somewhere out in the distance beyond the safety of Palm Beach Atlantic College.

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Other Recent Content About Ascension

Aaron Coyle-Carr Transcript

June 01, 2014

Aaron Coyle-Carr: He Ascended With Scars (FTE Series #5)

Aaron Coyle-Carr (other)

In the concluding message in the FTE "Inspiring Young Leaders to Shape the Future Series," Aaron Coyle-Carr examines the meaning of the Ascension of Jesus, which involved a glorified but scarred and wounded body, and helps us grapple with what it means for embodying our faith.
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler Transcript

May 04, 2008

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler (TEC)

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler preaches on Ascension Sunday of the life, hope, and love God has given us in the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus and invites us to share our victory in Christ with others.

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad Transcript

May 08, 2005

Footprints on the Earth

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

The Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad is a professor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and formerly pastored an ELCA church in New York.