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Jesus' Post-Easter Ministry

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As our great High Priest, Jesus sacrificied (Himself) for our sin, but His ongoing work is to intercede for us before the Father's throne. His work isn't done, and won't be until we are safely home.

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 2018-05-13 1 Jesus’ Ministry after Easter The Ascension 2 Eastertide 1 – The season of Easter – The 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost – 10 days before Pentecost (on a Thursday) is Ascension Day – Acts 1:6-11 3 WDJD (What does Jesus do?) 1 His priestly work is sacrifice (one-time) and intercession (ongoing): – Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them (Heb 7:23-25) – He entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence (Heb 9:24) 2 – Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (Rom 8:34) – We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Rom 8:26) 4 What does Jesus pray for? 1 – “keep them” (John 17:11) – Lk 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” – Your grip on God is never as strong as His grip on you – Faith is God’s gift to us, not our gift to Him 5 What does Jesus pray for? 1 – “sanctify them” (John 17:17) – 1Jn 2:1 If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. – Phil 1:6 he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion – He will never give up on you, nor leave you as you are 6 What does Jesus pray for? 1 – Unity with God and with one another (vv 21-23) – John 17:3: “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” – 1 John 4:20: Whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. – The reason for life is love 1
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