Scripture Reflections for the Ascension of the Lord

Year B, Lectionary 58

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AscensionBaptismDiscipleEnvironmentGatherGloryHeavenHoly SpiritHopeKingdomMissionPreachPriestProclaimSalvationSightTimeVocation

Acts 1:1-11

“If you read the New Testament in light of the Old Testament you'll notice that the number 40 is a very significant number and whenever you see the number 40, especially 40 days and 40 nights, it always refers to two things: it's a time of transition and it's a time of purification and preparation”

"The Ascension: Why 40 Days?" | Brant Pitre |
Psalm 47:2-3, 6-9
Ephesians 4:1-13 or
Ephesians 1:17-23

“what Paul is trying to say here in Ephesians 1 is that when Christ ascended into heaven he wasn't simply vindicated as the Messiah, he was also exalted in his humanity, this is really crucial, above all of the angels”

"Human Nature and the Angelic Powers" | Brant Pitre |
Mark 16:15-20
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |
Overall Readings
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |
Fr. Geoffrey Plant |
Megan Effron |
Elizabeth Ngami |