Lesson 12

Memory Work:

1. Did Christ remain under the power of death?
Indeed not, for on the third day He was raised for our justification, assuring us of complete victory over sin, death and hell. (Romans 4:24, 25)

2. Where is Christ now?
He ascended into heaven and continues there for our sake, until He comes again to judge the living and the dead. (Acts 3:20, 21)

3. But is He not with us until the end of the world?
As God He remains with us in his power, grace and Spirit, but his human nature remains in heaven until He shall come again at the end of the ages.

4. What comfort do you derive from Christ’s ascension?
Because He has ascended, I believe that He always prays for His people, rules over all things, and is preparing a place in His eternal kingdom for all who love and serve Him. (John 14:3)

5. What comfort do you derive from his coming again?
In all my sorrows and trials I am assured that He will come again to punish his enemies and take me with all his people into everlasting blessedness. (2 Thessalonians 1:6, 7)


Things to Look Up:

  1. What proofs does Paul give of Christ’s resurrection? 1 Corinthians 15:5-8
  2. How important does Paul think Christ’s resurrection really is? 1 Corinthians 15:13-19
  3. What is Jesus doing for us in heaven? Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 7:24, 25
  4. Which signs of the times does Jesus mention? Luke 21:10,12
  5. How must believers prepare for Christ’s coming again? Luke 21:34-36
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