What is the significance of the doctrine of the ascension of Jesus? Why is it important that Jesus ascended back into heaven?
What does Jesus’s ascension to heaven tell us about his glory, and sovereignty, and authority? How should that inform how we approach and engage with Jesus?
What does Jesus’s ascension to heaven tell us about his earthly work - his atonement for sin on the cross? How does that affect us, as believers? How does the sufficiency of Christ’s death on the cross help us to have security and assurance?
What does Jesus’s ascension to heaven tell us about his heavenly work - his intercession to the Father on behalf of sinners? (Romans 8:31-34, Revelation 12:7-10) How does that affect us, as believers? Why is it necessary?
Read Hebrews 4:14-16. What does the author derive from the doctrine of the ascension about Jesus, and about how we should respond to him?
Read John 14:1-3. What does Jesus say that he is going to do once he ascends to heaven? How should this serve to encourage us, and give us hope?
Read John 16:5-11. Why does Jesus say that it is to our advantage as believers for him to ascend to heaven? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives?