Give Us A Break!

as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven

Luke 24:51
Acts 1:1-11; Psalms 47:2-3,6-9; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53

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The Ascension of The Lord, C

Have you heard the story of the confirmed atheist who took his boat out to the middle of a lake in Scotland to do some fishing? Suddenly, the legendary Loch Ness Monster appeared out of the water and came charging toward the boat. The monster’s huge mouth opened wide and was poised to swallow the fisherman and his boat in one gulp, when the terrified atheist looked up to the heavens and cried out, “God, help me!” Immediately, there came a voice from the clouds, saying, “I thought you didn’t believe in me!” “Please God,” the man in the boat exclaimed, “give me a break! Until a minute ago, I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness Monster either!”

When the Risen Christ appeared to His little band of believers for the last time, He said to them, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes down on you; then you are to be My witnesses … even to the ends of the earth.” No…

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