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09 May 2013

Sermon: The Ascension of Our Lord (Psalm)

The Fortieth Day of Easter
9 May AD 2013

Title: God Has Gone Up with a Shout (MP3 Audio)

Summary: We don’t celebrate because Jesus left us but because He is with us always. We clap our hands because He ascended as conqueror of sin, death, and devil and because He now rules us in grace. We shout in triumph because His victory is ours. We sing for joy because He promises to return to lead us from this life into life everlasting.

Jesus Standing on the Clouds Text: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Psalm 47

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of God Has Gone Up with a Shout.

NB: For some reason, a few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio if Windows Media is their default MP3 player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Ecclesiastical art by Ed Riojas. Graphics for the Church Year (1-Year and 3-Year Lectionaries) are available for for purchase on CD or by ZIP download from the Higher Things Store.

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