Ascension Day

All days are not the same.  Ascension Day is unique in all of history.  I am convinced it is Jesus’ favorite holiday, yet it gets truly little attention in the Evangelical Church.  Please consider the following.

A summary

“Today” is the day that Jesus…

  • Gave His disciples His last earthly blessing.  (Luke 24:50)
  • Charged His followers to be His witnesses.  (Acts 1:8)
  • Ascended to His Father’s right hand.  (Acts 1:9)
  • Sat down at His Father’s right hand and His enemies became His footstool.  (Heb 1:13)
  • Entered His pre-incarnate glory.  (John 17:5)
  • Was welcomed back into Heaven as the victorious Savior.  “Well done…”  The long trip was finally over.  (Eph 4:10)
  • Was exalted to the” highest place” and given a name above every other name.  (Phil 2:9)
  • Gave people as gifts to His church.  (Eph 4:8)
  • Began His High Priestly ministry of intercession for the saints.  (Rom 8:34, Heb 8:1)

And His disciples…

  • Watched in awe as He ascended.  (Acts 1:11)
  • Worshipped Him (Luke 24:52)
  • Obeyed Him by going to the upper room to begin 10 days of prayer prior to Pentecost.  (Acts 1:12-14)

And we…

  • We took our place seated with Him in heavenly places.  (Eph 2:6)


L/P. Simple Agreement

Dennis shares a way to pray through The Lord’s Prayer by simply agreeing with each line.

L/P. Meditating on this Prayer

Most all of what Dennis has learned about The Lord’s Prayer has come simply by meditating upon it. This brief video explains Biblical meditation and its role in prayer.

L/P. Two Parts of the Prayer

Have you noticed the two halves of The Lord’s Prayer? Here Dennis points them out and shares how we can pray effectively from them.

L/P. Praying from the First Half

Dennis shares how he and you can pray more meaningfully from the first three requests of The Lord’s Prayer.

L/P. Praying from the Second Half

Dennis gives a brief explanation and an example of how to pray from the last four requests of The Lord’s Prayer.

L/P. Praying to our Father, in Heaven

Dennis explains the significance to the contrasts in the opening line of The Lord’s Prayer.

L/P. “This day”

Dennis shows how these two words can and should become some of our most important words as we pray from The Lord’s Prayer.

L/P. The First Request

Dennis shares not only the meaning of the first request of Jesus in The Lord’s Prayer, but also demonstrates how to pray from it.

L/P. Your Kingdom Come

Dennis demonstrates how to pray that His Kingdom would come in us and through us.

L/P. Your Will

Dennis unpacks how we can pray with confidence by praying according to His will.

L/P. Give us… this day… our daily bread

Dennis shares and shows how God wants us to pray from a place of daily dependency.

L/P. Forgive us…

Dennis expands on the importance of receiving forgiveness from God and granting it to others.

L/P. Lead us… not

Dennis explains how we can not only understand this request, but pray well from it.

L/P. Deliver us…

This brief video addresses the 7th request of Jesus in The Lord’s Prayer. Dennis shows how we can pray it and see our prayers answered.

L/P. Conclusion

In this last video in this series on The Lord’s Prayer, Dennis shares how this last line allows us to pray with confidence.