Wasn't our Easter Service outstanding? It was so nice to worship with the Good Shepherd Church and have a great fellowship time. I think I ate too much!
Have you ever wondered what Jesus did between the resurrection and the ascension? The Gospels give a few appearances after the resurrection, but not enough to cover the 40 days. According to Acts 1:3, "After he had suffered, he also presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God."
He spent time proving that He was truly alive in a convincing ways. That would have been a fun aplogetics class on the existence of God. He also spoke about the kingdom of God. After three years of learning and watching Jesus, He took them through an intensive training time. I think He helped them understand the parables, His teachings like the Sermon on the Mount, and how they will train others in building the church. After His ascension, they had everything they needed to begin a radical movement that changed the world.
As a Christian, we need training too. If the disciples, who spent three years of intensive on the job training, still needed more trainig, don't we need training ourselves. Ongoing learning is important for us to continue to grow in our faith and not become stagnant.
Let me encourage you to read at least two or three books about God, doctrines of the Bible, spiritual growth, or the church. Get involved in a Bible study that we offer or start one for yourself. I am here to assist you in any way possible. Just let me know!
To His Glory!