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Jesus ascends to heaven

Jesus appears to His disciples then ascends to heaven.
Contributed by Nadine de Boer
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese
During the forty days after Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to the apostles from time to time, and He proved in many ways that He was actually alive. Jesus talked to them about the Kingdom of God. – Slide 1
Once when Jesus was eating with them, He gave orders not to leave Jerusalem until the God had sent the Holy Spirit. <br/>They kept asking Him, ‘Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?’ – Slide 2
Jesus replied, ‘The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ – Slide 3
After saying this, He was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see Him. – Slide 4
As they strained to see Him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday He will return from heaven in the same way you saw Him go!’ – Slide 5
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