2022-05-26 — Ascend to Spiritual Maturity

Ascension Day:
Date: May 26, 2022

Theme: Ascend to Spiritual Maturity

– Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-16

– ( Pastor John Hein )

The Order of Worship: Bulletin



TLH 216 : On Christ's Ascension I Now Build Hymnary.org link
TLH 490 : Pour out Thy Spirit from on High Hymnary.org link
TLH 493 : Thou Who the Night in Prayer Didst Spend Hymnary.org link
WS 796 : The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Acts 1:1-11
Ephesians 1:16-23

Theme: Ascend to Spiritual Maturity

Ephesians 4:7–8 (Listen)

But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,

  “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
    and he gave gifts to men.”1


[1] 4:8 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women


Ephesians 4:11–16 (Listen)

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds1 and teachers,2 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,3 to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.


[1] 4:11 Or pastors
[2] 4:11 Or the shepherd-teachers
[3] 4:13 Greek to a full-grown man