Pastor Ron Roddey
"Some Things That Jesus Left The Church"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Acts Chapter 1
1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus
began both to do and teach,
1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the
Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many
infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the
things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they
should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with
the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying,
Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the
seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken
up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall
so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
From Hebrews Chapter 9
9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without
shedding of blood is no remission.
9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the
heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these.
9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear
in the presence of God for us: