Listen in as Pastor Josh continues our reflection of the Easter story by walking us through Luke’s account of the ascension of Jesus, when Jesus went back to heaven, as found in the book of Acts.


The Ascension

Message by Josh Mutter – April 11, 2021


Acts 1:6-11 NIV

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”


The Kingdom of God comes through bringing our reality into the presence and influence of heaven.

Bearing witness to Jesus is a means by which the world is transformed towards the Kingdom of God.

Our experience with Jesus should overflow into engaging others with the reality of Jesus.


Closing Thought:

How can we bear witness to Jesus in our relationships this week?


About Josh Mutter: Josh Mutter is the Lead Pastor at Westheights Community Church. Josh is married to Michelle and they have two very busy little boys named Silas & Isaac. Josh enjoys long walks on the beach and smooth jazz – well, not really. But he does enjoy time with his family, spending time outdoors, watching baseball, sipping coffee and reading a good book.


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