Jesus, The Stairway to Heaven
The Ascension of Christ
Scripture/Text: Genesis 28:10-22; The big idea for this weeks sermon from Genesis 28:10-22 is that the God of the Bible is the God who seeks out sinners who cannot help themselves. Against a modern conception of Christianity as moral therapeutic Deism, where God basically helps those who help themselves, this text demonstrates God's love for Jacob exactly when he's doing everything wrong. Jacob's vision of the gate of heaven opened is ultimately fulfilled through Jesus, the one in whom heaven and earth meet, and the one through whom God rescues us when we could not rescue ourselves.