Foundations of Faith: He Ascended into Heaven

1. Notice that our Lord’s accession into heaven was an historical event seen by multiple witnesses (v. 9).
2. Understand that Christ’s ascension marked His heavenly exhalation, coronation, and enthronement at the right hand of God the Father (vv. 10-11).
3. Take to heart that the manner in which our Lord ascended indicates the manner in which He will return (v. 11).

Foundations of Faith: He Descended into Hell

1. The parallel between the prophet Jonah in the belly of the great fish, and the Lord Jesus Christ in the state of death (v. 40).
2. Christ’s burial and continuation in the state of death for a time anticipated His resurrection (v 40).
3. Our Lord’s resurrection from the state of death ought to lead sinners to repentance (vv. 41-42).