Runtime of this lesson: 31:51 minutesPart of Volume 142016


It was customary in the Roman world to consider the emperor a divine being. New emperors would claim this status because they believed that when the previous ruler died, he would ascend to heaven to be seated among the gods, making his successor “the son of a god” back on earth. What would happen when these ascension stories clash with the story of Jesus, who was crucified, resurrected, and then ascended to heaven Himself, to be seated at the right hand of God? Explore the empty tombs at Khirbet Midras and climb the Mount of Olives with the disciples as you discover what it meant for Jesus to rise from the dead and ascend to heaven.  

1 Ascension: The King Takes His Throne
2 Capernaum: Jesus Binds the Evil One
3 Decapolis: The Other Side - Jesus and the Man from the Tombs
4 Crucifixion: The Coronation of a King
5 Pentecost: God Changed His Address