And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.…
I. NOTICE THE PLACE FROM WHICH OUR LORD ASCENDED. Near Gethsemane. Near Bethany. A familiar haunt.
II. NOTICE THE WITNESSES OF OUR LORD'S ASCENSION. His faithful apostles.
III. NOTICE THE LAST ACT OF OUR LORD BEFORE HIS ASCENSION. Blessing.
IV. THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST HELPS OUR THOUGHTS, AND GIVES DEFINITENESS TO OUR CONCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE LIFE OF THE REDEEMED.
V. CHRIST'S ASCENSION IS THE PLEDGE OF THE HEAVENLY LIFE OF THE REDEEMED.
VI. WHEN OUR LORD ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN HE GAINED FOR US A GREAT AND UNSPEAKABLE BLESSING, THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
(W. Bull, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.