The Gradual Release of Responsibility

Teachers structure lesson plans in very specific ways that allow students to gradually take ownership of the skill or concept being taught. In this sermon, Trey looks at Christ’s ascension in Luke 24:44-54 and Act 1:1-11 and sees Christ’s going up and the Holy Spirit’s coming down as a way of helping people take ownership in building the Kingdom of God. In walking with the disciples, Christ offers the lesson and guides them through how to live. In ascending, Christ sets us with the task of practicing independently with the assistance of the Holy Spirit.