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Resurrection Living

I remember, years ago, talking to a Christian counselor who told me he’s convinced that, as a church, we have done a far better job understanding Christ’s death for us, than we have understood the implications of his resurrection. He went on to say that while he believes our reliance upon Jesus’ sacrificial death for our sins is foundational to our faith, he believes it is just as important to understand that God raised Jesus from the dead so that he could live his life through us.

Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about what he said. And once again, on this Monday after Resurrection Sunday, I am asking the Lord to let me grow in my awareness of what the Apostle Paul meant when he wrote, ‘If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you (Rom 8:11).

Am guessing that a lot of others share that same prayer this morning.

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6 Responses to “Resurrection Living”

  1. Gale L. Jarvis says:

    I believe that God the Creator went farther than most Christians for what ever reason do not want to talk about, very seldom in my 48 years in Christ have i heard even Pastors mention that God went to Hell in our place, being tormented, shedding His blood, and laying down His life for me are all very important, but taking on the torment of taking on each and every sin, we are talking about God that cannot even look on sin, because of His Holiness, being willing, and loving each one so much, that He would go to Hell for us, is beyond comprehension, but it not only can be believed, but in my opinion should be mention more, instead of just the thought of dying as most humans think of the word.

  2. Gale L. Jarvis says:

    Forgive me for getting off the subject of the ressurection, but i have been bothered by this neglect for years, the resurection had to be a part of God’s plan, and is as important as God shedding His Eternal Blood so we can have forgivness of our sins in this life, but it seems we take it for granite that everyone knows God went to Hell, Psalms 16: 8 thru 10, conected to Acts 2; 25 thru 31, Peter convinced 3000 and more that day, i believe because this important fact was made known.

  3. hal.fshr says:

    There is not doubt that in the apostle’s message about Jesus Christ that both His death and His resurrection are cental to His work for our salvation and sanctification. I agree that we need to reflect more on the resurrection life that Christ provides. At our church service yesterday the gospel was shared followed by a good number of people being baptized. The baptism imagery of being burdied with Christ and raised again with Him is always very moving (Romans 6:4).

  4. BJ says:

    I thank God that I now grow increasing aware of the importance of Jesus getting up out of the grave. Not only did He get up – He got up with ALL POWER in His hand!

    It is important for all of us who name the name of Christ to consistently and lovingly remind others of the importance of the resurrection…

    Yesterday morning I sent a text message to my 11 year old grandson that said “He has risen.” He responded with the text message – “He has risen indeed.”

    How grand it would be if all people all around the world would have the understanding that Jesus is alive and well and because He is alive and well – we can be also; not only in this life but in the life hereafter.

  5. brownsfan1642 says:

    In regards to Jesus descending into hell, many theologians agree that He entered sheol- the grave- the place of the dead. Actually entering into hell- the place of judgment- was not necessary because the sinbearing had accomplished its work, verified when Jesus declared from the cross, “It is finished.” He had already borne the punishment for sin and completely paid that debt.

  6. By His Ztrypes says:

    As Jesus Christ had been ressurected from the dead , he expected the same thing to happen to us spiritually. Once you catch the revelation of his resurrection that invisible grave that trie to hold you down will release its hands from you. After that he will direct you to the seat available for you right next to Him. And see that your circumstances level will now become your feet level . I mean under your feet.

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