March 4, 2024

Rob Campbell
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:55

“Resurrection” means “to make to stand or rise up again.”  Today, let’s briefly focus on three resurrections cited in the scriptures.

First, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “The fact is death couldn’t hold him in the grave, and for those of us who are in Christ, death can’t hold us in the grave either. ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55). Jesus: “I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold, I am alive forever and ever! I hold the keys of death and the grave” (Revelation 1:18). The resurrection is proof that the death of Christ is an all-sufficient price. My guilt for His grace, my sin for His righteousness, my imperfection for perfection. The empty tomb assures us that illness, pain, addictions, suffering, disease, and DEATH will not have the final word.

Next, consider the future resurrection of those who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out– those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned” (John 5:28-29). 1 Corinthians 15:42-45 teaches us that our resurrected bodies will be incorruptible, full of glory, power, and spiritual. Never again by word, deed, act, or attitude will a risen believer sin against God.

Finally, the resurrection life in Christ now—right now! “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20). Resurrection life results in the manifestation of the power of God (2 Corinthians 13:4), the love of God (I John 3:14), and the life of God (2 Corinthians 4:10-11). Please take a moment and ponder which resurrection you need to be reminded of today. For me, it’s the resurrection life in Christ now! Today, I choose to embrace His power, love, and life.