On Good Friday, we spend a lot of time thinking about the cross, as we should. It’s the day we recognize the death and burial of Jesus. Because He died, our sins were paid for, but dying wasn’t enough. The Early Church, and the New Testament, recognizes His death, but the focus is on His resurrection because that’s what gives us new life. The resurrection is what gives us hope of being resurrected ourselves one day as we rise to eternal life. Jesus took away the keys and finality of death. It’s something we all must face, but now it is not the end. We don’t have to despair as the disciples did that Friday. We get to live in the hope of knowing that Sunday is on the way! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

Here are some Bible verses on resurrection.

1. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will take back with Jesus those who have died believing in him.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 GNT

2. But now [as things really are] Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, [and He became] the first fruits [that is, the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body, foreshadowing the resurrection] of those who have fallen asleep [in death].

1 Corinthians 15:20 AMP

3. And I continually long to know the wonders of Jesus and to experience the overflowing power of his resurrection working in me. I will be one with him in his sufferings and become like him in his death.

Philippians 3:10 TPT

4. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live, even though they die.”

John 11:25 GNT

5. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

Matthew 28:6 NLT

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