Here are some passages that come to my mind this blessed morning:

Matt. 28:18-20–“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

John 11:25–“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.'”

Acts 2:24, 32-33–“But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be held by it… This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.  Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear.”

Rom. 4:22, 24-25–“That is why Abraham’s faith was ‘reckoned to him as righteousness.’ … “It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who was raised from the dead: Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”

Rom. 6:4–“We were buried with him in baptism to death so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we also might walk in newness of life.”

Rom. 10:9–“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

1 Cor. 15:20-22–“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For as death came through a man, through a man has also come the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.”

Acts 1:11–“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky?  This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way you saw him go into heaven.”

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