• The Jews and the Resurrection Devotional

    Romans 11:13-15

    Scripture often speaks in corporate categories, talking about the salvation of entire groups without meaning that every single person who is a part of that group will be saved. We see that in today’s passage, as Paul speaks of the reconciliation of the world (the Gentiles) and the restoration of Israel. Nevertheless, such corporate language is a hint that the number of the saved will be substantial. We should therefore expect—and pray for—God to bless the outreach of His church. View Resource

  • The Resurrection of Christ Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–57

    We must never downplay the glory and importance of our Lord’s resurrection. Not only does it provide for His vindication, but it is also the foundation for our own resurrection and victory over death. We do look forward to being in the presence of God at our deaths, but our final hope is the resurrection in which our spirits will be reunited with perfected bodies and when we will forever experience the glorified state that the Lord intended for us from the very beginning. View Resource

  • Raised for Our Justification Devotional

    Romans 4:24b–25

    In his lectures on Romans, Martin Luther comments on the death and resurrection of our Savior, showing that it demonstrates that Christ’s “death not only signifies but actually effects the remission of sin as a most sufficient satisfaction.” We can have confidence that our sin has been fully and finally atoned for because of the resurrection of Christ. There is nothing left to be done to pay for sin. If we trust in Jesus, we are covered by His blood forever. View Resource

  • Resurrected and Reunified Devotional

    Ezekiel 37

    Under the fuller revelation of the new covenant, we see that the resurrection of Israel finds its fullest realization in the resurrection of the saints in the new heaven and the new earth. As Christians, we are the Israel of God, the one community of believers united by faith in Jesus Christ that is made up of believing Jew and believing Gentile alike. Our resurrection and inheritance of the restored creation—through the resurrection of Christ—fulfills Ezekiel. View Resource

  • The Vindicated Sufferer Devotional

    Isaiah 53:10–12

    If we are not careful, we will miss what is perhaps the most beautiful truth taught in Isaiah 53: the Messiah does not fail to save His people. He actually and fully saves them from first to last. Isaiah will have none of the idea that the atonement merely makes salvation potential; he agrees that it makes salvation actual and permanent for the elect. That is glorious. Calvin writes, “Men are not only taught righteousness in the school of Christ, but are actually justified.” View Resource

  • Our Glorious Future Devotional

    1 John 3:2

    Christ’s work of salvation is comprehensive, involving not only rescue from the penalty and power of sin but also from sin’s corruption. We who are in Jesus can look forward to the day when even our bodies will be perfected, and the Spirit, who dwells within us now, will be the One to perfect our bodies. On that day, we will be like Jesus, and we are to pattern our lives after His example now in glorious anticipation of that final day. View Resource

  • Christ’s Resurrection and Ours Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–23

    John Calvin writes, “As … Adam did not die for himself alone, but for us all, it follows, that Christ in like manner, who is the antitype, did not rise for himself alone; for he came, that he might restore everything that had been ruined in Adam.” Redemption involves the rescue and renewal of our souls and our bodies. God cares enough about the physical world to redeem it, so we must care enough about His world to meet the physical needs of hurting people. View Resource

  • Raised Up to New Life Devotional

    Colossians 3:1-4

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage: “No one can rise again with Christ, if he has not first died with him.” If we would enjoy the new life that fuels our sanctification and grants us imperishable bodies, we must die to sin. To be raised with Jesus, we must repent and turn to Him. After conversion, we must walk in repentance to enjoy the Spirit’s power. If we do not die daily to sin, we cannot truly enjoy the new, resurrected life that Jesus shares with His people. View Resource

  • Attaining the Resurrection Devotional

    Philippians 3:10-11

    We do not know our route to resurrection. Perhaps we will die as martyrs or simply of natural causes, leaving our bodies to rest in the grave until the last day even as our spirits dwell in heaven until then. Maybe Christ will return while we are still alive and we will not experience physical death at all. Either way, if we trust in Jesus, we will be resurrected, and even now we share in Christ’s resurrection power and by His Spirit are able to resist temptation. View Resource

  • A Renewed Creation Devotional

    Revelation 21

    The ultimate Christian hope is not a disembodied spiritual existence but a resurrected body in which we perfectly bring glory to God and reflect His awesome holiness. We will be finally and fully complete at our resurrection as our entire selves — body and soul — will function just as the Lord originally designed us. Sin will no longer be a problem, and we will never have to fear that we will suffer again. View Resource

  • The Surety of Our Resurrection Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    Knowing that Jesus has been raised from the dead gives us the sure hope of eternal life and the confidence that all wrongs will eventually be righted. We are sure that Jesus has been raised from the dead because of the sure testimony of the Word of God, testimony that is confirmed by the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, the historical witness to the resurrection, and much more. We can trust the sure promises of our trustworthy Creator. View Resource

  • Where to Set Our Minds Devotional

    Colossians 3:1-2

    As we recall the great inheritance of the age to come, we will seek more and more to enjoy a greater foretaste of the blessings that will come in that day when sin will be no more. Knowing that sin will be gone in the consummation, we will seek to mortify our transgressions today so that our experience might better approximate how wonderful our lives will be when we no longer have any inclination to evil in the new heaven and earth (Rev. 21:1–4). View Resource

  • The Resurrection and the Life Devotional

    John 11:17-27

    God made us as beings of both flesh and spirit, and we will experience our redemption fully only when both body and spirit have been raised and glorified. On that day, we will be free of all disease and pain, and we will be able to live as we were originally made to live — in the very presence of our Lord. Let us rejoice that God will not reject these bodies of ours but will perfect them in the day of Christ Jesus. View Resource

  • The Guards Sell Their Souls Devotional

    Matthew 28:11–15

    Most of us are probably not guilty of accepting payment to make up a lie about the Christ. However, all of us are tempted in various ways to sell our souls at the expense of broadcasting the truth. Perhaps we keep silent at work so that we can get that promotion. Maybe we never preach the gospel to our neighbors because we do not want to be ridiculed. Ask the Lord to enable you to stand firm for His gospel no matter the consequences. View Resource

  • Risen From the Dead Devotional

    Matthew 28:1–10

    The resurrection, besides providing for our justification and paving the way for the future resurrection, proves the God of the Old Testament is the one, true God, that Christ is His Son and Savior, and that in Him we have power over sin (James Boice, The Gospel of Matthew, vol. 2, p. 642). Take some time today to meditate on the significance of the resurrection and praise the Father that we who trust Jesus will likewise be raised. View Resource