The Freeing Power Of The Resurrection - In the Morning When I Rise

The Freeing Power Of The Resurrection

Lord, why is the resurrection of Jesus essential to my faith?

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if your hope in Christ is only for this life, you are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:16-20

Jesus, how does your resurrection affect me personally?

I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. I died for you so that you who receive my new life will no longer live for yourself. Instead, you will live for me, who died and was raised for you.

John 11:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:15

What prayer will help me affirm my belief in the Resurrection?

Jesus, you were shown to be the Son of God when you were raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. May I continue to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in you I will have life by the power of your name.

Romans 1:4; John 20:31

Our problems on earth hold us in bondage, tempting us to live in fear rather than in peace. However, having the assurance of eternity with God frees you from living in fear. Focus on this truth today. Talk to God about an impossible situation, person, or problem in your life. Remind yourself that if God can raise his Son from the dead, then surely he can do the impossible in your life.

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In the Morning When I Rise
By Ronald A. Beers, Katherine J. Butler, Amy Mason

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