Easter Exhortation: Raised with Christ

The apostle Paul says in Colossians that if then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. We are a theological people, but we are also a people who live our theology. The resurrection is something to be lived. The resurrection of Jesus causes us to live a certain way. Andrew Sandlin writes that the reason many people do not stress resurrection living is because it demands a sin-overcoming-life. “If we are baptized into Jesus, we are baptized into both his death and resurrection.  We are dead to sin and alive to righteousness (Rom. 6:11–13).”[1] To be raised with Christ is to seek the life that is pleasing to Him; seeking to heavenly life on earth.

Prayer: Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


[1] Andrew Sandlin, blog.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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