In times of uncertainty and fear, how does knowing that Jesus is our Hope, change the way we navigate life?
1) Because He promises resurrection in our future (v23-25)
What are some fears that we have in our lives? Or concerns that emerge in this current environment?
How do you view death and what does it mean for you?
Through the troubles of life, we are secure that our loving God is with us. We do not have a wishful hope, but a firm hope for resurrection found in Jesus. This is a powerful assurance in the face of the struggles of life, and even death itself.
2) Because He gives eternal life in our present (v26-27)
The Apostle Paul describes that “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil 1:21). If we view death through the lens of Christ, how will that change the way we view our lives today?
Does the way you live in everyday life reflect the eternal life that Jesus has graciously purchased and given to you?