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Why did Jesus rise from the dead? To give us a hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3

Jesus rose from death, so that we could have hope. Not a dead hope, a dead Christ, a dead vision of the future - but a living hope in a risen Christ of a glorious future. A hope that won't disappoint or let us down.

We only have this hope because Jesus is alive!

(In context, the point Peter makes is actually more subtle. He's saying that God, in his mercy, has caused us to be born again - given a new spiritual nature/identity - and our hope is a part of the fruit of that new birth.)

Dapherz said

Apr 07, 2008 @ 09:17 AM

You already have this entry filed under Resurrection… did you mean to duplicate?