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Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 17

[The resurrection of Jesus is a powerful triple-whammy, acting in three different directions. It points to the past, and assures us that Christ has actually conquered death and given us righteousness; it points to the present, and the fact that we are already raised by his power; and it points to the future, and our certain resurrection to come. Christos anesti!]

Q45. How does Christ’s resurrection
benefit us?

A45. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death,
so that he might make us share in the righteousness
he obtained for us by his death.
Second, by his power we too
are already raised to a new life.
Third, Christ’s resurrection
is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.

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