The Resurrection of Jesus Makes Us Holy


Jesus Christ lived, died, and rose from the grave for more than just our forgiveness. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Matt O’Reilly explains the critical connection between Christ’s resurrection, our identity, and our holiness.

Scriptures that teach on future bodily resurrection and the restoration of all physical creation: Psalm 72:19; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; Zechariah 14:8–9; Romans 8:19-23; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 John 3:2-3; Hebrews 2:14-15; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21:1-2

[WATCH] Ben Witherington explains how Christ’s resurrection serves as the basis for our destiny; [READ] Andrew Dragos shares six Bible passages that will challenge your understanding of salvation; [READ] Scripture and quotes about Easter and the Resurrection.

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Matt O’Reilly (PhD) is Lead Pastor of Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, Alabama, and a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is the author of Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice and The Letters to the Thessalonians. Connect at or follow @mporeilly.