“So he is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him.” (Luke 20:38 NLT).


The Sadducees, who denied the resurrection and only accepted the five books of Moses, came to Jesus presenting a case that they thought would make the idea of the resurrection seem ridiculous. However, Christ’s response made their doubt seem ridiculous instead. After dismissing their multiple wives premise in only a few words, He used the burning bush story from the book of Exodus (one of the few books they accepted) to show them proof of the resurrection; namely, that God identified Himself as the “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Jesus demolished their anti-resurrection argument and left them silent.
But Jesus wasn’t finished. He backed up His words with action, becoming the firstborn from among the dead and guaranteeing the resurrection of all those who believe when He was raised on the third day.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you on this Easter Sunday for Your amazing grace and mercy, that You would defeat sin, death and the grave for us. You have replaced our fear and dread with hope and eternal life. We worship You with all of our hearts this day! In Jesus’ name, amen.