He Lives so We Live

And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

1 Corinthians 15:14

Have you ever considered the ripple effect of one moment, one event, changing everything that follows? Like when a single stone creates waves across the entire surface of a pond. The resurrection of Jesus is that stone, and its ripples reach into every corner of our lives.

Think about it: “He Lives so that we may Live.” This isn’t just a nice thought; it’s the core of our hope and faith, anchored in the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”

So, why is this idea so revolutionary? It’s because the resurrection is not just about Jesus defeating death; it’s also about what this victory means for us. It’s the divine exchange: His life for ours. Because He lives, we’re offered a life about more than just going through the motions. We’re offered a life filled with purpose, hope, and a future.

Living in light of the resurrection means seeing every sunrise and every breath as a gift. It’s understanding that our lives have eternal significance, and what we do here echoes in eternity. It’s about living with a sense of mission, knowing we’re called to share this hope with a desperately needy world.

But let’s get real for a moment. It’s easy to forget this truth amid the daily grind. Bills to pay, relationships to mend, doubts to wrestle with—life can feel pretty ordinary. Yet, because He lives, even the most ordinary moments are infused with extraordinary purpose. Our conversations carry weight, our kindness can change someone’s day, and our choices can have eternal consequences.

Because He lives, we also have a community, a family of believers worldwide, past, present, and future, connected through Him. It’s a beautiful tapestry of lives woven together by His resurrection power, each thread significant, each story part of His greater narrative.

Because He lives, we can face our darkest days with hope, knowing that just as the tomb was empty on that third day, our current trials, failures, and even our tombs of despair are not the end of our story. There’s resurrection power available to us, power to overcome, start anew, and live freely and fully.

The resurrection of Jesus is a mystery wrapped in victory. It invites us into a faith that’s alive, active, and anchored in the unshakeable reality of Jesus’ victory over death. It’s a call to live boldly, love radically, and stand firm in the hope of what God has done and promises to do.

He Live so that we may live…victoriously!


Lord, because You live, we can face each day with hope, courage, and purpose. Help us to grasp the depth of what Your resurrection means for us. Teach us to live in the reality of Your life, letting it transform every aspect of our own. May we be a reflection of Your life to those around us, living proof of Your power and love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Personal Reflection

  1. How can the truth that Jesus lives impact how you approach your daily challenges and opportunities?
  2. In what practical ways can you live out the reality of the resurrection in your community and relationships?

Step of Faith

This week, choose one area of your life where you’ve felt particularly dead or stagnant. Commit it to God in prayer, asking Him to bring resurrection life into it. Look for opportunities to share the hope of the resurrection with someone who needs encouragement, reminding them—and yourself—that because He lives, we can truly live.

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