Sunday Meditation

‘The resurrection life of Jesus means both that people will be raised like him in the future and that the future resurrection life intrudes on the present. In Romans 6 it is as though Paul is telling Christians to take hold of their future and bring it to bear on the present. Look at how the resurrection opens a possibility for new life and now: “Do not present your members as weapons of unrighteousness to sin, physician but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, sickness and your members as weapons of righteousness to God, levitra for sin shall not be lord over you” (Romans 6:13-14). People who have been joined to Jesus through baptism have entered a new realm, the realm defined by the freedom, power, lordship, and resurrection life of Jesus. The kingdom of God has come near.’ J.R. Daniel Kirk, Jesus I Have Loved, But Paul?, pg. 43