45. How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.
Ro 4.25; 1Co 15.16-20; 1Pe 1.3-5
Ro 6.5-11; Eph 2.4-6; Col 3.1-4
Ro 8.11; 1Co 15.12-23; Php 3.20-21
From The Heidelberg Catechism.