But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
If our hope in Christ is only for this world we are to be pitied. But Christ has been raised from the dead, and His resurrection is the beginning of the resurrection of all His disciples.
Then the end will come . Jesus will hand over the kingdom to His Father, after He has destroyed every power and authority.
When Christ has overcome all these things, even death, then He will be subject to the Father so God may be all in all.
Jesus is alive! This is the wondrous message of Easter Day. The one who was dead is now alive.
Paul tells us that Jesus’ death and resurrection is like a first fruit or an opening chapter in the resurrection of all people.
Jesus is destined to rule over every power and authority in the world and then hand it all over to the Father.
Thank you Father for the good news of the kingdom. Amen.