Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 17

Question 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 obtained for us by His death (1).

Second, by His power we too are already raised to a new life (2).

Third, Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection (3).

1 – Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:16-20; 1 Pet. 1:3-5
2 – Rom. 6:5-11; Eph. 2:4-6; Col. 3:1-4
3 – Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 15:12-23; Phil. 3:20-21

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