He has risen from the dead, and being united to Him, we have been risen spiritually and we will be risen physically with Him! Having died to sin and risen to life in Christ, we are able to look in faith towards the eternal life that has been set before us with our God.
John 11:25-26a ~ "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.'"
1 Corinthians 15:20-22,54-56 ~ "But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive... When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: / 'Death is swallowed up in victory.' / 'O death, where is your victory? / O death, where is your sting?' / The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 6:5-11 ~ "For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus."
Colossians 3:1-4 ~ "If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."
There once was a man who continuously cut off people's hands, until one day he said, "I will cut off my own hand, and then I will no longer cut off hands."
So, he cut off his own hand, and from that day on, people loved him very much for cutting off his own hand, for their hands were now safe... But only under one condition... He must be held in the highest of regards... And he would really appreciate it if people gathered together once a week to show their appreciation for him.
When people began pointing out how silly it was to worship the man for attempting to free them from his own wrath, others became anxious and said things like, "Watch what you say or he's going to cut off your hand!" Or out of fear that the man heard the remarks, they would press the people to beg for his forgiveness.