The resurrection is a big deal

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Do you know that many Jews believed in the resurrection? Most of them believed that one day every righteous person would rise from the dead. Well, almost everybody but a group called the Sadducees. The Bible says, “Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him…” (Luke 20:27, NKJV).

I’ve often joked their name was quite appropriate because they were “sad, you see.” Oh, by the way, I made that up. Honestly, it’s depressing if you don’t believe in a resurrection. Paul said, “…if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen.” (1 Corinthians 15:13, NKJV)

Let’s face it—if there is no afterlife, no heaven, no great family reunion in the sky, and no rewards, then let’s just party on. But I’m grateful that Jesus cleared up the whole controversy by rising on the third day as He promised. The Bible declares that He’s the first one to lead the way: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (Colossians 1:15, NKJV)

Oh, I know what you’re thinking: “Hey, wait a minute, Pastor Goulet—what about Lazarus?

Although he did rise from the dead, he didn’t come back with a resurrected body. A resurrected body is perfect. In fact, Jesus described it like this: “‘nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.’” (Luke 20:36, NKJV)

You may have lost a loved one recently, like me. I have to admit that it’s super hard. I’m a bit of a mess right now. I thought I was ready, but I guess I wasn’t. I even fell apart with the manager of our cabin. He dropped by to repair something, and I started crying. Oh my! 

Can I tell you a secret that’s getting me through this? I believe in the resurrection. My mom is with the Lord right now. She gets to see my dad and so many other loved ones. She sees angels and Jesus. Wow! One day, she’ll also receive a new resurrected body, even as Jesus did. It’s kind of incredible that God believes in recycling. It’s so comforting to know that He has it all planned out. 

Live a fearless and significant life because that’s how you become a miracle.

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  1. Maureen+Straughn on 07/04/2021 at 12:18 PM

    Good morning and blessings Paul Marc.
    Thanks for the wonderful meditation. I am praying for you and family, because my mom suddenly slipped away on Holy Saturday, when my sister and I were putting her to bed. I was awestruck, so like you, I believe in the resurrection.

    Be blessed, God loves you.

  2. Kimberly+Ann+Wright on 07/04/2021 at 12:39 PM


  3. Gary on 07/04/2021 at 1:05 PM

    Just wanted to further offer up my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear Mother, Mr. Goulet! I love mine too. And yes the resurrection IS a big deal. Amen. Thank you

  4. Cindy on 07/04/2021 at 1:22 PM

    Good morning Paul,
    I enjoy this word this morning , I do believe in the resurrection., and I continue to pray for that resurrection power. I know my Savior lives. Praying for you and your family. May God bless you all.

  5. Stacey Derck on 07/04/2021 at 1:50 PM

    Continued prayers, God Will get you through this

  6. Virginia on 07/04/2021 at 1:58 PM

    Although we believe in the resurrection and in our mind we know that we will see them again, that they are in a better place because this was not their home nor it is ours, our hearts, oh our hearts so long for one more moment with them. To see them and talk. I know because I lost my brother 20 years ago and I miss him everyday. What gets me through it is just like you. I will believe in the resurrection. BTW I want a six pack too! LOL!

  7. Learissa on 07/04/2021 at 3:15 PM

    My deepest condolences to you, thank you for the morning devotions.

  8. Elizabeth on 07/04/2021 at 3:38 PM

    I pray that God sees you through this though time and may His grace continue to uphold and keep you strong.

  9. Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 07/04/2021 at 4:18 PM

    GM my friend Paul my mom have been gone for over 48 years and some days it feel like i am living it over and over again but one thing she taught me that the God we service never ever make mistakes it new and hard now but every new day is a plus much love my friend amen

  10. Christina Higgins on 07/04/2021 at 4:28 PM

    Dear Paul, I too believe in the resurrection. You miss your Mother, of course. You feel sad that you can’t see, touch or talk with this special woman that brought you into this world and yet you feel happy that she is now with the Lord, your father and other family and friends. You know you will see them all again. I go through my emails every morning and I light up when I come to your daily devotion. I look forward to them. Thank you
    Paul, because you are truelly a miracle 🙏

    • Kal on 07/04/2021 at 5:13 PM

      Much more grace dear brother! Amen! Thank you Jesus for the hope of resurrection that we will be able to live with you for Eternity and those we love and missed in this world!
      I couldn’t help my self but laughed about the six-pack abs…. I want that too !:)

  11. Gregory Scherer on 07/04/2021 at 5:08 PM

    Paul. GOD bless you for all your daily uplifting words. I lost my mom, recently, the Sunday before Christmas. I pray daily for the Lord’s strength, especially for my Dad, who was married to her for 67 yrs. Faith, Hope, Love is strongly needed in today’s fast-paced culture. The grace of the Lord be with you☺

  12. Tabitha on 07/04/2021 at 6:54 PM

    I believe in resurrection, i hate to see people die, oh God why do you allow infants, teenagers and adults die? only the very aged are suppose to die and thier death should be peaceful.

  13. on 08/04/2021 at 12:34 AM

    Thank you for sharing. God bless you and your family. Thanks be to our Lord and saviour Jesus. Amen

  14. darrin rice on 08/04/2021 at 12:44 PM

    Pastor Goulet . Thank you for your words of encouragement and love and I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. I also believe in the resurrection. I’m praying that our Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit will bring comfort to you in this difficult time God bless you.

  15. Sylvia+skinner on 08/04/2021 at 4:17 PM

    Wow thank you for those words very encouraging. Xx Praying your strength in the Lord.

    By the way I would like my body to be a size 0 ha ha ha 😅😅🙏🏽

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