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Luke 20:27-28a Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question.
But Jesus’ resurrection offers the prototype of what awaits us. Imagine: death itself, a five-letter word written on a whiteboard, erased in one swipe. As New Testament scholar N.T. Wright said when teaching about the redemptive power of Jesus, “Death is a monster,” but because of Jesus, monsters hold no power, no matter how scary they look.
MOVING FORWARD: Read through the Burial Office, found in The Book of Common Prayer, starting on page 491. How do these words help you understand death—and the life to come?