25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
1 Corinthians 15:55-58
55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep,
that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus,
God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive,
who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command,
with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive, who are left,
will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
and so we will always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.