Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes.
But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again -- he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.
Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life.
And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"
And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: 'I know your deeds, that you have a reputation that you are alive, but in reality you are dead.