"He was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification." Romans 4:25
As we continue our week after Easter, we are studying the role of the resurrection in the life of a Christian. Paul says Jesus died for our sins, and was raised to life to bring us back into a right relationship with God. So his death delivered us from our sin, and his resurrection reunited us to a new relationship with God.
Sin separated us from God, and the resurrection sealed our eternal friendship with God. His death was the means for the deliverance from sin, but his resurrection finalized victory over sin and death. His resurrection proved he was God and though he died as a many he back to life as the Risen and Eternal Son of God.
Notice he uses the word "our" for both clauses. Both his death and resurrection were FOR US!! And both were necessary for us!
So what does this mean?
God did everything for us. When Jesus cried, "It is finished", he paid for our sin in full. When God raised him from the dead, he rescued mankind to live with him forever!