For two thousand years Christians have speculated about the return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead. There are plenty of passages in the Bible that speak of these future events, yet we can focus so much on the future that we miss the here and now. The Bible speaks of the resurrection in both future and present terms. In Colossians 3:1-11 Paul wrote of the contemporary resurrection in the life of a Christian. We experience that immediate resurrection as we focus on the things over which Jesus Christ rules. We ought not allow the things of this world to crowd out that reality. Our old lives are dead. The real action is taking place among those who are in Christ now. When Jesus returns, our present resurrection will be revealed in glory. Live resurrection lives now.