The resurrection is not an additional achievement to the work of Christ, it is an elemental transaction that happened, the climactic conclusion to the redemptive work that sealed our justification. Not only did he take our sins upon the cross, but he absolved our guilt in his resurrection. We are redeemed because Jesus defeated death.
Among God’s many blessings and means of grace on earth, fellowship with godly brothers and sisters is among the most fruitful. I’m sure that every single one of us has that brother or sister to whom we owe a lot of what we are today.