When I first read Russell Moore’s Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ (which you should buy and read if you haven’t), the following paragraph moved me deeply:
“But sometime before dawn on a Sunday morning, a spike-torn hand twitched. A blood-crusted eyelid opened. The breath of God came blowing into that cave, and a new creation flashed into reality. God was not simply delivering Jesus–and with him all of us–from death, he was also vindicating him–and with him all of us.”
From Tempted and Tried, p. 125.
“The kingdom of God, then, is the good news that the right rule of God, and the right rule of man—a rule our ancestors Adam and Eve lost—have come together in the right rule of one right God-man: Jesus of Nazareth. In his sin-resisting life, his wisdom-saturated teaching, his demon-exorcising power, his substitutionary, conquering death, and his justifying, victorious resurrection, Christ is king.”