“56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:56-57)
This is the gospel in two verses: we are sinful people but Christ gives us victory through His death and resurrection.
Notice something that I think we sometimes miss. God gives us victory over SIN and death. We proclaim life beyond the grave but sometimes we forget the way Christ (if we truly follow Him) transforms our living. We should be people who are more and experiencing victory over sin and rebellion. The victory is ours through Christ!
Perhaps we should stop making excuses for our sin (or blaming others) and begin to grab hold of the victory over sin the Lord has provided for us.