Throughout our lives we are all looking for victory and the ability to\u00a0overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges. We need to look no\u00a0further than Jesus Christ,\u00a0our Savior who has provided us with the Victory\u00a0in every aspect of our lives. The Apostle Paul in our chosen text gives\u00a0expression to the gratitude of his heart for a unique\u00a0victory that is assured\u00a0to those who exercise a firm faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and\u00a0Savior. He is expresses great joy and satisfaction because of the confidence\u00a0he has in the ultimate victory that will be ours through faith in Christ Jesus. In 1 Corinthians 15, the Apostle Paul has concluded his discourse on the\u00a0resurrection of Christ by stating his confidence and conviction that those\u00a0who trust Jesus Christ will likewise experience complete victory over death\u00a0and the grave. Paul rejoices at the ultimate victory which awaits him and his\u00a0heart sings with joy and thanksgiving.\u00a0 If we follow the example of Paul,\u00a0a prisoner of Jesus Christ, we would thank God for our victory through our\u00a0Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.\u00a0 1. We can be thankful for victory over sin. Since Jesus Christ shed His innocent blood and died on Calvary's Cross for\u00a0our sins, we can be thankful for forgiveness of sins and victory over Satan\u00a0who causes us to sin. The Holy Book tells that through Jesus Christ we have\u00a0victory over\u00a0\u00a0the penalty of sin, which is death (Rom. 6:23); we can have\u00a0victory over the power\u00a0of sin (Phil. 2:13); and we will one day have victory\u00a0over the very presence of sin (Heb. 9:28). For Christians every day is Easter\u00a0or Resurrection Sunday because we are\u00a0thankful for the victory we have in\u00a0Jesus Christ over our sins. 2. We can be thankful for victory over suffering. Sooner or later suffering becomes the lot of almost every person\u00a0who lives.\u00a0For\u00a0some, suffering is a crushing blow that shatters them\u00a0beyond repair. How can\u00a0\u00a0one face suffering, disappointment, or defeat in\u00a0a victorious manner? Paul discovered that\u00a0\u00a0being a follower of Jesus Christ\u00a0did not immunize one from\u00a0hardship and suffering. There is no promise of\u00a0exemption from suffering merely because one has faith and lives a life of faithfulness. Paul found in the grace of God the strength and the wisdom to\u00a0be victorious even in the midst of human suffering.\u00a0\u00a0We can do likewise if we\u00a0will keep our hearts open and if we will let Jesus Christ\u00a0have possession of\u00a0our minds and spirits. Through Christ we can truly triumph\u00a0over tragedy. 3. We can be thankful for victory over death. Paul declared that the last enemy of humans is death (1 Cor. 15:26).\u00a0Seemingly, death wins the victory over everyone, but our Lord came to\u00a0demonstrate that life is more powerful than death. He came to taste death\u00a0for every person and He\u00a0\u00a0came to strike a death blow to death and to destroy\u00a0its very power. He came to deliver people\u00a0\u00a0from the fear of the power of\u00a0death and for that we ought\u00a0to be grateful\u00a0and joyous. Jesus Christ came to\u00a0die for us that we might not have to die.\u00a0 He affirmed that His victory over\u00a0death should be taken as a proof that we\u00a0would\u00a0also be delivered from death\u00a0and that we would live as He lived.\u00a0I Corinthians 15\u00a0\u00a0is the classic New Testament passage that affirms that\u00a0through Jesus Christ we\u00a0\u00a0will\u00a0experience victory over Satan, sin, death,\u00a0and the grave. In view of this, it is understandable that this great chapter\u00a0should close with an anthem of praise\u00a0and\u00a0with a challenge to faithfulness in\u00a0working for the Lord Jesus Christ.\u00a0Victory is a beautiful word to those who\u00a0are the victors. Through Jesus Christ\u00a0we are assured of\u00a0victory in the game\u00a0of life in which everything is at stake.\u00a0Daily we should express our thanks to God for the joy and the assurance\u00a0of this victory. To contemplate the full\u00a0significance of the victory that is\u00a0ours through Christ will fill our hearts with joy. Hearts that are filled with\u00a0joy will find a way to communicate that\u00a0\u00a0joy to others.\u00a0Our expressions of\u00a0thanksgiving and joy will cause others to want to know our Savior. The words of our text should be in our minds every day: "But thanks be\u00a0to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:57).