2 Maccabees 7: 1-2. 9-14
Those who faced martyrdom for their faith remained confident that they would be resurrected to eternal life.

2 Thessalonians 2: 16-3.5
Paul relies on the long-term comfort and hope given us by Christ to see him and his readers through their present trials.

Luke 20: 27-38
Jesus deals with the scepticism of the Sadducees and reassures his hearers that life in heaven is certain but different from what they might expect.