D. A. Carson wrote:
The power that raised Jesus from the dead—is the power that is at work in us to make us holy, to make us a fit place for Jesus to dwell, to enable us to grasp the limitless dimensions of God’s love for us (Eph. 3:14–19), to strengthen us so that we have great endurance and faith and lives constantly characterized by thanksgiving (Col. 1:11–12). It takes extraordinary power to change us to become like that. In fact, it takes nothing less than the power of God that raised Jesus from the dead.
True, the power that raised Jesus from the dead is extraordinary, supernatural power. We Christians believe in the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. But the question is, “Are we experiencing the power of Jesus’ resurrection in the transformation of our lives?” Sadly, many people who claim they are followers of Jesus live like the rest of the world! What’s wrong with this brand of Christianity that is becoming popular? What makes the apostle Paul and all true followers of Jesus different? Find out in this Easter sermon entitled All Things as Loss Because of the Cross based on Philippians 3:7-11.