8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
On Easter, we celebrate the greatest day in history. Jesus paid for the sins of the world and conquered death. Because of his resurrection, we can live in grace with peace and joy.
However, he did not suffer and defeat the grave just to make our lives a little more bearable. He did not shoulder the weight of our sin and set us free so that we could dabble our toes in tepid waters of mediocrity.
Jesus came to radically transform us. He came to give us abundant life. He came to give joy that is not diminished by any circumstance. He came to give peace that cannot be comprehended. He has called us to live in the light of eternal life. Everything has changed.
Imagine if Christians everywhere lived like this was true(and it is!).
11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.