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WE CAN SERVE GOD IN A NEW WAY THROUGH THE SPIRIT SINCE WE HAVE DIED TO THE CLAIMS OF THE LAW AND ARE NOW MARRIED TO CHRIST

1. The Liberating Principle of Death -- Death Releases Us From the Claims of the Law (:1-3)

2. Our Death to the Law & Our Remarriage to Christ -- We have died to the Law Through Christ Who Has Given Us a New and Fruitful Marriage (:4)

a. We died to the law

1) died to the claims of the law -- what does this mean?

a) the law claims/demands perfection from us -- we died to those demands

b) the law says we are guilty -- we died to this verdict

c) the law condemns us

2) How did we die to the law? through the body of Christ

b. We became married to Christ

1) this is a personal relationship (not primarily rules)

2) this is a fruitful relationship

3. Our Old Marriage to the Law -- What it Did

Our Old Marriage to the Law Aroused Sinful Desires That Produced Fruit Leading to Death (:5)

4. Our New Marriage to Christ -- What it Does

Our Death to the Law Frees Us to Serve God In a New Way Through the Spirit (:6)

a. We have been brought to life and are now able to live for God

b. Dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit is the key to freedom

c. Serving God will result from this new marriage relat. to Christ


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