Summary: What is the Law and how to be Free from it!
1.) The Reason we are Free from the Law. Vs. 1-3
Vs. 1—The Law has no power over a Dead Man.
Vs. 2-3—Illustration of Marriage.
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” (NIV)
Key: The contract is binding only if both partners are alive.
2) The Result from being Free from the Law. Vs. 4-6
You have a new Freedom. Vs. 3
Key: You are now released from the Law.
You have a new Relationship. Vs. 4a
Key: You now have a Marriage of Freedom and Love.
You have a new Purpose. Vs. 4b
Key: Now we Bear Fruit.
You have a new Motivation. Vs. 6
Key: We are saved for two reasons to Bear Fruit and to Serve.
3) The Purposes of the Law. Vs. 7-13
The Law Defines Sin. Vs. 7
The Law Arouses Sin. Vs. 8-9
Truth: Rules were made to be Broken!
The Law Condemns and Judges Us! Vs. 10-11
The Law shows the Character of God. Vs. 12
The Law shows how Bad Sin really is! Vs. 13
Galatians 3:23-25 “Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.” (NIV)
Question: What is your motivation for Loving God?