You Are Free From The Law

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Jan. 27

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YOU ARE FREE FROM THE LAW

Romans 7:1-13

Introduction: Paul continues to explain why we do not keep sinning even as we are under the grace of God. We are dead to sin, freed from slavery, and today he explains we are free from the Old Testament law.

  • I.WHY WE ARE FREE FROM THE LAW (vv. 1-3)
  • A.The Law Has No Power Over a Dead Person (v. 1)
  • B.The Illustration of Marriage (vv. 2-3)
  • Our old husband: the law
  • Our new husband: Jesus
  • II.THE RESULTS OF BEING FREE FROM THE LAW (vv. 4-6)
  • A.A New Freedom: We Died to the Law Through Christ (v. 4)
  • B.A New Relationship: We are Freed to Belong to Christ (v. 4a)
  • C.A New Purpose: To Bear Fruit to God (v. 6)
  • D.A New Motivation: Love Not Obligation (v. 6)
  • III.THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW FOR THE UNBELIEVER (vv. 7-13)
  • A.Exposes and Defines Sin (v. 7)
  • B.Arouses and Defines Sin (VV. 8-9)
  • C.Condemns Sin (vv. 10-11)
  • D.Reveals God’s Character (v. 12)
  • E.Reveals How Bad Sin Is (v. 13)

Conclusion: The Old Testament law is meant to show us we cannot earn our way to God and heaven and need to depend on God’s grace. Belonging to Jesus is not about keeping rules but living in a love relationship with him. Love is the motivation to repent and serve the Lord.