Further Instruction (but still elementary)
a. It’s plural because it involves two spheres — the physical and the spiritual (Rom. 6:1-4).
b. The Gospel is not just about Christ dying for our sins (Rom. 5:6-7); it’s also about us, dying with Christ (Rom. 6:5-14).
c. Our death in Christ sets us free from (or we die to) three powerful spiritual forces:
- The power of sin (Rom. 6:15-23)
- The power of the Law (Rom. 7:1-6)
- The power of the flesh (Rom. 7:7-24)
d. Consequently we no longer belong to…
- Satan (Eph. 2:1-3)
- The world (Gal. 6:14)