life, free from Satan’s effective power (Rom. 6:1-4).
A. Satan’s power stops at the grave (6:7).
B. Jesus died and rose to live beyond the grave, out of Satan’s
C. We died and rose with Jesus, as evidenced by our baptism, and can
now ignore and defy Satan when he tempts (6:3-6).
D. We should reckon this to be the case and continually present our
bodies for obedience to God (6:11-14).
II. Being baptized into union with Jesus means we live by faith
although we never perfectly keep God’s law (Galatians 3:26-28).
A. Abraham was declared righteous by trusting God, and God promised
to bless people of all nations the same way (3:6-9).
1. No one ever becomes righteous by obeying God’s law because no
one obeys all of it perfectly all the time (3:10-14).
2. God’s promise to bless all nations was a one-sided covenant
which depended only on God; the Law involved a two-party
covenant which depended on the people living up to God’s
3. Although the Law cannot save anyone, it prepares people to
hear the Gospel and put their trust in Christ (3:22-25).
B. We are God’s children by faith, baptized into union with Christ
and heirs of God’s promise to Abraham (3:26-28).
III. Being baptized into union with Jesus means we live complete in
Jesus without fearing any hostile powers of the universe
A. Jesus fully embodies all that God is and means to us (2:3, 9).
B. He has conquered all hostile powers and rules over all powers
C. We are complete in Jesus, baptized into union with him,
trusting God’s power who raised him from the dead (2:12-14).