Bearing fruit vs tacking on tinsel

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Romans 7:4 : “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Dr. John Piper, in a sermon, “Dead to the Law, Serving in the Spirit, Part 1”-

His [Paul’s] answer is that when you died to the law you were joined to Christ. You weren’t freed from the law just to float around in no relationship at all. You were freed from the law and united to Christ. Christ is your new “husband.” And notice what it says about this Christ – “who was raised from the dead.” This person we are joined to is alive. This is no list of commandments. This is no external slate of duties. This is a spiritual union with…

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