March 1, 2020

DAVID CARSON | March 1, 2020
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 “The Woes of Legalism”

Luke 11:45-54


Legalism is NOT:

– Teaching and exhorting Christians to obey God and his word.

– Setting up rules, limits, and structures not explicitly taught in the Bible but good for the life of the church.


Legalism IS:

– Legalism is an attempt to gain or maintain favor with God by doing certain things (or avoiding other things), without regard to the condition of our hearts before God.

– Legalism is obedience without gratitude, law without love, and compliance without compassion.


Point 1:  Legalism stresses seekers.

Point 2:  Legalism finds out frauds.

Point 3:  Legalism is a barrier to belief.


Scripture cross references: Luke 5:21-22; 6:2; Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 2:24; Matthew 11:19; John 8:44; Hosea 6:6; John 2:13-16; Luke 4:25-28; Galatians 6:1; Matthew 18:15-20; Romans 6:1-2; Genesis 4:1-6; Proverbs 3:9