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  • Legalism

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,505 views

    Are you too caught up in man-made laws?

    The story was told some years ago of a pastor who found the roads blocked one Sunday morning and was forced to skate on the river to get to church, which he did. When he arrived the elders of the church were horrified that their preacher had skated on the Lord’s Day. After the service they held a ...read more

  • Liberty Or Legalism?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 123 ratings
     | 8,291 views

    How free should you be as a Christian - especially when dealing with younger, less mature believers. Paul addresses a difficult subject as freedom and legalism are compared. The answers may surprise you.

    I love steak. I really do. Whenever we go out it’s what I feel like most of the time. For a time I became a little reluctant to eat my favorite meat after doing a series of stories as a reporter on ecoli. You remember that, don’t you? The little bacteria killed several people in Oregon and ...read more

  • Liberty Or Legalism?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,506 views

    How free should you be as a Christian - especially when dealing with younger, less mature believers. Paul addresses a difficult subject as freedom and legalism are compared. The answers may surprise you.

    For an audio copy of this message, go to: www.LivingWatersWeb.com. I love steak. I really do. Whenever we go out it’s what I feel like most of the time. For a time I became a little reluctant to eat my favorite meat after doing a series of stories as a reporter on ecoli. You remember that, don’t ...read more

  • Legalism And Grace

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,192 views

    Where the law cannot save, Grace can

    Legalism and grace. Acts 15. 08/18/02 On the first missionary journey of Paul there were attacks on his body. Satan thought with enough stoning with enough beating with rods, he would quit the ministry. None of these stopped this great man of God, so the Devil was going to have to go ...read more

  • The Scourge Of Legalism Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Sep 12, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,041 views

    The problem with legalism is: 1. It turns a relationship of love into a religion of laws. 2. It turns people from encouragers into fault-finders. 3. It emphasizes outward conformity rather than inner transformation.

    What an interesting story about the early church The Word of God has just spread to the Gentiles (non-Jews and people from other lands), and they have responded enthusiastically to its message. There were thrilling stories of healings, miracles and dramatic conversions. These new converts were ...read more

  • Liberty, License, And Legalism

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 205 ratings
     | 17,216 views

    Today there are two extreme positions being expounded. Not new, they have existed since apostolic times. Each critical of the other. Neither is biblically correct. On the extreme right is legalism; on the left - license. The biblical position is liberty!

    LIBERTY, LICENSE, AND LEGALISM GALATIANS 5:1-13 INTRODUCTION: Today in Christianity there are two extreme positions. These positions are not new they have existed since apostolic times. Each is critical of the other. Neither is biblically correct. Both are devastating to the cause of Christ. On ...read more

  • Holiness Without Legalism

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 12, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,993 views

    A message looking to help people live a life of holiness without falling into the trap of legalism.

    Holiness Without Legalism 1 Peter 1:15-16, Galatians 5:1 May 4, 2003 Introduction Have you ever seen a proud legalist? I have. They wouldn’t necessarily call themselves a legalist, but they are. They live their lives around making sure everything is just right so they don’t mess up ...read more

  • Grace Living Lessens Legalism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 24, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,941 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us realize that a person living according to a lawful orientation is always looking for guidelines by which everyone’s actions can be regulated. A person living by Christ’s graceful attitude looks to the Spirit and the word of God fo

    Grace Living Lessens Legalism Galatians 2:16 "Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law but only through faith and absolute reliance to trust in Jesus the Anointed One. Therefore, even we ourselves believed on Christ ...read more

  • Legalism: Our Great Enemy Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Dec 22, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,720 views

    Paul has been writing to the Philippian church, warning them about internal controversies that could divide them. Now Paul turns the attention of the church in Philippi away from the internal controversies and tells them to watch out for legalists.

    What is your aim as a Christian? The aim of a Christian is to, or should be to, please God. Every Christian should in his heart seek to please God. So as Christians we often as that question. What can we do to please God? One person asked this question to a respected Christian institution. He ...read more

  • Pulling The Weeds Of Legalism Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 24, 2003
    based on 206 ratings
     | 43,387 views

    Following a list of rules and regulations will never lead to spiritual vitality. Grace demands that we avoid judging others according to our standards.

    Pulling the Weeds of Legalism Almost every state in our nation still has laws on their books that would surprise most people. For instance, In Florida, a woman may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer. In Indiana, citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or ride in a ...read more

  • Legalism Versus Holiness Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,335 views

    Legalism Versus Holiness, we all want to live holy lives, but sometimes we cross the line and being to live legalistic lives, were is the line?

    Romans 7:1-7:25 Getting on the Same Page As God About Legalism verse Holiness Introduction A. Close your eyes. B. Everyone’s eyes Closed? C. Do not start thinking about lunch D. Do not start thinking about that nice juicy steak you will be enjoying E. Do not start thinking about the ...read more

  • Legalism, Mercy, Grace Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Mar 25, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,024 views

    The Woman caught in adultery faced leaglism but found mercy and Grace in Jesus Christ.

    Intro: 1. Each segment of society has its own terminology: a. computer terms (foreign to me) b. medical terms (confusing,hard to understand) c. mechanic terms (could fool me in a minute!) 2. The church is no exception...we use terms like justification, sanctification, ...read more

  • Liberalism Vs Legalism

    Contributed by Thomas Miller on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,329 views

    Many want to clean the outside of the believer, when the inside is what Jesus put the most emphasis on. I call it visual sins.

    Liberalism VS Legalism Two of the Deadliest Sins A Church received a resume for a Pastor’s position. While reading up on his history they noticed that he had a record. He had been arrested, his doctrine was considered very controversial and on occasions he was run out of town. Fights ...read more

  • Why Legalism Stinks Series

    Contributed by Larry Osborne on Jun 13, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,286 views

    Having a clear understanding of God’s law can help us avoid the trap of legalism. King David, the apostle Paul and Jesus can each give us a healthy perspective on God’s law.

    1 Timothy: Doing Church God’s Way North Coast Church Message #5 August 12-13, 2006 Dr. Larry Osborne Why Legalism ...read more

  • Facing Up To Legalism Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 30, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,604 views

    # 15 in series. “One of the most serious problems facing the orthodox Christian church today is the problem of legalism."