The Lure of Legalism



The Lure of Legalism


Luke 6:1-11, Pastor Howard Harden

Message delivered May 3, 2015 during the morning services.



Legalism is a trap that can ensnare any believer.  Through two confrontations with the Pharisees, Jesus shows us three dangers legalism poses. 

Legalism can lead me to...

  1. DISTORT what God SAID. (vs. 1-4)
    • "The seventh day commemorated God's finished work of CREATION.  The first day commemorates God's finished work of REDEMPTION."
  2. FORGET what matters MOST. (vs. 6-11)
    • "Good OMITTED is evil COMMITTED."
  3. MISS what God OFFERS. (vs. 5)