Date: January 22, 1995

Series: A Killer Called Legalism

Speaker: Steve Thurman

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A Killer Called Legalism
Part 3
Mark 3:1-6


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It's not often that Jesus gets angry, but He certainly gets angry at the meanness of legalism. Let's take a look ...

Outline (Mark 3:1-6)

A. The Situation of a withered hand




B. The Sickness of a withered heart




Life Response

Legalism is promoted by people with withered hearts, by men and women who have allowed their hearts to become withered. And this makes God angry. And it should make you angry, too.

Someone once said a very simple and wise thing that went like this: "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."

Definitions ... think about them!

Legalism: An environment in which pettiness is allowed to dominate people's lives.

Legalism: An atmosphere in which people are tried, convicted, and hung based on their unwillingness to conform to the trivial.

Legalism: An environment Jesus refuses to tolerate and live in without confrontation ... and neither should we.


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