Legalism (Part 1)

By Caitlin Pifer
Podcast Episode

We continue our discussion of Jesus & Compassion and explore how legalism affects our relationships.

"Legalism is a fascinating thing to study, particularly in our modern world where you’ve got competing worldviews that have their own different legalisms. It seems like everyone is reacting to someone else’s legalism! It’s a great place to dive in and hear from Jesus."

"What the law lacks is power, and that’s why the Spirit of Jesus is so central. The only way then that I can obey the law – especially in the way Jesus and the Apostle Paul have raised the standards of the law – is by the spirit."

"Love is so delicate. It’s so difficult to balance all the angles, the timing -- how to say something and when to say it and who to say it to and how to break through my own fears. Love is so complex that I need Jesus inside of me. ‘Apart from me, you can do nothing.’ "