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July 2022

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Loving Legalism – No Such Thing! – Greg Albrecht

From the time the first human beings walked the face of the earth, literally billions of people have been living lives of religious legalism—attempting to do for themselves what God has already done for them—trying to replace God's infinitely powerful grace with empty, useless human effort. After Jesus came to us, telling us about and showing us God's unconditional love, and after establishing his church, it seems we should have gotten the point. But even though Jesus, God in the flesh, came as one of us revealing the Father, religious legalism continues even among people who claim to be Christians. In fact legalism, as a counterfeit and ...

Loving Legalism – No Such Thing!

  From the time the first human beings walked the face of the earth, literally billions of people have been living lives of religious legalism—attempting to do for themselves what God has already done for them—trying to replace God's infinitely powerful grace with empty, useless human effort. After Jesus came to us, telling us about and showing us God's unconditional love, and after establishing his church, it seems we should have gotten the point. But even though Jesus, God in the flesh, came as one of us revealing the Father, religious legalism continues even among people who claim to be Christians. In fact legalism, as a ...

The Deadly Fruit of Legalism, Part 2 – The Problem and the Solution

Legalism can turn us into hard hearted, narrow minded, spiteful and judgmental people. It's a serious problem for Christians because it separates us from the intimacy with Christ and others we were meant to have. In this program Greg talks about the good news that Jesus Christ is.

The Deadly Fruit of Legalism, Part 1 — Legalism’s Disguises

Greg counts himself as a survivor of legalism. In this first of two programs he reveals from his own experience some of legalism's disguises and the harm lurking under those disguises.

How God Changes Christians

Must you jump through endless religious hoops for God to reward you? Must you “do” a lot of religious stuff to be saved? The Bible emphatically says, “No!” Greg talks about this in the second program of our four-part series on the book of Ephesians.

From Legalism to Love

Is there a heavenly Dow Jones-like report tracking how we're doing? If our spiritual stock is down, is God mad at us? Greg gives two vital keys summarizing what Jesus taught about moving “From Legalism to Love.”

Spiritual Imposters

It’s so easy for Christians to fall into the trap of “look good religion”. Some hype their spiritual resume becoming imposters and frauds. In this third program of our Recovering from Legalism series, Greg talks about “Spiritual Imposters.”

The Great Deception

Centering one's life on law-keeping robs Christians of the fullness God offers, by pulling the wool over their eyes. It does this in three ways you should know about. Greg unveils these deceptions in this second program of our four part series on Legalism.

The Price of Legalism

Are you living a life of spiritual poverty — too much form and too little substance? Is compliance with do’s and don’ts the substance God wants for us? Greg Albrecht answers these important questions in the first program of our "Recovering from Legalism" series.

Legalism — Spiritual Bankrupcy

Did you know that the spelling "Sundae" in ice cream sundaes came about because church leaders in Evanston, Illinois objected to the newly popular mixture of chocolate syrup and ice cream being called an ice cream "Sunday"?  Greg shows just how bankrupt legalism is. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0087.mp3

The Virus of Legalism

Legalism is a virus that is always present in organized Christianity. It is always lurking, looking for a weakness, some way to become active. Legalism sneaks around in the shadows trying to convince us that salvation is Christ "plus."