Living God's Way with Scott LaPierre

Living God's Way with Scott LaPierre


The Dangers of Legalism and Spiritual Bondage (Luke 10:13-17)

September 06, 2021

The dangers of legalism and spiritual bondage are demonstrated in the account in Luke 13:10-17 when Jesus heals the crippled woman. Legalism makes people captives as much as any physical disability. The synagogue ruler was angry because Jesus healed on the Sabbath. It is hard to believe that something so beautiful could be so upsetting, but it reveals the bondage he was in—a bondage that was worse than the crippled woman’s bondage.

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The dangers of legalism and spiritual bondage make people captives as much as physical disabilities as shown when Jesus healed on the Sabbath.

Table of contents* Family Worship Guide for The Dangers of Legalism and Spiritual Bondage (Luke 10:13-17)* Sermon Notes for The Dangers of Legalism and Spiritual Bondage (Luke 10:13-17) * Lesson one: don’t be kept from worshiping because of (part one) suffering.* Lesson one: don’t be kept from worshiping because of (part two) shame.* Lesson one: don’t be kept from worshiping because of (part three) bitterness.* Lesson two: we can’t free people physically, but we can spiritually.* Lesson three: The synagogue ruler was in greater bondage than the crippled woman.

Family Worship Guide for The Dangers of Legalism and Spiritual Bondage (Luke 10:13-17)

Directions: Read the verses and then answer the questions:

* Day 1: Luke 13:1-4, 11, John 9:2-3, Job 1:20—What do you think could have kept this crippled woman from attending corporate worship? What might keep you from attending corporate worship? Why do you think suffering, shame, and bitterness might keep people from church? What can we tell ourselves to prevent this from happening?* Day 2: Luke 13:12-13—What is legalism and spiritual bondage? What keeps people in spiritual bondage? What does it look like when people are in spiritual bondage? What can people do to be delivered from spiritual bondage? Why is spiritual bondage so dangerous?* Day 3: Luke 13:14, Galatians 5:1—why was the synagogue ruler’s bondage worse than the crippled woman’s bondage? In other words, why is spiritual bondage worse than physical bondage? How can Jesus set us free? What does Jesus set us free from? What doesn’t Jesus set us free from? In other words, what do we continue to struggle with after being in Christ?

Sermon Notes for The Dangers of Legalism and Spiritual Bondage (Luke 10:13-17)

Please stand with me for the reading of God’s Word and turn to Luke 13.

Luke 13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath,