The Sin Of The Controlling Spirit

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 19:30
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1. Marks of a controlling person.
a. Moodiness
b. A bad temper
c. Uneasy with questions
d. Lying
e. Gives few compliments
f. Can't accept NO
g. Seldom understands others
h. Blames others
i. Have few close friends
j. Not good at being a team player
k. Abuse administrative powers
2. God's answers for the controller
a. God calls us to humility and submission 1 Peter 5:5,6
b. God calls us to honor others opinions above our own Romans 12:10 Philipians 2:1-4
c. God calls us to love and honor one another
d. God calls us to have control over our own spirit. Proverbs 16:32
e. God calls us to do our part and trust in God. Luke 17:10
3. How should we relate to a controller?
a. Love them while gently helping them to see themselves.
b. Commit the situation to God for his work.
c. Never be ashamed to uphold truth.
d. Choose time and space where appropriate.
e. Be careful that their ways do not rub off on us.