Handling Difficult People

Handling Controlling Manipulative People sermon video. (over 45,412 views – (get the book on Handling Difficult People). Today we are going to talk about Handling Controlling Manipulative People. We find these people all through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Eve manipulated Adam. Sarah controlled Hagar and manipulated Abraham. Jacob manipulated Esau. Laban manipulated and controlled Jacob. Miriam and Aaron even tried to control and manipulate Moses. Eli’s sons controlled and manipulated the people. Delilah manipulated Samson. That’s a good one. You remember the story. Delilah trying to manipulate Samson into telling her the secret of his strength so she could turn him over to his enemies.


By Delbert Young

Handling Controlling Manipulative People sermon video

Sermon notes

Handling Controlling Manipulative People sermon video

Scriptures Judges 16:15-17; Matthew 16:22-23; Exodus 20:3-5; Galatians 1:10

(NLT) Judges 16:15-17  Then Delilah pouted, “How can you say you love me when you don’t confide in me? You’ve made fun of me three times now, and you still haven’t told me what makes you so strong!” So day after day she nagged him until he couldn’t stand it any longer. Finally, Samson told her his secret…

Look how the King James’ version writes it.

Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death.

How many men might, just might, understand a little of what Samson experienced? Ladies, I am just kidding. Let’s go on through the Bible with more controlling manipulative situations. How about the New Testament? Did people attempt to control and manipulate Jesus? Do you remember when Peter tried to manipulate Jesus? That is where Jesus addressed Peter as Satan? Here is a good one. Herod was having a huge birthday party and his stepdaughter danced for him. Herod, probably between the alcohol and lust, promised the girl he would give here anything. She talked Herod’s proposition over with her mother and decided they wanted the head of John the Baptist on a platter. They got what they wanted. Controlling manipulative people can be dangerous. My point is… (continue sermon notes)

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