Relational Vampires – Part 1


Pastor Louis Johnson, October 7, 2018

Part 1- Controlling People

The Controller’s Two Greatest Weapons

Threats and Guilt

(Matthew 16:22-24) Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

Three Things to Know

Know what you are called to do.

Know when someone is trying to control you.

Know when to draw a line in the sand.

(Matthew 16:23) Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

The relationships you have are a combination of what you’ve created and allowed.

If you don’t like what you have, change what you expect and what you accept.

(Matthew 16:24) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”