Controlling People

Hook: How do you respond when a controlling person tries to manipulate you?

Book: King Herod’s deception failed to work. When the Magi met the Christ child, they were so overjoyed that they spontaneously worshipped Him. The king’s manipulation was even thwarted by God, who warned the Magi to take another route home. Manipulation will never control the purposes of God.

Took: Who are the controlling people in your life? What do the Magi teach you about responding to manipulation?