August 7, 2016

How to Deal With Difficult People Part 1


Sermon Title: Dealing With Overly Needy People

Sermon Theme: Helping Without Enabling

Sermon Text: Matthew 9:35-38


Introduction: Four Types of Overly Needy People

Galatians 5:13-15; Matthew 9:36

A) The Consistenly Insecure Person

B) The Overly Dramatic Person

C) The Non-Stop Talking Person

D) The Financial Free Loading Person


Three Challenges to Dealing With Overly Needy People:

1) You Need to meet people's NEEDS and not their WANTS.

I Corinthians 6:12; Acts 3:6-7

*Jesus CARED MORE than anyone who has ever lived.

*Jesus did not HEAL EVERYONE in need or grant every request.


A) You ust IDENTIFY What is A Real Need.

B) You must PAY ATTENTION To A Person's Actions And Not Their Words


2) You Need To Set HEALTHY BOUNDARIES For Your Sake and Their Sake

Romans 14:12-13; Mark 1:35-37

A) Set TIME Boundaries

B) Set EXPECTATION Boundaries


3) You Need To ALLOW People To Face Their CONSEQUENCES

John 8:31-32; Galatians 6:7-8; Luke 15:12-32; Luke 5:31; Revelation 22:14

A) RESCUING is not always HELPFUL.

B) Let Jesus BE YOUR SAVIOR and not you.










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