In this sermon, Paul Douglas psycho-analyses the characters of Genesis 29-31. He analyses where each of the characters ‘Locus of Control’ is located. In other words, what controls them. What gives them life and meaning and identity. Rachel and Leah were controlled by their desires to be loved by their husband. Jacob was controlled by his thirst to prove himself. And, Laban was controlled by his need to be head of a united family. These needs, thirsts and desires, led these characters to make some unsavoury decisions. Our needs, thirsts and desires may also lead us in similar ways, unless we find our ‘locus of control’ in the Lord Jesus Christ, and in him alone.
Paul Douglas preaching on Genesis 29-31, on the 20th of November, 2016.