Stress – Study Guide

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Personal Reflection

  • What are the most stressful things in your life?
  • What do you do to handle that stress?
  • Are there any areas where you’re responsible for doing more than you alone can handle?
  • Are there people that you can trust to help?
  • If not, why is that?  Is it because they lack the character or the ability?  Is it because you can’t give up control?
  • If the problem is with them, how can you help them develop?
  • If the problem is with you – do you feel like you need to be in control?
  • Is your job description achievable without help?  Is it too demanding for one person?

If you work in the arts, entertainment, or hospitality … 

  • Do you notice your audience being stressed?
  • How do they respond to your work?
  • What more could you do to help them de-stress?
  • How do you cope with the limits of what you can do for them?

 

Bible Study

 Moses

We can be very familiar with the story of Moses.  Have you ever considered how stressful his life became?  As you read about Moses, notice the things that would stress him – especially the things that he carried responsibility for.  How does he relate with God about those?  Are there ways in which the situation is made better?

Jesus

  • What responsibilities did Jesus carry during His three year ministry?  Do you ever think about those as you read the gospels?
  • As you read the run up to the cross, do you recognise the burden Jesus feels?
  • Given that, how does He relate with His disciples and His Father?
  • How does He relate to Jerusalem?
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