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(from Good Word Online):

Memory Text: Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

What are your favorite Elijah stories?

  • What attracts you to these stories?
  • Do Elijah’s experiences encourage or discourage you?

Would God be more inclined to perform miracles for believers or unbelievers?

  • cf C. S. Lewis—unbelievers need miracles. Lack of miracles shows higher level of faith.
  • Would we be more justified to pray for miracles for unbelievers than believers?

Lessons from Elijah’s life

  • Time of trouble and Elijah.
  • EGW says we’ll “not lack or suffer hunger. . .” EW 56.
  • In spite of promises and miracles, we humans are susceptible to stress. (Cf Elijah)
  • What is our best preparation for our Time of Trouble?
  • Sleep, exercise, healthy diet (lesson) = good stress treatment.

Jesus’ coping mechanisms.

  • Prayer
  • Nature
  • Friends in Bethany
  • Helping others. How does helping others alleviate stress?