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Key Thought:

Depression is a physical and spiritual battle.


Key Quote

“You’re not as alone as you think you are. God has His people scattered where He needs them!” – Pastor Bil Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is your dream job?
  • If you could trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you choose?
  • What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?
  • How did you find your way into this LifeGroup?


Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • How do the physical action steps that Pastor Bil gave influence the spiritual?
  • How does isolation lead to depression?
  • What is the importance of healthy community when battling depression?
  • Why do you think depression/anxiety is so common in today’s world?


Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • How did you discover the purpose God has for your life?
  • How do you get still in the presence of God?
  • What is a dream you have that you feel is from God?
  • What do you want your legacy to be?


Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for defeating depression on the cross. We know that because You overcame the world, we have the victory. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on You. In Your Name we pray, amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Invite accountability in your life to help get you on a sleep and exercise schedule.
  • Spend intentional time with God this week over the purpose He has for your life.
  • Identify the things you can control and utilize them to help combat any anxiety you have.

Scriptures

“Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there.” 1 Kings 19:3 NLT

“Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. ‘I have had enough, LORD,’ he said. ‘Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.’" 1 Kings 19:4 NLT

“Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.” 1 Kings 19:5a NLT

“But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, ‘Get up and eat!’ He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So, he ate and drank and lay down again.” 1 Kings 19:5b-6 NLT

“Then the angel of the LORD came again and touched him and said, "Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you." 1 Kings 19:7 NLT

“So, he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God.” 1 Kings 19:8 NLT

“There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the LORD said to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’" 1 Kings 19:9 NLT

“Elijah replied, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.’" 1 Kings 19:10 NLT

"’Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’" 1 Kings 19:11-13 NLT

“He replied again, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.’"  1 Kings 19:14 NLT

“Then the LORD told him, ‘Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat, from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as my prophet.  Anyone who escapes from Hazael will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape Jehu will be killed by Elisha!’” 1 Kings 19:15-17 NLT

“Yet I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!"  1 Kings 19:18 NLT


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