STRESS...THE DEMANDS MADE ON OUR LIVES, OUR RESOURCES.
IRON POOR BLOOD? PLOP PLOP FIZZ FIZZ, O WHAT A RELIEF IT IS.
HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF?
PILLS RELIEVE STRESS?
NO ONE LIVES A STRESS FREE LIFE! NOT HOW MUCH, BUT HOW YOU
HANDLE STRESS IS THE ISSUE! YOU CANNOT ESCAPE STRESS, BUT YOU
CAN NEUTRALIZE IT!
NO ONE EXPEREINCED MORE STRESS THAN JESUS CHRIST. HIS LIFE IS A
MODEL FOR US IN DEALING WITH STRESS? HOW DID HE HAVE PEACE IN
THE FACE OF SUCH PRESSURE AND DEMANDS? WHAT WAS HIS SECRET
1. PEOPLE MADE DEMANDS ON HIM CONTINUALLY!
2. HE WAS REPEATEDLY MISUNDERSTOOD.
3. CRITICISED BY THE RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT!
4. TEMPTED BY THE DEVIL PERSONALLY!
HOW EASY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR JESUS TO BE DISCOURAGED, TO HAVE
BEEN STRESSED OUT TO THE POINT OF GIVING UP!
EXAMPLES FROM JESUS ON HOW TO HANDLE STRESS:
1. KNOW WHO YOU ARE. PRINCIPLE OF IDENTIFCATION.
JOH 8:12 Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever
follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light
How to refuse to be pressured into other people's molds. Trying
to be someone you are not is pressure.
You know who you are by identifying whose you are! Who or what
is your master? Be what God made you to be! His child, dearly
loved, graciously forgiven forever, gifted and called to serve
God and oneanother.
Not content to live a life of self-centered indulgence measuring
your worth by popularity, power or wealth.
Who serves the servants?
Because Jesus knew who ...
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