Depression caused by Unbiblical Expectations

Unbiblical STANDARDS lead to unbiblical expectations.

Unbiblical expectations can lead to DEPRESSION .

Read 1 Kings 17 and 18:

Getting In (and Out) of Depression: (1 Kings 19:3-18)

  1. How to Get into Depression: (unbiblical expectations, life isn't what you planned)

    1. RETREAT by yourself. (1 Kgs 19:3-8)

    2. REPEAT the negative. (1 Kgs 19:10,14)

    3. REMEMBER nothing of God's Goodness. (1 Kgs 19:4-7)

  2. How to Get Out of Depression:

    1. Return to GOD . (1 Kgs 19:9-11)

    2. Return to WORK . (1 Kgs 19:15)

    3. Return to PEOPLE . (1 Kgs 19:15-17)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Kings 19:1-17

  1. What are some ungodly standards the world promotes? How can you protect your children from these? [If you don’t have children, think in terms of, “If I did, I would do this…”. If your children are grown, what advice would you give them today (for your current or future grandchildren) on the subject?]
  2. How is depression tied into wrong expectations about life? How does being overly self­-absorbed tie into depression / expectations?
  3. Why is isolating yourself a common habit for many people who struggle with depression? What would you say to a friend who seems depressed and isolating him/herself?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another!