Jesus knew that the fire within has to burn brighter than the fire without. When the pressure was too much to handle, Jesus let go and let God. When friends betrayed him Jesus knew who he could trust, when pain and suffering stood ahead of him, Jesus focused on the joy set before him. Jesus beat burnout and so can you. Through looking at his experience in Matthew 26:36-38 and teaching in John 15:5 we will explore how to light the fire within and find a balance of work and rest.[mp3player width=700 height=420 config=burnedout.xml file=http://www.jacobswellmemphis.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015.06.20-Burned-Out-Jesus.mp3]
John the Baptist is a classic over-achiever. He didn’t just go on a diet, he only ate locusts and honey. He didn’t just downsize to a smaller home, but moved to the desert. Jesus talked about John as a “burning and shining light,” but even the greatest of oil lamps burn out when the fuel is exhausted. The good news is that Jesus continued where John left off and took the ministry far beyond where John could have ever taken it and so it is with us. When we get to our end we can finally tap into the power of eternity.