Preventing Burnout by Fenton Moorhead

PREVENTING BURNOUT
Pastor Fenton Moorhead
James 5:17, I Peter 5:7, 1 Kings 19:1-15
June 28, 1998

... if you look in your bulletin under Care
Ministries, I believe it's the first page in, we
provide a lot of things to help people deal with their
lives. The first one we see is a Couple
Communications Workshop, so that's the first thing you
see, how to communicate with your spouse.

And then next, When Living Hurts. Sometimes
depression is God's way of telling us that something
in our life needs to change. On Tuesday, June 30th,
at 6:45 p.m. in our chapel we will address issues
about depression and when living hurts. And Pastor
Jim Moorhead will moderate the discussion with a panel
of professional Christian counselors, who will share
with us ways we can acknowledge and manage depression.
So this is one more event that is planned to help us
deal with real struggles of life.

And you know, sometimes we put ourselves under
pressure, one of the things Diane has said is, you
know, when you're a good Christian, you're not
supposed to have problems like this. Show me that in
the Bible. Instead, the Bible says, Elijah was a
person just like us, and that takes us to our message
outline today. If you'll take that right now, and if
you'd like to follow along.

I'm excited about this message, it deals with the
greatest prophet in the Old Testament. There are two
key figures that rise above all others in the Old
Testament, one is Moses and the other is the prophet
Elijah. And they both appeared on the mountain of
transfiguration to talk with Jesus, of all the
characters in the Old Testament. And yet James,
chapter 5, verse 17 says, "Elijah was a person just
like us."

The story is told, I don't know if it's mythology
or fact, but it's been told a great deal, that the
boxer, championship boxer, Mohammed Ali was flying on
an airplane once, and he refused to put on his seat
belt, he would n ...


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