There is an idea out there, at least so I have heard, that if you are called to be a prophet then everything you do from that point on is “prophetic” and, consequently, “correct.” We talked about being called last week and it seemed to me a good thing to address some of the drawbacks of being called.
This is your opportunity to be exposed to a peculiar malady called, at least by me and some of my circle, “Senior Pastor Disease.” I’ll leave you to the sermon to get a better definition of this but in short, it is the delusion that because one speaks with authority in one area, all speech in all areas becomes authoritative. Jonah is our primary example of a person being called, in this case as prophet, turning out to not be all that great outside of the narrow definition of “prophet” and “prophecy.”
Give the sermon a listen and know I am aware of the difference between Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan . . . no matter what it might sound like. You don’t have to let me know I got that wrong, but you can if you want to of course. What I’m even more interested in is what you think about what I said.