My sending church, the Summit, has been going through their summer series titled "Something Better, Something Greater." Most weeks I download the sermon and listen to it when I am traveling or doing things in my office. Although I have enjoyed every week of this sermon series this past week on the call of Elisha is worth sharing. Yes, I know it is a 51 minute sermon, but it is worth every minute of it. If you do not have the time to watch the entire sermon than I encourage you to go to the website and download it to listen on the go.
Burn the Plow: The Call of Elisha: 1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:1-14
From the sermon:
Three things characterize his (Elisha's) response, which is where the invitation of something greater begins.
1. The path to "something greater" goes through the valley of surrender, sacrifice and service.
2. The possibilities of "something greater" are realized only through bold acts of faith.
3. The power to pursue "something greater" is found in the heavenly vision.