It’s one thing to be “called out” in a general way because you’re convicted by Truth. That’s the work of the Spirit, and it’s a great thing (though in the moment we don’t always think so).
It’s another thing entirely when you’re specifically “called out” from stage, the sermon stopped, and you’re told “I hope if you’re going to be a preacher that everybody in the audience talks when you preach. You’ll reap what you sow.”
Ouch. (you’ll see that in the video below)
I was called out once for using an electronic Bible. That was fun.
Check out this clip.
Is it ever appropriate to call out somebody publicly, from the pulpit?
(HT: Todd Rhoades)