Why would people go to the prophets and do they listen to them?

(Questions compiled from Middle school sermon notes)

Deep down I like to believe that we all want to be better-that we want the world to be better. Prophets can point the way to a better world- that attracts people to their message. The problem is they usually challenge us to change in order to bring the world in line with God’s call. Change is hard! It seems that people hear, but don’t really LISTEN to prophets. We’ll have a few more chances this year to hear from the prophets…will we listen to their call for us? – Pastor Trudy Stoffel