The prophets in Israel had the job of confronting the king to speak God’s word into his life. The “gadflies” in the church do the same. Leaders need to listen to them and not simply label them as troublemakers.
It is clear from the Bible that we should not be out of balance in spiritual gifts. But is it possible to be out of balance about teaching? I think it is.
The Great Commission is the foundational text on which the mission of the church should be based. Or is it? Is there something else that needs to take priority? I think there is.
Churches can be so enamored with numerical growth that the focus is on quantity and quality suffers. Heed the warning of Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:10-15.
God has called us to faithfulness and to leave the results in his hands. King Saul provides an example of one who did not understand this.
A question was raised in a comment on a previous post called Truth Whack-A-Mole. This post is in response to the comment.