What bothers you? What is it that gets your blood flowing? What is it about your Church that gets under your skin?
I do not remember ever hearing someone complain that the pastor was not focused enough on discipleship. Nor do I remember hearing a complaint that the pastor was not exhorting the flock enough to get into the Word. I can’t recall anyone ever complaining that the staff did not rebuke enough. I haven’t heard anyone complain that the equipping ministry of the church was not up to snuff.
What is Important?
I can’t find any passage in the Old or New Testament on the color of the carpet, the type and volume of the music.
I do find in Ephesians 4:11 – 16 that the leaders are supposed to equip. I read in 2 Timothy 4:1 – 2 that the leader of a body is supposed to proclaim the Word continually, he is to reprove, rebuke, exhort, and instruct. He is supposed to reprove severely, Titus 1:13 and he is supposed to do that so that no one ignores him, Titus 2:15.
I wonder what bothers us says about us.