Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Preaching the Word of God is not an issue, teaching the Word of God is not also an issue. WHAT IS THE ISSUE then? The big issue is “DOING’ the Word of God, James 1:22; Are you doing the Word? Can you still obey the Word of God if it affect you? What is your attitude, your language, your actions, your mode of dressing, the kind of people you keep company. Can your people follow you as they follow Paul?
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1Cor 11:1
God cannot approve you by your preaching and teaching of the Word of God but you will be approved by DOING. James 1:22