Many cannot listen to the word of the Lord when preached in its purity. The reason is; man doesn’t like being corrected on how he might be living. Man thinks the message of the scripture is supposed to please him. But that isn’t going to be the case; because God doesn’t think as man. God thoughts are higher than heaven above the earth. Isa 55:8-9. The scriptures teach what God wants, not what man wants.
It is amazing that people will walk out of a church complaining about what was said in the sermon. Let me ask this. Did the preacher teach what was in the bible? Can you open your bible at home and see what he said? Do you think that the word of the Lord isn’t to step on toes? Are you perfect? If you are, then you are God. Will you admit to being God? If not, you must submit to bible admonishment. The word of the Lord is correction, not a praise of men speech. The word of the Lord are the words which convict men of sin and causes them to change so they can be saved. Heb 4:12. Jer 23:29. Jer 5:14. 2 Tim 4:1-4.