All posts tagged: Itching ears

Pastor, Gimme some sugar


For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,¬†and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 There are five things I would like to point out in this passage of scripture that should make all of us concern: 1. The time is coming. When one reads this verse it almost sounds like Paul is warning Timothy about something that was going to happen in a distant future. But Paul is not referring merely to sometime in the distant future but to a situation he expected Timothy to face or one he was already facing. It is not in some distant future – it is happening now, maybe in your church. 2. People will not endure sound teaching If you ever thought that preaching was supposed to make you comfortable and happy; and not challenge and provoke you, well think again. All scripture is useful for Reproving, rebuking, and …