Summary: The Church is in need of Revival and America is in need of healing. This sermon enlightens us about how to make this happen.
God is Calling us to Repentance
By: Ken Jarman
Please turn with me to:
2CH 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2TI 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2TI 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2TI 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy is the second letter Paul wrote to Timothy with instructions about teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Although this letter was to Timothy and Paul was speaking of the religious people of his day. I believe when we look around us at the religious people of this day. We can see much of the same things Paul was speaking of then.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine
People today are turning away from sound doctrine because sometimes it cuts deep into their lives and their hearts.
They don’t want to be told about sin
They don’t want to hear about repentance
They don’t want to hear about obedience to God
They don’t want to hear about the commandments of God
They don’t want to hear about living holy and righteous lives
In other words they don’t want to hear the word of God.
But after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
They want to be in a church where the Pastor will preach nothing but what they want to hear.
They want to be in a church where if it feels right it’s got to be right.
They want to be in a church where they can be entertained and amused and pacified
(Don’t say or preach anything that will upset anyone)
They want to be in a church where they can shout and cut a two-step just for the sake of doing it and they tell each other “my, my we had church today”
They want to be in a church where they can shout and holler at the preacher as he preaches. Then tell you “child, did he preach today” but they have no idea what he was preaching about.
They have turned their ears so far from the truth that they will believe anything
Paul warns Timothy and us about these people
2TI 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2TI 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2TI 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2TI 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2TI 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2TH 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.