A lot of churches are used to discomfort on Sunday mornings.
But it’s usually their pews causing the pain.
It should be the word that unsettles you.
From Will Willimon:
In preaching, you’ll know it’s not the gospel if it purports to offer a formula for living with and loving Jesus without discomfort. In the face of all my homiletic attempts to make Jesus more comforting and comfortable, I hear Jesus ask, “What about the word cross do you not get?”
William H Willimon, Leading With The Sermon, Fortress Press, 2020, pg 120.