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Too Many Christians Are Easily Offe
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By James Pemberton
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Too Many Christians Are Easily Offended


It often seems like, at just the “drop of a hat.”

How many Christians get offended and “turn their back.”


At church, some say “we welcome you as you are.”

Then talk about you when you go out to your car.


As long as you’re “in the groove” and say “pleasant things.”

You feel some “love” no matter what life may bring.


You get involved with activities of various kinds.

And have discussions with “many different minds.”


But if you say something to

someone that may “offend.”

They “have nothing to do with you.” 

And don’t call you “friend.”


How many believe what scripture teaches

 about God’s eternal love?

How many try to be an example of God above?


What good does it do to tell others you’re Christ’ example…

When an “offensive” brother is

kicked around and trampled?


Isn’t it time to put all of your feelings of anger aside?

Then ask God to take away all bitter feelings and pride?


To those who’ve received mercy, it must be given in return.

  Jesus knows our every thought and is concerned!


Why not find somebody that you have brushed away?

Simply speak love to him in what you do and say!


Learn what it truly means to live and the power to forgive!

Your life for Christ, is what our savior gives!


Seek to restore relationships in those that surround you!

Seeing how God can work  

 may astound you!


By allowing the goodness of Christ

in you to be completed…

Any hard feelings or unforgiveness

will be defeated!


By Jim Pemberton       (c) 2016

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Submitted: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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