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Body Parts
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The body needs one’s legs to walk

Needs hands with which to feel

Without a mouth we’d fail to talk

Nor eat as now a meal


The church of Christ is much the same

Her parts are needed too                              1Co.12:12

When void of limbs she too is lame

The same as me and you                               Eph. 5:30


Apostles are the church’s feet

They journey to and fro

While catching fish and planting wheat

They’ll teach and help to grow


With Heaven’s Truth Christ’s church is fed          Col.1:24

That none should ever stray

The Lord ordains to serve Life’s Bread

A priest to show The Way


Anointed has God’s priest to be

With oil from Jesus’ hand

Shepherds to Christ must bend the knee

To gain and understand


Prophets are used  God word to tell

Where parts should come and go

What each should do to function well

For Heaven’s will to flow


Some parts will teach through Christ the Lord

Others will preach the same

Tongues will speak in one accord

And magnify His name  


God’s gifts are not to be abused

They’re Holy; not for fun

They’re for His flock and only used

To glorify His Son.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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