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What's Church for?
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By Michael P. Johnson
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   What’s church for?

The church of God is you and I

A home for lost and stray

A place where self can learn to die

And live God’s Holy Way


Yet some leave church with sunken head

They’ve sang their song and prayed

A drop of wine a piece of bread

Without a change being made


Back home they sit and wonder why?

They went to church at all?

Their bibles yet again will lie

On shelves out in the hall


For six more days just as before

They’ll work at times and play

Then just as if it were the law

They’ll live the same old way


But life in Christ is not a game

Nor for the proud or chick

We’re called to serve, praising Gods’ name

All seven days each week


We know a Christian by their fruits

In what they do and say

Not how they wear fine frocks and suits

But how they spend each day


These words may seem like bitter wine

Yet none the less they’re true

When if you’ve heard you still feel fine

Perhaps they’re not for you


But if my friend, you’re not at ease

Please take these words quite free

Consider them whilst on your knees

They may be right you see.....

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Submitted: Saturday, March 10, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012

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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