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Even with Microphones
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By Michael P. Johnson
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     Even with Microphones

We’re making church to suit ourselves

Not as God’s Word portrays

Some leave their bibles on the shelves

And walk the strangest ways                            Titus 1:1-16


Yet preaching’s good when Truth’s therein

When Fire touches on one’s soul

God’s Holy Ghost reveals the sin

Diverting from life’s goal


When Jesus taught as a Rabbi - Mt.26:55 Mk.4:1 Mt.5:1-Mt.13:1

He’d “sit” not like today   

Strutting with microphone turned high

Some scream and self display


Screaming sweating with speakers loud

Even in rooms so small

The same as when they face a crowd

In churches wide and tall


We sit attentive quiet still

Hoping for Living Bread

But out they come screaming so shrill

As if to raise the dead


It may be fine with glowing embers

Those sturdy as a tree

But tender and fresh new members

Could scare and often flee                            Titus 2:1-15


When quiet preachers learn to speak

With toned voice emphasize

Attentive; will be all; each week

And that with no surprise


No headaches more no minds astray

But preaching most profound

Teaching the flock in Jesus way

Guiding to higher ground.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 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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