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The Preaching of the Gospel Is An O
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By James Pemberton
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The Preaching of the Gospel Is an Offense!


Scripture says the preaching of the gospel,

 is an offense to the lost.

Christ’ followers should share HIS news!  No matter the cost!


It seems like many in church are walking in a spirit of fear.

Many would just rather live a life that’s “happy and secure.”


“Why tell others of God’s salvation?”  This may offend!

Why, it may even cost them to lose one of their “friends!”


Many don’t know enough of God’s word to share to another.

They have a hard enough time loving

their sister or brother!


God help us!  For the many who

Who claim to be Christ’ believers!

Many have listened to the lies of the great deceiver!


Rather than being the person to preach the gospel this hour…

Many don’t seek the Lord’s wisdom,

 strength or power!


Ball games seem to have replaced a need for prayer…

Why witness to the lost?  Is there anyone who cares?


It’s no wonder why we live in a confused generation.

As many families don’t have Jesus as their foundation!


The gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news around!

It needs to be spread to every city, village and town!


May we all be stirred to preach the good news today!

And be stirred with the words that Christ has to say!


Whosoever will, come and drink of the life he gives!

And live by HIS gospel!  Each day that we live!


By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2013

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Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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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