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What's Happening in Churches Today?
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By James Pemberton
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What’s Happening In Churches Today???


I remember going to church some time ago…

When the pastor preached...

It brought conviction to the soul!


I remember after the service,

many cried out and prayed…

For many of them…  It didn’t matter

 how long they stayed…


I remember some of the messages

 the pastor was preaching…

Into many of our hearts,

 God’s conviction was reaching!


I remember all these things and much more!

But today…  This wouldn’t be

welcomed in many churches door!


Much of what was then

preached as right or wrong…

In many Christian circles, “doesn’t belong!”


What once was used by God to be

 Godly and instrumental…

Is now called “hateful,” and “judgmental…”


Wait a minute!  Doesn’t the same

God still require a holy life?

This same God still calls marriage… 

One husband and one wife…


In this crazy world, where so many

things are “upside down.”

Are there any seeking God’s holiness?

 Can any be found?


Make no mistake...  God’s judgment

 is coming very soon!

Have you allowed Christ to be the lord in “every room?”


Jesus is still the same!  And surely loves YOU!

Why not invite him in? And allow

him to be your Lord too!


By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2015

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Submitted: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015

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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