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We Don't Need A "Great Church," But
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By James Pemberton
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We Don’t Need a “Great Church,” But A Love For Jesus!


There’s a church I was invited to come to.

 “This is a great church!”  It’s really cool!”


“We have a great pastor that preaches a great sermon!”

“We have great people, lights, and beautiful curtains!”


“You’re invited to a service that’s awesome and great.”

“It lasts an hour!” “Make sure you’re not late.”


“You’ll find a great service in this hour!”

“You’ll have a great time and will feel God’s power.”


“The worship is great too!”

“The music will stir your soul!”

“Getting more people into our building is our goal!”


I thought; “In this great church, is something missing?”

In this “greatness…”   What kind of life are we giving?


What does scripture say about Christ’

body’s purpose and meaning?

Are we focused on God?  Or what gives us

 a “good feeling?”


Holiness and repentance must be our

 daily goal and passion…

Being sold out to Christ

 shouldn’t seem old fashioned!


I’d rather have Jesus than the

“greatness of a church” any day!

I’ll love and worship HIM… 

No matter that others say!


May we all return to our first love…

 Jesus must be our lord!

It’s in heaven where we need to have

 our treasures stored!


I seek the greatness of our God! 

And I worship his mighty name!

With his holy presence in church… 

Things will never be the same!


By Jim Pemberton     (c) 2015

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Submitted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 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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