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Does Serving Jesus in Holy Living
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By James Pemberton
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Does Serving Jesus In Holy Living Offend You?


I met a person who didn’t want to be reminded.

He said; “I serve Jesus, but I’m open-minded.”


I wondered for a minute what he was thinking.

Is he serious? Has he been drinking?


He began to talk about a God’s love and grace.

Anything seemingly righteous was “out of place.”


He was determined to live by his own “set of rules.”

“Whoever believes the whole Bible are fools.”


He seemed to believe scripture at his own discretion.

Not wanting anything to do with God’s plan of salvation.


Perhaps this “open mind” needs

 to be closed for “repairs.”

And opened to Jesus who loves him and cares.


“There’s a way that seems right… “  

“But the end leads to death.”

Bearing the cross of Christ is always the best!


Narrow is the path to life and wide is the way to destruction.”

Choosing “our own path” is a dangerous presumption.


God is filled with mercy, grace and goodness too!

A life of righteous and holy living

is what he asks of YOU!


Living for Jesus may seem to be “close-minded” to many.

But those who are sold out to him…   Are there any???


The road to an eternal life with HIM is narrow and straight.

Jesus is the only way to enter heaven’s gate…


Why not allow HIS presence to fill your soul?

Only HE can COMPLETELY make you WHOLE!


“He hasn’t given us fear.  But of power,

love and a sound mind.”

Won’t you give him a chance?

 While there’s still time???


By Jim Pemberton      (c) 2016

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Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, May 7, 2016

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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