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Pastor, You're In Trouble With God!
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By James Pemberton
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Pastor, You’re In Trouble With God!


You preach “feel good” sermons with no conviction.

There’s many in your church with sinful afflictions.


You often brag about bringing in great numbers…

Most of your people are in a spiritual slumber!


You boast about your building and similar things.

Your words sound good, but what do they bring?


Without God’s holiness, you’re an empty shell .

While so many of your people are going to hell!


You’re a counterfeit of Jesus’ holy and righteous name.

The things allowed in church, you should be ashamed!


You think you have worship, but it’s “worldly chatter.”

A holy reverence for God doesn’t seem to matter!


You can’t fool God by your worldly songs and desires.

You need in your church the Holy Ghost’ fire!


You need the fire of God to burn away your every sin.

You need a holy compassion for Jesus to burn within!


What’s stopping you now, to seek God in holy prayer?

Are you all dried up inside and don’t even care?


Come one and all and lay your needs at the altar of God.

Do it now, even if it seems “unpopular” and “odd!”


God’s judgment is so near, and can happen at any moment.

His word said it’s coming, with no postponement!


Let’s quit playing church!   This isn’t why you’re here!

You’re to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ,

loud and clear!


It’s only the truth of his gospel

that can change mankind!

Let’s do it now, while we still have the time!


By Jim Pemberton    12/11/17


1 Peter 4:17Amplified Bible (AMP) 17 For it is the time [destined] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not respect or believe or obey the gospel of God?

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Submitted: Monday, December 11, 2017

Last Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017

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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