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Even With Microphones.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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We’re making church to suit ourselves

Not as God’s Word portrays

Some leave their Bibles on the shelves

And lead the strangest ways                            Titus 1:1-16

 

Preaching is good when Truth’s therein

When Fire touches on one soul

God’s Spirit reveals the sin

Averting from life’s goal

 

When Jesus taught as a Rabbi - Mt.26:55 Mk.4:1 Mt.5:1-Mt.13:1

He’d sit as those today   

But now with microphone turned high

Some scream and self-display

 

Screaming sweating with speakers loud

Even in rooms so small

The same as when they face a crowd

In churches wide and tall

 

We sit attentive quiet still

Hoping for Heaven’s bread

But out they come screaming so shrill

As if to raise the dead

 

It may be fine with glowing embers

Grown sturdy as a tree

But tender and fresh new members

Could scare and often flee                            Titus 2:1-15

 

When quietly preachers learn to speak

With toned voice emphasize

Attentive; will be all each week

And that with no surprise

 

No headaches more no minds astray

But preaching most profound

Teaching the flock in Jesus way

Toward the higher ground.....


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Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.


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