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Being Old Fashioned...
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By James Pemberton
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Being Old Fashioned...

I once had a pastor who preached
on holiness and sin.
And preached on what it
means to be born again.

He had a deep conviction and
passion in his voice.
Whether you came next Sunday--
This was your choice!

His number one goal and deep ambition.
Was to preach God's word with a deep conviction.

A conviction of God's power in
redeeeming man's soul.
And of a saviour's blood that can make you whole.

I'm thankful of the memories
I have of him today.
Even though he preached in an "old fashioned way."

I wish more pastors would
preach like this man did.
Who could preach and be a Godly
example in how they live.

What has happened to our
nation's Godly leaders?
Where are the the Holy Ghost'
inspired preachers?

Have many of them compromised
in what they preach?
A way of righteous living-- do any of them teach?

Perhaps the way I believe is
"old fashioned" to many folks.
I've heard the criticism,
laughter and the jokes.

I'm going to seek God and listen to his voice.
Whom you listen to for Godly instruction...
it's your choice!

Whatever your pastor says. is right or wrong...
God's word in your heart must certainly belong!

Living for Jesus 100% may be an
old fashioned way of living.
But it's his life for mine... is what he is giving!

By Jim Pemberton (c) 2008

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Submitted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Last Updated: Thursday, October 23, 2008

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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