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Look to Jesus! Not the Pastor!
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By James Pemberton
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Look To Jesus!  Not the Pastor!


It seems like many in churches

 are “out of touch…”

Depending on their pastors

 “way too much!”


Spiritual warfare they don’t comprehend…

So many being burdened

with so much sin!


Each Sunday, as they hear

 the pastor’s voice.

They trust him to always make “God’s choice.”


Trusting their denomination, they think they’re “wise.”

Looking to what is appealing

 to their eyes.


Keeping busy and doing the “Sunday thing.”

Not realizing the emptiness this can bring!


Jesus must be the focus of our love and attention…

It must be his word that is

our source of direction!


We can’t just base our lives on a Sunday sermon.

It’s our heavenly father we

must always be serving!


Our pastor cannot live the life we ought to live!

A dedicated life to Christ

 we must daily give!


May you sacrifice your life for Jesus…

 Your king!

He is our savior and redeemer! 

Our everything!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2012

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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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