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Suffering for Christ???
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By James Pemberton
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Suffering For Christ?


Jesus…   Do I really know what it means

 to suffer and sacrifice?

I’ve been living good, and have

things going “pretty nice.”


I’ve been enjoying each day rather

 content and happy…

I enjoy a beautiful home..,

A nice car and family!


With all of this…  Who could ask

 for anything more?

But to daily sacrifice for Jesus? 

What is the purpose for???


Jesus told the rich man to sell that we had.

 And give to the needy.

I ‘ve been living for myself... 

And have been “selfish and greedy.”


The cross of Christ, in my life,

must have a daily effect!

Jesus gave his life for mine. 

This I must not forget!


I need to come to the cross. 

The symbol of suffering and shame…

And kneel before my lord in

humbleness to HIS name!


By Jim Pemberton   2012


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Submitted: Monday, June 25, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 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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