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There Was Some 'Excitement at Churc
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By James Pemberton
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There Was Some “Excitement” At Church…


There was some “excitement” at church.  I wasn’t invited!

The type of entertainment they had. 

Had already been decided!


They wanted something that would

 “stir up” the newest fashion.

They wanted to do this with a “compelling passion.”


They wanted to include loud instruments and a guitar.

They figured this would bring in people from afar!


Of course they also wanted to charge for “admission.”

Why not?  This would “fulfill” their mission!


This seems to be the way many churches are going…

The power of God they seem to be “avoiding.”


Rather than seeking God’s holiness

and forgiveness of sins…

They look to what can “self-gratify” within!


I’m not here to seek a worldly kind of “entertainment.”

I’m here to seek the presence of God this very moment!


It comes from spending time in seeking HIM in prayer.

Wherever I am…  He is God! 

And is always there!


If it’s “excitement” you give.  I’m in the “wrong place!”

I’m simply here as a sinner saved by God’s grace!


My “thrill” is in Jesus Christ.  And him alone!

He brings peace and joy to me and my home!


Jesus brings to me what money cannot afford!

He’s my provider!  My comforter!  And my Lord!


By Jim Pemberton    c2012

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Submitted: Monday, July 16, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 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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