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There Was Some Excitement At Church

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There Was Some Excitement At Church

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

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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Jim.. Thank you so much for your love the comment when I think about the poetry you write.. I've visualize a portrait that compares to God.. I think you offer wonderful ideas and inspiration through your words... always..pd

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:51:00 AM
    so true even the music is becoming R n B and HIP-HOP,watering down the power of GOD,great write Jim

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:35:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem and so well said. It mad emy day this Monday morn. Thanks for sharing, Jancarl