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Mary Magdalene

One summer eve in Galilee
I stood before my open door;
To me it seemed just one more night--
Like all the others gone before.
Someone would come and, passing by,
Would hear the tinkling of the bells,
Would see the garish harlot's robe
And painted eyes beneath my veil.
Someone, a man like all the rest--
It did not matter much to me--
A nobleman, Samaritan,
A Roman or a Pharisee,
Someone would pause and with one glance
Strip me again of maiden pride,
And leaving, later, never know
The shame and shattered dreams I hide.
O, he would think me very gay;
He would not see my hollow heart
Nor hear me curse him for his pay.
T was then I saw a band of men
Approaching down the narrow road;
There should be one among that crowd
Who wants the favors I bestow.
Kind eyes met mine, and with one look,
He saw what others could not see;
He saw the hunger of my soul,
My loneliness and misery.

I only know that since that day
I live to walk along with Him.
His look of love has changed my life;
I need not sell my love again.
Tonight He sups at Simon's house__
All day the dusty paths we roamed;
But, still he waits, unwashed, unkissed;
Small courtesies no one has shown.
My love for Him! It rolls and swells
Till from His side I cannot stay;
I'll wash His feet with tears of love
And with my hair wipe them away.


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RELUCTANT ATHEIST

I really want to believe in Jesus
I secretly wish that it was true
A love that is really transformational
But my problem is I work with you

It's so hard to believe in a holy God
That would send his son to die for me
If I received him would I be like you
And is being like you being set free

The church music sounds so beautiful
The words from Scripture pure and fair
But if you really believed it was all true
Why is it you can't wait to get out of there

When you get mad your King you curse
You're an arrogant boss, but you call him Lord
Where are your deeds of love & acts of faith
You seem more interested in your brand new Ford

If you believe millions are dying in darkness
And that the world is filled with despair
Why are you always so self absorbed
If Jesus is in you then why don't you care

You say it's wrong for me to look at you
That I should only focus my eyes on Christ
You're asking the blind to see the light
While those who see him are not enticed

So I live as a reluctant atheist 
I'll go to my grave wishing God were true
I'd love to believe in amazing grace
But my problem is I work with you

*Not for contest
Date: 10-19-14


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The Joy of Knowing Jesus

The Joy of Knowing Jesus…

The joy of knowing Jesus is a blessing to know.
He brings peace and nourishment to my soul!

The joy of knowing Jesus brings a peace within.
Knowing that HE has removed my every sin!

The pleasure of serving Jesus is an honor indeed.
Knowing that he’s supplied and met my every need!

The pleasure of living each day, in honor to my king…
Helps me to realize that Christ is my everything!

This opportunity I have, is a special moment.
I know that I’ve been cleansed by HIS atonement!

This same Jesus can bring salvation to you today!
He’s waiting for you!  And loves you in a beautiful way!

Won’t you take the time and receive him too?
See the marvelous work that he can do through you!

There’s a joy of knowing this Lord!  He loves you so much!
He bless and restore your life by his special touch!

This can be the time, for you to come and accept him!
He wants to change your life!  Won’t you let him?

Behold the king of glory!  Hallelujah to the lamb!
He reaches out to all…  With his loving hands!

Let’s thank Jesus for the joy that he’s given!
By his shed blood…  We can all be forgiven!

He offers true love to all!  And is what life is about!
He can change us now!  And bring hope throughout!

The joy of knowing Christ is a pleasure to obtain!
We can find all we need!  In his precious name!

By Jim Pemberton   11/02/14


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The Hypocritical Christian

I am the hypocritical Christian.
I say I follow Christ,
But I'm still consumed by my demons.
I go to church on Sunday,
But I refuse to invite someone back.
I want to serve on mission,
But I'm too afraid to act.
They think I read The Bible,
But I just fall asleep in it.
They think I'm positivity and smiles,
But underneath I'm death and addictions.
They think I'm clean and pure,
But I'm broken and mistaken.
I say I'm not worthy of His love,
But Jesus will never let me be forsaken.
I pray long prayers,
But inside they're empty repetition.
It might look as if my faith is strong,
But my core is too easily shaken.
I say the things I'm supposed to say,
But don't follow His actions or obey.
I speak the truth the church wants to hear,
But deep inside on matters I don't know what to believe.
I walk in shame as if I'm not good enough
To be loved by God and saved through Christ,
But there is nothing I could ever do to earn His peace;
It's a free gift.
I accept;
Now forgiven, changed, and released.
Thank You God,
Thank You Jesus,
Thank You Holy Spirit!
In Jesus' Holy Name,
We pray,
Amen!


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Moments In Time

The sweetest sounds of burning trees
A gentle stroking in the breeze
The calm has lasted past the storm
Cloudy visions, Satan’s roar
Too many sights have passed my way
A time found only in the haze
The softest screams are running bare
My aching bones creak as I stare

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark

The battle’s started at the end
No one is coming to repent
The sinners grab their wine from prey
No judgment calling here to stay
The sport is reckless to be told
The one is laughing at his souls
It falters nowhere to be sure
The power grows forevermore
Like a spirit in the wind
I have no say in where you’ve been 
But cross the line to come to me
And pay the price for ecstasy

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark. 


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Lonely Dreams

I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will fall, let them be;
I believe this is God's plan, follow your dreams.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Money

Money money, ringing in your tills,
Calling us to worship,
The hundred dollar bills.
Bend our knees in wonder,
Bow our heads in awe,
At the power of the liar,
Who now controls us all.
From the darkest deep caverns,
To the stars in the sky,
From the infinite universe,
To the strangers passing by.

From your inner most conviction,
To your laughing in the night,
From everything you 're  seeing,
To everything out of sight.

The new God has risen,
To claim the holy throne,
The one that we have emptied,
Our hearts all cold as stone.

The throne that we have emptied,
We killed the rightful king,
Sold his crown an sceptre,
Pawned his sacred  ring.

Raised his bleeding body,
Up on that bloody hill,
The silent lamb still bleeding,
As the money fills your tills.


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Lord, I've Been Hurting

		
	
Lord., I've Been Hurting!

This one thing I am
 most certain…
Lately I’ve been really hurtin’.

I trying to do right, but it 
turns out “wrong.”
Where, in life,
do I really belong?

So many people
 pass me by.
Sometimes, someone
may say;  “hi!”

I don’t know if this message is
 getting across?
I feel so confused and 
completely lost.

A message of “help” has my
 prayer and plea…
For God to reach out to me!

He reached down and
made me whole!
HIS love and compassion
 filled my soul!

Spending time with Jesus
 is time well spent!
It was for you and me that 
Jesus was sent!

By Jim Pemberton


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God of Light

God of Light

I awaken 
In the dark of night,
And face my lord
The God of Light

Who guides me 
Thru the haze of pain,
And takes on him
My guilt and shame

My comfort 
As he takes my hand,
And shows me
How to rise and stand

Sinless, blameless
Once again,
Because He chose 
To call me friend

A wretched man
Though I may be,
He offers fellowship
To me

I lay no claim
To being just,
He gives me grace
In trade for trust

Impossible 
For any man,
Without the mercy
Of “I Am”

The song of God 
Is in my ear,
Calming each
And every fear

He sings 
His weary child to sleep
This loving shepherd
To his sheep

Protected from
All earthly harm
As I slumber 
In his arms

No longer frightened
By the night
My father
Is the God of Light


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How I Need Jesus


Dear Jesus…  I realize
how much I really need you!
  I want to honor, 
love and trust you!

I  know that others will
disappoint me…
I know that you’re here….  
And will take care of me!

  Your principles of holy
living is what you taught!
Love, Joy and peace…
is what you brought!

 May I bring honor 
 to your name!
Your message of salvation,
I need to proclaim!

Dear Jesus…  You’re all I need!
 And so much more!
It’s you that my life 
was meant for!

 I offer to you, my lord, 
praise and thanksgiving!
For all you’ve done,
 And the life you’re giving!

You all I’ll ever need!  
The anointed one!
There’s victory in YOU!
Life’s battles are won!

By Jim Pemberton    


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War Mentality

They come from a different era
where patriotism is a just cause
they would fight for the true blue
never mind who was right or wrong

they stood staunch and egos proud
their chest out, backs straight and chins up
they come from an old style of thinking
I fight today as my father and grandfather did too.

fighting for an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth
I will die to serve my country even if its a lie
if you try to invade our land
we will come and conquer you

we are defenders of the truth
but the old timers forget
and the young ones have a narrow point of view
there was a time when the immigrants were Irish, Italians and jews

racism was rampant and that hasn't changed
Christians today still preach
'Jesus is savior they say repent your evil ways
pushing their rhetoric just like the roman empire did

amazingly America seems to be doing the same
history seems to repeat itself time and time again
war, religion, oil and what we perceive  as freedom
we invade again and again and call it defending democracy

yet the intelligence comes from spies and other governments
because they have shared interests in different types of policy
they all carefully choose their words
because one slip of the lip could trigger war as it has happened before

todays war on terrorism is a campaign designed  to instill pain 
and un-trust to drain our resources from us 
And our leader claimed up front this is not a religious war
yet he paraphrases from the bible we'll get those evil doers

you see bush fooled our religious leaders too.
he used their belief in Jesus he tricked 'em all just to get their vote
he claims he's a born again Christian and this Christians embraced him holly
but then one day bush spoke to Jesus and asked what to do with Iraq

Jesus responded Invade that country
Now dont get me wrong Jesus was not about war 
he taught of peace, love and compassion
however his message has been twisted and turned over time 

and history shows the hands of Christian religious leaders are always bloody
because they twist the truth to control dictatorship is always the goal
Bush had been plaining war before a judge handed him the seat
on his first day he signed a bill into law prevent any criminal charges against him



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Our Mistake

Some years ago a child was born
Early on a Christmas morn
And in the sky a star did appear
Drawing people from far and near

Bethlehem the holy city the angels said
Some people were so afraid and filled with dread
But still they came to see him and by the star were led
To where the little baby Jesus lay his head

They brought him gifts in worship and crowned the new born king
They thought he was well worth it though not so Herod the king
He wanted Jesus dead for good and so he did decree
Kill all the little babies that should get rid of he

But luckily they missed him, the family had moved on
And when they went a searching, the baby he had gone
He lived to tell his story of his father’s kingdom to come
For this Jesus was crucified and on a cross was hung

He said forgive them father, they know not what they do
And then forgave us for our sins, can this man be true?
His family took him from the cross and laid his body down
Then wrapped his nail holed hands and feet, the laid him in the ground

So when I think of Christmas and of the infant birth
I often think of what we did through all the joy and mirth
So please enjoy your Christmas but try to spare a thought
And think of how we crucified the man who love had brought


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Climbing Moriah

I am climbing up Moriah
With the thing I love most dearly;
On the mountain's heights above me,
I will see my God more clearly.
Incredible expectation!
For with the knife and holy fire,
I must on a stony altar
Bind up and slay my heart's desire.

O, this God of mine, all knowing!
Past my finite mind can see
In the distant, vast eternal
All that He destined I should be.
Only He can make a promise,
And He fulfills each sovereign vow;
Though He slay me, I will serve Him.
He led me here, I'll trust Him now.

The knife is raised; beyond the void
I dare not cast my weary sight;
I can hear no gentle laughter 
In the deep canyons of the night.
I will look instead at Jesus,
And His command I will obey.
There are rams in all His thickets;
He is the Christ, the same always.


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Trust

God has a plan,
And it is out of my hands.


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Tell Me

I'm lost hurt and angry
Why did you take his life
I want, No I need to know
Tell me, Tell me why
I deserve to know

Haven't you done enough to him
What'd he ever do to you
He suffered his whole life
Suffered more than anyone deserved
Tell me, Tell me why you did it
I have a right to know

Why'd you let him born to them
Born to worthless parents
Parents who didn't care
They threw him away like garbage
Pawned him off on someone else
Tell me, Tell me why
Explain how you could do that

You gave him Polio
You let others treat him like disease
You took away the full use of his legs
You warped his hand and foot
Tell me, Explain to me why
I deserve to know

You let others think he was crazy
You let it go on for over year
You didn't stop it, Why
Tell me, Give me your reason
Answer me, Help me to understand

You go and make matters worse
You gave him Cancer
You didn't give him a chance to fight back
You just jerked him away from us
Tell me, Tell me how
How you could be so cruel

How can others not question you
When others do it, It's murder
But when it's by your hand
It's your will, Their fate
Tell me, What makes you so different
Your no better than the demons knocking at the door

You heard me beg and plead
You know I'm not afraid to die
I was willing to carry it all for him
I was willing to take my Daddy's place
You didn't even let me say Goodbye
Tell me, Tell me why I couldn't take his place
Answer me, you owe me that much



Sabrina Niday Hansel
~Niday40873~

(motif) Spiritual


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LOVE

Loyalty
One self
Virtuous
Eternity


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The Family That God Gave to Me

The Family That God Gave to Me I think about the family, that God gave to me... And think about where they'll spend eternity! I think about the good times, that we've had. And the trials we've faced... Both good and bad! God helped us to overcome adversity together! And proved his faithfulness... Today and forever! He showed us the Godly path, that we should follow... And promised to be with us! Today and tomorrow! He's proven how much he loves us! And how much that he cares for us! Thank you my lord, for all you do! Where would we be? If not for you? You've proven yourself over and over again! Thank you so much, for being our friend! By Jim Pemberton


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Live, Love, Pray

Faith.
Hope.
Love.
Live.
Love.
Pray.


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What Do People Go to Church For

What Do People Go to Church For?

In our church’s efforts to be contemporary...
Many things are brought into the sanctuary.

Many seem eager to “bring in the crowd.”
It’s almost like just about anything’s allowed.

Many of the old hymns are often “cast out...”
To get closer to the world is what church is often about.

A call for holiness or repentance?  You got to be kidding!
This often doesn’t quite fit into people’s way of living!

Let’s simply come and sing, and “fill in the lines.”
Let’s all come in God’s love!  This sounds fine!

There’s no need for prayer!  Let’s plan activities!
Why all can come, and join in the festivities!

Have you read that God’s judgment shall appear!
It’ll begin with the church!  And it draws very near!

Jesus said, “my house is of prayer.”  “But It’s a den of thieves!
This part of scripture, it seems like no one believes!

It’s time to get back to a church filled with God’s holy power!
We need him more than ever!  We need him this hour!

God’s not interested in how many people fill the building!
He’s interested in our hearts, and the kind of life we’re living!

The pollution allowed inside the church has to GO!
We need to seek the blood of Jesus to make us whole!

The Holy Ghost’ fire is what’s needed to consume that within!
We must allow the holiness of God to cleanse us from sin!

This may seem old fashioned to you.  But God doesn’t care!
You may try to run and hide.  But he’ll find you there!

If it’s a church service you want, they come in all varieties.
But God calls us to a holy life, that’s separate from society!

Fellowship with God is the most important thing to do…
It’s time to humbly seek him…  And not just sit in the pew!

By Jim Pemberton   


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May the Love of Jesus Touch You


May the Love of Jesus Touch You!

May the love of Jesus bless and touch you!
May his presence be with
 and uplift you!

May the joys of the love make
 you complete!
And touch you, from your
 head to your feet!

May the glory of the lord
 be with and keep you!
His majestic power can really touch you!

May the words that he’s spoken,
touch your spirit!
His mercy and salvation… 
 He freely give it!

May the sweetness of Jesus,
 into your life bring!
His righteousness and beauty!  
Your everything!

May you take some time
 with Jesus in prayer?
How much he loves you! 
 How much he cares!

By Jim Pemberton    07.28.13





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I Went to Church Last Sunday

I Went to Church Last Sunday… I went to church last Sunday, and heard a lesson… I felt like I was almost in a “delicatessen.” A “menu” was served, with a “meal” given. And a “pep talk’” on “how good we’re livin’! We were asked to shake a hand, “and meet a friend.” “But don’t say anything that may offend!” Our comfort was sought after, with “love” in mind! We were taught to be “considerate and kind!” We sang a few songs, and raised a few hands… And got up and down, all through the stands! A pastor spoke a message, he wanted to be taught. A “feel good” message is what he sought! How many “feel good” messages do we need? In what direction does this church want to lead? Is it one that doesn’t have a fear of God, from within? Is this a place where one can find freedom from sin??? We need more than a Sunday lesson, to change this nation! We need God’s power! With Holy Ghost conviction! We need pastors that are on fire, with a passion and zeal! And the believe that Christ’ coming is very real! May there be a new focus, of Christ’ death on the cross! And much more emphasis on reaching the lost! Going to church On Sunday, doesn’t mean a thing… If living 100 percent for Jesus, doesn’t mean anything! May your church on Sunday be stirred from above! And be filled with God’s power, his holiness and love!!! By Jim Pemberton


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Many In Church Don't Know God's Power

Many In Church Don’t Know of God’s Power!

There’s many people who attend church on Sundays.
And yet don’t really understand what God’s word says!

Many get excited when the church has a “coffee hour.”
But few really have a desire to experience God’s power!

Prayer time is too often just a few words that are said.
They sing a good tune, but many are “spiritually dead.”

An evangelist comes to town, and many rush to see him!
It’s almost like they want to “bow down” before him!

I’m not here to look for a preacher to get me “excited.”
I want to experience the power of God, that he’s provided!

If I need a drive thru restaurant, I don’t need a church to do it!
When it comes to knowing God’s power…  Many refuse it!

It’s only the power of the Lord Jesus, that can raise the dead!
It’s only through knowing his word, that we can truly be fed!

If you want someone to stroke you ears, you’ll find them!
Many will say what you want to hear!  You probably know them!

But if you really want the power of God to really change you!
You need to seek his presence!  And allow it to touch you!

If you can’t find it in a church building, get into a prayer closet!
There’s a move of God that’s stirring!  But many have lost it!

Seek the Lord while he may be found!  And enter into his presence!
The Holy Spirit wants to fill you with power!  And is omnipresent!

Please come Lord Jesus, and forgive us of our sinful living!
May we enter your courts with a heart 
of praise and thanksgiving!

We need you Lord Jesus!  May we lift your name up higher!
And seek to be filled with your Holy Ghost’ fire!

By Jim Pemberton    10/09/13


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God's Purpose of the Rainbow


There’s many people who claim they’ve nothing to “hide!”
They tend to use the rainbow
 as a source of their “pride.”

But if you read in the book of Genesis, it is revealing.
God’s purpose of the rainbow had a different meaning!

The rainbow was there when much
 of mankind disappeared!
There was a promise of God that was so very clear.

He promised to never again destroy man with a flood.
This was his promise...  An extension of his love!

It was never intended as his approval for perversion!
Mankind still needs a Jesus filled holy conversion!

The colors of the rainbow can’t wash away sin’s dark stain!
This can only happen by the
 power of Jesus’ name!

The colors are beautiful…  But man’s heart is filled with deceit!
Without the soul cleansing power of Jesus… 
 We’re never complete!

No court decision can give the freedom that many desire!
Only the power of the cross can
 change you this very hour!

The only way to find equality with God, is through the cross!
Without his words of truth…
We are forever LOST!

Look past the colors of the rainbow!  Seek the power of the blood!
Then you too, can be changed from
 God’s power from above!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Let's Praise the Lord

Let’s praise the Lord!
All you people of the land!
Let’s praise him with every
Instrument we have on hand!

Let’s shout praises to his
wonderful name!
A message of rejoicing,
we need to proclaim!

Let’s come before him,
with love from our hearts!
This is where a victorious
life really starts!

Let’s bring him our thanks
and appreciation!
And sing of his tender mercy
and wondrous salvation!

Let’s bring him a heart filled
With hope and cheer!
The coming of the lord,
is so very near!

We bless the father, the spirit
and son!
Through the blood of Jesus,
we have overcome!


By Jim Pemberton


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The Destruction of Mankind

The Destruction of Mankind!

Throughout the Bible’s history, you’ll find…
The wickedness and destruction
 of mankind!

There were kingdoms that have come and gone!
They took pride, and thought
 they were strong!

No matter how strong men make think they may be…
Everyone needs to make plans for their eternity!

There’s many things that people have enjoyed…
But. there’s coming a day when it’ll all be destroyed!

The Bible says that we all have failed and sinned!
What a terrible mess that we find ourselves in!

Our answer and only hope is with Jesus today!
Only he can wash the darkness and sin away!

Only he can bring a completeness to our soul!
And can bring all we need to make us whole!

May God’s Holy Spirit reach out and convict us!
That we all may know,
 only God can help us!


By Jim Pemberton


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God Gave Us Brothers And Sisters For A Reason

God Gives Us Brothers and Sisters For A Reason!

God gives us brothers and sisters for a reason!
As children, we have each other, throughout the seasons!

We laugh and play together and do all sorts of things…
Often not realizing what the future of life brings!

As kids, we often share whatever life may give us!
And stick together, no matter what trials may face us!

But, as we grow older, too often, we part separate ways.
And lose any contact with each other for countless days!

I’ve seen all kinds of things tear families all apart.
Often, there’s some kind of
 unforgiveness of the heart!

If you, and your siblings, have reached a separation…
May you seek Jesus for
a Godly reconciliation!

As family, whatever divides, must be lifted up in prayer!
Where two or three are gathered…  God is there!

Just think about what the family unit has become!
The love of Jesus must be what binds us all as one!

Getting along as a family, is more than just a “feeling!”
The blood of Christ needs to bring an “inner healing!”

The family that each of us have,
 may not be here tomorrow!
Are you one who’s holding on to bitterness and sorrow?

May the words of Christ help us all to get along!
That through HIM, our families
will be STRONG!

By Jim Pemberton   10/20/13


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We Need God Back Into Our Schools

We Need God Back Into Our Schools!

There are some trying to remove God from this nation!
They do is under; “a church and state separation.”

For many years,  God was taught in our schools!
Until the Supreme Court took it away, with it’s rules!

As so many young people look to fill life’s “void.”
They try many things that they think they’ll enjoy!

Rather than having God’s word to obey and live by.
They choose the kind of life that they will die by!

Drugs, sex and violence of many perverted kinds.
Are what is now filling so many young people’s minds!

Read the headlines!  Many young people are stressed out!
Yet our government can’t seem to figure it out!

Another shooting…  Another act of violence appears!
While any kind of answer seems to have disappeared!

The answer is not more money to solve their problem!
No matter how much the government tries to solve them!

Let me give you answer.  It’s called “read the Bible 101!”
It’s time to repent to God the father, the spirit and the son!

Our young people need God brought back into their life!
And allow him to heal their brokenness and strife!

Jesus Christ is the solution for which many are asking!
Only he can give anyone a life that’s everlasting!

Please come Lord Jesus!  And heal the wounded hearts!
It’s everyone one of us, that it needs to start!

No court or school can separate God’s love for you and me!
Where will you spend your eternity?

By Jim Pemberton   10/24/13


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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,
Amen!


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the Rose


                 The Rose innocent white, soft pink, yellows 
                colors touch your soul vibrant red to amethyst

                enhances beauty yet a thorn awaits to break skin
                as life does piercing your heart with a thin pin.

                My life has shed drops of blood through each petal
                 as if in return for the love and beauty you feel

                hence pain underneath patiently waits the bloodletting ~

                The rose symbolizes love yet vulnerable to hold
                for when you open your heart it can be left bleeding

                The best of surgeons can not beat your heart
                It is the inner faith and God himself whom gives strength 

                whispers in your ear you shall live you will exist
                your life meaningful as the water and sun to the rose

                 For I am your God  your existence is not over yet .
                        You must Live ~You must Bloom 
                       
                 


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At Church We Talked About the Holy Spirit

At Church, We Talked About the Holy Spirit!

At church, we talked about the Holy Spirit.
And discussed how to be guided by it!

We discussed scripture and God's power!
And how we need his spirit...  This hour!

We learned about how the Holy Spirit moved long ago.
And how we need it now!  To nourish our soul!

It seemed like no matter what we decided
We knew the spirit's power has been provided!

Rather than just all of us talking about it...
Isn't it about time, that we really experience it?

The disciples of the Bible were empowered from on high!
They boldly proclaimed God!  And were not shy!

It's almost like the church today is somewhat defeated!
Because the Holy Spirit's work isn't completed!

How can anyone experience the Holy Spirit within?
When so many hang on to unrepentant sin???

If you're one, who's hanging on to a denomination...
Is God's spirit part of your life's foundation???

Won't you take the time to wait on the spirit's presence!
God is powerful!  And is loving and omnipresent!

Talk is cheap!  Submission to God's spirit is the key!
To help you in life!  And give you the victory!

Won't you come now?  And enjoy the spirit's fullness?
It will bring you joy! 
And complete wholeness!

By Jim Pemberton


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US in JesUS

Before we were thought of or time had started, 
God put US in His Son’s name.. 
 
And each time we pray, you'll see its true, 
You can't spell Jesus without including US.  
Were a pretty big part of His wonderful name, 
For US, He was born; 
 
And His great love for US is the reason He died. 
Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand 
He rose from the dead, with US in His plan? 
 
The stones split away, the gold trumpet blew, egospelexpress
And His resurrection was for US.  
 
As JesUS left the earth with His wonderful ascension, 
When He felt there was one thing He just had to mention. 
 
"Go into the world and tell them it's true 
that I love them all - Just like I love you." 
 
So many people are Christian brothers and sisters, 
Don't all the others have a right to know JesUS too? 
 
It all depends on what we do, 
He'd like them all to know, 
But it all starts with US. 

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright   2011

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Living A Lifestyle That the Bible Forbids

Living A Lifestyle That the Bible Forbids…

I know of someone living a lifestyle that the Bible forbids.
He told me; “how dare anyone tell me how I should live!”

He added; “what I do is no one else’s business but my own.”
“No one can ever tell me what I do in my home!”

When given scripture that clearly forbids what he’s doing…
It’s the backward kind of life… That he’s choosing!

He claims Jesus is his lord, in spite of his moral depravity.
It’s like he has, in his body, an “infected cavity.”

God gave to us his word, with his holy instructions!
If we don’t obey, it’ll lead to our spiritual destruction!

It doesn’t matter if 10,000 churches say that it’s o.k. to do!
God requires a righteous and holy way of living, for me and YOU!

There are choices we all have, that are to be made!
Are you going to be victorious in Christ?  Or sin’s slave???

Have you thought about living for Jesus?  And what it cost?
If we’re not sacrificing our lives for him, we’re forever lost!

If you’re one who’s caught up into a life filled with perversion…
May I introduce you to the blood of Jesus?  And a righteous conversion?

God gave to each of us, HIS rules and commandments to live by!
It’s either God’s rules, or man’s, that you’ll either live or die by!

Won’t you choose a life that God has chosen to give you?
He created mankind!  It’s no secret how much he loves you!

The opportunity is here!  It may never come again!
Won’t you let the power of Jesus break the bondage of sin?

Jesus can set you free!   Won’t you let him help you?
He’s patiently waiting…   Just because he wants to!

By Jim Pemberton   10/07/13


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Everything Will Be Alright

In His Arms, He holds me tight
And whispers sweetness in my ear.
It's everything I've been longing to hear:
"Everything will be alright."


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Religion's Mask

Religion wrapped up with a bow
Sanitized, alphabetized, in 
order all up in a row
No questions asked your belly 
full your pockets overflow 
Sieg heil, tow the party line
You'll be religion"s ho
Grab your pitchforks, torches 
too we marching up the hill
The doctors in with body parts 
and still attempts to build
In frenzy and with blood thirst 
no mercy we'll extend 
No matter what the truth is
we rally all the troops, and fight until the end
Just justify your actions
And say "God told me to"
For this will ease your conscience 
And make your lie sound true
While the things that really 
matter 
Are lying unattended
To Mercy Grace or Humility
Your knee remains unbending 
Your form of godliness has no 
power God can see
But just hold another seminar 
and make the topic . . . 
me!
Stroke my pride fix my 
marriage and my children too
Three easy steps become a 
partner and then it's free for 
you
But send your money in today 
Or we're going off the air
But my book is free my teeth 
are straight I got morning talk 
show hair
Forget the sick forget the 
hurting their sin is their own 
fault
Let's just make sure we got our 
steeples and stained glass 
windows bought
We don't really want to touch 
them for fear of their disease
But we do like our pews padded 
and we do enjoy our ease
Because we know that God's 
main concern is to make us all 
feel good
And we 'll write another book 
about it
When He don't act like we think 
He should
And I'm sure when we stand 
before Him
He'll pat our heads and say
Because you were religious 
You made Me smile today
.
I think you see by now
This is not how it will be
For powerless religion is not 
your destiny
And now you stand here gazing 
Wondering what next I will say
 Looking at hypocrisy
 I bid you all good day

 2nd Timothy 3:5


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Strong Tears

Because tears are meant
To be a symbol of strength
Even in hard days.


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Man's Corruption God's Redemption

Man's Corruption...  God's Redemption!

The Bible speaks of man's sin and corruption.
That's why God has offered us, his redemption!

The heart is desperately wicked above all things.
There's an evil corruption that sin brings!

The Lord searches our heart and tests our ways.
He watches our lives, all of our days!

There's nothing good in ourselves.
Not now, or ever!
Without God's mercy...
We're doomed forever!

But, through Christ, there's a way and a plan!
He made this available to every woman and man!

His gift of salvation is a message of love, made clear!
The coming of Jesus Christ,
 draws ever so near!

We can trade our sinful corruption, 
for a new way of living!
Won't you come before the Lord,
with a heart of giving?

Giving our life to Jesus,
 is the best thing to do!
By his power and grace, you can be
made BRAND NEW!

I'm thankful for his salvation! 
 Mercy has been applied!
Because of Christ' death on the cross…
I'm now sanctified!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?


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Bravery

It's not a lesson to be taught
Or a skill to be acquired
It's the nudge to move forward
Open when the time is right
It's the spirit inside
God leading on the way
On the journey to discover
He is all you need
It's the courage to let go
Say yes instead of no
Reveal what you've been holding back
As Jesus takes the wheel
It's the realization that it doesn't matter
What others think of you
God leads you where you're meant to be
Just allow you to be you
It's the standing up to fear
Proclaiming "fear's not gonna win!"
The battle has been fought too long
Time to let the stalemate end
It's the inspiration you've been holding
For others and for yourself
The light we've been dimming
Rather than shining on His behalf
It's the spontaneity in the decision
To follow His call all the way
Discovering peace in being you
Wide open as the perfect creation you are
The world out there is brutal
But there's a Holy Man holding out His Hand
His bravery now is all we have
But His bravery of love is all we need
May God bless you!


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It's A Pleasure to Really KNOW Jesus

It's A Pleasure to Really KNOW Jesus! Often people get in trouble for deviant activity. This often shortens their life's longevity! As people strive or pleasure in so many things... They don't think of the heartache this often brings! Many seek pleasures, but are never fulfilled! Often becoming self centered, and stubborn willed! The "excitement" they want, doesn't last very long. Soon, they don't know where they really belong! If it's the thrills and joys of life, you've been spending... Isn't it about time, that you just stop "pretending?" The pleasure many want will NEVER be there! Is anyone really listening? Does anyone care? If it's pleasure many want... Look no more! We are what Christ' love is really meant for! Jesus Christ gives the best pleasure we'll find! He's faithful, honest, graceful and most kind! Isn't if about time, you let him turn you around? And let him put your life on a solid ground? He can do it now! By the power of his shed blood! And truly bless your life! From heaven above! I'm so thankful to him, for the joy he brings! He is God! And can provide ANYTHING! By Jim Pemberton


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What Does Marriage Mean to YOU

What Does Marriage Mean to YOU?

What all hear various definitions
 of what marriage means.
Not realizing the consequences
 this often brings!

There’s often a lack of commitment and faithfulness.
Many still looking for a true source of happiness!

This institution, that God set up as a husband and wife.
Needs to have his spirit,
 to guide our life!

It’s no wonder why, there’s many falling apart!
It’s causing heartache and many broken hearts!

No court in the land can wash away sin’s dark stain.
When adultery happens, things aren’t the same!

May we all seek to ask God
 to strengthen our home!
He’s there to help us!
 When we feel all alone!

We need the blood of Jesus to daily cleanse us!
He wants to do this!  Because he loves us!

Jesus remains committed, faithful and strong!
His word will teach us what’s right and wrong!

May we seek HIS guidance and council!
You’ll find, that he is always most helpful!

Please Jesus… Heal the broken families
 across this nation!
For only you can provide
 a much needed foundation!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Thankfully

God, my ears are open
And I know what to do.
Please help me to make a decision
That finally leads to You.


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The Look On My Child's Face

The Look On My Child’s Face…

Just yesterday I noticed a look of
 love on my child’s face.
This happened in a most  “ordinary place.”

It was in our home.
 A place by God’s design.
I felt God speaking to my heart
 this particular time.

I didn’t take any time to
 stop and realize,
The look of love and innocence
 in my child’s eyes.

“Am I being the kind of Dad
 God wants me to be?”
“Am I being an example of Christ
 for my child to see?”

Have I been demonstrating my
 God-given ability,
teaching my kids God’s love,
 and responsibility?

May a Christ-like life in my kids
 be clearly seen and understood,
As one day they will 
grow into adulthood.

I hope that one day my
 Children will say:
“I want to be like my Dad-
every single day!”

By Jim Pemberton




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I Know Of Someone Holding Unforgiveness


I Know of Someone Holding Unforgiveness! I know of someone holding unforgiveness! This has led to a life of much bitterness! Toward his brother, he’s held on to a grudge. From his viewpoint, he won’t even “budge.” No matter what God’s word has clearly spoken… He’s walked with a heart that’s been broken! His son prayed that God would speak to him! That he would forgive, so God could heal him! Forgiveness is a powerful thing to do! If you want God’s mercy to flow through you! We’re not called to “hold back,” the love God’s given! Through Christ shed blood… We’re all forgiven! May the love of Christ come and touch us! It’s no secret how much God really loves us! Please come Lord Jesus! And touch our soul! May we express your love, wherever we go! May God’s gentle love, be what always binds us! HIS words; “love one another,” do remind us! By Jim Pemberton


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Political Correctness Brings Spiritual Weakness

Political Correctness Brings Weakness!

In our country’s pursuit of “political correctness…”
We’re not in a position of strength…  But weakness!
It’s like you can’t hardly say anything anymore…
And you find yourself outside the courtroom’s door!
We may think we’re strong…   But we’re weakened!
You may ask; “how could all of this happen???”

We’ve attempted to replace God with a “new morality.”
This has brought a new generation of “moral depravity.”
We bend our laws to what is called; “constitutional.”
And forget about what is truth!  And what is biblical!
Even the ten commandments are often ridiculed and scorned.
As a great rise of ungodly living has been formed!
A tide of sexual perversion is what has taken place!
Bringing into my homes, much heartache and disgrace!

God’s truth is often “thrown out,” and avoided!
While a “new kind of living” has often been decided!
We need YOU Jesus!  Now!  More than ever before!
Our sins, on the old rugged cross, is what he bore!
Jesus is the answer to our problems!  He is the solution!
His blood can take away all of the sinful pollution!
Please dear lord, touch and convict us with your power!
Please heal this nation!  We need YOU this hour!

By Jim Pemberton   09/30/13





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A Very Inviting Temptation

A Very Inviting Temptation! I remember of a particular situation. I was offered a very "inviting" temptation. The situation I was in... I didn't belong! And lost any sense of "right and wrong." At first... I felt no guilt or shame. And brought embarrassment to my family's name. I tried to explain this to my wife and kids. I heard; "Dad... please... no more fibs!" The Godly principles were "tossed to the side," As the sin inside caused arrogance and pride. Soon, all in my life that truly mattered... Was gone! My life was empty and shattered! I was sorry for all of the problems I caused! This time... I took a moment to pause. I cried to God to rescue me from my sin. I confessed! Would God help me once again? I read in the Bible of Jesus’ grace and love! This time the help I needed had to come from above! I asked him for a fresh and brand new start. He removed the stain from a broken heart. He restored to me the joy I once had. I'm so blessed! Jesus has made me glad! Jesus is the reason I'm here today! I LOVE HIM more than words can say! By Jim Pemberton


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Your Heart Is Where Your Treasure Is

Your Heart Is Where Your Treasure Is!

I thought that I could make it on my own.
Till that day when I lost my job and home.

There were things in life I took for granted.
Till that one day, when all was “unplanted.”

There were many things that I had enjoyed.
Till that one day, when it was all destroyed.

I cried and wept as I see it all disappear.
But something that I discovered became clear.

No matter how many times I sought pleasure.
Where my heart is, there is also my treasure.

The treasures I thought would bring fulfillment.
Never did they bring true joy and contentment!

I began to pray like I had never done before…
God was what I needed...  I needed HIM more!

The love of God spoke to me, as I knelt down...
And soon, I felt HIS presence all around!

I lost everything in life, that I thought I needed!
But, through Jesus, my life is now completed!

Jesus brought a heavenly treasure that I never knew
He filled my emptiness, and made me “brand new!”

He came to where I was!  I was empty within...
And gave me the victory to live life AGAIN!

The treasure in Christ brought healing to my mind!
I love him so much!  He’s so gentle and kind!

The treasure in Christ, is a wonderful delight.
This eternal treasure…  Can be yours TONIGHT!

By Jim Pemberton  04/21/14   Read Luke 


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God, I Need Your Forgiveness


God, I Need Your Forgiveness! God, I need your forgiveness, for things I’ve done! I need to be washed through the blood of your son! Please take away the heartache and pain! Help me to trust you, when I call on your name! May t take each day to really get to know you! And just take the time to say that I LOVE YOU! May my heart be humbled and broken within! And daily trust Jesus as my savior and friend! I’ll always need someone that I can lean on to! I don’t know what I’d do, if I didn’t have you! By Jim Pemberton


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There's A Web of Temptation And Sin

There’s a Web of Temptation and Sin!

There’s a web of temptation and a lot of sin…
That brings slavery and a strong bondage within!

Throughout this land, there’s an evil surge!
While many lives, seem to be getting “submerged!”

Being submerged, into a life, that many believe in.
They become perverted, but want all to receive them!

The “love and acceptance,”
 that many desire.
Puts them on a tightrope!  A very thin wire!

As the web of temptation and sin begin to grow.
It brings a bondage that damages the soul!

They may want to have “love and acceptance.”
But in their hearts, needs to be a godly repentance!

May the holiness of a righteous God be stirred!
That all will come back, to the truth of his word!

His son Jesus, came to the cross! He bled and died!
That through him, our lives can be totally sanctified!

Only the power of God, can bring a needed restoration!
He gives to one and all… 
 A heavenly invitation!

Whosoever will… Come now!  And accept him!
Won’t you take the time, to really know him?

Don’t allow the web of life to destroy 
and overcome you!
Come to Jesus now!  He really does
 LOVE YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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Where Is My Life Going


As I think about where my life has been...
It’s hard to believe that I’m still here again!

I think about the many things
 I’ve been through.
And ask myself the question; 
“what am I going to do?”

With the trials of life, 
have come trials.
A life filled with uncertainty 
and many “traveled miles.”

It’s like riding the waves of life’s stormy sea.
Never knowing where the next wave will take me!

Everything I know...  And all that I’ve done…
I lay down my life at the feet of Jesus... 
 God’s precious son!

I ask you Jesus for mercy!  I come to you now!
I come before your majesty and humbly bow!

You’ve brought love and wholeness within!
You’ve given me a “new life!”  
And took away my sin!

I love and thank you Lord, 
for your hand extended!
The beauty of your holiness
 is to be commended!

You brought to me hope,
 in a hopeless situation!
And have given to me 
the wonderful gift of salvation!

By Jim Pemberton


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Catch My Fall

God, please heal this broken soul
And tell me where to go
Because I don't know where to go.
Into Your Arms,
I give my all
Because You're the Only One
Who can catch my fall.


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Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?


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Is It God We Trust Or Leave In the Dust

Is It God We Trust? Or Leave In the Dust? As our courts remove God from this great nation. We are left with a confused and lost generation! As God is taken away from our public schools. A huge tide of immorality is what “rules.” The Bible is often mocked and discarded. It was on it’s principles this country was started! Just about anything of God seems to get scorned. So many “rush” to worship many ungodly forms. As God’s name is often tossed and thrown out. We tend to forget what HE is all about! Too often, his plans for living are tossed and abused. No wonder, there’s many who are lost and confused! As people forget God and worship the fallen creature. They look to themselves and “glorify” their features. Many ignore God, and get involved in deep addictions. And with this, come disease, heartache and afflictions! As God looks and sees this nation “bleeding.” It’s his righteousness, that we need to be seeking! If we would humble ourselves, he would hear our prayer! He loves all of us! And he really does care! Won’t you come to HIM, And invite him in? Won’t you allow him to be your master and friend? He brings strength and nourishment to the soul! It’s only in him that we can be made whole! By Jim Pemberton


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-Jesus- A Portrait-

 

   That curious Roman official

   named "Lentulus" with foresight recorded

   his description of a Man controversial.

   And His name too, for prosperity accorded

   That Man who the Roman so aspired

   was named Jesus, that Man of Awe,

   And Lentulus was one of few who desired

   that Man Jesus to portray and hence to annals store.


   So wont was Lentulus to see and hear

   what that Man Jesus preached and said,

   That he followed Him for a while, everywhere,

   So that the verity of his narration could by all be read,

   Then went on to relate what he saw,

   A Man of serene composture who courtly stood

   and how His prescence the crowds would draw

   and hungered the more on the words that inspired good.


   Of average height, just on fifteen and a half fists tall

   His nut-brown hair smoothed down at the side

   forming soft flowing curls, that did fall

   to below His shoulders with luxuriant pride,

   His beard boasted long and full, the same colour of His hair,

   Both His hair and beard neatly parted the middle down,

   As with the way that all of Nazarines share,

   And on a reddish face not a wrinkle, spot or frown.


   His eyes wide set with an unusual capacity for expression

   coloured blue-grey, exuding a sadness from within,

   Yet cheerful of countenance with seriousness held in remission,

   Sometimes seen to weep, not ever to laugh or sing,

   Though His feet were bare, He stood regally composed

   He lived in troubled times with  much woe abound,

   For there were those around, who would oppose

   Him for the freedom and peace His voice did sound.


   Now through what Lentulus and others alike, did relay,

   Artists and painters centuries ago, with care

   did Jesus to canvas, with dilligence portray,

   And His likeness to the world's peoples share,

   So that His teachings now so revered

   became all the more potent with vision aglared,

   For His words of enlightenment can so astound,

   But just in His Prescence alone can the Spirit abound.


                     


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God Gave Me A NEW LIfe






God Gave Me A NEW Life!

God reached down to my life 
and changed it!
His love touched my soul
 and I can claim it!

God brought to me peace,
 hope and care…
That I may share his goodness 
to people everywhere!

God brought to me the joy 
of his salvation!
And gave my life 
 complete satisfaction!

He’s given everything that I needed!
He gives the victory! 
I don’t have to be defeated!

He can do the same for you! 
 Won’t you accept him?
Just reach out to him now! 
 And believe him!

By Jim Pemberton    



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Satan HATES Everything That God LOVES


Satan HATES everything that God loves! He tries to counterfeit everything he does! He goes about as a lion, seeking whom to devour! He comes after us! But God alone has the power! Satan will twist God’s truth, into a corruptible lie! He has one mission! And that is to see you die! He wants to enslave you into deep addictions! And bring into your life, unneeded afflictions! He has one purpose, ambition and goal… Is to seek eternal damnation of your very soul! Jesus has come! His TRUTH can set you free! He has come that you may have life abundantly! Won’t you accept him? You can overcome! Through the shed blood, and power of God’s son! All glory to Jesus! All praise to HIM on high! He is your protector! He is El-Shaddai! Won’t you allow God’s love to bring you salvation? He offers it to right now! A heavenly invitation! God’s love is stronger than Satan! HE reigns supreme! He can help you to overcome, the lies the devil brings! By Jim Pemberton


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My Best Friend

My best friend
Is your best friend too!
He died for me;
He died for you!


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Durgs And Sex Or Jesus Christ

Drugs And Sex?  Or Jesus Christ?

Why do many talk about drugs and sex?  But not Jesus Christ?
It’s almost like many live in bondage, at a cheap price!

Is there anyone who’ll choose to live
 for the King of Kings?
And experience what everlasting life can really bring?

Tell me…  Is a life of drugs and sex 
the “ultimate goal?”
To love a life of addictions 
and heartaches to the soul?

When it comes to the power of Jesus Christ… 
 He stands alone!
Only he has the power to heal your life and home!

Only he can restore the emptiness, 
that drugs and sex leave behind!
And only he can bring a complete healing
 to the troubled mind!

He can restore anything in a life, 
that drugs and sex have taken!
With him as Lord….  There’s no one who’s ever forsaken!

Won’t you take the time, to open up your heart and receive him?
He offers a life filled with hope and joy!
Won’t you believe him?

Behold!  The glory of Jesus Christ! 
 A wondrous savior to behold!
He brings life eternal!  More precious than silver or gold!

Hallelujah!  The majesty of Jesus! He can set you free!
He offers true peace and joy!  
And a life for all eternity!

By Jim Pemberton    02/09/13


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The Bible Gives the Recipe for Success

The Bible Gives the Recipe For Success!

The Bible gives the recipe to be successful!
Life doesn’t have to be burdened and stressful!

True spiritual success, may not be what you think of!
God can give much more, than you can dream of!

He gives joy unspeakable!  The half hasn’t been told!
You can walk with him one day,
 on streets of gold!

Blessings come from allowing
 Jesus to rule your heart!
This is where an abundant life,
 can actually start!

Fellowship with Jesus, is friendship divine!
He can restore your life! 
And bring peace of mind!

He can restore anything the enemy
 has taken away!
And offers true love and joy,
 to brighten your day!

God’s recipe for success, 
cannot be made or bought!
His son died for you! And loves you a lot!

Won’t you read the Bible? 
 And allow God’s word to be applied?
Everything you’ll ever need in life... 
 He has supplied!

Please Lord Jesus…  
Come and fill our empty soul!
It’s only YOU that can make us whole!

By Jim Pemberton    


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There's A Lot In Life, That I Don't Understand


There’s a lot in life, that I don’t understand! And a lot of wickedness throughout this land! A lot of heartache and misery, is what I’m seeing! Any kind of commitment, seems to be disappearing! Being faithful to anything, seems to be of the past. My lives seem to be falling apart… And fast! Any principles of Godly living, seem to be ignored. So many appear to be, “complacent and bored.” I often wonder what God must be thinking. When it seems like this whole world is “sinking!” I’ve decided to come to Jesus! And really pray! That people will really listen to what God has to say! “What shall the righteous do, if the foundations are destroyed?” Very soon, many of our “freedoms,” will not be enjoyed! Please, dear Jesus, come and heal our broken nation! Help us all to confess our sins! And accept your salvation! Please come and bring your peace and love within! That we may seek the living God! Once again! God is our only hope! It’s in him, that we’re strong! It’s in his arms of mercy, that we all belong! Please God… Come and touch us with your healing! It’s only in you, that we have a true meaning! By Jim Pemberton


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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.


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Last Summer Saturday

Poorly heated coffee;
I can't seem to get it hot enough.
Tired eyes still rolling,
Film draped for dreaming.
This last Summer Saturday,
Might as well call it Fall.
The pumpkins out and jumping,
Future jack-o-lanterns for fun.
Gentle breeze cascades,
Every once in a while a poof.
Sunny sun still sunning;
Please don't ever go away.
Time to heat up the coffee;
My goodness this is good!
So open arms and lean back;
God is so, so good!


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Just When It Seems Like Life Is Overwhelming

Just When It Seems Like Life Is Overwhelming! Just when it seems like I’ve faced my darkest night… And things in life, aren’t turning out right… This is about the time, when things are falling apart! And I began to feel a lot of stress in my heart! I run to Jesus! I know that he wants to help me! He’s always here! And promises to never leave me! He sees me, and speaks words of comfort, to follow! He reminds me, that he’ll take care of today and tomorrow! He lets me know that he won’t let go of my hand! Everything I’m going through… He understands! He turns back all of the problems that are overwhelming! And I see what things my life, are becoming! I have fellowship with Jesus! Like I never had before! He’s given to me peace and hope! And much more! I’m glad I have such a wonderful friend like this! His love and joy… I don’t want to miss! Thank you Jesus! For turning my life around! And for plating my life on a solid ground! You’re all I want! And all that I’ve needed! With you as my Lord! My life has been completed! By Jim Pemberton


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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?


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AN ODE TO THE HANDS

On Grandma’s bedroom wall hung pencil sketches
To inspire me and draw me in, never fail
The hands in prayer our daily blessing fetches
The cuffs rolled back, work ready, in the detail

The fingerprint motif of light on hands
To give us notice we are unique – and His
Strong thumb accentuating Holy Bands
Steeple elongated fingers, preaching Bliss

On The Tree, He died for our earthly sins
(The cross marked in the veins of the left hand)
He wished to spare us the suffering since
Love and compassion, for which we should stand

Only in Truth can we realise beauty
The Hands setting the example of: “Thank Ye!

[Poetry form used: Sonnet]

If we do not live in Truth, a God given opportunity which we must embrace, then the beauty of all that we perceive will pass us by. ~ Su Crous 

Inspired by: ‘Hands of an Apostle’ by Albrecht Durer: http://uploads4.wikipaintings.org/images/albrecht-durer/hands-of-an-apostle.jpg
DEPICTED IN THE ABOUT SECTION

28/1/2013
Sponsor:	Heather Ober
Contest Name:	Famous Art |


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The Fear of the Lord Brings Wisdom

The Fear of the Lord Brings Wisdom!

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom.
This is a helpful key to enter his kingdom!

This encourages a reverence
for his holy name!
Having God’s wisdom, can spare us,
 so much shame!

God loves and cares for us! 
 And listens when we pray!
Through his son Jesus, 
his love has been displayed!

He’s given to us his word,
 as a way to remind us…
We may get lost…  
But God’s love will find us!

Having a Godly fear, will nourish the soul!
Having his wisdom will help
 make us whole!

Won’t you seek the Lord?
While he may be found?
He can pick you up, when you feel
 you’re losing ground!

Come one and all! 
 All of heaven does proclaim…
Anything you need… 
 You can find in Jesus’ name!

Please, dear lord, bring your
 presence and love!
And guide us with your wisdom
 and spirit from above!

By Jim Pemberton


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We're Just Sinful Human Beings

We’re Just Sinful Human Beings! All of us are just sinful human beings! Scripture says; “the heart is sinful above everything!” Even if we try to hide and wash our sins away… Wickedness in our heart, is there, each day! God made Adam and Eve, with perfection! But sin crept in, like a deep and wicked infection! He put them in the Garden of Eden with a choice. It was up to them to listen to his voice. They had all they could want, with one instruction. Disobeying this, would lead to their destruction. Satan took the form of a snake to tempt their mind. And their disobedience affected all of mankind! Since that time, mankind has needed atonement! Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse you! This very moment! Only his blood can wash away sin’s dark stain! It can only be found when one calls on Jesus’ name! We’ve all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory! But wait! This doesn’t have to be the end of the story! God and all of his angels in heaven, are waiting for YOU! The love and blood of Jesus, can make you BRAND NEW! His love, for our sins, is what he offers in exchange! You can be forgiven! And forever totally changed! This opportunity is for you, to reach out and take! Won’t you do it now? For eternity’s sake??? By Jim Pemberton


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Porn No More

I've watched the war from behind closed doors;
Eyes too glued to close.
And now knowing what's in store, there's porn no more.
God's love is the only hope we know.
We are forgiven because of the love that is Jesus.
We are saved because of the love that is Jesus.
We give our lives to the Father for we are His children and He loves us.
We are loved!
No matter what we've done, we are loved!
Confess and ask for forgiveness;
This is such a beautiful gift!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
You forgive me!
You save me!
You change me!
I am changed!
I am new!
I am renewed!
I am forgiven!
I am saved!
I am changed!
There's porn no more
For God's hope is in store!
There's porn no more
For God's love is the hope of the world!


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The True Meaning of Easter

The True Meaning of Easter! The true meaning of the Easter story, Is God’s Son came down to Earth from glory. Jesus really does love you and me. He was born to die that you might be free. For 33 years, he lived among sinful men. Then one day was to be an atonement for our sin. He who was born of the virgin Mary’s womb. Was to one day rise again from an empty tomb. So many people today have gotten into a bad habit, of replacing Jesus with the bunny rabbit. So please reach out to others and let them know, Of the lover and redeemer of their soul. The true meaning of Easter must forever be said. Of God’s son who died, but arose from the dead! By Jim Pemberton


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Many Struggle With Their Sex Identity

Many Are Confused About Their Sexual Identity! There’s many who are confused about their sexual identity. They’re really not sure how to “fit in” with their society. The Bible encourages a sexual purity that God can find. It warns us all about what we allow to enter our mind! It tells us that only Jesus can heal us of our past. Only he can give a true freedom that will always last! If it’s an identity situation, that seems to confuse you… Come to Jesus! And allow him to wrap his arms around you! He made you according to his will! You’re special to him! He’s here to help you! In any way he can! True identification comes from Christ’ death and resurrection! Through Christ, can you have a God and man reconciliation! Please come, and identity yourself as a sinner needing forgiveness. Won’t you experience Jesus blood and his true righteousness? To truly live is Christ. To die is to gain! Come! And be changed by the power of HIS name! By Jim Pemberton


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May We Speak the Goodness of God


May We Speak the Goodness of God!

I heard a Christian speak...  Oh, the kinds of words he was using!
Perhaps, to him, it was “entertaining and amusing.”

I couldn’t believe the profanity and cursing that came out!
Is this what the purpose of our life is all about?

The bible says; “we speak out of the abundance of our heart.”
We need to think of what we say! Before we start!

God knows that many of us stumble along the way.
We have said things that later, we knew, we shouldn’t say!

If we’re going to continually speak ungodly things.
We need to think about what, to our life,
this really brings!

Think about the influence, we have on our kids!
They listen to what we speak!   And how we live!

May the Holy Spirit bring power and conviction!
And help us to say that which brings edification!

May the word of God enrich our body and soul!
May it help us speak that which is good,
honorable and whole!

May we seek to daily bring honor to Jesus! In what we do!
May this be a commitment both for me and you!

Jesus is worthy of our lips, bringing him glory and praise!
Let’s seek to bless him! During our remaining days!

Please Jesus, anoint our tongues
with your cleansing fire!
May we speak the things of God,
as our passion and desire!

By Jim Pemberton


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Spirituals and Drums

My ancestors walking in the night
using oil lights and moonlight for guides
while being instructed to Wade in the Water
to camouflage their scents like disguise

The Sweet Chariot awaited 
so they could ride away
Harriet was a soldier
and it wasn't an option to be caught during the day
That's the same mentality Nat Turner had when he sang
Steal Away

They would follow the drinking gourd
so all were in accord to go north
The Gospel Train was coming
and at the end of the journey
was a fine reward
Freedom was coming
and it was a long time coming and
they walked until they heard freedom bells ringing
and I still hear their tired footsteps running

Thinking of My Darling Nelly Gray
Stolen from my arms a random September day
and eliminated our chances to run away together
No family ties, no love, no strength says the oppressor

Then I hear the drums beat in the darkness
giving me the hope of finally being free
Maybe I'll follow them this time on faith
on bended knee
There must be a place for me among the light
of this darkness
Among oppression, thieves, evil-doers
no thought on their conscience

Thank goodness for the safe houses that
supported our traveled distances
and for the conductors who bore witnesses
and may God have mercy on the souls who
were against this
and on those who chose to forget this sh@!

I still hear crying in quilts of safety 
because I know that the burden was heavy
to be at the mercy of nature and patrol men
catching run-away slaves for money
Some did it bare feet with freedom ahead of this
loved induced journey and they made it
So all that bull about how your life is hard
just stuff it in an envelope and save it



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The Risk of Choice

It would be too easy to not believe
And not have faith in all He wants us to see.
But I don't want to risk my life being saved
Because of a choice I was refusing to make.


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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

I'm worried where the next dollar will come from.
Will she ever arrive?
Will she ever show up?
But why am I worrying?
Stop it!
It's all in God's Great Hands!
It's all under God's control!
It's all within His plans!
It's all His
And He will provide
Because He is our Father!
He loves us!
It's all His!
Trust Him!
I know it's difficult;
He will not lead you wrong.
He knows where you need to go.
He knows what you need to endure.
It's all His plan.
It's all in His Hands!
Lay down your life;
Give the control.
He is in control!
Thank You Father!
Trust Him!
It will all be okay!
Trust Him!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!
I love You always!
I trust You always!
I trust You!
I trust You!
Yes, yes I do!
I trust You!
I love You!
Amen!


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Jesus Has Given So Much

What Shall I Do? For the One Who Gave So Much? What shall I do? For the one who gave so much? God reached down, and blessed me, with his touch! What shall I do? To my lord who bled and died? It was for my life, that Jesus was crucified! What shall I do? To the God who truly loves me? He has made it know that he wants to be with me! What shall I do? For the many who’ve “lost their way?” Please dear Jesus… Give me the right words to say! What shall I do? As my way of, expressing my gratitude? May God help me to have a Christ’ like attitude! What will YOU do? In this time that God’s given to you? He’s here right now! And is patiently waiting for you! What will YOU do? Will you give God a chance ? Won’t you accept his salvation? Whatever the circumstance? What Christ will do… Is to do, what he does best! Simply give him your life! He’ll take care of the rest! What Christ has done…. Is to give life everlasting! Everything you need… Is right here, for the asking! By Jim Pemberton


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Someone Felt Like Giving Up

Someone Felt Like Giving Up! I know someone who wanted to give up. Things in life began to “trip him up.” After much thought and contemplation. He really offered no real explanation. He felt like his life was at a “dead end road.” He said he couldn’t continue with a heavy load. No matter how many different things he tried. He was not happy… Nor satisfied! He began to share a piece of his mind… He was ready to leave everything behind. The choices that he had sometime ago… Began to “wear” at his heart and soul! I tried to encourage him the best I could. But I’m not sure he really understood. As I watched him go his separate way… I said; “there’s something I wanted to say.” “There’s a God who reigns in haven above!” “He wants to fill you with his hope and love!” “He knows and cares about everything you’ll do!” “He’s loving and kind!” “And wants to help YOU!” As I spoke, I could see he thought for a minute. A commitment to God… He decided to give it! He decided to give it all to a God who won’t fail him! He wanted to serve a God, who wants to bless him! He’s happy now that this choice was taken! With Jesus… He’s never alone nor forsaken! By Jim Pemberton


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Move On

So you sinned?
Well, that's done and over with!
Keep it in the past
'Cause that's where it belongs.
But ask Jesus for forgiveness;
Don't dwell on mistakes any longer
Because He makes you new again:
Renewed.
Love is the outcome;
Forget the wrongs,
Love and move on!


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Beyond The Distance And The Days

Our love grows stronger,
Even beyond the distance,
Even beyond the days.
I know you're with me always
And I'm always with you;
In God together we're together forever
And physically we'll be together forever soon.


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What Easter Means to Me

What Easter Means to Me! I think about what Easter means to me. There’s message that I hope you’ll see. There is a truth, a purpose for believing. But too often, it’s lost it’s true meaning! In this society, there tends to be a habit. Of comparing Easter with the bunny rabbit. There’s chocolate, candy and eggs in the store. As people come back, looking for more. There’s a message of God he wants to tell you. A message a life. Don’t let others fool you! A new life in Jesus, can be yours for the asking. An abundance of HIS love and life everlasting! HE is alive! He arose from the dead! His message of life eternal will forever be said! His gifts of love and mercy is for all to receive. He stands at your hearts door. Won’t you believe? What Easter means, is that Jesus is risen! This day… You can be cleansed and forgiven! Won’t you allow HIS message to touch your soul? The risen Jesus can make you whole! Let’s proclaim God’s message and make it clear! Jesus Christ is alive today! He is right HERE! The tomb is empty! The stone is rolled away! This is God’s time! The Lord’s resurrection day! By Jim Pemberton


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America Is Being DESTROYED From Within

 

As sin and perversion often become integrated… So many lives and families are being “disintegrated.” Many are being driven by sin’s temptation force… It’s no wonder much of this country is way “off course.” The morality and values that once made a great nation. Are evaporating…. Leading to a “spiritual separation.” Love, honor, and respect of God… Is often a “thing of the past.” Anything of God seems to be disappearing FAST! God is our only hope! And him alone! Only he can bring healing to our broken homes! He’s the answer to this wounded nation, that bleeds! It’s only God that can meet all of our needs! He’s our provider… The great: “I am!” Won’t you reach out to him? And give him your hand? Why not give him a chance? And allow him in? A brand new life for you… Is waiting to begin! May we allow God’s holiness and love to reach down into our hearts… Asking; “Lord please forgive our sins!” Is a good place to start! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Jesus Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me! Jesus is the best thing that happened to me! He loves me so much! It’s plain to see! Jesus has provided everything I need, to get tough! If it wasn’t for him… I don’t know what I’d do! Jesus has come, that I might life so abundantly! He’s given me all I need… Most assuredly! He does for me, what nothing in this world, could ever do! And completely understands, everything I go through! He brings his peace, hope and a blessed satisfaction! I can have fellowship with him! A “heavenly interaction!” He can restore what the enemy has stolen and taken away! He brings a true meaning! And has changed me today! I’m very thankful! For all that he’s provided! I’m going to live for him! This has already been decided! Thank you Jesus! My lord and my best friend! You’ve done so much for me! Over and over again! I praise your name! And want you to know… I’ll tell others of your goodness… Wherever I go! By Jim Pemberton


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Never Erased

Eternal faith;
Love in His name.
Saved by grace;
Never erased.


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I Wonder

I wonder what the people thought
Who did not know the prisoner's name;
So many men had staggered by
In public solitude and shame,
What was He more than other men
Who'd walked outside the walls to die,
And those with tears who followed Him--
Do not most dead leave some who cry?

I wonder what the children thought,
Who just a few short days before
Had waved palm branches in the street,
Crying, "Hosanna, to the Lord!"
Why was the kindest man they knew,
Who understood their ways and needs,
Bearing a cross through Jerusalem
Like those who did unrighteous deeds.

I wonder what the soldiers thought
Who rudely mocked a silent king;
How many flogged and tortured so
Had never spoken anything?
Was only one of all who stood 
On guard for Rome to watch Him die 
Able to say with contrite heart,
"This is God's Son; He did not lie."

I wonder what the women thought,
The ones who would not hide in fear
But followed even to the cross
To watch him die through veils of tears.
Did they not know that He could take
Their dreams safely through death with Him
And on the third day rise again
Triumphant over death and sin.

I wonder what we would have thought
In our self-righteous ignorance;
What role would you or I have played,
If we had known such circumstance?
Would I have been a Pharisee,
Or just a stranger passing by,
Herod, Pilate, a Roman guard,
Or a Mary on the day Christ died?


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What Kind of Life Will I Choose

What Kind of Life Will You Choose?

Have you thought about the kind of life that you’ll choose?
Will you live by man’s 
or God’s set of rules?

There have been billions of lives that have come and went...
It’s heaven or hell, where your eternity will be spent!

Just think about the many lives that have come and gone…
Where is it that someone matters?  Where do You belong?

There’s a savior in heaven, who knows each of us by name!
He’s the same God 2000 years ago!  And remains the SAME!

He’s the God who created each of us!  
From the dust of the ground!
A new life with Jesus Christ is just waiting to be found!

He’s the same God who’s gives everyone a choice to be made!
His life, for your life, is the price that he paid!

Thanks be to God!  Thank you Jesus!   For your glory divine!
You’re the answer to life!  And the only hope for mankind!

Jesus is coming back very soon!  Will you be ready to go?
Each day that you live…  There remains a decision for your soul!

Glory to God in the highest!  May it be forever said!
Jesus has brought the victory!  He’s arose from the dead!

Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus for your blessing so real!
Behold!  The same God today!  The God of Israel!

The life that you choose…  Is for you to decide!
If you choose a life of Christ…  
You’re on the winning side!

By Jim Pemberton   10/13/13


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God Gives Grace to the Humble and Weak

God Gives Grace to the Humble And Weak!

God gives grace to the humble and the weak!
He’s there to help the lowly and the meek!
To those who feel they can’t make it on their own…
He brings strength and healing to their home!

He provides comfort and a security of rest!
People can trust him to be eternally blessed!
He gives hope and a peace that’s divine!
He brings stability to the troubled mind!

He’s my Lord who brings an abiding joy!
A fellowship with him is what I do enjoy!
If you feel like your life’s crashing down…
Jesus can plant your feet on a solid ground!

Please give him a chance, while he is near!
You’ve no reason to doubt, or to fear!
He’s the all sufficient one! El Shaddai!
All of your needs…  He can supply!

His grace can touch and bring hope within!
He loves you so much!  And is your friend!
Let the humble and weak come to Jesus now!
Before his majesty, may we humbly bow!

Whoever you are…  Wherever you’re from…
A new creation in Christ…  You can become!
Thank you Jesus!  For the beauty you bring!
You’re our righteousness!  Our everything!

By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2013



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Lifting Me Up

My heart is on Your shoulders,
And You are lifting me up.
With every spoken tender gesture,
I fall a little farther in love.


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Times of Trouble Are Ahead

Read the Bible and the words that are said. Times of trouble and tribulation are ahead! All one has to do is read the book of revelation. To read about this world and this nation! Days of wickedness and evil that abounds.. Shall very soon. Come “crashing to the ground!” For our sin, there’s a price that has been paid! Many have become sin’s servant and slave! Many will not escape God’s judgment and wrath! They’ve chosen the wrong direction and path! Right now... There’s a path and a way to “escape!” Please do it right now! Before it’s too late! The right path to take, is through Christ alone! He must be the lord of your heart and home! Jesus alone, can bring hope to your soul! He’ll never leave you! Is what he wants you to know! Times of trouble and uncertainty are well on their way! Christ can help you to overcome! He can do it TODAY! By Jim Pemberton


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Positive Mindset

Never say never,
unless it’s to the Devil.
Keep your chin up man.
Have a positive mindset.
Trust in the Lord and yourself.


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The Silent Lamb

The silent bell rings in the night,
Calling the devils to kneel to the light,
What once was, becomes no more,
As the light breaks through the open door.

What you think and what you feel,
What you saw and thought was real,
Is now only dust on the road,
The desolate remains of your ancient abode.

The new light is rising on the hill,
The new song is singing down in the well,
The new souls are dreaming of your face,
The new hearts are beating at you pace.

The old ideas and reasons you gave,
Are buried in the tomb and in the grave,
The rotting bone and flesh are gone,
In the morning dew, in the morning sun.

The light shines through the open door,
Casts no shadow on the old dirty floor,
The ancient laws of reason and might,
Crumble to dust in the morning light.

What once was real and certain as rock,
Is now the dream the baby forgot,
The new light coming to wake you my love,
The silent lamb and the flying dove.

more of my poems at :
http://labyrinthoflies.com


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Why Should I

Was it enough or was it too much?
Sometimes too fast but always too slow!
God knows that I come with these seeds that grow.
Inside and out I absorb every single touch,
But why should I?
Why should I be the only one that knows?
Stepping through time and sliding back so smooth so I go!
I say I can qualify!
Where was I and why was I there?
Sometimes too obvious but always with doubt!
God knows that I come riding in on a prayer.
I absorb every single touch inside and out,
But why should I? 
Why should I be the only one that cares?
Climbing the highest mountains and sliding down so steep but on a dare!
I say I can magnify!

What did I say and what did I do?
Sometimes too quite but always too loud!
God knows that I come with a gleam that shines so proud.
Inside and out I absorb every single touch by you.
But why should I? 
Why should I be the only one in the crowd?
Walking on water and walking backwards but at least I know how.
I say I can intensify!
Do I want to or do you need me to?
Sometimes I wonder and sometimes I simply don’t care.
God knows that I come standing on a higher sky of blue.
I absorb every single touch by you inside and out with this glare.
But why should I?
Why should I be the only one with this view?
Up in the clouds and aimless but always led by you!
I say, “I SANCTIFY”!


®Registered: 1997  Ann Rich


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Jesus Gives Me Victory Over the Struggles Of Life

Jesus Gives Me Victory Over the Struggles of Life!

I need the victory in the way that I’m livin’…
And to experience having my sins forgiven!

I need the victory over struggles that come my way.
I’m having a hard time, making it through today.

I need the victory over something a person’s done to me!
I need to experience the love
 that God has for me?

An overcoming life, by Christ, has already been provided.
And everlasting peace and joy, can now be decided!

Praise to Jesus!  Over the trials of life,
 he has overcome!
Through the battles of my life…  
The victory’s been won!

An abundant and overcoming life
 is what Jesus brings!
He has the power to help me
 make it through anything!

Thank you Lord!  For the awesome life I received!
An abundance of peace, I achieved!

Jesus brought a hope and security I never knew!
Because of him, my life has been
 made BRAND NEW!

By Jim Pemberton   03/21/14


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By Our Side

By my side:
The tallest mountain,
The calmest pond,
The purest stream;
My hope and strength,
Faith and love;
The Lord,
Our God,
Always by our side


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Jesus, Please Take Over Me

You've fallen down again;
How can you let darkness win?
You just scraped your knee,
You didn't break your leg.
It will all be okay;
I will give you strength.
Brush it off, my child;
Come and take my hand.
Let me help you up again;
You will be okay.
I have always been with you,
And I always will be.
I am by your side,
But this time,
Will you allow me to take the lead?


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As A Parent I Want My Kids to Serve God


As A Parent, I Want My Kids to Serve God! As a parent, I’m trying the best that I can…. Though there are things that I don’t understand! I remember my parents teaching me right and wrong. And taught that God’s laws certainly belong! I’ve tried to share these values with my kids too… The choices they’ve made, and the things they do! When situations in life, seem to have changed… I know that my heavenly father remains the same! I think about what in life, to my kids, I have given… And pray they’ll serve God all the days they’re livin’! Even though I’ve failed and stumbled along the way… I hope I’ve taught my kids how important it is to pray! This family that God gave to me, has grown over a period of time. I’m thankful for the opportunity to call them “mine.” I pray they’ll seek God’s guidance! Wherever they go! May the word of God strengthen and nourish their soul! And as my kids get older, and they move out on their own… May they seek God’s love and protection over their home! I pray that my children will give God their very best! May they serve him daily! And let him take care of the rest! I’m trying my best, as a parent, to trust Jesus and believe! His goodness, in our lives, is what we need to achieve! By Jim Pemberton


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The Name of Jesus

Whisper me the sweet sound of freedom,
The sweet sound found in Your Name,
Holy and Heavenly freedom,
All in the Name of Jesus!


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A Heavenly Poem

God never turns his back on you,
Even during your darkest hour,
When things may get the toughest in life,
Which make you question,
Whether He really exsist ot not,
But He has never left your side,
And He watches over you always,
During your good times and bad,
For you need to believe in Christ,
To see the light of the gates of heaven,
Which will brighten your everyday,
For you will feel his presence in your life,
Cause He is there to guide you,
All along your way...


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Fallen Victim

I have fallen victim so many times
To nobody's fault except only mine.
I will ask for forgiveness and have faith,
Even though I feel like I am not saved.


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What Will I Do Where Will I Go

 UNSUPPORTED CODE What Will I Do?   Where Will I Go?

What will I do?  Where will I go?
Which direction I’ll take…  I don’t really know!

In just a moment, I lost all,  that I worked hard to get…
I’m thinking of “letting go.”  
But haven’t done it yet…

The things I held so close...  Have all disappeared.
It happened so fast.  It’s kind of “weird.”

Those I call my friends, don’t really know
 what to say.
Most of them shake their heads, and walk away!

I’ve cried myself to sleep many days and nights.
It’s like someone has “turned off the lights.”

The only one I know, that I can turn to, is Christ alone!
I need him to heal my broken heart and home.

Dear Jesus, will you take some time to help me out?
I know that helping people is what you’re about!

Please help me to pick up the 
pieces that are scattered!
Help me to focus on the things in life
 that really matter!

I need to give you, all of my focus and attention!
I need your word to show me
 some clear direction!

You’re the one that I always need to hold on to!
I need to do this, and to completely trust you!

Thank you Jesus for listening
 and answering my prayer!
I’m thankful that you’re someone who really cares!

Thank you for restoring my life,
 that has been “up-ended.”
With your love, my heart has been
 healed and mended!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus, Help Me to Have Good Thoughts

Jesus, Help Me to Have Good Thoughts! There’s thoughts and images Satan plants in my head. I know that he ultimately wants me spiritually dead! He tries to twist the truth into a “false reality.” But wants me to end up as a spiritual fatality! There are many crazy dreams that are out there! It’s the evil and sinful ones that Satan wants in there! I know this very well! And have failed many times! I know it was wrong… But I didn’t commit a crime! But I’ve taken what God beautifully designed… By allowing ungodly thoughts to enter my mind! I need to allow God’s spirit and words to cleanse me! No matter how many things try to distract me! God’s word is truth and is always 100% pure! It’s the only thing that can make my life secure! Anything else is falso! And a strong delusion! If I allow my life and mind to be filled with pollution! I ask for Jesus’ blood and forgiveness to be applied! Anything that I need… God has already supplied! I ask for the Holy Spirit to help and bring about! The cleansing of the filth, in my life throughout! Please dear Jesus, touch and heal me once again! By the renewing of your blood, and taking away my sin! By Jim Pemberton


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The Blood Of JESUS

The Blood of Jesus saved my soul
The Blood of Jesus
Made me whole.

The Blood of Jesus is
The means by which
I have become truly Rich.
I speak not of mere material things
But the Hope of Glory which it brings.

As we think of His Blood,
Let us not forget the Man,
Nor fail to realize that He has 
A Master Plan.

For us He has made the Ultimate Sacrifice,
And now, it is only fair for us to give him
Our lives.

There really is no doubt about it,
He is in control,
And He also has the power
To make you whole.

So won’t you seek him out
Today?
He is sure to set your life
On the upward way.


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Cherish

We will cherish these moments
Because they are few,
But please always remember
I will always love you.


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Beautiful, Glorious Day

Run, run, run and give it all up!
Into His arms, commend your love!
Through Him, you are saved!
What a beautiful, glorious day!


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The Puzzle

I don't have all the pieces together;
This puzzle is just too much,
But God already has it figured out
As He is solving this from above.


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God Is Good All the Time


God Is Good! All the Time! God is good! All of the time! I'm so thankful, he's a friend of mine! His goodness reaches beyond the stars! He's always here! Never too far! His goodness reaches, beyond our understanding! And gives life freely! And it's everlasting! His goodness brings comfort, Peace, and hope! And helps me down, life's "slippery slopes!" Please, dear God, May your goodness flow! And bring much needed strength to my soul! Your goodness always strengthens my spirit! Help me to be willing, to freely share it! By Jim Pemberton


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Thank You Jesus For Changing Me


Thank You Jesus For Changing Me!

Jesus reached down to my life 
and changed it!
His love touched my soul
 and “rearranged” it!

He brought to me his mercy
 and care.
That I may share his goodness 
to people everywhere!

He restored unto me the joy 
of my salvation!
And brought to my life 
a heavenly invitation!

He gave to me everything 
that I needed!
He brings the victory! 
 Satan is defeated!

He really loves you! 
 Won’t you believe him?
Just reach out to him now! 
 And receive him!

By Jim Pemberton    


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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray
Amen!


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Three days Saved

It's been nine years, I have counted the tears-
  they have made trails of guilt
  worried into my heart 
  then filled with loneliness and bitter despair
but by your grace I have been shown...

For the first time, in these nine years, I have not wept
  nor held a vigil to honor our grief
though the loss still burns, this time it is transformed

Peace from your love still reaches through death
  and through your eternal love I am reborn
  
 It is Good Friday. 
When God took your spirit home
  and left me dying to know,
  how to love him for his sacrifice
  when he asked me to give up you?
How do I heal this death and rise with you in his arms?

Through your love I was born, and in your arms I grew
 and it has been your love the kept me whole
 that taught me how to be reborn
    for even though your body has gone
    your words lost in the wind and breath no more
The essence of grace and strength you lived
- it grows still in your daughter soul

My being and existence came from your womb
  my heart and mind shaped by your enlightenment
I have lived a life you gave me and for once
   I live it in pride to honor your sacrifice
your words giving me the guidance I'd lost nine years ago.

Alas, I've come to know, that as you died
  and went home with our Lord, you saved me from my death
not in your dying, my grief and love can attest,
    but in your living strength and loving example
       you showed me how to live a life
             open to our Father's gift

We knew it would not wait, but the parting was too fast.
I sat in thought three days before your sleep and asked,
"In three days time my savior died, I wonder hence
   what of my soul will rise with his?"

And now sitting Easter morning, 
  holding my sons candy-filled basket,
I realized Three days passed.

  He took you home Friday morn, but left me love,
that eternal love that never dies
whose comfort is unending

I honor your love by giving it to my children
         and Easter morning I felt your hug, your kiss, and knew 
                                 you have never left me
.
Though God took you home Mom
I know you have never left me
for as our Savior died and rose
you too still live in my heart, 
showing me proof our Father's blessings

    because you, my love, are my soul and all ready there
there fore I am strong enough to give this pain up 
       to honor his sacrifice and transcend,
           to be humbled by the grace and mercy
          that could forgive such lost lambs as I


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The Carpenter

The Galilean sun smiled down
Upon the dusty little town
And lingered o'er one humble spot,
A peasant's home and modest shop.
Long shafts of light fell 'cross the door
To lay bright carpets on the floor
Where children played in perfect peace
About the shop. Their joy increased
Each time they caught a glimpse of Him,
The carpenter who worked within.

His face was gentle, eyes were kind;
And  as He worked, He did not mind
Their ceaseless chatter, endless play
Nor did He find them in His way.
Their laughter rippled round the room;
They scattered sawdust with a broom.
The woodchips falling at His feet
Became for them a fishing fleet
Or beds and chairs for little dolls,
A manger or a cattle stall.

Surrounded by the commonplace;
And yet, uncommon was the grace
With which He faced each daily task
As if all Heav'n lay in His grasp.
A carpenter He was by trade;
The wood responded, unafraid.
Beneath His hands each piece was formed
Into an object to perform
Some deed of usefulness or skill,
The needs of men to fitly fill.

Precise He was in all His craft
From oxen yoke to shepherd's staff
To couches for a nobleman;
He was a careful artisan.
Each part was polished, sanded, ground;
No painful splinters could be found
To pierce the flesh of those who bought
The items fashioned in His ship.
There wood was sacrificed for man
Beneath its own Creator's hands.

Does it seem strange that He would die,
Suspended between earth and sky,
Upon two rugged beams of wood,
This carpenter whose work was good?


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Do You Feel Like Ending Everything


Perhaps you feel like your life is “spiraling down” It’s as if everything’s come “crashing to the ground” Is your lie filled with A lot of apprehension? Just living day by bay with a lot of tension? Maybe you’re at a “low point” and very “distraught.” In life’s circumstances… you feel trapped and caught. If you feel confused… Like you’re in a “trance…” God’s word says to TRUST HIM, in every circumstance! God’s here to pick you up,\ when you stumble! He’s always do it, And never grumble! If life’s dealt you a bad hand, don’t try name it! Jesus loves you so much! It’s hard to explain it! All of heaven invites you to Invite Jesus as your lord! An eternal life with him, can be your great reward! By Jim Pemberton


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I Know of An Old Fashioned Family


There’s a family I know,  that may seem old fashioned.
But they serve others from a heart of compassion!

They don’t have much in the scope
 of entertainment.
But they have each other,
 and much contentment.

They have a love for God that comes from within!
And are thankful to the Lord
 for being their friend!

They don’t get too involved with that the world brings.
They have each others love.  
They have everything!

This family has been an inspiration to others too!
By their giving hearts, in much of what they do!

This family has a commitment to serve God above.
And have asked Jesus to fill them with his love!

This may seem old fashioned, 
not to have a lot of things…
But they know their Lord 
and the love that he brings!

I’m thankful to know them and their Godly inspiration…
I extend to them a heart of thanks  and appreciation!

Please dear Lord, bless and keep them in your arms!
Be with them Jesus, and protect them from harm!

May the blessings of God keep 
flowing through them!
And may the peace and joy of God continue to be with them!

By Jim Pemberton   05/29/13


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I Want to Give God My Best

I Want to Give God My Best!

I want to give to God my very best.
And let him take care of the rest!

I want to give God a life of imperfection…
And seek his will, 
whatever the direction!

I want to follow the footsteps of the master…
As things in life have a way of “going faster!”

I want to let God know much I love him!
And each day, I want to obey and trust him!

I want to take the time to invite you to know him!
Won’t you come now? 
And kneel down before him?

God extends to everyone
 a heavenly invitation!
All who wants to, can accept
 his mercy and salvation!

I want to praise him for what 
he’s done for me!
He’s done all of this,
 because he loves me!

I just want to let you know how 
much we need him!
Won’t you join me now… 
And believe him?

By Jim Pemberton   10/17/13


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We Are All In This Together

We all have a story to tell.
Ups and downs,
Together, we've been through it all;
God has led us through it all.
Trust Him;
It's all for a reason.
All your pains,
All your struggles,
All your hurts-
They're all for a reason.
God has a bigger plan,
One we cannot see.
Trust Him and pray.
Remember,
We are all in this together.
Together, we have been through it all.
Ups and downs,
We are family-
Brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are friends.
Most importantly,
We are family.
Let's love one another like God loves us.
Let's help each other out
And help each other up with loving hands.
We are His children.
We are His servants
Together on His mission
To love, save, and change the world
For the better.
We are all in this together.
Listen to His praises ring;
Let's praise Him together.
Listen to sister Fantasia sing,
"Sometimes you gotta lose to win again."
Thank You Father!
Amen!


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Overcome

I picked up a penny face-down,
But I don't believe in luck.
Everything happens for a reason;
God's mercy frees the stuck.
Redeem me, Heavenly Father;
Please, I know the wrong I've done.
Thank You for dying for me;
My sins You have overcome!


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Are You Ready to Meet Jesus

Are You Ready to Meet Jesus? One day soon, there’ll be A meeting In the air! God’s people will gather, from everywhere! Jesus will return,, for you and me! He wants to take us all! For eternity! People will be there! Both young and old! Being with Jesus forever! On streets paved with gold! When he comes, no one knows! When he does, may we be ready to go! Live you life, as if He came right now! One day, before him, Every knee shall bow! May we live a Godly life, in everything! As we look forward to, the return of the king! By Jim Pemberton


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My Brother Needed Prayer

My brother came to me, desperate for prayer! Filled with hopelessness and despair! I reached out to him to begin to pray… But I couldn’t find any words to say! The Holy Spirit began tugging at my heart within… Convicting me of holding on to a “secret sin.” THIS SIN, God told me I must first let go, For this was eating at my soul! My prayer life had been such a mess! I repented! And to God… I confessed! I called out to Jesus’ precious name! Inviting him into my heart to reign! On bended knees before my Lord I began to bow, My prayer was going to be answered… Somehow! The prayer request for my brother Was going to be met! For God has never failed me YET! By Jim Pemberton


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Mirror

Let the Creed be a mirror for you
Look at yourself in it to see
You believe in all
You claim to believe

4102013


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The Light

They praise me like a saint,
But I am a sinner;
They don't know the man they see.
I am an addict.
Broken eyes to pornography,
Only Jesus can set me free.
Only by His death on the cross
And the grace of His Father's love
Am I able to be set free.
With God as The Light,
The One and Only Light,
The Only Hope in sight,
Will I be set free.
I am free.


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Not The Same Without You

It's not the same without you;
The days are rainy and the nights are blue.
My heart is crying and God is too,
But we are smiling, waiting here for you.


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Where Will I Be Tomorrow

Where Will I Be Tomorrow? Where will I be tomorrow? That’s my question! I continue traveling on… Seeking my life's "mission." There are many roads, and journeys to go on. I’m trying to find out, where I really belong. There are many choices of what to do and see… There's both good and bad waiting for me! But, there is a God who called out my name. When I heard his voice... To him, I came! He gave me a promise! A 100% guarantee! He promised to forgive my sins, that I may be free! I will spend today and tomorrow with him! I’m going to take time, and get to know him! I'm here today! I don't know what tomorrow will bring! But I can trust Jesus! To take care of everything! Where will I go? I know where I will be! Spending time with my Lord! For eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus, I Pray For My Brothers


Jesus, I Pray for My Brothers! Years ago, I suggested to my brothers that we pray. They simply laughed at what I had to say! I thought it would be good to get together... That God's love would bind our hearts forever! Division took place and took the "upper hand." I don't think they'd listen or even understand! Over the many years that just went on by... They never once took the time to say; "hi!" Even though they never once seemed to care. I decided to take some time in deep prayer! It was like they would make fun of what I said. At times, maybe they wished I were "dead." At this time, there's a strong and powerful force That's blowing their lives are way off course! I pray that God's spirit will get a hold of them! And let them now how much he loves them! I pray that God's love will be the glue that binds them! May God's mercy and joy be what finds them! I pray that evil will not find it's way in their home! And they would allow Jesus to rule on their "throne." Even though they tried to cast me off, as a "fool." It's God's words, in their lives, that must rule! Jesus can turn around even the worst situation! By the power of his glory and resurrection! Please, dear lord, bind them forever as won! Bless their home! Their daughters and sons! By Jim Pemberton


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Choices To Face

I have some choices to face,
But these are not my decisions to make.
God told me what He wants me to do;
He said, "Listen, Son, I have a plan for you."


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Enjoy This Place

Follow your dreams and follow your heart;
God has shown you the path to start.
Never give up and always have faith;
Do what you love and enjoy this place!


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Your Gorgeous Life

You wake me up with Your endless light
So beautiful in shining, so bold, so bright!
You paint the landscapes and let Your love shine
For the whole world to see, to feel Your gorgeous life!


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Love Built By God Above

You are in my heart wherever I go;
You I will never let go.
You are with me always;
You I am always.
This is love.
Build by God above,
This is love.


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Every Second We're Away

Every second we're away,
We grow stronger everyday
Until that day will finally come
When we know it's okay
And we will rest in each other's arms
In peace from God above,
No longer missing one another
Because we're together;
Built forever in each other's love.


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These Walls I Built

Stuck in the prison of my own life,
I dodge behind these walls I built.
And inside is a demon covered in guilt
And shame so thick you can't see his eyes.
God, please help me to see
No matter what, You will always love and be with me.
Thank You Father for everything.
In Jesus' Name,
We pray.
Amen.


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God Knows Why We Need HIM

God knows why we really need him!
He has put the enemy beneath him!

He knows that without him, we shall fail!
We’re like the blind following life’s trail!

He also knows, that his son bled and died…
That day on the cross, he was crucified!

He knows that his son arose from the dead!
He’s alive now!  And is our daily bread!

Do you know how much God loves you?
How much he wants fellowship with you?

Do you even think about for just one moment..
Of Christ’ love?  And his blood’s atonement?

He did all of this with one purpose in mind.
To offer his salvation to all of mankind!

No matter what you may say, 
or think of him…
It’s all of us, that need him!

Won’t you join with me,
 before God, in prayer?
Wherever we are…
  He’s already there!

Won’t you join with me, and receive him in?
To cleanse us, and take away our sin?

Won’t you begin today?  And feel his power?
You can be a new person! This very hour!

By Jim Pemberton


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My Brother Needs Prayer

I Have A Brother That Needs Prayer!

I have a brother that really needs prayer!
When it comes to God, he doesn’t care!

He’s living a life by his own set of rules.
And thinks Christians are a bunch of “fools.”

The only thing that seems important to him…
Are the things in life that are close to him.

Wandering down a path that he chooses…
The one he’s chosen… It’s him that looses!

Please, dear Jesus, keep him in your care!
Wherever he goes…  I know you are there!

You are the one that my brother needs to come to!
No matter the false “dreams” he may run into!

Please dear Lord…  Protect from all harm!
May he seek the strength of your loving arms!

May your voice beckon the master’s call!
He really does need YOU after all!

By Jim Pemberton   




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I'm Not the Kind of Dad That I Need to Be


I’m Not the Kind of Dad That I Need to Be! I remember reading the Bible to my son. But what a mess, my life has become! My children told me, they were proud of their dad! Now they say they’re embarrassed and sad. I once lived a Godly life! I really did! Just look at me now! And how I live! Things in life I once called wrong and sin. Are now causing me to stumble again. God's word I had loved! Jesus was my treasure! I "traded my soul" for what gives me "pleasure." I’m not the kind of father that I need to be! What kind of example will my family find in me? Will I grow stubborn to God as I age? Replacing his peace, for anger and rage? I need Jesus to bring peace to my troubled soul! I ask YOU Lord to make me clean and whole. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation. By your blood, make me a new creation. Words alone cannot truly express… This family God's given to me. I am so blessed! By Jim Pemberton


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This Is The Love

Stand up and shake;
Feel the rhythm in your heart.
Ignite those pants;
We get up and dance.
God on our mind,
Eternity in our souls;
Feel the chills of those bones.
It's the hope.
Open those closed doors:
Into Heaven we go,
Welcomed and forgiven.
Here is the love;
Let's dance!


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I Was In A Place That I Didn't Belong

I Was In A Place Where I Didn’t Belong!

I was in a place where I knew I didn’t belong!
God’s spirit was there…  But the flesh was strong!

I felt alluring voices almost “overwhelm me.”
There were so many temptations that surrounded me!

I could feel the pull!  The tugging of my heart!
I knew this was going to happen! From the start!

As I began to feel many voices, pulling my spirit.
I wanted to run, but could not seem to do it!

In one moment of hopelessness, to Jesus I cried!
I couldn’t run from this!  No matter how hard I tried!

Just when I thought that there was not a way out!
I remember what some of the Bible was about!

I knew that if I cried to Jesus, he’d be there to help me!
No matter the temptation!  And how it tries to “trip” me!

Before I was going to do something, I shouldn’t do…
I heard God’s voice say; “My son, I’m here to help you!”

I felt the hand of God, reach down and touch my soul!
I knew that God was there, and it was time for me to go!

I jumped up and out of there, as fast as I could run!
Any “excitement” was gone.  I was not having “fun!”

Whatever temptation I gave up, was worth avoiding!
A life with Jesus and family is what I’m enjoying!

Thank you my Lord! For your patience and kindness!
You’ve filled my life with your love and brightness!09/04/13



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Why Church is called Catholic

Church is a she Bride of Father Christ Church is Catholic Church is people Catholic related to the whole Greek kat’holon Father Christ called Profess whole faith Preserve all Sacraments To administer To proclaim Good News Sent her to all nations (YOUCAT) 4092013


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Looking Down From 41 Above

Looking down from 41 above,
I only wish I was below.
The sights and sounds so clear to see
Glitz as white as snow.
The lights are distant to the mountains
And the cabs travel around.
The brightest city in the world
Beams into the heart of this little town.
God please give me the grace to see
You are all I need.


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I'm Coming Out And Am Proud Of It

There are proud people “coming out!” Yet, they have no idea what real life is about! Many brag about a lifestyle that’s revealing. Yet have lost God’s purpose and meaning! I’m coming out for Jesus! I’ve nothing to hide! I’ve asked him to take away my sin and pride! Of my own accomplishments... I’ve nothing to boast! But I’m proud of God the father, son and holy ghost! Whatever pride we have… We’ve all sinned! Jesus told us; “you must be born again!” Nothing that I’ve done is worth “bragging of.” Rather, I’ve done things that I’m ashamed of! But God reached down to where I was standing! And filled my life with his peace and understanding! The more I have of Jesus, the less I need of me! His power alone is what can truly set me free! I’m coming out for Jesus! The redeemer of my soul! I’m going to shout it! So the whole world may know! I’m not ashamed of Jesus! I am NOT! By his mercy… My sins have been blood bought! For each step you take to God… He takes two! Won’t you allow him to do his work through YOU? A life of righteousness and holiness is what God is asking! Come now! And receive HIS life! It’s everlasting! By Jim Pemberton


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Blossom

Like a cherry tree in the spring,
God if this is meant to be,
Please let this blossom.


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Words of the master

Words of the master

A man once asked the master
Which of us has the worth?
To enter in the holy kingdom
This man was down to Earth
And liked to ask the questions
The truth he had to know
The master looked into his eyes
With a deep, and holy glow.

A Rabbi, he took note of this
He thought it would be he
For he had all the virtues
Such a holy man he be
The master looked on past this man
Till his eyes lit on a child
He called the small child unto him
And at the lad he smiled.

He took the child into his arms
And said for all to hear
Those who be like this small child
The father he holds dear
They have the worth to enter in
My father holy place
The crowd they did not understand
Confusion touched each face


These words the master spoke, were true
To find that holy place
One must re find his innocence
Re-enter each that space
That each of us were born into
Each soul must delve within
And find the joy that each did know
When their days, did first begin.

16 December 2013 @ 1310hrs.





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Gift Of Mortality

An earthly existence
A universe beyond my minds, comprehension
I die
I rise
Life lessons reviewed
Homeward bound
I am not lost, after all!
I am a willing participant
Serving, the Father, of all creation
His son combined, ‘producing life’ as we know it
Representing them, in everything I do
I am nothing, without Love!
My heart full of faith, loyal service I give
Learning how to unconditionally serve, as the Father unconditionally, loves me
Worshipping our Divine Creator’s existence
Choosing to live, moment to moment
Being as one with ‘Our Universal Father’
No physical permanency
My physicality, disappearing
My mortality existence, I let go of
Death temporary
My spirit alive!
Relief, Peace
‘I am only passing through!’
A unique, experience of mortality 
A gift, I am blessed to experience, to live!


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Our Country Needs God Right Now

Our Country Needs God Right Now!

Across this country, there’s a lot of sin and confusion…
As people are looking 
for the “perfect solution!”

Many laws are being passed of various kinds…
Often as a result of “confused” political minds!

As many in the courts become more delusional…
Over what is and what’s not “constitutional!”

When will all of this chaos and confusion end?
As our country’s crumbling from within!

We need God!  There’s no way of getting around it!
Any kind of moral direction? 
 Many have lost it!

God’s word is more powerful than a double-edged sword!
Refusing HIS way of living… 
 We cannot afford!

Our founding fathers didn’t believe in a God separation!
It’s only him that can bring
 a healing to this nation!

Please, dear Lord, come and touch us with your power!
We all need you in our lives!  This very hour!

Only God’s principles give true purpose and meaning!
This is what his Holy Spirit has been revealing!

Won’t you come now?  And give him your hand?
And ask for his forgiveness to heal this land!

Please come Lord Jesus!  And touch our soul!
Only you and make us complete and whole!

By Jim Pemberton   01/13/14


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We Have A SIN Condition

We Have A Sin Condition! We have more technology, but we have a problem! We have many “issues.” And don’t know how to solve them! Governments answer seems to be “spend, spend, spend.” But we have this condition, that God calls; SIN! Just look at the problems that are all around you! It’s amazing that they don’t “overwhelm you!” There’s all sorts of evil all cross our land! But there’s something very few understand! We’ve sent men to the moon and outer space! Yet very few reach out and receive God’s grace! The Bible says, “the heart of the man is sinful.” Without God, man’s heart is never “peaceful!” Jesus love provides for the world that fails us! He offers his love! Simply because he loves us! There’s no “condition.” His love is freely given! Won’t you accept him? And be totally forgiven? Where there’s sin. God’s grace does much more abound! There’s a new life for you! Just waiting to be found! Our sins for his love! What more could one ask? And enjoy a love and peace that will ALWAYS LAST! By Jim Pemberton


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God's Grace

The blue waters,
The green trees,
The blue skies,
The light breeze,
The crisp air,
The birds sing,
The puffed clouds;
The awakening.


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The Blood Of Jesus Still Sets Men FREE

The blood of Jesus still sets men free!
So we can live with him…  For eternity!

The power of Jesus and his resurrection…
Brings his presence and a holy conviction!

The love of Jesus brings sweet relief!
May his way of living be our belief!

The glory of Jesus outshines the rest!
Whatever he gives, is always the BEST!

The words of Jesus give much
 needed direction!
It sustains our lives and gives
 godly correction!

The voice of Jesus speaks to everyone today!
May we listen to what he has to say?

He beckons one and all to receive his salvation!
He’s already called, 
and given the invitation!

His blood can wash and cleanse every stain!
You can find it all… 
 In the power of HIS NAME!

By Jim Pemberton    07/23/13


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Am I Really Happy

Am I Really Happy?

With everything I’ve acquired and got...
What kind of happiness has it brought?

With everything I have or can name...
Has it given me joy or brought me shame?

With all that this world can give me…
What kind of life “lies beneath me?”

With all of my possessions and wealth…
Do I have contentment and “true” wealth?

I want it to be known and wish to express…
I’m not so sure, I’m what you would call “blessed.”

There’s something I know to be certain.
Tomorrow could be life’s “final curtain.”

There’s something that’s been on my mind.
Have I given God just some of “my” time?

There’s one thing I’m going to do… And do it now!
I’m going to come to the Lord and humbly bow.

This is something I need to say and do...
Give it all to God!  And tell him;
 “I LOVE YOU!”

Something that I should have done already...
When Christ comes again…  I want to be ready!

God’s joy and happiness is true and very real!
The presence of God..,   I can already feel!

What God has given to me, no one can take away!
For he comforts me and is with me every day!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Who Will STAND UP For Jesus


I've heard of those who say they're "happy and gay." Where are those who proclaim; "Jesus is the only Way?" I've heard of many who discuss creation vs. evolution. Where are those who proclaim Jesus is the solution? I've heard of many who chose an "alternate lifestyle." Where are those...who for Jesus... will go "the extra mile?" There are those who say; "Jesus isn't real!" Where are those who'll confess HIM with a passion and a zeal? There’s so many who sit in their church's pew. Where are those... Whom to Christ… Will say; ‘I LOVE YOU!” There’s too many who are on their way to hell. Where are those who truly love Jesus? Can you tell??? I know of a redeeming savior's mercy and grace. His love has been extended to the human race. Jesus speaks a loving call and merciful plea... He says; "take up your cross and follow me!" Jesus brings true gladness and overflowing joy! This is freely offered to every man, woman, girl and boy! NOW is the day of salvation & the accepted time! Christ can change us! And renew our mind! I know that very soon.. Jesus is coming again! Where are those who desire to be cleansed within? I know that an abundant life is what Jesus will freely give! Where one can find eternal life! And a true meaning to live! By Jim Pemberton


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Stuck In The Struggle

Sometimes I get stuck in the struggle
And I forget that this life is real,
Full of real love,
Full of real people,
Full of real strength,
Full of real faith.
Look around
Because this is real.
Welcome to reality;
This is God's amazing life!


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What God Has Done

What God Has Done!

As I look back on what God as done…
There have been battles lost and won!

I think about the many times I’ve been defeated.
At times, I feel like my life isn’t completed!

There’s been times I didn’t feel like I belonged.
And times when I feel like I’ve been wronged!

In these times of uncertainty
 and hesitation…
I encountered a visit! 
 A heavenly visitation!

I received a message from God above…
A message of peace, hope, joy and love!

The message was powerful and very clear.
I needn’t be afraid!  God is always near!

Jesus has done many wonderful things!
There’s so much to life, that he wants to bring!

I’ve opened up my heart and invited him in!
I have a new hope and security within!

What God has done, has been incredible for me!
An opportunity to be with him, for eternity!

Thanks be to God for his awesome power displayed!
Salvation through Christ,
 has already been made!

Thanks be to Jesus!  All glory and honor is due!
I now know how much
 I really do need YOU!

By Jim Pemberton   10/14/13



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The Tragedy of the Banished Revolutionaries

The Tragedy of the Banished Revolutionaries.

Epochs apart, yet,
bound by conscience,

Buddha, 
Jesus,
Moses,
Muhammad,
Ram.

Enduring the whispers of time,
through creeds professed,
sermons preached,
and a million sins confessed.

Though,

the essence,
of these banished revolutionaries,
is ceremonially muted by ritual,
and gleefully crushed under,
grandiose edifices,
that serve Religion Inc.

"And the meek shall inherit the earth",
an incendiary thought,
conveniently discarded,
for the pie in the sky that must be sought.

The tragedy of the banished revolutionaries,
stings.
stabs,
whispers still,
for us to hear,
through the din of the cacophony of prayer.

Buddha,
Jesus,
Moses,
Muhammad,
Ram.

The tragedy of the banished revolutionaries,
persists,
each day that we choose,
to shun the meek,
and mouth conscience-salving prayers,

for yet more silver,
and yet more silk.


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Christ Child

In eternity past, the Father asks the Son to go down.
Having equal Love for humans the "Yes" comes fast.
When Creation leads to time, the world waits for 4 BC
Marking the start of the end of Satan's long rule at last.

Did Satan laugh at the poor setting for Jesus' birth here?
A cry in a cave for animals pierces the night, changing all.
Shepherds worship; later wise kings give precious gifts.
Mary and Joseph marvel, yet Herod's rage soon gives a call.

A call to leave quickly to Egypt where they'll live as refugees.
Sparing the Christ child a merciless death of those under three.
When Herod finally dies, Jesus' parents head back to Israel.
Still not fully safe from mad rule, Nazareth is their destiny.

Here the child will grow to be a man, following His parents rule.
Surprising the Pharisees with His wisdom at 12, at 30 riling them.
Preaching with authority, healing the incurable, loving the humble.
Women weep repenting at his feet; one's healed by touching his hem.

Zacchaeus risks going into a tree and finds Jesus' salvation so free.
Nicodemus comes at night to ask and ends amazed he's met God's Son
The Woman at the Well gets far more vital water than the usual kind.
And many healed can't but tell others of the miracle God has done.

The babe in the manger now stills the storm and his disciples believe
Even seeing the dead arise, like Lazarus in the tomb for four days.
Foretelling a greater rising coming but not before immense suffering.
The sword Mary was told would pierce her heart is soon on its way.

For most religious leaders cannot tolerate Jesus' lack of respect for them.
Calling them whitewashed tombs and pointing pride out to Pharisees.
Not endearing Himself with the establishment, but following God's way.
Knowing soon He'd be betrayed, arrested, tried and tortured brutally.

Still, he calmly feeds them body bread and blood wine in a final feast.
Tells them the Spirit comes, and prays they'd be one like Father and Son.
Heads to the Garden, prays to His Father for another way if possible.
Your will be done ends and the soldiers come and with Judas kiss it's done.

The most pure, innocent Man who's ever lived is now in hostile hands.
A trial by dark without witness or any rights – and off to Pontius Pilate.
Then Herod then back to Pilate whose wife dreamed Jesus was innocent.
But the people's cries to crucify win over – Jesus caught in intrigue's net.

The child of Bethlehem now hung on a Cross between two criminals.
The Light of the World by darkness and our sins is being slowly slain.
Feeling forsaken by God, but then "Into Your hands I commit my spirit."
Reunited and soon to show the world that this Child was no ordinary one.

Risen as Jesus predicted, for how can death conquer everlasting, perfect life?
From childhood to adult not one sin, not once yielding to Satan's temptations.
Proving we can have life eternal if we confess and believe in Jesus as our Savior.
Calling His followers in risen form to await the Spirit and share Christ to the nations


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The God That I DO Believe In

The God That I DO Believe In!

There’s a God that I really DO believe in!
I knew this the moment I received him!

This is the God whom I hold special and dear!
He’s always with me!  Always near!

He’s the God of the glory of heaven above!
He’s also the God who’s given us his love!

He’s the God who doesn’t
 want anyone to go to hell!
His son gave his life! 
 So your soul can be well!

I’ve given him my life with a renewed commitment!
He’s brought to me peace
 and a godly contentment!

He’s God!  And can’t be ruled
 by someone’s theology!
He can’t be explained by science or biology!

He’s given us his word for a godly inspiration!
Let’s not twist it, into our own “interpretation!”

He’s alive and powerful! 
 Let the whole earth proclaim!
The majestic wonder and glory,
 there is in HIS name!

Jesus is alive today!  He reigns in resurrection power!
You too can know him! 
 And be changed this very hour!

The God that I believe in,
 can be your God too!
He’s done his part!  The rest is up to YOU!

By Jim Pemberton    


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The Corner of Madison and Huron

At the corner of Madison and Huron,
The faint pedestrian appears.
A couple holding hands walking swiftly
As police pass near.
Cane in his hands
Walks a younger looking man,
Rolling his suitcase along
A central corner in a downtown city
Where faith, hope, and love belong.
May God bless you Toledo,
Today and forevermore.


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Instruments of Love

I recite your name in              the whispers of the wind
for bonded to my heart          are you until the  end
I lifted the chalice                   drank deeply of its wine
I felt of its effects                    the fullness of divine

Like the chords of piano        and dulcimers delight
your melodies do waft            through every thought at night
a master plays the chords     a violin with strings
plays my heart like a harp     whose music on it rings

Your fingers play me like       the stroke of piano keys
every touch I enjoy                your heart it aims to please
you are a symphony              whose chords have touched my heart
a birth cries transmission       of transformation every part

Songs like an aria                  may yet I learn to sing
whose vocals resonate          the inmost of my being
You left no line untouched     no strand is mine alone
made sure you did I knew      would make you me your own
 
Somewhere I lost myself        I gave it all to you
things I don't understand       reasons appear askew
I inhale you my breathe         to deepest parts within
need you to embrace me      as close as your own skin

We retire together                 speak 'neath the baleful skies
of every trial in life                 and those who live in lies
greet me in the morning        curl around me at night
sing to me of love songs       of futures very bright
 
The wedding of my heart      tears away my mind
I want to    forever                 hold you for all of time
Are not your words a bath     that removes the worlds dirt
a balm of medicine                to heal the deepest hurt

Its surpassing sweetness      a palate of good taste
love so intoxicating                no drop will go to waste
the adversary's here             and tramples the flowers
but you oh my beloved          too freely roam my hours

My life is but a breath           an instrument of song
music tells the stories           of lives and right and wrong
The scent of yesterdays       the pathways of the past
forward now the future          into the everlast

Proverbs 16
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

COPYRIGHT © 2013 C. Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC 


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Jesus Chose Me to Follow HIM

Jesus Chose Me to Follow Him!

Jesus chose me to follow him!
And called me to be;
"a fisher of men!"

He's given me his Holy Spirit,
for needed assistance.
He wants me to reach the lost,
with a Godly persistence!

Others need to know
of the forgiveness he brings!
They need to know that he
can do anything!

They can be transformed,
by his resurrection power!
This can happen to anyone!
This very hour!

Please help me dear Lord,
to do my very best!
I want to do my part!  And let you
take care of the rest!

It's only in YOU, Jesus, that one
 can find life everlasting!
It's freely given!
Just for the asking!

Please dear Lord... 
Come and direct my path.
I need your mercy!  And spare me
from your wrath!

Please guide me, by your loving
and gentle hand…
Help me to obey, listen,
and understand!

Following and trusting Jesus
is the best thing I can do!
To surrender my life,
and daily follow YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Noticed the Words Jesus Loves You above Your Door

I Noticed; “Jesus Loves You,” Above Your Door!

I noticed a sign, “Jesus Loves You,”
 above your front door.
I want to know about him!
I want to know more!

Could you tell me without 
any hesitation...
About Jesus and his plan 
of salvation?

Could you tell me about
 being born again?
And share with me how
 much you love him?

What is it like to become
a Christian?
And to serve Christ,
 As a daily mission?

I want to know how God 
has changed you!
I don't really know whom else to turn to.

Are you one that I can
 really depend?
I assume that Jesus is 
your best friend?

Please listen to what 
I have to say...
And spend some of your time
 with me today!.

By Jim Pemberton    


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God Told Me That I Need Effective Prayer

God Told Me That I Need Effective Prayer!

God told me, in order for my prayer to be effective.
That I should not choose to be so “selective.”

I asked him: “what do you mean by this question?”
I wasn’t quite prepared for the reception!

God said; “You’ve chosen to be selective in how you live.”
“There’s only so much, to me, that you want to give!”

“You said that I’m your Lord, by your way of living.”
“But a life of holiness, is what you’re not giving.”

“You want the prayer answered,
 but have nothing to show for it.”
“You claim to accept my grace,
 but aren’t willing to share it.”

“How can I answer your prayer,
 when it’s only convenient?”
“Haven’t I been patient with you?”
“And most lenient?”

“Give up all that you have, and give it to the poor!”
“Then you’ll know what prayer life is really meant for!”

“Give me your heart!”  “And take time to really listen!”
“There’s so much more of me, that you’ve been missin’!”

“Obey my words and experience the life I have given!”
“Know what it means to be cleansed and forgiven!”

“Than your life will change, and your prayer time too!”
“I will give you the strength to make it through!”

“You will know what it means to spend time with me!”
“And your prayers will impact you for eternity!”

By Jim Pemberton   10/21/13


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Jesus Has Given All That I Need

Jesus Has Given All That I Need!

Jesus has given all that I need!
An abundance of life, he’s give to me!

He’s given true love and so much more!
He truly is what life is really meant for!

He’s come that I may be totally forgiven!
And has blessed the way I’m livin’!

He’s brought an overflowing joy and love!
And blessed our home, from heaven above!

He’s given to me a heart filled with singing!
And overflowed my heart with thanksgiving!

He’s come and bound our hearts together!
And promised to be with us!  Now and forever!

He offers all of this!  The choice has been made!
I’ve certainly received
 the best of the trade!

I praise you my Lord!  I am so very blessed!
You took my sinful life, and gave your best!

You’ve fulfilled my life beyond any desire!
I’ll tell others of you and lift your name higher!

Thank you my Lord!  I’m honored to know you!
I say all of this, because
 of how much I love you!

By Jim Pemberton    11/27/13


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A Son Who Turned His Back On God


I know of a son who turned his back on the God he once knew!
Praying for him, was all that his family could hope to do!

The truths taught to him as a child, he now began to reject!
Spending an eternity without God…  He refused to accept!

He told his friends, about his “newfound theology.”
It sounded like he found some new kind of psychology.

Rather than accept the truth of God’s word, as he would find.
He would twist scripture to fit his own state of mind!

He would say; “the God of heaven and hell doesn’t exist.”
“It doesn’t matter how you live!”  Is what he’d insist!

He rejected God’s gift and wonderful plan of salvation…
And chose to believe “whatever fit his own situation.”

I began to see his life sputter from a hurtful heart.
It just seemed like everything around him “fell apart.”

God wanted to help, but he didn’t believe he needed him!
God was there!  But he made it clear that he didn’t believe him!

Many years went by, and this son started growing old.
He became a bitter and broken person, I’ve been told!

He did his best to remove God from his family and home.
Now, it was just him!  And he was all alone!

Then one night, he cried out and called on Jesus’ name!
And confessed of all of his sin, guilt and shame!

This son, who had drifted from God for so many years…
Was filled with a true love, and a joy that brought tears!

He had returned to God!  And God changed him!
God will always be faithful!  And will never leave him!

Won’t you too, accept the life that God wants to give you?
He can change your life!  Just because he LOVES YOU!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Faith

Substance of things hoped for
The proof of things not seen
Acceptance of the truth
That our reason cannot reach

4102013


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I Knew Someone Who Wanted to End It All

I Knew Someone Who Was Ready to “End It All!” I knew of someone who just wanted “to end it.” Giving up on life, and did not want to “defend it.” It was a heart wrenching and difficult situation. He said what he wanted to, with no explanation! I could see his face and the sad look in his eyes! What he was going to do next, was anyone’s surprise. He turned to drugs and encountered addictions. With this brought much disease and afflictions! He gave up on the wonderful family that was given. And turned to a pretty wild and crazy way of livin’! I told him about a God who loves him very deeply. As he listened, he began to grow restless and weary. I reached for his hand and began to pray for God’s power! It was a miracle! The blood of Jesus changed him that hour! The spirit of God brought healing and hope to his body! He was so excited! He rushed out to tell everybody! The “end” that he wanted, seemed to just fade away! For the son of the living God, changed him this day! The glory of God, and the power of Jesus’ resurrection… Changed him! And got him going in a NEW direction! He’s so thankful for the blood of Christ’ atonement! And is a different person now, because of that moment! This same Jesus loves and can do the same for YOU! Through the problems of life… He will see you through! By Jim Pemberton


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Happy In Traffic

Always running late;
Just taking time to enjoy it.
Life is a car speeding fast,
But it's better to be stuck in traffic.


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Please Come Lord Jesus And Hear My Voice



Please Come Lord Jesus,
And Hear My Voice!

Please come Lord Jesus,
and listen to my voice!
In all I do or say, may you
 be my first choice!

Please come dear Jesus, 
and listen to my cry!
Give me your living water,
 that can satisfy!

Please come dear Jesus,
 and renew my mind!
You're so patient, loving
and very kind!

Please come dear Jesus,
and renew my spirit!
Your words of life...
May I daily live it!

Please come dear Jesus,
I need you this hour!
I need your strength,
and your power!

Thank you my Lord, my savior
and friend!
And thanks for answering me...
 Once again!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Decisions

Lord, I do not know what to do;
Please, lead me by Your side.
Decisions I'm facing are lost and through;
Please, lead me to do what's right.


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Jesus May My Life Honor YOU

Jesus, May My Life Honor You!
Jesus may my life honor and bring you praise!
May I want to do this, all of my days!

May the words I say, bring glory to your name.
May I not speak words, that brings you shame!

I pray for your guidance in each step taken.
You are with me!  I won’t be forsaken!

The words you speak bring sweetness to my soul!
Your love and mercy have made my life whole!

All of my faults and sin…  You have forgiven.
You give me strength each day I’m livin’!

Giving you honor and glory is the least I can do.
As may way of saying how much I LOVE YOU!

Your hope and peace have totally blessed me!
You’re faithful, and will never disappoint me!

You’re beautiful!  Your magnificence is real!
My life, for your salvation…  What a deal!

Nothing you’ve given to me, would I trade!
The price of my soul, on the cross, was paid!

I’ve found true joy and worship your name!
By your blood, my life has forever been changed!

Thank you sweet Jesus!  
It’s an honor to know you!
I wanted to take the time,
 just to thank you!

By Jim Pemberton    04/07/14


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Jesus Is More Wonderful Than I Ever Knew

Jesus Is More Wonderful Than I Ever Knew!

Jesus is more wonderful, than I ever knew!
He came inside, and made me brand new!

He’s more glorious and powerful than I can tell.
He gives living water from an eternal well!

His beauty and glory rules in the skies above…
The earth and the heavens are filled with his love!

His love for us has clearly been wonderfully designed.
When he died on the cross…  He had us all in mind!

His resurrection brought a victory over every sin!
Through his blood, we can all be BORN AGAIN!

Hallelujah!  Let’s bring thanksgiving
 to his holy name!
Through his gift of salvation,
 we can be forever changed!

Thank you Lord, for the many blessings you bring!
You are our righteousness!  Our everything!

Won’t you accept this wonderful lord today?
Won’t you accept him now? And begin to pray?

You can pray and ask for his life everlasting!
It can be yours right now!  For the asking!

Thank you Lord Jesus, for hearing our prayers...
And thanks for listening, and being there!

You’re the answer to our hopeless and despair.
So loving and kind…   And always cares!

This wonderful Jesus is our savior and friend!
For all he’s done…  Let’s shout; 
“Thanks and AMEN!”

By Jim Pemberton    04/16/14


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What A Friend Really Is


Have you thought about what friendship is? Is it someone who loves and forgives? I’m sure many people have a different meaning! There’s many directions to be leaning. Friendship comes in different forms and kinds. It develops a kinship among hearts and minds! I’m sure that many want to be a friend to another. But there is one, who sticks closer than a brother! This one is the very best friend, that I can speak of! He brings the best friendship, that I can think of! He brings to friendship a new purpose and desire… To bring eternal love! And lift you up higher! He is the very definition of what a friend should be! He’ll be your best friend now! And for eternity! His name is Jesus! I encourage you to invite him in! Won’t you allow him to be your savior and friend? His faithfulness and commitment are 100% true! He’ll always be there for me, and for YOU! Friendship with Jesus, is fellowship divine! He’ll never let you down! Not a single time! Friendship with Jesus… Without a doubt! He is what being a true friend is all about! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Paid the Sacrifice

Jesus Paid The Sacrifice! Jesus sacrificed his life for you and me! So we can be with him for all eternity! His life for ours… a ransom was paid IN FULL, This is why I I love HIM so! Upon his head were placed the crown of thorns, Enduring so much shame and scorn. The blood from his body as it began to flow! The pain inside his body, Began to grow! The nails placed in his feet and hands, The pain he went through is hard to understand. His life for ours, is what he gave! His life for ours… Is what he did trade! By Jim Pemberton


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Thankful and Speechless

He has allowed us to live;
Go and breathe in.
Can't you see, this is it;
He won when He said, "It is finished."
We live
Because He cried, "It is finished."
Our burdens are gone;
He carried them on the cross.
He lifted our cross.
He took the loss.
He suffered our pain
So we could gain.
Thank You Jesus.
We give You praise.
We don't know what to say.


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Who Or What Can Fill Life's Empty Void

Who are what can fill your life’s “empty void?”
In spite of the many things
 that you have “enjoyed.”

Drugs… Sex…  Money…  Are you concerned?
Has your life been one that’s
 taken “the wrong turn?”

There’s many choices to make.  
I’m fooling you not!
But there’s a godly principle
 that must be taught!

The void we have.  Only the presence
 of God can fulfill!
Bringing you true love, 
is God’s purpose and will!

Won’t you take a moment
 with the king of kings?
And allow him to take control of everything?

Jesus will never disappointed you!  
Not now or ever!
He wants to be your friend! 
 Today and forever!

The God of this world and universe, 
wants to come in!
A Brand new way of living…  
Is waiting to BEGIN!


By Jim Pemberton


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Sometimes

Sometimes there is silence,
Sometimes there are words,
Sometimes there is meaning,
Sometimes it's absurd.
Sometimes you are near me,
Sometimes you are far,
Sometimes there is darkness,
Sometimes guided by a star.
Sometimes we are up and 
Sometimes we are down,
Sometimes we are slaves,
That wear a holy crown.
Sometimes we are arrogant,
Sometimes we are proud,
Sometimes we are someone,
Lost in the faceless crowd.
Sometimes we are rich and 
Sometimes we are poor,
Sometimes we are angels,
Scratching at the door.
Sometimes I'm living and 
Sometimes I am dead,
Sometimes there is no thoughts
Turning in my head.
Sometimes looking forwards,
Sometimes looking back,
The circle still unbroken,
The train still on the track.
Sometimes we are caught and
Sometimes we are free,
But we always come back praying,
Under this olive tree.

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Quiet

Moments of quiet unfolding:
Quiet probing my spirit's depths, 
Like a rose, petals unfolding
To drink in the dawn's sweet breath.
Quiet like the peace that lingered
O're the waters the Master stilled;
Quiet that in the tomb trembled,
Pregnant, waiting to be fulfilled.
Quiet that marched on the victor
Robbing death and defeating sin;
Quiet that stood in the garden
And shouted, "Christ risen again!"
Quiet that is the cloak wrapping
God the Father, Spirit and Son,
Before whom life's vulgar turmoil
Surrenders her tongue and is dumb.


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Jesus, Bring Compassion And Healing to Us

Jesus, Bring Compassion and Healing To Us!

Jesus, please bring compassion and healing to us.
For all our failures and sin…  
Please forgive us!

May we come with a repentant heart and desire…
That you would touch us with your spirit’s fire!

Make and mold us into the person we should be!
Please open our blind eyes, that we might SEE!

We ask for your spirit, to help us be strong.
In your arms of mercy, is where we do belong!

You can bring a grace and sweetness to our soul!
It’s only in you Lord, that we’re complete and whole!

We need your protection to be all around us!
We ask that your love would keep and surround us!

Thank you dear Jesus, for all you’re going to do!
We are completely lost forever, 
if not for YOU!

You’re the anointed one! 
The righteous and coming king!
You’re the alpha and omega! 
 Our EVERYTHING!

Thanks for the everlasting life you freely give!
May we honor and praise you in how we live!

We need a special touch from your glory above…
That our hearts would be filled with your love!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Was At the End of LIfe's Road


I felt worn out... discouraged and defeated.
Nothing in my life right  
seemed to be completed. 

I felt alone, knocked down and betrayed!
I never thought I'd feel this scared and afraid. 

In this very dark time, where would I run?
Where would any help actually come from? 

I felt utterly worthless and quite alone...
With each passing day, in this place I called "home." 

As I got up, each morning and opened the bedroom door.
And wondered if anyone cared about me anymore?

I felt a "tug" on my shoulder and looked around.
And noticed a bright light, shining toward the ground. 

"I love you my son." Where the words I heard.
Excitement and hope within my heart was stirred. 

I looked up and couldn't began to explain.
The love I felt when I called on Jesus' name! 

From my ceiling, I saw what looked like an angelic being.
He said, "I am God! “ I can do anything!" 

He reached down and gently picked me up out of bed.
Words of mercy and hope where what he had said. 

"I am here so that you may rise up and live."
"All of your failures and sins I will forgive." 

Everything inside of me... God did understand!
With him here... I knew victory was at hand! 
This particular day, this was certain. 
He took away my sins and heavy burdens! 

Look at me now and it's so plain to see!
He can do for YOU, what he's done for ME! 

By Jim Pemberton


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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!


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May I Have A Burden For the Lost

My spirit needs to be broken!
To God’s spirit, I must yield!
May I have a burden for the lost
 souls in the field.

I need to reach others, 
so that they’ll know,
How much I love Jesus…
With all my strength and soul.

Lord, Give me the words to say
 at the right time…
 I am yours Lord!
And you are mine!

Help me to love others the way
you want me to!
Only your love is 
 steadfast and true!

In Jesus, may my joy
 always abound…
To reach out to others, 
so the lost may be found.

Thank you Jesus, for speaking
 so clearly to me!
So those who were blind…
Can now see!!!


By Jim Pemberton


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What Do We Expect As We Seek to Remove God

What Do We Expect, As We Seek to Remove God? As so many people are seeking God’s removal… It’s like anything from him, we’ve given a refusal! Many have tried to ban just the reading of his word! There’s so much truth, just waiting to be heard! Many anti-God societies have quickly formed! Even the ten commandments, are often scorned! We’ve built large cities, many schools, and homes! But when it comes to God, we’ve often left him alone! One can try their best to push God back in the corner! But if you do, things in your life will get “warmer!” The pleasures and truth you seek, will come to an end! And then eternity without God, will just begin! You’ll wish you chose to live for God, that eventful day! You’ll wish that you took the time to study and pray! It’s the word of God that you need to study and read! God knows all about you! And knows your needs! He deserves all of your praise and full attention! We need to seek him, for much needed direction! Please come dear Lord, and cleanse us within! May we humbly confess our faults and sins! We need YOU much more, than words can say! Please be the God we serve! May we start TODAY! By Jim Pemberton


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Your Love Is The Strongest

Send me to the darkest places;
That's where I feel You strongest.
A kiss and hug down the deepest alleys;
Never letting go, Your love is the strongest.


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God Loves Us, When We Don't Expect It


God Loves Us, When We Don’t Expect It!

God loves us, when we don’t expect it!
His son died for you! 
 Please don’t forget it!

He really wants to touch us! 
We don’t deserve it!
His life for our life…  
He wants to preserve it!

He wants to be our Lord!
  Because he loves us!
He rules the heavens and earth! 
 All around us!

He offers and extends
 his salvation to you!
He’s already done so much. 
 What will you do?

He has offered his wonderful
 mercy and grace…
Through Christ, your life can be
 on a solid place!

Won’t you come, and accept
 his power to forgive?
You can have abundant life,
 each day you live!

By Jim Pemberton   09/07/13


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The Joy That God Brings to Me

The Joy That God Brings to Me… 
God gives me strength
 and everlasting joy.
His words in my life,
I need to employ. 

His joy brings strength
to my very soul,
giving comfort no matter
where I may go. 

His joy gives a security,
this world can’t give!
It is with me, every day I live. 

In my God, I will take delight!
For he is with me
every day and night!

From the appearance of evil,
may I  abstain!
And live in the joy of Jesus’
precious name!

In Jesus, my life is complete!
As I lay my burdens at his feet!

Over life’s adversities,
I’ll rise above!
And rest in the joy
Of God’s abiding love!

By Jim Pemberton


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I May Change, But Jesus Remains the Same

I May Change, But Jesus Remains the Same!

Jesus remains the same! 
 Even when I’m burdened!
He loves you and me! 
 This is most certain!

He’s the same yesterday, today and the future!
Because of him, my life is a “bright picture!”

He’s committed to do what he’s promised to do!
It was he, that bled and died, 
for me and YOU!

He remains the same!  No matter
 how many fail me!
How many have let you down? 
 Can you tell me?

I’m so thankful for his blessings
 that come my way!
Words of encourage and hope,
 are what he has to say!

He’s the lover and redeemer,
 of my weary soul!
He cleansed my sins!
 And made me whole!

I’m so thankful for him!
 And all that he does!
He reigns with God the father,
 in heaven above!

Glory to Jesus in the highest! 
 Peace toward all men!
He will always be the same! 
 Hallelujah and AMEN!

By Jim Pemberton   


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It's Simple

It's simple.
We make it much more complicated than it is;
Just live.


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Do We Have A Godless Society


Do We Have A Godless Socieity???

As our courts strive for “constitutionality…”
Our country’s almost on the brink of “insanity.”

It’s like there’s a darkness that grows each day.
As many of our courts seek to push God away!

In many efforts to remove anything that “offends.”
We’ve driven a nail into God’s heart… Once again!

Without HIS commandments, where does this leave us?
It leaves a very unstable foundation beneath us!

As time goes on, many Americans become afraid…
Anything of God, is often challenged to be displayed!

We don’t need religion, but to have a divine relationship.
We need to read God’s word, and to enjoy HIS fellowship!

I’ll take Jesus!  You can have your religious theology!
While this world is filled with so much adultery!

Only the power of Jesus can bring wellness to the mind!
His word is like God’s constitution for all mankind!

I’m not looking for some old document signed by men!
I’m looking for the opportunity to be BORN AGAIN!

Because of Jesus, there’s no man and God separation!
He’s offered to all, his free gift of eternal salvation!

Behold!  The son of God who is the king of kings!
He is our righteousness!  He is God!  
Our everything!

His kingdom is glorious!  And is not ruled by men!
We need him brought back to this country, once again!

By Jim Pemberton


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God Says Come All Who Are Thirsty

Come, all of you who are thirsty! Whose life has run dry! Come to God’s living waters. Your needs, he shall supply! Come, those without money! Come, buy and eat! Buy wine and milk without money! That you may be complete! Why spend money on what isn’t bread? And labor with no satisfaction? Behold the glory of the Lord! He offers his wonderful salvation! Listen to God! And eat that which taste so sweet! God brings everything to the table, so that you may be complete! Allow your soul to delight, in the riches of God, most fare! Allow his goodness and mercy to keep you in his care! Listen to the voice of God now! That your soul may live! Won’t you come and receive all, that God has to give? He’s the God of creation, and is waiting for YOU! Come all who are thirsty! That your life may be renewed! By Jim Pemberton 07/14/13 Read Psalm 55:1-3


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All I Need Is You

I don't need any money,
I don't need fancy shoes.
I don't need to buy happiness, 
'Cause all I need is You.

I don't need expensive clothes,
I don't need things to choose.
I don't need five-star meals,
'Cause all I need is You.

I'm smiling here so wide;
I feel like I'm brand new.
Today is the start of something big
'Cause all I need is You.

My soul is eternally fulfilled;
My heart is being led through.
I don't need anything else,
'Cause all I need is You.


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Relation between Church and the Jews

Relation between Church and the Jews

Jews -> “Older breathen” of Christians
Eternal God loved and spoke to them first
Father Christ as a man was a Jew
This fact unites us

Church recognizes Son of the living Eternal God
Fact that He was baptized Christian
Separates Church and the Jews
Those who knew converted

5042013


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The Lord Is My Salvation


The Lord is my light and salvation. Whom shall I fear? He is my protector and friend. And is always near! He’s the stronghold of my life... Whom shall I be afraid! He is clothed with righteousness. His majesty is displayed! Though evil men advance, and my enemies attack me… They will stumble and fall! For the Lord is with me! Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear! The Lord will fight for me, and they shall disappear! In the day of trouble, the Lord will keep me safe! He will hide and put me on a solid resting place! At his tabernacle, will I sacrifice shouts of joy! Singing and making music to the Lord, I shall enjoy! I am confident in the Lord’s goodness, in the land of the living! I will enter his gates with praise and a heart of thanksgiving! I shall wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart! Being in his presence, is a good place to start! You, my Lord bring goodness and life to my soul! I shall sing of your love and mercy, wherever I go! By Jim Pemberton 07/14/13 Read Psalm ch. 27


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I Rejoice In Knowing God

I Rejoice In Knowing God!

I will cry out to God with my voice!
I take safety in him and rejoice!
I shall seek him in the day of trouble!
He’ll pick me up, when I stumble!
I know that he listens, and is always there!
I shall seek each day, alone in prayer!
I shall remember the Lord’s faithful deeds!
He gives me strength, and meets my needs!
I meditate on his words, and wonders performed!
He picks me up, when I feel defeated and scorned!
He is God and shines with an awesome brightness!
He brings everlasting love, peace and kindness!
Behold!  He is God!  His power is demonstrated!
His beauty among the heavens, has been demonstrated!
He is God!  And shall forever reign supreme!
He is my God!  My righteousness and everything!

By Jim Pemberton   09/09/13


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I'm Coming Out I'm Proud of Jesus

I’m Coming Out!  I’m Proud of Jesus!

There are proud people “coming out!”
Yet, they have no idea what real life is about!

Many brag about a lifestyle that’s revealing.
Yet have lost God’s purpose and meaning!

I’m coming out for Jesus!  I’ve nothing to hide!
I’ve asked him to take away my sin and pride!

Of my own accomplishments...  I’ve nothing to boast!
But I’m proud of God the father, son and holy ghost!

Whatever pride we have…  We’ve all sinned!
Jesus told us; “you must be born again!”

Nothing that I’ve done is worth “bragging of.”
Rather, I’ve done things that I’m ashamed of!

But God reached down to where I was standing!
And filled my life with his peace and understanding!

The more I have of Jesus, the less I need of me!
His power alone is what can truly set me free!

I’m coming out for Jesus! The redeemer of my soul!
I’m going to shout it!  So the whole world may know!

I’m not ashamed of Jesus!  I am NOT!
By his mercy…  My sins have been blood bought!

For each step you take to God…  He takes two!
Won’t you allow him to do his work through YOU?

A life of righteousness and holiness is what God is asking!
Come now!  And receive HIS life!
 It’s everlasting!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Heart Of The Ocean

You pick me up and fly me away;
Oh my baby, what a beautiful day!
Like a rock, you are strong to withstand the motion,
And your love runs deep, the heart of the ocean.


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Embers of Time

Embers of Time As our time dissolves to embers, we reflect on what we have wrought. Will we even get to Heaven after all the craziness we have sought? Will our children and theirs’ try to follow in our misbegotten ways? Or did we help to steer them to a far better and unerring way? Did we teach them to seek a far better way of life? Or did we show them the material one, built with so much strife? Did we teach them to be kind and gentle, yet in faith, to be strong and true? Did we help them open their hearts to others, or tie them closed, as they view? Did we show them how to mend a fence, or to trample on everyone else? Did we lead them on a path to Jesus or steer them away, somewhere else? We know: as we sow… so shall we reap… but, yet, God is always at hand. Reach out with an open heart and soul, as before him we always stand. No one is perfect, so in the end… simply bow before the Great I AM. In his eyes we were always his, yes… His precious little lambs.


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Our Security Is In God Alone


Our security is only in God alone!
Not in the things we have,
 or what we call “home!”

True joy can be found in God himself!
Not from the things we have ourselves!

True contentment can be found at the cross!
Jesus’ death paid whatever it cost!

Eternal love comes from doing God’s will!
Any emptiness, his love shall fill!

The love of God is truly worth finding!
His eternal life is forever binding!

Won’t you take a moment and invite HIM in?
And have total forgiveness of every sin?

God rewards those who diligently seek him.
Won’t you reach out to him now? 
And receive him?

By Jim Pemberton     


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He Had To Come

He looked upon the ones He loved;
So innocent and so free;
Their beauty was beyond compare;
Of all His creation they were the best;
Instilled in them was freewill;
Could they survive the test?

He had to come.

The serpent was so crafty;
The serpent was the enemy; 
It set out to deceive His love;
Things would never be the same;
The serpent would cause Him so much pain.

He had to come.

The fruit appeared so tempting;
The serpent's words rang true;
Was the man to trust in God;
Surely he would not die;
Yet die he did for a single bite.

He had to come.

There was now a new man;
This man was Abraham;
He set out for a new country;
It was a country yet to be;
The promise was to be fulfilled.

He had to come.

Abraham had no children;
Yet God's promise was to be fulfilled in him;
How could this come to be;
When he had no offspring;
Yet Abraham never doubted God.

He had to come.

Some generations later;
The characters have now changed;
The children of Abraham are slaves;
Their groaning reaches God's ear;
He will not leave them alone.

He had to come.

God plagued the nation of Egypt;
The Passover was put in place;
The children of Abraham escaped by His might;
A new nation was now born;
Moses was their leader.

He had to come.

At a place called Sinai;
The covenant was given;
It pointed out to man what sin was;
It could not redeem them to Heaven;
It was sealed in blood.

He had to come.

The covenant required obedience;
It required the sacrifice of a lamb;
Sin was atoned for by the sacrifice;
Yet no lamb could be found to fit the bill;
It had to be the perfect Lamb.

He had to come.

He was born in Bethlehem;
The gift of God to man;
He would preach for a mere three years;
During that time He would change the world;
He would be murdered for His effort.

He had to come.

The cross was cruel and agonizing;
He could have came down and walked away;
This was why He had come;
It would set things right;
It was His Father's will.

He had to come.

When He died the curtain was torn in two;
The dead came from their tombs;
The soldiers themselves knew then who He was;
He was the perfect Lamb;
He was the end of sacrifice.

He had to come.

Death could not hold Him;
He rose to walk again;
He finished what was started;
Now he was seen by many witnesses;
He ascended back to His throne.

He had to come.

He looked upon the one He loved;
Restored back to her first state;
It had been worth the price he paid;
His glory was now supreme;
She was His bride forevermore.

He had to come


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Sacrifice

Jesus gave His life for me,
So why shouldn't I do the same?
He took our hurt and misery;
Thank You Jesus for burdening my pain.


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The Robbery

Rob me of my purity,
But once again it's all my fault;
Fell into the trap of false promises
Because I pressed play instead of pause.


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Perfect Star

Star of Heaven, come to earth;
lead us once again to our Savior's birth.

Speak the language from God's own lips;
grant us nectar in honeyed sips.

Invade our hearts with revealing light;
accept our praises this holy night.



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Beautiful Soul

Feel the peace again
Inside your beautiful soul.
Trust in the Lord all your heart;
With Him, He makes you whole!


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When I Went to Church Last Sunday

When I Went To Church Last Sunday…

I went to church last Sunday, and much to my surprise…
I got up real early...  It was just before sunrise.

I wanted to be with others to worship our Lord.
But when I arrived, many looked “bored.”

When they were singing the songs…  Some didn’t seem to care.
As I looked around, hardly anyone noticed I was there.

By the time the people were asked to sing another song.
Some greeted the worship leader with just another “yawn.”

Does anyone really want to worship Jesus the risen king?
Is church a place to simply “get bored with everything?”

As the preacher arose to preach his “Sunday sermon best.”
“Fill in between the lines,” he said…  This was to be the “test.”

Shortly after the outlines were filled, there was a “closing prayer.”
I noticed many of the people were “happy to get out of there!”

I thought to myself… As I walked out the door…
“Is this what the true body of Christ is meant for?”

“Where is the sin-cleansing power of God I’ve heard about?”
“Has the power of God in many churches been ‘kicked out?’”

I pray that the presence of God will get a hold of our hearts.
May our worship for Jesus be evident…  Right from the start!

May our relationship with Christ be very important to us.
May we give him our life!  Our heart!  And our trust!

May our love for him not be a “boring Sunday experience.”
May we serve HIM daily… Expecting a divine appearance!

The Jesus I know is bigger than any denomination might be!
And only his blood has the power to set men free!

Serving and loving Jesus is an opportunity with living!
A life in totally surrender to Christ is what we must be giving!


By Jim Pemberton    


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The Line Between

O God, the pangs are crushing body, soul
And spirit—working deaths where sunlight fades— 
My arms are trunks of pain and taking toll, 
While tortures, stings, and sickness hauntly raids
To close the Gates of Hell to shut me in,
And heaven bows to greet while Hades seeks
To send The Reaper with his failing grin.
And illness ruins lives while havoc wreaks
The squalored throes of daily living on—
While body wastes away and breath remains
To sing your dirge while I still carry on…
Like trampling cattle trodding broken frame,
I live between the sunshine and the grave—
Like flowers cut and dying in the vase


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Living A Life That's Pleasing to God

Living A Life That’s Pleasing to God!

We must live in a way that's
 pleasing to the Lord
Neglecting his word... 
we can’t afford!

It’s HIS will to be sanctified 
and avoid immorality.
If we don't…  It’ll lead to 
a spiritual fatality!

With God's help...  Our body... 
We must control!
God's instructions for holiness,
we ought to know.

The sins against the body 
will not go unpunished!
Our spiritual life needs to
 be daily replenished!

God has called us to be holy, 
and not impure.
His word in our life, 
we must daily secure!

Whoever rejects his instruction ...
also rejects HIM.
And will lose out on what it means
 to be free from sin!

Let’s seek a Godly life!
As our goal and ambition!
Having Jesus in us
 is a great addition!

Living a pure life is 
what we must do.
He has the power to give victory
 to ME and YOU!

By Jim Pemberton
Read 1 Thess. 4:5-11


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Do You Feel There's Nowhere to Go

Do You Feel Like There’s Nowhere to Go? I know that it's easy to get discouraged and upset. Feeling “trapped” ... But can't escape "just yet." You've tried everything. And not sure what else to do? Is there someone who can help you through?" Many things you've done. You’ve wanted to be forgiven! Yet struggle with this each day you're livin’! You meet people and wear a "smile." And sometimes wonder if living is really worth the while. You may have prayed over and over again. And yet constantly feel Like you’re “trapped within.” You may have tried to call on Jesus' name. Yet find yourself in "guilt and shame." Jesus is here now! And wants you to know… He can bring peace to your troubled soul. Rather than thinking of things done in the past. Come to Jesus now! His love will always LAST! Allow HIM to bring to your life the needed victory now! He'll make you a brand new person! And HOW! By Jim Pemberton


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8:15 To Freedom

Do you hear the train a'whistlin'?
I wonder where she's a'goin'.
Can she be boundin' toward freedom?
Well, there's freedom in Jesus!
And that's all we need!


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Satan in-verse

Compared to a snake that slithers and slides,
A tongue with a fork, he hisses and hides. 

He's patiently waiting, he envies our death.
A mind fueled by sloth, and wrath on his breath.

He traps using snares, with sin as a curse. 
He's evil and sly, his charm is rehearsed. 

We're tempted by lust, gluttony and greed.
These actions are food, he needs it to feed. 

Preventing the peace, his mission is clear.
To cause us all pain, our joy is his fear. 

He covets our souls, to pride his command.
To enflame our hate, and rule as he planned. 

He's tortured and burning in fires below,
A place for the wicked, a place without snow. 

Deciphered as Lucifer, an angel that fell.
Only Gods' chosen people, the righteous prevail. 

Prayer through kindness, and loving with care.
Shining swords of the saints, thrusted up in the air.

- Yours Truly


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Alone In This Quiet, Perfect Home

Bedroom door is closed;
I'm feeling so alone.
Even though I'm laying bed,
I don't feel like this is home.
Even though I'm laughing with my friends,
I still feel alone
Even in this quiet, perfect home.
Lord, we need You.
Thank You.
In Your Name,
We pray.
Amen.


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Jesus, Please Renew My Mind



Jesus, Please Renew My Mind! Jesus, may my mind be touched and renewed! By your grace, may it think on thoughts of YOU! May my life and mind be restored from within! Help me to be free from the bondage of sin! Please help me to think on things that are pure! And focused on your words, which are secure! May there be thoughts inspired by your kindness! Without your light, I’m walking in blindness! The beauty of YOU, Jesus, is what refreshes me! It’s your Holy Spirit that daily blesses me! Thank you, my Lord, for being loving and kind! By your strength, you’ve transformed my mind! You’ve given to me hope… Once again! You’re one that I can always call a friend! In you, I have a mind of peace and security! And look forward to being with you for eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Picked Me Up When I Fell Down


Jesus Picked Me Up, When I Fell Down! Jesus picked me up, when I fell down. He planted my feet on solid ground! There was a deep pit, that my life fell into! At first, I wasn’t sure who to call out to! When it seemed like life was overwhelming me! Christ was there! And said that he’d help me! He reached down with an outstretched arm. And pulled me out of danger and harm! I’m thankful that Jesus was there! And he found me! Now each day… His love surrounds me! Thank you my lord, for being my friend! And rescuing me from the deep pit of sin! Jesus is my savior! And shall forever be! The only one who can truly set me free! By Jim Pemberton


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Un Uncontrolled Passion And Unquenchable Desire

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An Uncontrolled Passion and Unquenchable desire!


An uncontrolled Passion and unquenchable desire,
Will lead your soul to an
uncontrollable fire!

This will lead to an unquenchable flame.
Things in your life will never again
be the same!

The passions and urges that led you down this path.
Will not spare your soul from Satan's awful wrath.

He will not spare you of what your longs to have.
No matter what you hold on to.
No matter what you grab!

All the counseling in the world could never take away.
The sin you have in your heart.
No matter what others say!

The uncontrollable urges that seem to burn from within.
Are now causing you grief,
in your life, once again!

The only power that can cleanse and wash you clean...
Is the blood of Jesus!  He is God!
 And can do ANYTHING!

Won't you seek his help?  Won't you reach out
and take his hand?
Everything you're gong through...
He already understands!

Whatever you're holding on to.
Whatever person you may be...
Only the blood and power of Jesus
can totally set you FREE!

Please come Lord Jesus and restore
our lives with your grace!
It's only in you, dear Jesus,
that we have a "resting place."

Thank you Jesus for helping us to receive
fulfillment inside.
By your love and forgivenss...
There's nothing more to hide!

By Jim Pemberton    05/11/13







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Our Silver Anniversary



From the day I promised to be with you forever… It’s now been 25 years together! Through the trials, laughter and many miles We’ve had our share of joy and trials! You’ve been so loving patient with me. My beautiful wife— my lovely sweetie! This anniversary, I am so very proud of you! You’re a wonderful wife! Faithful and true! With you, God has given me the best! My love for you is so hard to express! I Love YOU! Is what I will always say, This very special anniversary day!!! Love, Jim


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I Know of A Brother Who's Lost And Confused


I know of a brother, who’s lost and confused… Many of his relationships, he’s already “abused.” He’s not really sure, which direction he’s going… There’s a lot of wise advice, that he’s ignoring! He’s choosing to ignore the God who loves him. And refuses to acknowledge how much he needs him! He decided to leave his family behind him… Perhaps, one day, they’ll be able to “find him!” I pray for this dear brother! He needs prayer! I know that wherever he goes… God is always there! Please, dear Jesus, touch him with your kindness! Without YOU dear lord… He’s walking in blindness! No matter where he goes… Which path is taken! God will always love him! He’s never forsaken! The words of God, must somehow get his attention! To give him a clear path, and a godly direction! May the love of Christ, get a hold of his heart! Coming to Jesus, is a good place to start! Whatever this brother does, or where he goes… Only the righteousness of God, can make him whole! Dear Lord… Be with my brother! That he may know you! During the journey of life, may he learn to trust you! The path of God’s footsteps, gives one a true meaning! May this brother acknowledge God! And start believing! By Jim Pemberton


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God Gave Us His Truth But Many Reject It

God Gave Us His Truth, But Many Reject It!

God gave us his truth…  But many reject it!
Many have chosen a lie…  
And accept it!

God gave us his word, so we can live by his rules.
Without God in our lives, many have become “fools.”

Refusing God’s holy truth,
 and accepting a corruptible lie!
They believe whatever untruth can “satisfy.”

For this reason, many have
a very confused mind!
As many look for answers
 of various kinds!

God’s word is the only truth to securely build on!
But many have brought confusion
 to build their lives on!

The principles of God’s word, 
give true freedom to all!
Won’t you “wake up?” 
And heed the master’s call?

God is calling everyone to listen to what he’s saying!
It’s time we seek his truth! 
 In humbleness and praying!

The truth of Jesus Christ is the most important thing!
He has the answer to whatever life may bring!

Please allow his precious truth to touch your life today!
He can remove and take
all doubts away!

The words of Jesus Christ ring loud and very clear!
He’ll bring the sunshine in! 
Any darkness will disappear!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Mother Mary

Over your head is a shining light,
Oh mother Mary what a blissful sight.

You came to the world to bless us all,
You brought a son to save the world.

You appear to the sick to give them hope,
To bless them and comfort their soul.

So gentle mother Mary, please bless me
And my family in this life’s journey.

A journey of hope that the ever lasting place
Is a better place for us all.

Please mother Mary help the sick,
Heal them with your blessings this i wish.

I kiss the ground where you walked,
The land of the Cedars that stood so tall.

You are there in every place,
On our hearts we engraved your face. 


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Christ Stepped Down From His Heavenly Throne

Christ Stepped Down From His Heavenly Throne! Christ stepped down, from his heavenly throne. He came to earth… For 33 years, he called it his home! His mission had one purpose and desire in mind! He was to one day, be a sacrifice for mankind! He taught and gave us his words, powerfully spoken! He knew that one day, his body would be broken! He desired that all, would one day, come to know him! Because of his resurrection, all can receive him! He’s alive today! And reigns from heaven above! And desires to touch us, with his endless love! Won’t you humbly come, and accept what he’s given? And experience the power, of being forgiven! This can be your moment! This can be YOUR day! He loves you much more, than words can say! All honor and praise, to Christ Jesus, our king! You are our righteousness! Our everything! By Jim Pemberton


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Life's Difficult Situations


Life can bring many difficult situations!
Often, there’s really no explanation!

No matter how smart or how wise,
Things can take us totally by surprise!

We can often find our life off course.
Many times, being driven by a “dark force.”

I know that it’s hard to know what to do.
Especially with what you
 may be going through!

I can’t think of all the right words to say…
To help you make it through another day!

But there’s someone, I can ask you to turn to!
He loves and is most concerned about you!

His name is Jesus!  The almighty God is he!
He’s committed to you now!  And for eternity!

He’s the one that you can trust and lean on!
And is someone that you can
 certainly depend on!

Won’t you give him an opportunity to help you?
He reaches out his hand!  Because he loves you!

He is the source with an eternal heavenly treasure!
He can completely fill you! 
 Beyond measure!

The decision is yours!  A choice to be made!
There’s nothing for Jesus what’s worth the “trade!”

He’s everything that any of us can ever think of!
And can do more for you!  Than you ever dreamed of!

He’s the alpha and omega!  The beginning and the end!
Won’t you allow him to be your
 savior and friend???

By Jim Pemberton


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God Said I AM


God Said;  I AM

God said;  My provision for you
 is more than enough.
I'll see you through when the going gets tough.

I'll give you joy unspeakable and the half hasn't been told.
I am Jehovah!  Your provider! 
More precious than gold!

I am the sufficient one who's able
 to meet your need.
Come to the table I've prepared for you...  And feed!

Eat of the Bread of Life that
only I can give!
Allow it to enrich your soul
each day you live. 

Come and drink of my water which
 never shall run dry.
I am the eternal one... I am El-Shaddai.

I can quench your thirst in a dry and barren land.
I am here for you!  Give me your hand!
Let me do what no other power or God can do.
I am that I am!  I am God.!  And I'm here for you!

By Jim Pemberton 


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It's My Intention to Serve God


It’s My Intention to Serve God! To serve God is my goal and intention! As I seek to give him all of my attention! To know God is going to be my goal! To serve him with body, mind and soul! To love God is the action I want to take! There’s never a time that’s “too late!” This God that I love and hold so dear… Loves me so much! And has made it clear! This God that I’ve read about in the Bible… Wants me to serve him! Not a false idol! This God that’s forgiven me again and again… Has brought healing and peace within! This God that I want to introduce you to… Is here right now! And wants to help you! This God that calls and knows your name… Can set you free! And remove any “chains!” This God is here right now! He waits for you! The opportunity is yours! What will you do? This God can bring salvation to our lives! Knowing and serving him is very wise! Won’t you take a minute and spend time with him? With him in your life.. . You’re sure to win! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Is the Only Way to Heaven

Jesus Is The Only Way to Heaven!

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
As people travel from all kinds of directions.

The directions for some seem easy to find.
Many follow what has entered their mind.

Some are looking for an “easy way out.”
And are often confused what life is all about.

Some are looking for a “peaceful atonement.”
As they try to prepare for life’s final moments.

Many religions clam they have the answer.
As people “swing” to the beat of the “dancer.”

There’s an answer to life’s chaos and confusion.
The Bible provides an answer and a solution.

It reminds us of a narrow road to heaven’s gate.
We must get on it now!  Before it’s too late!

Jesus is the only way for mankind to enter in!
It’s only through HIM that true life begins!

It’s only through HIM, that you can reach heaven’s portal.
Only through him, will your name be in heaven’s journal!

All of life’s best intentions can lead in disaster.
If you bypass Jesus, as your life’s going “faster.”

Won’t you make a commitment to Christ the king?
And allow him to be the lord of everything?

Won’t you take the narrow road, less traveled?
Before your life becomes tangled and unraveled?

The decision is yours...  Please don’t be late!
Jesus is waiting for you!   For heaven’s sake!

By Jim Pemberton   10/06/14   Read John 14:6


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Holy Passion

ALERT: A carpenter's son is loose in the Temple
Birds flutter, animals hustle, merchants scream.
The zeal for Jesus' Father's house consumes Him
As the place for foreigners to pray had become a zoo.
 
ALERT: A prophet is setting up for a Baal battle.
Baal's priests even cut themselves yet no fire.
After taunting, Elijah fills his altar with water.
Calling on God, fire consumes and people bow.
 
ALERT: An old man is building a huge boat ship.
Without a cloud in the sky and only son's to help.
When finished the animals come on call to board.
Rain starts, doors close – 8 saved by holy passion.
 
ALERT: Jesus is telling a tax collector he'll join him for dinner.
Heedless of the Pharisees despising and the crowd's surprise.
Zacchaeus totally changes – offering to multiply stolen money.
A single sinner saved multiplies even more this holy passion.
 
ALERT: Peter plus are preaching in the Temple again.
After being imprisoned for just that, now rearrested.
Whipped by the authorities, the disciples rejoice -
For they've been counted worthy to suffer with Christ.

ALERT: Daniel's praying openly even after it's become illegal.
The royal advisers gleefully have the king throw him to the lions.
Strangely they don't seem hungry till after Daniel is pulled out.
So the king openly praises Daniel's God for this amazing miracle.
 
DOUBLE ALERT: Jesus is talking to a Samaritan woman!!!!
Breaking cultural barriers to share the message of salvation
To her who has been married 5 times and is living with the 6th.
She believes he's the Messiah and brings the town to Christ!
 
ALERT: Paul's going back into the same town that stoned him.
He's preaching again after shipwreck, jail, beatings, and such.
Persecution seems to encourage Paul that he's doing the right.
Passionately following the Savior who turned Him 180 degrees.
 
ALERT: Bible translators burned at the stake for God's Word.
Missionaries avoid death and disease long enough to share life.
Stirring Holy Passion in receptive people who repeat the cycle.
Changing cultures in bondage into those sharing Jesus' love.
 
ALERT: What passion has the Lord put on your heart? Mine?
Can we pray to see His will find its way in our everyday lives
So the lost shall see, hear, find Christ and grow to share Him?
Eternity is forever, this life is not. Fill us Lord with holy passion.


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God Doesn't Give Up

This is not going to be easy;
No one ever said it was.
We're going to have to be strong now
'Cause God doesn't give up.


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What's Happening to Marriages Today

What’s Happening to Marriages Today?

I was listening to someone just the other day…
And I couldn’t believe what he had to say!

He had left his wife and children for another!
She was young enough to be his daughter!

Here they were, “in love” and holding hands!
Hoping to soon, get their “wedding bands!”

They were pretending that this was so “cool.”
Living now by their own “set of rules!”

How sick and disgusting this is getting to be!
Is this something that many can’t see?

God gave us Adam and Eve to become one.
To bear fruit through daughters and sons!

He gave us marriage as holy vows are made.
Not to march in an “adulterous parade!”

We are treading on very dangerous ground!
Faithfulness and commitment 
are scarcely found!

The very definition of marriage is changing!
As the family unit is always rearranging!

Our only hope is in Jesus!  And him alone!
Let’s promote his love! Into our hearts and home!

Let’s allow his love to be our heart’s glue!
And bring new meaning to the words; “I love you!”

May his love bind our hearts and lives together!
And remain faithful to each other forever!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Safe

It's like a weight lifted off of my heart;
I am no longer torn apart.
Thank God you are safe;
Everything is okay.


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Behold the Love of God


I’ll never fully understand, 
or comprehend.
The power of God’s love
in the cleansing of sin!

From where I was,
 to where I am today…
I appreciate God!
 More than words can say.

I shall give him 
 glory and praise!
And seek to worship him!
  All of my days!

He’s more precious to me
 than ever before!
His precious love…
I need so much more!

His marvelous love,
 shall bless me to the end…
For this, I say, “Hallelujah!” 
And “Amen!”

By Jim Pemberton  


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Love the Lord Your God

Love the Lord Your God!

 “Love your God with your 
body, soul and mind.”
The is the greatest
 commandment you’ll find.

“Love your neighbor as yourself,”
 is number two .
These commands are what
 is asked of you.

The law, the prophets hang
 on these commands.
God loves you!  He makes no
 harsh demands.

His death on the cross—
the life that he gave.
He wants your love for him and
 your neighbor, in how you behave.

He created you to have a
 special relationship with him!
He desires your fellowship,
 so you can know him!

Reading his word, will give you
 wisdom in every task...
This will give you a desire to 
obey him that will last.

Confess all sins to him now!
Your life… He will restore!
Living for Jesus…  Who could ask
 for anything more?

By Jim Pemberton


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There's A God Who'll NEVER Fail You

In spite of what you hear, and what others tell you… There’s a God who loves and will NEVER fail you! God is powerful! Much bigger than our constitution! He’s more solid than any government institution! His wisdom what lays the groundwork for a foundation! Without him, we simply become a godless nation! He gives true freedom, when there’s none to be found! His principles of life, are what provide a solid ground! Won’t you give him a chance, in your life today? And listen to the words of love, that he has to say? His gift of salvation… You too can receive it! An everlasting life with HIM… You can achieve it! His son Jesus has brought freedom from sin! By his shed blood... You can be born again! Thank you my Lord! For the life you’ve given! You’ve never failed me! I am free and forgiven! By Jim Pemberton


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True Love Can't Be Made, Bought or Traded

Many call making love, from a physical reaction. As many try to find a loving satisfaction! True love can’t be bought, paid, or traded This is something that shouldn’t be debated! True love is from God, and freely given! His love can change the way you’re livin’! Only God’s love can cleanse the heart from sin! And bring true satisfaction deep within! If it’s “cheap love,” you seek… You can find it! But you’ll end up empty, hurt and blinded! If it’s true love you want. Look no more! Jesus is here... Knocking at your heart’s door! Won’t you let him in? And let his love touch you? He wants to do this. Because he really loves you! He loves you so much, he bled and died! In him, you can be made whole and sanctified! Won’t you accept the love he freely gives? It will bless you each day that you live! By Jim Pemberton


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Am I Still Forgiven

I did it again; I need forgiven.
Will He still forgive me even though I've fallen before?
I've fallen into these same sins countless times before;
I still haven't learned my lesson.
I am an ignorant hypocrite.
Am I still forgiven?


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Awakening

Are we awake or are we still sleeping?
Blind to the hurt, and deaf to the weeping.
Ashamed of religion and supportive of the new,
Aware of the lies and hidden from what’s true. 

Worship the evil and turn away the pure,
Developing disease with an unknown cure.
Starving the poor and overfeeding the wealthy.
Killing the sick and drugging the healthy. 

Going to war for some kind of power,
Building tall structures over all types of flower.
Cutting the trees and polluting the air,
All out of greed, with no sort of care. 

Turning us against our own, 
And help from up above.
Making us beings of hate,
Instead of ones of love. 

Demonizing the mystic,
Criticizing the wise.
Making our own family members,
Into people that we despise.

Awaken to the torment, 
Be aware of all the pain. 
Those who are misleading,
And claiming that we are insane.


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God Wants to Change Me

God Wants to Change Me!

God let me know, that he wants to change me.
It wasn’t I, but the Holy Spirit that found me!

He gave me his word and said I need to obey it.
I want to know his word, so I can share it!

It was so powerful, that day he spoke to my heart.
I was so excited, I didn’t know where to start!

The creator of this world, came to see me!
 I can now feel his love, flowing through me!

His son Jesus, made a way for me to be with him.
I received this assurance, the day I received him!

Thank you Lord God, for your mercy divine!
You’ve brought forgiveness and are so kind!

What would I do, if you weren’t by my side?
You know all about me…  I’ve nothing to hide.

You’re the one who can bring hope and healing.
I now have inside me, true purpose and meaning!

A purpose and meaning, to press on and keep going.
As my relationship with God, I want to be growing!

Thank you dear God for being the best friend I know!
You’ve brought a change in me, 
and comfort to my soul!

You are and will always be the one I’ll need.
Help me to obey and listen to the direction you lead!

I shall follow and obey you
 the best way that I can!
You’re always with me, 
and won’t let go of my hand!

By Jim Pemberton   04/06/14


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Disillusioned

Now I'm just a failure
Too afraid to make a mistake.
I've already been there,
Stuck in a route that leaves no breaks.
What is Your plan for me Father?
At once I thought I knew.
Now I'm disillusioned;
Please bring me back to You.


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A Sinner Like Me

I'm a mess.
I've ruined this body You've designed;
I've ruined this heart You've shined;
I've ruined this breath You've shared;
I've ruined this life You've cared.
I've demolished this freedom You've given,
Yet You give it to me again.
Time and time around I have failed You;
Weak and falling trying to please You.
Earning I cannot for this is a gift from You.
Please forgive me;
Please save me:
You've picked me up and brushed me off;
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.
I have fallen once again.
I'm a mess,
But You forgive me.
You save me
Time and time around,
Eternally,
You brush me off and pick me up.
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.


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Rain Man

we got a lot of rain man's wearin ray bands tryin to shake hands
with baked fans it a staged plan to get carly rea pants in front of a video tape.
stumblin mumblin bumblin fools trying to get paid
To say f this chick and f that one
whatever absurd word that flows right off of this tongue
got a dirty mouth, here is some orbitz gum
im sweatin bullets and i cant even afford a gun
but its so free if i want to abort my son then take his lungs
so i can be one hundred and forty one
and be here to see the thwarting of the sun

mr. obama who've worn out your welcome
But what do I know? I'm this republicun
who thinks all  girls and boys should become
either a monk or nun and never cum
and pay for all of our condoms and pregnancy prescriptions
Or am I christian who cant have fun
because I know hun its wrong to drink coke and rums
till i am drunk and wait for the ring to get buns
then go condemn kids with weed and pokemon

And its sad to think this what our kids believe
cause this what they preach on the MTV
and  their  heart beat beats to each tweet and re-tweet
till a pick leaks online then they move on to vines
whatever better trend setter that stimulates the mind


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The Midnight Cry

As the sun smiled and fadeth behind the clouds
The yawning earth uncloak her beauty to the moon
Halfway through the night, a clock strikes ‘12’ too soon

Virgins carried a lamp and a vessel of oil
Eagerly waiting for the groom’s appearance
Abounding in devotion, patience and perseverance

Virgins grew weary and fell asleep, at midnight a cry was made
“Behold the Bridegroom cometh”
Here He comes and there the band of virgins goeth

Virgins begin to trim their lamp
But five neglected to watch and to pray
They never anticipated so long a delay

“Oh no! Our wasting lamps is dying out by day
Please give us of thy oil!
Please spare us a little of thy toil!”

“No! We have no oil to spare
Lest our lamps burn with dim flame
The groom is come already, lest He vent blame”

The unwise virgins were shut outside the banquet hall
They were left anguishing in gross darkness
In a night of eternal and unredeemed blackness

Both parties were taken unaware
But one was prepared for emergency
As their lamps continually glow with fervency

We are come to the last time
Let your lamps burn and not quenched
And be not a passive warmer on thy church-bench

The Poet Preacher © 2013
Command the Israelites to bring pure, pressed olive oil to you for the lamp, to keep a light burning constantly.-Leviticus 24:2







Details | I do not know? | |

Eternal Son Lightens my Dark World

Man neither angel nor beast
Strive for happiness
Become street smart
Became colorful

Television
Offers variety of lifestyles
Delighted to alter
Thankful for almost tragedy

Saved me from the dark
Truth brightens
Eternal Son is Father Christ
Brought light to my dark world

4122013


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Beautiful Children

Singing around in love;
Smiles built from the ground.
Holding hands in the dance;
Laughing with brothers and sisters,
All in His Glorious Name.
Throughout His perfectly sculpted land:
Look around because this is it;
Look around because this is love;
Look around and know, understand, comprehend,
Rejoice because you are perfect;
You are God's beautiful children!


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Are We Trying to Remove God From Everything


 UNSUPPORTED CODE We often hear this topic across our nation.
Another person crying; “discrimination.”

In our many attempts to not discriminate.
It seems like it’s God that we seek to eliminate.

It seems like we’ve come up with our own “rules.”
And somehow have turned into a bunch of “fools.”

We accept many perversions of various kinds…
But God himself?  We seem to close our minds!

In many of our lives,  we’ve “kicked “ him out.
And refuse what he really is about!

The words, “In God we trust...”  Our money bears it!
Anything of God?  We’re afraid to share it!

It seems like the courts almost say he doesn’t exist!
And have brought much confusion into our midst!

As many say it’s “offensive” to display a cross…
Many godly values have already been lost!

It’s time to wake up America!  And begin to see!
The kind of country we’re beginning to be!

A country that’s foundation is getting off course.
Being driven by a wicked and ungodly force!

Out only hope is in God!  And him alone!
We must invite him back into our homes!

To God and his word we must hold secure and fast!
He is our only hope that our country will last!


By Jim Pemberton


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I Am

When I raise my voice to sing,
It sounds like a frog belching,
I forget important stuff,
It gets muddled in all the fluff,
I get lost en route to my job,
Even got lost on my path to God.

Still the Lord calls me his cohort,
In this I can take comfort, 
I know the Prince of Peace,
and he says I'm his masterpiece,
In every storm I shall stand,
I am a child of the great I Am.


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Our Life Is A Brief Moment In Time

Our Life Is For a Brief Moment In time!

This life we have is for a brief moment in time.
This applies to us, and all of mankind.

We need to take our time and make the best of it.
We should trust God to take the rest of it!

It was God who made man from dirt of the ground.
And gave his a beautiful creation all around!

He looks down from heaven.  What does he see?
A place that he made for us to spend eternity.

His son sacrificed his life, so we can be with him.
He won the victory!  Death couldn’t defeat him!

With the number of days that are available to us.
Jesus is here now and wants to be with us!

The days that we have can be time well spent.
When to Christ, we come and choose to repent!

He’s so wonderful and gives life a true meaning!
His mercy and salvation…  WE can be receiving!

Thanks be to God!  For his majesty above!
Please come, and touch us with your love!

This life we have can be touched from on high!
Jesus gives living water, which satisfies!

All praise be to Jesus!  Our wrongs can be forgiven!
He brings an abundance of life to the way we’re livin’!

May our time bring honor to HIS holy name!
With him as Lord…  Our life won’t be the same!

By Jim Pemberton   04/19/14


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I Bless Your Name My Lord

I Bless Your Name, My Lord! I bless your name, my Lord and friend! I shall sing of your praise again and again! I bring a heart of worship and thanksgiving! May I honor you, in the way I am living! I shall tell others of your mighty acts and deeds! It's in you alone, who can supply all of our needs! I want to let you, and the whole world know... Of your love and grace, in reaching the lost soul! I’m delighted and grateful, just to know you! Each day that I live, may I take time to bless you! Your name is worthy of praise! Glory in the highest! I'm here today, because of your mercy and kindness! You've given to me a life that I never had! I'm so honored to know you! And very glad! By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Really Believe That God Loves You

Do You Really Believe That God Loves You?

When it comes to God, many choose to “avoid him.”
It seems as if they don’t want to “be around him.”

There’s an increase of a “state and God separation.”
And it’s causing a lot of wickedness all over our nation!

Many have chosen to do unspeakable acts of various kinds.
As their lives get caught in very reprobate minds!

Even the family unit is often torn apart and confused.
As many lives are being plundered and abused!

Many churches seem afraid to preach God’s holiness!
As many are living a life of bondage and wickedness!

The courts try to dictate to us when we can and can’t pray!
As they grapple with the political correctness of the day!

No wonder why many Americans are confused and lost!
Our nation, without God, is reaping the cost!

There's a God!  He sent his son, because he LOVES you!
He’s done everything he can!  And wants to be with YOU!

Won’t you take the time to come, and receive him!
Won’t you give him your life?  And really believe him?

He offers eternal love, peace and contentment!
Won’t you give him, your heart’s commitment?

His abundance of love is powerful and evident!
You can be changed by his mighty presence!

Thank you God!  For the work you’re going to do!
By your grace, we can all be made brand new!

By Jim Pemberton  12/27/13


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Sandy Hook

Today, it just doesn't seem fair
That we are still able to breathe.
They have given us their air-
Our duty to lead the life they leave.


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The Beauty Of Jesus

Jesus... You're beautiful and good to me! You've opened my blind eyes! Now I can see! I've seen your love in my family as well. You're so faithful! More than words can tell! All my sins... You’ve forgiven, And are patiently showing me your way of livin'! Living for you is so very precious! And your love is so very nutritous! Your blessings to me... I haven’t deserved. Your peace to me has been served. You've been so patient with me and kind. Your promises have stood the test of time. Thank you Jesus! You're my best friend! And have been there for me again and again! How precious you are! Words alone can't express. Calling “Abba father...” I’m so blessed! I long to be refreshed by your presence each day. I love you more than words can say! By Jim Pemberton


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God Gives His Very Best

God Gives His Very Best! God loves YOU! And always gives his best! He offers his love! Why settle for less? He provides everything you’ll ever need! And has given his word to direct and lead! He gave his son to be sacrificed for us! And asks us to give him our heart and trust! His son came to you may have life eternal! So that your name can be in heaven’s journal! Won’t you take this time, and accept him? There’s no reason to refuse and reject him! Won’t you allow his presence to fill you? Before the problems of life “overwhelm” you! He’s God! He can do more than what you can think of! And he loves you more than any words can speak of! By Jim Pemberton


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Soul Beat

Run into my heart;
Run right into my arms.
I will never let you go;
I am yours forever, please know.
You make my soul beat;
You bring me back to life.
God, thank You for this love;
God, thank You for this life.


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What Is It In LIfe That You're Looking For


What is it in life that you’re looking for?
Is it wealth or fame?  Do you want more?

I think about the many who’ve gone before us.
Do you think that any of them loves us?

No!  In spite of man’s attempts to create wealth.
This cannot buy a cure for 100% good health!

In man’s pursuit for more riches and gold…
It cannot buy love or happiness, as I’ve been told!

In man’s attempts to build a “better machine.”
Nothing or no one, can make us 100% clean!

In man’s ambitions and many inventions…
We’ve many roads leading into different directions!

Governments come and nations will fall!
What will our life mean to us, after all?

If there’s something in life that you hope will last…
There’s hope for you now! 
You just need to ask!

Only Jesus can bring to your life
a true purpose and meaning!
His mercy and grace…  
You can be receiving!

With Jesus, a true love has already been decided!
Everything you’ll ever need…  He’s provided!

Won’t you come to him now?  Please don’t wait!
Please do it now!   
 Before it’s too late!

By Jim Pemberton


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Forever Changed

No longer here to sulk;
That only yields more pain.
Here I am to live these words:
I am forever changed.


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Hold On To You

Why am I so selfish?
Why do I live for the wrong things?
I am dying inside
Because I refuse to see the light.
I need to say yes,
But I still haven't learned that yet.
I am a fool,
And I am hurting you.
If I would let go of myself,
I would hold on to you.


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What You Really Don't Like Me

What?  You Really Don’t Like Me?

Is there something about me,
 that you don’t like?
If you seen me today…
Would you want me to “take a hike?”

Perhaps it’s my personality,
 or a habit of mine.
You can’t stop talking about me,
much of the time.

Pointing out my faults to some
 of the people you know…
The words you say are actually
 eating at your soul!

Instead of loving me, the way
 God wants you to…
You bring up things about m,
 you’re not supposed to do!

Have you ever just once,
took the time to pray for me?
Am I someone you want to be with
for eternity?

STOP! And think about the damage
 you’ve already done!
Begin to pour out your heart
 to Jesus, God’s son!

May he help you to really LOVE me
 the way he does!
The cross he bore was for you and I…
Whom he loves!

May your thoughts about me,
make your heavenly father proud!
I hope to see you as we meet Jesus one day…
In the clouds!

By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Listen to What God Has to Say

Do You Listen to What God Has to Say? As I often watch the daily news. I hear about different stories and different views. I can't help but to wonder when some complain. Anything of God, many want to "contain." Many of people’s thoughts bring a concern... When it comes to God's word. They have "their backs turned." While often, they speak of "tolerance" in their living... Only what they want to believe... Is what they are giving. This isn’t a picture of "doom and gloom." But a "day of reckoning" is coming so very soon! God's word... Will you choose to ignore? When he comes knocking, at your heart’s door? What will you believe, when God calls your name? Will you come to him? Or simply complain? You'll be by yourself at God's judgment day. When your name is called. What will you say? God's says: "My love for you will never end." Allow his word to guide you... And to be your friend! By Jim Pemberton


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Another Year That Came and Went


This has been another year that came and went!
I often wonder, where has my time been spent?

It  seems like yesterday, we rang in the new year!
But, very quickly, it has all just “disappeared.”

I think about my accomplishments, goals and dreams.
Do they matter anymore?  Do they mean anything?

This life I have, is just but a brief moment in time.
One day, I’ll simply leave everything fast behind!

My relationship with Christ is what really matters!
Everything else in life, is just “empty chatter!”

I pray that as this new year comes and goes…
My relationship with Christ will continue to grow!

The older I get, I’m beginning to see!
I need much more of Jesus, and less of me!

He is what’s needed!  Whatever this year holds!
I need him more, as each year I grow old!

With each year, that comes and passes me by…
I want more of Jesus, until the day I die!

He is my friend, what is certainly needed!
With him in me, my life is completed!

Thank you Lord for this brand new year!
You are the one I’ll hold ever so dear!

By Jim Pemberton   


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I May Not Be Here Tomorrow

I May Not Be Here Tomorrow!

When tomorrow comes, I may not be here!
This life I have…  Could just disappear!

I may think of this world as my “sanctuary.”
But my life down here, is just temporary!

Life just passes me by, and goes by fast!
I can think of many things done in the past!

But the past is gone by…
  Tomorrow’s another day!
What am I going to do?  
What am I going to say?

I don’t know about the future,
 or what it may bring.
Life has it’s way of bringing 
good and bad things!

I’m going to look to Jesus and give him my trust!
Living daily for him...  
I shall try!  I must!

Jesus holds tomorrow in the palm of his hand!
Everything about me...  He already understands!

HE shall be here tomorrow!  Till the very end!
He’s somebody I can give my life to!  And depend!

I come to you Jesus! For comfort and delight!
I know that with you, everything will be alright!

Life may not turn out the way
 I expect it to be!
But Jesus will take care of it all! 
 Most assuredly!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Is My Rock and Salvation

 UNSUPPORTED CODE Jesus Is My Rock And Salvation!

Jesus is my rock and my salvation!
He brings me joy, in any situation!

He is my strength and high tower!
Behold his awesome love and power!

He brings me comfort!
When I am hurting!
And speaks word of hope
 that are reassuring!

He comes!  And the darkness 
goes away!
His glory brings hope
 and peace to my day!

He comes!  And brings words of 
encouragement!
By his voice, he removes 
discouragement!

He comes!  Let the earth ring
 loud and clear!
His coming is evident 
and so very near!

He reigns!  Behold his majesty
 and great power!
He’s here to take away my sin!  
This very hour!

He’s here!  And desires to have 
fellowship with me!
How I want to be with him! 
 For all eternity!

By Jim Pemberton


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Church View Other Religions

Church view other religions Church respects other religions That is good and true She respects and promotes freedom of religion Human right Effect of the Truth will be seen later She knows Father Christ, sole redeemer of mankind He alone is “the way, the truth and the life” ([St.] Jn 14 : 6) (YOUCAT) 4092013


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If God Gave You A Gift

If God Gave You A Gift…

If God gave you a gift…  
Would you use it?
Or would you walk away and refuse it?

If he gave you this gift, to help out mankind…
Would you listen to him?  Or say “never mind?”

He gives to his children different 
talents and abilities.
And gives his spirit to help
with guidance and stability.

May you be encouraged to seek his direction.
And study his word for needed correction.

With the gifts he offers, will you walk away?
Or say to yourself; “I’ll do it.”  
“Just not today.”

The gifts he offers a special! This is his goal…
His purpose in our lives is to touch the lost soul!

His gifts are incredible! They’re for all to receive!
Having faith for Christ
 is what one must achieve!

I pray you’ll take this moment to speak to him.
Won’t you open up your heart?  And trust him?

Please come dear Jesus, 
and touch our lives today!
Help us to use your gifts
 in what we do and say!

By Jim Pemberton   08/15/14


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Hello It's Jesus

“Hello It’s Jesus"

I’m 6’ 3" and 220lb man and He brought me to my knees, 
Yes it was Jesus

I wasn’t the kind of man who would follow anyone, 
I did follow Jesus

But when Jesus touched my heart and blessed me and I fell to my knees and I cried, 
I believe in and love Jesus

You can’t see Him or touch Him, He’s like a breeze that covers our land, 
Yes I know Him its Jesus

Strong enough to rule the heart of any person,
Yes to Jesus

He’ll lift you up and you’ll see all around as He turns your life inside out, 
Yes that’s Jesus

Most people are like me and they struggle day in and day out, with doubt, 
Cause by satan

Too busy with having fun and playing games to care about the love and care He can give them, or
To listen to Jesus

When I see children with their mother I thank God our Father for our Brother, 
Jesus

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
copyright 2013

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The Lord Is Good His Mercy Endures Forever

The Lord Is Good! His Mercy Endures Forever! The Lord is Good! His Mercy endures forever! He is loving and powerful! And can do whatever! Whatever we can think of, or whatever we need… The Lord God can take care of us! Yes… Indeed! His mercy knows no boundary! His love has no limit! He has come, and has given us his Holy Spirit! May we seek and honor him, in the way we’re livin’! May we accept his precious blood, and be forgiven! Glory to the name of Jesus! All power is on high! He brings a glorious beauty! His presence satisfies! Let’s thank and bless the Lord God of heaven and earth! Because of Christ’ sacrifice, we can all have a NEW birth! Let’s open up our hearts, and let him rule and reign! And offer our bodies as a sacrifice to his holy name! Hallelujah and praises to Jesus Christ our king! He is the righteous ruler! He is our everything! May we all be ready for his return… It’s so very near! Millions of believers, shall one day disappear! Please come quickly Lord Jesus! Take your people home! Your people shall praise and dance around your throne! Let’s come and praise the lord Jesus! Now and for eternity! Let’s come and experience his life! Ever so abundantly! By Jim Pemberton 05/08/14


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Man's Confusion and God's Redemption


Man's Confusion and God’s Redemption! God’s wrath is revealed against all ungodliness… Neither will he put up with man’s unrighteousness His truth has already been given unto all men… And his love has been shown unto them. The invisible things of God, from creation, have been seen… Being understood by men. From HIM… who’s made everything. Many haven’t glorified him or thanked him for his creation.... And many have become foolish in their vain imaginations! Professing themselves to be wise, many have become “fools.” By not obeying God. But living by “their set of rules.” Changing God’s glory to that of corruptible man. Many have brought a great darkness throughout our land. God has given them to uncleanness that abounds in their hearts... While many have burned in their own lust. Right from the start. Worshiping the creature(not creator). Has given a new direction… And has caused in many hearts. A deep “spiritual infection.” Women and men leaving their God given affection in lust of each other. Have changed God’s true design and purpose of one another. As God has given so many over to a reprobate mind… Many continue in shameful acts of just about every kind. Without an acknowledgment for God in each of our lives... We’ll continue down a “deep spiral” filled with so many lies. God is our only hope. His gift of eternal life is freely given. Why not let him be the God of the way your livin’? By Jim Pemberton 05/28/1 (Read Romans 1:18-32)


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There Was A Woman Alone And Afraid


There was a woman,
alone and afraid...
Her husband left her…
She felt betrayed!

I remember seeing her look
of despair…
Was there anyone who
really cared?

This was a very
 difficult situation.
A lot of heartache and frustration!

I remember seeing her 
 at church before.
But no one sees her anymore!

People would pass her by,
Seemingly, not concerned…
Even though things in her life,
had taken “the wrong turn.”

Aren’t we to help the widows
 and single mothers too?
This is what God’s word 
asks of me and you!

As the body of Christ... 
We should serve one another.
Reaching out to the widow
 and single mother.

We must let them know they’re
not forgotten!
Before their lives hit
“rock bottom”

This is a command Christ 
Wants us to do!
He’d do the same for 
ME and for YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Messed Up

Lord, please forgive me.
I need You.
I messed up.
Please, save me.
Thank You.
I trust You.
I love You.
I am a hypocrite.
Please, change me.
Thank You.
Amen.


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Portrait of a Man

I see a picture painted of a kneeling man of prayer
The face of strength is beaten down with tears
Resembling the man I heard commands the very wind
And calms the tempest seas without fear

I see a man who walks on water and drives the spirits out 
With power and God’s own authority
But then I see him heal the sick and hear words of compassion
As he gently holds a child on his knee

Who is this man of sorrow, crying out with tears of blood? 
Willingly he drinks the cup of death
What holds him there upon that tree? Could it be his endless love
For those of us who daily fail the test? 

Never have I touched the hands that gave that I might live
His spirit freed that tragic 'Good' Friday
Ever do I long to know the One who can forgive
We who drove the nails and walked away


                                                                 ~Christopher Thor Britt


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I Need More Than HOW ARE YOU

Someone recently asked me; “how are you?”
I said, “fine.”  But this person never knew.

I wasn’t doing fine…  Not one single chance.
He didn’t know my life’s circumstance…

Little did he know of the many problems inside.
For so long, this was something I wanted to hide!

I’ve had so many problems and struggles within.
I don’t know where to start.  Or where to begin!

I once thought I had “the whole world by the tail.”
Now, no matter what I tried …  
I simply failed!

My job and family began to disappear all around me!
The emptiness and loneliness 
seemed to surround me!

It’s hard to put it into words.  And difficult to explain..
It seems like tomorrow, it will all be the same!

I come to YOU Jesus!  I have no one else to turn to!
I ask for your help now!  I disparately need you!

You know my problems, and sins of the past...
Will you love and have mercy on me?  Is what I ask!

I’m thankful to you Jesus!  And the peace you bring!
I give to you my whole life, and everything!

I could never fool you!  You know me inside and out!
I know now, that you are what true life is all about!

I want to invite you in!  As my lord and guest..
I know you’ll take care of me, 
and clean up “the mess.”

You’re the only one I can trust in my darkest hour!
My life shall be changed!
 by your blood cleansing power!

By Jim Pemberton


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May Jesus Be Glorified




May Jesus Be Glorified!

May Jesus be glorified! 
His enemies scattered!
He’s everything to me!  
And all that matters!

Every battle in life… 
 He’s there with me!
He is my protector…  
Because he loves me!

He is my rock, high tower 
and my shield!
Every evil sprit, to him,
 must yield!

I’ve decided to join his army!
  The battle is won!
Victory is assured! 
 Through God’s anointed son!

My life with him,
 is eternally bliss!
For he is mine! 
 And I am HIS!

By Jim Pemberton  


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I Don't Want to Forget YOU Lord

I Don’t Want to Forget You, Lord! Lord Jesus, I don’t want to ever forget about you! I just want to take some time, to praise you! During my life, I want the past behind me! When I was struggling… It was you that helped me! The many times you listened to my cries… I knew you’d help me! I didn’t know why! I want to cherish the promises you made. I want to enjoy this life, that you gave! I want to remember the times we’ve had together! I don’t want to leave you! Now… Or ever! I want to think about the good times, that we’ve had! You brought joy to my heart! I am so glad! I want take each day and keep “moving on.” I know that you are with me… All the day long! Thank you Jesus! For the times you’ve been there! Always a friend I need! Who truly cares! An abundance of life, is what I received! That moment I trusted you, and began to BELIEVE! By Jim Pemberton


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Do We Share the Hope Christ Gave to Us

Do We Share the Hope Christ Gave Us?

The Bible says to “give reason of the hope within us.”
But too often, we drag a lot of weight beneath us!

Christ wants us freely to share his hope with others!
We need to willingly share his love with another!

How will others have hope?  Unless we share it?
Christ told us to pick up our cross, and bear it!

We need to be his example, in the world’s madness!
We need to do it from a heart of joy and gladness!

We needn’t be ashamed of the work God has done!
All glory and honor should be given to his son!

He gives joy unspeakable!  
And the half hasn’t been told!
May we be an expression of his joy!  
Both young an old!

Let’s bless the lord! In what we say and how we live!
He’s patient with us!  And so willing to forgive!

Please come Lord Jesus!  And take self pride away!
Bring your holy conviction, 
and give us the words to say!

This may seem odd!  And to many…  Old fashioned!
Stir our hearts to share 
with a godly compassion!

Please come Jesus! And stir our hearts,
 from within!
That we would love to tell others about YOU! 
Our best friend!

By Jim Pemberton   


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A Paean to God

That the brilliance of your majestic ways
and fire that burns from your white-hot eyes
may give their light to space of infinite size 
and shine on all Earth's creatures' love and praise;
that the mercy you give to him that prays
for pious ways to keep his lips from lies,
for faith and grace to remain pure and wise
may give heaven renewed glory and raise;
that the millennial Kingdom's earthly time
arrives after end times' brief, labor pangs
and saves God's children from sin's filthy grime,
so they that were tempted by Satan's gangs
will live on in glory and in their prime
once Christ removes the Serpent's deadly fangs!


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The World Needs You, Lord

The world needs You, Lord;
We all need You too.
Alone, we battle and fall apart,
But we live joyful freedom with You:
Created anew in Your perfect image;
Saved,
Loved,
Changed,
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,
Amen!


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I Once Loved to Tell Others of Jesus

I Once Loved to Tell Others Of Jesus!

I once told others of Jesus!
 As a young boy...
Witnessing for Christ,
Is what I enjoyed!

I told others of a time to repent...
I loved to talk about Jesus,
  wherever I went!

As the years went by,
And I grew old.
The things of God, I had no longer told.

A coldness in my life, began to brew.
Even God’s word… I no longer knew.

I only talked about God to
 people in the church.
In my heart, was a hunger
 for a new search.

A search to return to Jesus! My lost love!
I fell on my knees! And cried to God above.

 I began to confess, to God, everything!
A new love for him I knew he would bring.

I began to feel his love come all over me.
The chains were now gone! I was set free!

If a coldness for Jesus dwells in you.
Remember his love is faithful and true!

Please come to Jesus! 
And be cleansed within!
And experience the joy of being born again!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Want the Goodness of Christ to Touch Me

I Want the Goodness of Christ To Touch Me! I want the goodness of Christ to come and touch me! I need his mercy and love to strengthen me! I want the gift of his love to forgive and cleanse me! I know that he’s here… And is always with me! I ask for his healing to touch my body and mind… He’s so willing to help, compassionate and kind! I ask for his words to strengthen my spirit… The wisdom from his word, I want to hear it! Please sweet Jesus, come inside my life today. In everything that I do, help me to obey! I need you now! More than I ever needed a friend. You are someone that I know I can always depend! May your spirit help me to listen as you guide me… I want to be close to you, as you walk beside me! I love you Jesus! I appreciate all you’re doing! I trust your wholesomeness in my life, is renewing! You’re truly special and beautiful to me! You touched my eyes, that I may see! I can see the wonderful work you’re starting to do. It just makes me all the more appreciate YOU! Jesus… You’re all I could ever hope for and much more! Your goodness and grace makes life worth living for! By Jim Pemberton 04/04/14


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Jesus Will NEVER Fail You

Jesus Will NEVER Fail You!

There’s a message Jesus wants to tell you!
He’s faithful!  And will NEVER fail you!
He’s here to help you!  And will be there to the end...
He’s someone that you can always depend!

He’s powerful and omnipotent!  He reigns supreme!
He’s the Lord God!  And can do ANYTHING!

His sweet peace and hope make it very clear…
Whatever trial you face…  He is always near!

He’ll never let you down!  You can trust him!
Won’t you come now and accept him?

Those who trust in him,
 will never be disappointed!
He’s the holy one!  God’s anointed!

May we reach out and receive the life he gives…
And ask for his blood to cleanse and forgive!

Let’s bless his name and lift it high!
Look up!  Our redemption draws nigh!

We need Jesus to come and fill us today!
May we listen to him…  
And trust and obey!

His salvation brings hope, 
and healing within!
May we accept him, as our Lord and friend!

By Jim Pemberton   06/22/14


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I Owe Everything to Jesus

I Owe Everything to Jesus!

Jesus’ death paid it all!
What have I given in return?
His death on the cross… 
Was from love and concern!

His life for mine… On Calvary… 
 Has been paid!
His offer of eternal life,
 has been made!

Through God’s word,
 he’s been talking!
And stands at my hearts door… 
 knocking!

I’ll invite him in?  As my guest!
Then, your life will be totally blessed!

He brings health and
 healing to my bones!
He can bring his love to
 my family and home!

“Come unto me.” Is the 
  the master’s call.
Living for him
 is worth it all!

He’s here right now! 
 In this very place…
And extends his 
mercy and grace.

I accept and receive him today!
I love him more, than words can say!

				
By Jim Pemberton


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The Sacrifice

God required a sacrifice,
Unspotted, perfect, clean;
Nothing less than His own Son,
The sacrifice supreme.

His life was laid down willingly
To redeem lost, fallen man,
Without protest, without a word,
My sacrificial Lamb.

His blood was shed, poured out,
My soul to purify;
The Spirit's all consuming fire
The sacrifice applies.

Blessed, holy Son of God,
Sweet perfume, divine,
The essence of Your sacrifice
Has won this heart of mine.


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Will You Choose the Path of Life

Will You Choose the Path of Life? We all have many choices available to us. It’s amazing what technology can do for us! We can easily talk to someone many miles away. We can go online, and listen to what others say! There are many choices that greatly abound! There are the good and bad ones, that can be found! We will live or die by the choices in life we make! May we make the best choices! Before it’s too late! There is a path, that you have the opportunity to choose! If you don’t take it… You’ll be the one to lose! This path is a narrow one to choose and follow! It leads to eternal love, today and tomorrow! This is one that many have chosen to “avoid.” There’s too many other temptations to be “enjoyed.” I want to encourage you, to take this narrow road. And allow Jesus to help you, with life’s heavy load! Only this road leads to a path of life everlasting! God’s salvation can be yours, for the asking! This path of life, is the very best choice to be made! There’s nothing, for Jesus, you should ever trade! Thank you Jesus! For this path of life you’ve given! This path gives us all a chance to be made new, and forgiven! By Jim Pemberton


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I've Found A Shelter In Jesus

I've Found A Shelter in Jesus!

Through the storms of life’s sea…
I found a shelter in Christ!  
He protects me!

He’s here to help me with
 life’s uncertainties…
And will help me through 
any difficulties!

He’s my solid rock and a 
true foundation!
I run to him, no matter 
the situation!

He’s here to guide us 
and to lead mealong…
Even when everything in life
 is “going wrong!”

He is my help, shelter and
 a strong tower!
He is here to help me…  
Every day and hour!

He’s given to me and my family
 his blessing!
There’s nothing from him 
I want to be missing!

Jesus…  My lord and wonderful friend!
He’s brought me peace 
and hope within!

Glory to Jesus! For his mercy and love!
He’s my protector and shelter
 from heaven above!

By Jim Pemberton


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I MADE ROOM FOR JESUS

The window to my broken past
     Has shattered.
I have walked into the dreams
     That seemed so far away.
The fog has lifted, I have sifted
     Through the things that mattered.
Finding nothing left of yesterday.

'Cause I made room for Jesus in my life.
     He helps me with my worries and my strife.
I pray to him each day, for guidance on my way.
     Yes, I made room for Jesus in my life.

The cries of loneliness have turned
     To laughter.
The wind has carried me above
     The sea I drifted on.
I live again, he's my best friend.
     There's no more looking after,
The lost an lonely man, for he is gone.
    
'Cause I reached out for Jesus with my hand.
     I knew he'd be the one to understand,
His spirit entered me, I felt so calm and free.
     'Cause I reached out for Jesus with my hand.

The road is rocky but he's there
     To listen,
As I move ever closer to
     The love within his heart.
The days are bright, I see the light.
     My eyes begin to glisten,
With the love and faith that Jesus can impart.

Oh, I made room for Jesus, can't you see.
     And Jesus, he has lots of room for me.
I pray to him each day, For guidance on my way.
     Oh, I made room for Jesus can't you see.
  


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Losing Myself

I cry myself awake
In the middle of the day
Because of a decision I made
Not to spend time with you.
And now everything I am
Is falling apart into pieces;
I feel like I am losing you
Because I am losing myself.


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You Are Alive

You're alive even in the darkest place;
Even when we can't hear Your Name,
Even when we can't see Your grace,
You're alive!
Even when we can't feel Your grace,
You are alive!


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I Need to Tell Others About Jesus

I was talking to someone, who’s friend recently died... ”I should’ve told him about Jesus!” “But I never tried!” He was thinking about many opportunities that passed him by. He didn’t think about this, until he seen his friend die… “I should’ve told him about Christ.” Were the words spoken. Now, he was crying out to God, with a heart that’s broken. Scripture says; “it’s appointed once to die, and then judgment.” Our life is but for a short time, and gone in one moment! He began talking about how he “could’ve,” or “should’ve.” But this was just too overwhelming, for him to speak of. He wanted to share what the Lord Jesus had given… He was grateful for the fact that his sins are forgiven. He sat down in prayer and determined in his mind…. He’d share Jesus with others! This was the time! His friend was gone… And there was no way to reach him! But there was something God wanted to teach him! May we all be encouraged to share Christ with others! This is a way to fulfill; “love and serve one another!” There may be a friend that God wants you to reach out to! Christ has given all that you need… So won’t you??? “That others may know Christ.” This needs to be our goal! With God’s help, we can share HIS good news with every lost soul! By Jim Pemberton


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Living In Accordance To God's Will


I won’t be happy with my life, until…
I live in accordance with God’s will!

I need to seek his will, in all that I do!
All that I face in life…  
He’ll see me through!

His will is the best design, that’s in place!
He designed me, because of his grace!

Seeking the will of Jesus,
 gives a peace of mind!
And helps me to be successful
 with my time!

Serving HIM gives my life a true meaning!
It’s in HIS direction,
 that I need to be leaning!

HE is what true joy and peace are about!
He knows my life!  Both inside and out!

Thank you dear God, for being with me!
It is no secret how much you love me!

You are have come, to nourish my soul!
By your will, I’m complete
 and whole!

I bless your name! Forever you are praised!
I shall seek your will!
All of my days!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Preaching of the Gospel ls An Offense to the Lost

The Preaching of the Gospel Is An Offense!

Scripture says the preaching of the gospel,
 is an offense to the lost.
Christ’ followers should share HIS news!  No matter the cost!

It seems like many in church are walking in a spirit of fear.
Many would just rather live a life that’s “happy and secure.”

“Why tell others of God’s salvation?”  This may offend!
Why, it may even cost them to lose one of their “friends!”

Many don’t know enough of God’s word to share to another.
They have a hard enough time loving
their sister or brother!

God help us!  For the many who 
Who claim to be Christ’ believers!
Many have listened to the lies of the great deceiver!

Rather than being the person to preach the gospel this hour…
Many don’t seek the Lord’s wisdom,
 strength or power!

Ball games seem to have replaced a need for prayer…
Why witness to the lost?  Is there anyone who cares?

It’s no wonder why we live in a confused generation.
As many families don’t have Jesus as their foundation!

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news around!
It needs to be spread to every city, village and town!

May we all be stirred to preach the good news today!
And be stirred with the words that Christ has to say!

Whosoever will, come and drink of the life he gives!
And live by HIS gospel!  Each day that we live!

By Jim Pemberton  09/18/13


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What's Done In Secret Will Come Out In the Open

What’s Done In Secret… Will Come Out In The Open! I’ve read God’s word, and it’s clearly spoken… What’s done in secret… Will come out in the open! I’ve been guilty of this, too many times! I never thought of it, to really be a “crime?” “Nobody’s watching” was the thought pondered… As my mind began to “explore and wander.” It didn’t take long for my life to go “off course.” By a powerful wind of temptation’s force! No matter how many times I took time to pray… This “secret” held on, and wouldn’t go away! I went to church on Sunday and prayed and cried. This “secret” remained, no matter how hard I tried! God told me, I was to give up what surrounded me! This was hard to do, but God was there to help me! Many things I thought I needed, to give me pleasure… Didn’t fulfill the love that God gave! An eternal treasure! As each day passes on… I want to humbly confess… I’m giving my life to God! He’ll take care of the rest! May the Lord Jesus stir a deep passion within… May it be my desire to be more like HIM! God is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow! I’ve no secrets with him! No more shame or sorrow! Jesus is the Lord of lords! And the King of kings! He’s my lord and savior! My everything! By Jim Pemberton


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There's A Healing Jesus


There’s a healing Jesus!  
He’s alive today!
He’s here now!  And can take
 all sickness away!

There’s a loving Jesus!  
He can cleanse your soul!
He is more faithful, than 
you will every know!

There’s a merciful Jesus!  
He can change you within!
By his blood, you can know 
you’re born again!

There’s a powerful Jesus!
 He alone reigns supreme!
He’s the alpha and omega!  
And can do anything!

There’s a gracious Jesus! 
 He’s so loving and kind!
His dedication to us all, 
has stood the test of time!

Won’t you come to Jesus! 
 And receive him too?
He’s knocking at your heart’s door…  
Waiting for YOU!

Won’t you experience Jesus!  
And all he has to give!
He can make you a new person!  
Each day that you live!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Don't Know What To Do With My Life

When that feeling rushes in-
I don't know what to do with my life-
I need to search from within
And look up toward the light.


Details | Ballade | |

The Abbey Garden

I once had the chance to meet 
A monk who seemed quite ascetic,
He projected no ere of conceit,
I admit to being quite the skeptic,
But I did not think his life pathetic,
He enjoys an internal reward,
For he escapes the life of the hectic,
And he draws nearer the Lord.

The monastery seemed obsolete,
Men behaving so domestic,
Walking around in bare feet,
But the garden did look majestic,
And the cheese-making I'll give credit,
The monk says not a word,
By some vow to be authentic,
And he draws nearer to the Lord.

We sat on a park bench in the heat,
He gave me a card and I read it,
Its words: Jesus—ask, knock seek,
The moment felt so electric,
Suddenly I began to get it,
His ways a monument to the God he adored,
For me, you, and the heretic,
To draw us nearer to the Lord.


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That's Where The Lord Lives

I walk outside to see all that I can see.
Over there is our house, our home,
In the distance, you can see.
And that place of hallowed happiness
Forever has been our home
And forever will be so evermore.
That house is small but raised us tall,
From the perfect parents who loved us so
To the perfect sister for which every man would want.
The house built us all up strong.
More than a mere building,
It is a place to love and be loved,
A place that hands you hope that you give right back, 
And a place of everlasting faith.
This home is where my parents taught me about God
And opened me up to Jesus.
They opened the eyes of the blind for all to see,
And the blind included me.
They taught me to be the best I can be;
The best things in life are free.
They have taught us so well,
And they all have saved my soul.
Even if I am not there now,
I carry Him with me.
I carry them with me.
I carry Their values and Their teachings with me.
In this house, this home,
We reside.
We cannot forget this.
This is where my Mother lives.
This is where my Father lives.
This is where my Sister lives.
This is where We live,
In this loving, caring, beautiful home
They made just for us.
We cannot forget this either.
This is where it all began. 
This is where the hunger and thirst was created;
This is where we are fulfilled.
We cannot, we must not forget this:
This is where God lives.
This is where Jesus lives.
This is where The Lord lives;
The Father and The Almighty.
This is where We live;
This is where We reside.
We must not forget this.
We must not forget this:
What a beautiful and perfect life this is.


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Pray

It's okay to pray;
Do so everyday.
Believe in what you say,
And your life will be changed.


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One Thing

We can wake up,
And this all might be changed.
But one thing remains:
We are saved.


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Man's Afflictions And God's Salvation

Man’s Afflictions and God’s Salvation!

I’ve seen and heard of many afflictions!
Things happen in life, that need our attention!

There are things that happen that bring despair.
Wondering if anyone listens or even cares!

There’s a God in heaven who sees what’s wrong!
There are many things that don’t belong!

Evil moves with a power and destructive force!
It comes in many forms, from an ungodly source!

God knows what is happening and offers a plan!
His gift of salvation is freely offered to man!

His ways of living are at odds with this earth!
Anyone can come to Christ,
 and receive a “new birth!”

If life’s heartaches and worries
 are pulling you down…
There’s a new life for YOU! 
Waiting to be found!

Your afflictions, for God’s healing,
 is for you to receive!
Won’t you reach out to him now?
 And simply believe?

His gifts of mercy and hope, is what HE can give!
He can totally transform you! 
 And the way you live!

His salvation, for life’s heartaches, is freely yours!
A new life with Jesus can be true
 and secure!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Christ's resurrection

Today we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead.
As he was nailed to the cross, he suffered and bled.
After Jesus died for our sins, we didn't have to sacrifice animals anymore.
He's the son of God and his teachings are something we can't ignore.
When we ask to be saved in his name, we will not get a rejection.
Today is Easter Sunday and we celebrate Christ's glorious resurrection.


Details | Free verse | |

That's The Amazing Thing About Love

That's the amazing thing about love:
Love doesn't matter who it melts together,
'Cause He will never give you up.


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Divorce Isn't Always the Best Choice

Divorce Isn’t Always A Good Choice! I met a person who’s been married for many years. When he talked to me, he was in tears! He was faced with the option of divorce! And now, he feels his life is driven “off course.” His wife said she’s through. She’s “all done.” And doing things which seemed “fun.” Beyond each day and the circumstance… Does this marriage even “have a chance?” Why do people seem happier when they’re apart? Far too often, this ends up in a broken heart! Too often, people “give up” on what they believe! But it’s so many lies, is what they receive! I spoke to this person, of God’s purpose and meaning! Into God’s loving arms, is where he needs to be leaning! When life changes, and marriage seems to have failed you… Jesus is here! And wants to put his arms around you! There’s hope and answers to all of your problems! You’ll find the answer in God’s word! HE can solve them! The best choice for you is to come and trust HIM! Give Jesus your life! Come now and love HIM! All he needs is for you to give him an invitation! He’ll change you! And make you a new creation! His love can do what no other power can ever do! He’ll bring new meaning in the words; “I LOVE YOU!” By Jim Pemberton


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Hidden

The innocent child still crying,
That you nailed up on your wall,
Her tears are freely flowing,
As the autumn leaves do fall.
The wind of time still blowing,
Across the lonely way,
As the soldiers march to battle,
On this bright and sunny day.
I couldn't get the words,
To leave my knotted throat,
I couldn't get my loved ones,
To leave the sinking boat.
I couldn't think the thoughts,
That could protect me from the light,
Couldn't see your beauty,
Hidden in my night.

And now the end is coming,
Riding on the wind,
To blow away illusions,
To blow up everything.

The riders horse is thunder,
The swords are flashing high,
As the angels of destruction 
Fall from the darken sky.

A million times I told you,
Whispered in your ear,
A million blessing hidden,
Behind the demons of your fears.

The innocent lamb is bleeding,
As the lightening flashes by,
The autumn leaves still falling,
From the sadness in your eye.

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A Backslidden Brother

A Backslidden Brother… I have a brother, who once loved God and his word! It was God’s call on his life, that he once heard! He was raised in church and taught God’s ways! And promised to serve him all of his days! But, as he grew older, he began to really doubt. What God’s purpose of salvation was about! He began to deny the power of the cross. And refused to believe that ANY were lost! He twisted God’s word, into his own meaning! Very soon, m any lies, he was now believing! He wrote to friends about his new found belief. He had a new found storytelling with no relief! How did this brother turn from God so fast? Why does he believe these lies? Others asked! As time went by, this brother became confused… It was him, not God, who slowly began to lose! In a matter of time, his life began to “fall apart.” As deception slowly crept into his stubborn heart! God’s truth, that he rejected, can set him free! And turn his life around! For all eternity! We all need to love and serve God from within! And accept his total forgiveness of sin! God’s word is true! And will never be put to shame! May we NEVER forget the power in his name! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Prose Poetry | |

Contrast

Pharisee went into the Temple to pray
Sure of his goodness and love for God
He prayed confidently about his deeds
Fasting, tithing, praying, He did faithfully
 
This man was glad when the sinner came
Into the Temple with eyes downcast.
For it gave a perfect contrast to himself.
So he thanked God he wasn't like this sinner.
 
Sinner was bowed so very low before God.
"God have mercy on me a sinner." he whispered.
No list of good uttered, as he could see none.
Jesus said Sinner not Pharisee was justified.
 
Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus over to eat.
Simon didn't have servants wash Jesus feet
He didn't kiss Jesus or draw near for fear,
Fear of what others Pharisees would think.
 
In came a sinful woman with unkempt hair.
She wept at Jesus feet without looking up.
Carefully she wiped these feet with her hair.
Simon was now sure Jesus was no prophet
 
A prophet could surely tell she was a sinner.
How could he let her touch him that way?
Reading Simon's thoughts Jesus taught.
Using this contrast in real life as a lesson.
 
He asked Simon if there were two debts
One greater, one lesser and both forgiven.
Who would feel greater love and gratitude?
Simon replied, "The one whose debt was greater"
 
"Correct" said the One who would pay all debts.
Those who know their debt to God is great.
Are filled with greater love toward the Savior.
Simon showed he had little need for the Christ.
 
But to the woman. Jesus said, "You sins are forgiven."
"Go and sin no more." She stood free and esteemed
Precious are those who come humbly to the Lord
He will forgive and welcome them to His Family forever.
 
Humility. Pride. Contrast. Mixed in all of us.
People who come to God feeling worthless, Christ lifts up.
People striding in proudly, Jesus humbles to allow entry.
For the Lord's Kingdom's door is incredibly low.
So low that we enter only through true confession
From the heart to Jesus as Savior who humbled Himself
Coming down from glory to earth's mess to make a Way.
By humbling Himself on a Cross – Universe's God tortured.
 
Jesus contrast makes ours seem small – so why wait?
May we take the humble road to Life, risen Christ made.
Joining God's family of forgiven, freed, joyful sinners.
New life's contrast with old will grow as we follow Him.
 
By a thankful sinner now saint by Jesus' grace


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God Gives Me the Strength I Need


	God Gives the Strength I Need!

God gives me strength,
through his wonderful joy!
As his word in my life,
I daily employ.

His love brings sweetness,
to my very soul!
And gives my comfort!
Wherever I go!

His love brings contentment,
this world could never give!
It sustains me every day that I live!

In HIM, I’ll take delight!
For he is with me,
each day and night!

From everything evil,
may I daily abstain…
And live in the power of
Jesus’ name!

In Jesus, my life is complete!
As I leave every
burden at his feet.

Over the trials of life…
I’ll rise above!
Resting in God’s strength,
 and his love!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Kingdom Builders

July 31, 2013



Kingdom Builders

Holy Holy Holy I must say to all.
Long day hard day I am with you.
Hot day cold day it is for me too.
Days months or years you I call.

You have displayed my visual doll.
Multitudes of truth seeds you grew.
Spoken for as spoken words abrew.
I grant you the light in that dark hall.

Never say never!
Never look back!
I am yours forever!
I am with no lack.

I am always the hands of  filters,
Observing my Kingdom Builders.

(C) Copyright 2013  Ann Rich


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Lord I Stumbled and Fell

Lord, I Stumbled and Fell!

Lord, I have stumbled and fallen once again!
By hanging on to a stubborn sin!
I once thought, “My life will never get off track,”
Until that one day after I committed
 such a sinful act.

“No one’s watching me” was what I thought,
I didn’t now the pain and suffering,
 into my family, that I brought!
That moment of “pleasure,”
 I hoped would go away,
But sin stares me in the face, every day!

Pride crept into my once cheerful heart,
It’s now eating at me! Tearing me apart!
I once thought I was ”too good,”
 to commit a sin like this!
Many of God’s blessings, I now will miss.

To you Jesus…  My whole heart,
 I ask you to cleanse.
It’s in YOU!  That my life depends.
Create in me a clean heart!
 Renew a right spirit within me!
Your forgiveness in my life,
 is what others must see.

The most important thing,
 to God that I can give…
Is a broken and contrite heart,
 each day I live!

By Jim Pemberton   rev. 04/13/13


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Have I Betrayed the God Who Loves Me


Have I betrayed the God who loves me?
He’s the one who gave his life for me!

Have I betrayed the love that’s been extended?
Have I turned my back on the one I “friended?”

Have I taken the love that was freely given?
Have I ever asked him if I can be forgiven?

Have I made a mockery of the cross that Jesus died on?
Has it been his loving arms that I have cried on?

Have I forgotten the good things that he gave me.
He remains faithful, and never did betray me!

I’m so sorry that I’ve sinned and let Jesus down.
Where I’ve sinned, grace much more abounds!

I bow my head and ask for Christ’ forgiveness.
May he cleanse me with his righteousness!

Please forgive me Jesus!   I have betrayed you!
I ask for your help, because I really need you!

You were once my first love.  I really know it!
I also know that there’s been times that I’ve blown it.

Thank you for forgiving and understanding where I am.
I know that you’re patient and won’t let go of my hand!

Because of your love, I’ve been made complete.
As I lay down my sin and worries at your feet!

You are and will always be the one I should turn to!
For everything you’ve done, I sure do thank you!

I praise you my Lord!  My life isn’t the same!
I’ve found all that I need in your precious name!

By Jim Pemberton   09/22/14


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If I Give God Everything

If I Give God Everything…

If I give God everything,
 what have I to lose?
He’s been calling me… 
 I don’t want to refuse!

I need to give HIM control of everything I do…
He promised to change and make me brand new!

I must confess and humbly
 come before him!
I need to take the time, to love
 and know him!

I’ll try to give him, all of my burdens
 and troubles.
He’s there to pick me up, 
when I fall and stumble!

God is merciful!  And is waiting with open arms!
His arms of love, will shelter me,
 from all harm!

As I give God what I have,
 I know I need more of him!
I need to experience Jesus’ blood
 to cleanse my every sin!

I’m so thankful and grateful
 for all that he has done!
I shall praise and worship Jesus! 
 God’s precious son!

I Praise you father!  I bless and honor
 your name!
As I give you my life…  
I am forever changed!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Captain of the Arrogant

The Captain of the Arrogant


I wonder where that old man's from
who looks out from the glass,
The history that's on his face
Reveals a troubled past

His weary eyes though bright and blue
Are burning full of tears,
As if they're overflowing
With his sin throughout the years

I wonder if he knows the pain
Of all he's said and done,
To others whom he claimed to love
Who's lives he left undone?

The captain of the arrogant
And master of his pride,
He's just like all the rest of us
If we would look inside

His flaming, sinful, passions of his youth
Now just an ember,
I wonder if this old man
Has the courage to remember?

That everything you say and do
In this life has a cost,
And the future is forever,
But the past forever lost...

As I look closer at this man
And ponder at his past,
I realize this old man is me
Inside the looking glass

And yes, I do remember
All the wicked things I've done,
But I've given them to Jesus
And He's forgiven every one

The tears I shed are tears of joy
That I let freely flow,
Because I know my destination
Is where He would have me go


The Destroyer of my arrogance
The killer of my pride,
He took away my heart of stone
And put a heart of flesh inside

Yes I know where the old man's from
Who looks out from the glass,
But he's heading toward the future
And letting Jesus have the past


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Hypocrite

I am a hypocrite and look what I just did:
I fell into my darkest pit; now, again, and again.
I thought that I was strong enough to live the truths I said;
Now I realized I'm much too weak; a fool too ashamed to raise his head.
God, please save me, please forgive me, and please give me strength. 
I love You.
I thank You.
I am forever changed.


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Do You Appreciate What God Has Given




Do You Appreciate What God Has Given?

Think about the days you’ve been livin.’
Do you appreciate what God has given?

He’s give to us all a beautiful earth!
And provided the opportunity for your birth!

He sent his only son who bled and died!
His life for yours, the day he was crucified!

He has even given to you, his Holy Spirit!
An everlasting life with him, he freely gives it!

He’s given to you, his word, so you can read it!
Whether you want to or not.  You need it!

What more could one ask of a God who’s kind?
His faithfulness has stood the test of time!

Won’t you accept the fact, that he loves you?
He offers eternal salvation, because he wants to!

Won’t you come to him with an appreciation?
And receive his mercy, love and redemption?

You’ll be thankful and grateful to know…
That day you allowed God to make you whole!

By Jim Pemberton    




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Only You

Who can create this perfect land?
Who can give us all we need?
Who can save us from ourselves?
Who is the basis of our time?
Who is the author of all history?
Who is the center behind our calendar?
Who is our hope?
Who is always true?
Who leads us were we need to go?
Who sustains our lives here on Earth?
Who always answers our prayers?
Who always answers our calls?
Who creates this feeling in us we cannot describe?
Who determines our morals?
Who has a plan for us?
Who sets our paths?
Who guides us all of our days?
Who is our faith?
Who is our hope?
Who is our love?
Who is our truth?
Who is our joy?
Who is our trust?
Who is our belief?
Who is our Father?
Who is our Son?
Who is our Holy Spirit?
Who is our Redeemer?
Who is our Savior?
Who is our Creator?
Who is our lover?
Who is our best friend?
Who is our relationship?
Who is the only One?
Who is the only true One?
Who is our only One?
Only You!


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Thank You Jesus



Thank You Jesus!


Thank you Jesus, for making my life complete!
You’ve blessed me, from my head to my feet!

Thank you Jesus!  For you mercy most fare!
And for keeping me in your love and care!

Thank you Jesus!  For your wonderful love!
And for your peace…  Like a very gentle dove!

Thank you Jesus!  For all that you’ve done!
All praise and honor, to God’s risen son!

Thank you Jesus!  For this, and so much more!
You’re the way to heaven!  The only door!

Thank you Jesus!  For listening to my prayers!
You’re willing to help!  And always there!

Thank you Jesus!  You brought me hope!
Just when it seemed I was on a slippery slope!

Thank you Jesus!  For forgiving my every sin!
I humbly come before you!  My lord and friend!

I love you Jesus!  You’ve blessed me today!
Whatever I’m going through…   You’ll make a way!

I worship you Jesus!  And I bless your name!
I’m so glad you’re here!  I’m glad you came!

By Jim Pemberton


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Please Touch Me Lord Jesus

Please Touch Me, Lord Jesus!

Please touch me, Lord Jesus! 
 I need you!
I come now, because I want 
to be with you!

 Bless me with your presence! 
 I patiently wait!
I need your now!  Before it's too late!

Touch my life with your Holy Ghost' fire!
Move me with a godly passion 
and holy desires!

Come now! And bring a revival within!
Show me your ways!  
And cleanse me from sin!

Thank you my Lord!  
For doing what you do!
I am so honored and blessed 
to know YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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Lives to Live

We have dreams to fulfill.
We have goals to achieve.
We have hearts to inspire.
We have love to give.
We have faith to teach.
We have hope to send.
We have strength to create.
We have bravery to find.
We have positivity to shine.
We have courage to build.
We have stories to tell.
We have hands to hold.
We have lives to live.
All in Your Heavenly name,
We pray,
Amen.


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IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME

"It Should Have Been Me"

      James Williams









Peter:  How could I let this ever be

To deny you at your feet

and then turn around and walk away

When I was the one

Who stood on your name

And When I was asked, " do I know you?"

Three times I denied you the same

It should have been me

On that day 

taken away with thee Lord 

It should have been me

It should have been me

On that cross

Dying for the cost 

I know Lord It should have been me.



Judas:  Lord I betrayed thee

at the drop of a dime

I placed a kiss on your face

With deception in my mind

Lord Why did I betray you

For 30 pieces of silver

And to know that you still love me

My life I don't deserve

It should have been me

On that day 

taken away with thee Lord 

It should have been me

It should have been me

On that cross

Dying for the cost 

I know Lord It should have been me.



ME:    Father please forgive my sins

For the pain has set in

You have shown your love to me

Over and over again

I don't deserve your mercy 

I don't deserve your grace

I don't deserve the sacrifice that you made

It should have been me

On that day 

taken away with thee Lord 

It should have been me

It should have been me

On that cross

Dying for the cost 

I know Lord It should have been me.



It was you who and died on Calvary

to save and set my spirit free

Upon that cross you hung for me

And Lord

It should have been me.





"The Simple Words"


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Do You Seek God's Holiness

Do You Seek God’s Holiness?

There are many in church
That don’t seem to be concerned...
Holiness in their lives must be learned.

Many attend each Sunday,
 and go to every class.
But outside church, their spiritual 
life burns out fast.

Many think they're doing
 fine and “o.k.”
As long as they give money 
and sing and pray.

They listen to God’s word, 
and read the verses...
You can see their Bibles 
under their purses!

A sense of excitement stirs 
each Sunday morning.
But many fail to heed God's somber warning.

Without holiness, no one shall
 enter God's throne.
If Jesus came today...
Many would left alone!

God knows the heart of man 
is wicked deep within.
That's why Jesus said: 
“YOU MUST be born again.”

Be separate from the world's 
wicked and sinful ways.
“Be ready for my coming” is what Jesus says.

At God's house, his divine judgement shall start.
Live for Jesus NOW—love him with all of your heart.

Keep this important thought in mind.
If he came now...  Would you go?  Or be left behind?

By Jim Pemberton  


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A Shooting Star

Love who you are;
You are a shooting star.
Shining high above the sky,
Your heart reaches out so far!


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Cleanse This House

God grant me 
The ability to have peace
In this house 
From the decease
Banish them all
For the rest of their days 
So I don't have to suffer 
From their evil ways 
I know I cant see em 
But I know their there
Cause i can feel their presence
In the still frigid air
They seem to match me 
Step for step 
Though I cant seem them
I feel their breath on my neck
In the midst of the dark
As i drift off to dream 
I'm startled stiff from the sound
Of demons when they scream
I sit straight up 
And am frozen in place 
I try to cover up 
As i wipe the sweat from my face 
Hear my cries oh lord 
Our god of mercy 
Protect this house and my soul 
From that which that which tries to 
hurt me
Come into this house 
And stake your claim
Evil and demons be gone 
Hallowed be thy name 


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The Lord Is Good His Mercy Is Divine

The Lord Is Good! His Mercy Is Divine! The Lord is good! His mercy is divine! His goodness and love have stood the test of time. The Lord is the ruler of the heavens above the sky! And gives rivers of living water, that’ll never run dry! The Lord is God! Awesome and glorious is he! His awesome power will be for all eternity! Praise the Lord God! For everything he’s done! All honor to God the father, the spirit and the son! How beautiful is this Lord, who has blessed me… His son Jesus reached down and touched me! Thank you my Lord, for your precious Holy Spirit. You have so much love, and are willing to give it! Because of the cross, I have a new hope within. Jesus has come! And totally cleansed me from sin! Thank you my God! For the wonder that you are! You’ve made us all, the planets and the stars! May we seek your redemption to make us whole… You love us much more, than we’ll ever know! This same Lord extends a heavenly invitation. Through Jesus Christ… You can be a new creation! Please Lord God, touch our lives with holy fire! That serving you, will be our daily desire! By Jim Pemberton


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A Prayer For Healing

Father,
Do not let me be the demon I have created me to be.
I am the product of myself and my negativity.
I trust You.
I love You.
I thank You.
In Your name,
We pray,
Amen.


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The Precious Name of Jesus

The Precious Name Of Jesus! The precious name of Jesus brings refreshment! The eternal love he brings gives fulfillment! The beauty of his name brings a healing! Just knowing him gives a peaceful feeling! His mercy and grace bring a restoration! He offers to mankind, his gift of salvation. He brings needed strength to this body of mine. He’s a faithful friend, who is most kind! May I seek to honor him in how I’m living. And praise him from a heart of thanksgiving! May I seek his holiness to purify inside of me. And tell others of all that he’s done for me! May I give to him a life filled with dedication! As I lift my hands to him in praise and exaltation! May I take at least a portion of each day… To spend some time alone with you and pray! May I bring glory to his name, in all I endeavor! He’s the Lord God! And shall reign forever! Please come, precious Lord, and touch me within! I bless you my Lord, my savior, and best friend! By Jim Pemberton 06/03/14


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God Speaks Peace to Life's Storms


God speaks peace to life’s stormy seas!
He brings quietness and a “gentle breeze.”

He calms the raging waters and says;
“peace be still!”
This is what he wants for you!
 And his will!

He brings victory to the battles within…
And takes away the darkest of sins!

He’s what you need!  This very hour!
He wants to do this for you! 
 He has the power!

He’s our refuge!  
 A present help in trouble!
Though the oceans shake 
and mountains rumble!

Why not steer into God’s harbor
 of safety during this time?
You’ll find he is loving, 
caring and kind!

He’s is calling you now! 
And knocks at your door!
What In the world… 
 Are you waiting for???


By Jim Pemberton    


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Jesus, Give Me the Strength to Make It Through


Jesus, Give Me the Strength To Make It Through!

Lord Jesus, please give the strength and power.
To help me to make if through my darkest hour!

In the midst of this darkness…  
I need your guiding light!
With your help…  Everything will be alright!

  I need you now! Like I’ve never needed you before!
Through life’\s difficulties... 
 I need you so much more!

By your strength, and gentle loving hand…
Everything I go through.  I know you understand!

Thank you for the work, in me, that you want to do!
I’d be totally lost right now.  If not for YOU!

You are all that I could hope for!  
 All I ever needed!
With you in my heart…  
My life is totally completed!

You’ve brought me strength and peace within!
I love you so much!  I don’t know where to begin!

You’ll be there for me! Even when everything seems lost!
You sacrificed your life for mine,
 by your death on the cross!

Yes!  Victory over my darkest hour
 has been overcome!
By the power of God! 
 And his risen son!

Thank you Jesus!  In you, my life is totally secure!
You’ll always take care of me!  That’s for sure!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Was There To Lift Me Up

Jesus Was There to Lift Me Up! There were many things that want to pull me down. All I had to do was stop… And look around! There are many distractions and things to amuse me. There are many temptations that try to “fool me.” I tried it on my own, but wasn’t very successful. I know that there were times that I felt stressful! The satisfaction I had wanted, I hadn’t achieved. There were many things, that I wanted to believe. Everything I believed in, had left me disappointed. I felt like my whole body, had been “disjointed.” Just about the time, I felt like I was at life’s “dead end.” I was told about someone, who’s always my friend. I was told about Jesus, and his redeeming grace. He could pick me up! And put a smile on my face! I cried out to him, in a cry of desperation... He brought to me a new life and salvation! He restored many good things, I lost along the way. He brought joy and hope! And a brand new day! I’m so thankful for the choice that was given. I’ve been set free! Redeemed and forgiven! I praise you my Lord! For helping me along! Though I am weak… You remain strong! Thank you my Lord! My savior and king! In you, I now have love, joy, and everything! You have brought to my life, pure delight! And are always with me... Each day and night! By Jim Pemberton


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Turn All Your Worries

"I don't know where to go,
And I don't know what to do."
Turn all your worries out to God;
Trust Him,
And He will lead you through.


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Sin Always Has A Price


As people are encouraged to “indulge within...”
They often become caught and trapped in sin!

Far too often, there’s an enticement to “fantasize.”
Of the many temptations flashed before the eyes!

There’s a problem, too often misunderstood!
Life doesn’t happen, like many think it should!

What’s often acted out and too often displayed…
Comes from a ruined life, that’s been betrayed!

One can easily find perversion of many kinds.
This can easily “overwhelm” someone’s mind!

I know that it’s easy to be “trapped and snared.”
It can leave one feeling 
alone and scared!

That which you may have craved,
 for some kind of fulfillment.
Has left you empty!  With no real enjoyment!

It’s easy to fall into bondage!  Difficult to get out!
Victory in Jesus is what his power is all about!

Won’t you call on him now?  
And let his love “soak through?”
He brings true meaning in the words; “I LOVE YOU!”

His love is not in some kind of cheap entertainment!
Only he can bring true peace and contentment!

You don’t need to spend money on the life he brings!
He is God!  And doesn’t need to use earthly things!

Sin has a price!  It seeks to have your eternal soul!
Only the blood of Jesus can make you complete and whole!

The gift of salvation is from Jesus!  And is freely given!
He alone has the power to change
 how you’re livin’!

By Jim Pemberton


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Dignificance of the New Testament

In the ? New Testament
Eternal God’s? REVELATION is completed
The 4 Gospels according to Saints John, Luke, Mark and Matthew
The masterpiece of Sacred Scripture

The most precious treasure of the Church
The Eternal Son of the Eternal God shows Himself
As He is
And encounters us

The Acts of the Apostles, we learn about the beginnings of the Church
And the working of the Holy Spirit
The letters written by the apostles
All facets of human life are set in the light of Father Christ

The book of Revelation we foresee the end of the ages


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THE MASTER

The Master Passed through the heart of town
The crowd was huge and crushing down
She couldn’t reach him, began to probe 
And finally touched him on the robe

He felt the jolt of energy 
And turned around so he could see
“Who touched me there that I could feel”
She said “t’was me, you made me heal”

“Your faith has healed you” sayeth he
“It was your faith it wasn’t me
You thought t’was me but you will find
It was the God within your mind”

“For every one has God within
The Father in me is also in you
All that stops you is your sin
As you believe so be it for you”

His disciples asked him “what is sin?”
And he did not hesitate
If you want to avoid the cost of sin
He said “do not do what you hate “

The miracles you see are not miracles, you see
These things and greater will you also do
When you learn to imitate me
You will do all these things too

For He is just an older soul
Come back to help man rise above
His desperate state of materiality
And teach them how to love

The highest vibration man can reach
Is pure agape love
This is the message he came to teach
To help man rise above


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Has the Glory of God Left the Church


Has the Glory of God Left the Church? 

Before the next church service gets started… 
Should it read, on the door; 
“God's glory has departed? “
Many come to worship and don't even know. 
That's God's glory left such 
a long time ago. 
Many build their Sunday experience 
on “past traditions.” 
Built on man-made rules and “false expectations.” 
They don't want to hear the gospel of holiness! 
”It may offend.” 
Their pastor no long preaches 
on what the Bible says is sin. 
Some have been going to 
church for many years. 
Still looking for teachers with “itching ears.” 
Is the true presence of God 
is no longer there? 
It's no longer found in their 
worship or prayer. 
God's judgment shall begin at this very place. 
It hasn't happened yet, because of 
his unfailing grace. 
If God's presence has been left from your life as well, 
Remember his love for you will, never fail. 
Seek his awesome presence each day you live! 
He gave his son for you!
 What more could he give? 
Won’t you see his glory this very hour?
And be renewed by his word 
 and life-changing power! 

By Jim Pemberton


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God Brings Hope When There Is None

God Can Bring Hope, When There Is None!

I heard of another “hopeless” situation.
This one needed a divine intervention!

A person with no way out of what they’re into.
Any kind of love?  
They don’t know how to!

God has given to us his principles of living.
But hate vs. hate, is often
 what we’re giving!

It’s no wonder why some people seem hopeless.
They often haven’t been shown God’s kindness!

They often make decisions without knowing…
The path of abundant life, 
God’s word is showing!

God can take any hopelessness or despair…
And replace it with his mercy and care!

He can restore, a life’s “dead end road.”
He’s here to help, with out “heavy load!”

Won’t you allow him to bring hope and healing?
He brings a true purpose
 and meaning!

His son Jesus can bring a love, you never had!
Even when you seem discouraged and sad!

Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus,
 for what you've done!
In you, a brand new person,
 we all can become!

By Jim Pemberton    06/17/13


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What Have I Done For Jesus

What Have I Done For Jesus???

I’m trying to remember the things I’ve dreamed of…
There so much I haven’t done, that I can think of!
I’m trying to remember when I was just a young boy…
There were things in life that I really enjoyed!
But, as I grow older, and it’s all done and said…
I feel more aches and pains each time I get out of bed!

This old body of mine is growing very weary and old.
I don’t have a lot of time, as I have been told!
There’s one area in life, where I’ve fallen short of a goal…
I haven’t given God a chance to redeem my soul!
I suppose I’ve been too prideful and stubborn at best…
I need to give God my life, and let him take care of the rest!

Dear Jesus, I come to you now and confess my sinful ways!
I accept you as my Lord and savior, for the rest of my days!
Please come lord Jesus, and bring your healing deep within!
Cleanse and change me, and take away all of my sin!

You’re what I need!  And are truly my best friend!
How I love and appreciate you!  Again and again!

By Jim Pemberton   09/29/13


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An Astronaut

I think I was an astronaut
Aimed for the stars.
They fill me up;
They refuel my tank.
They enable me to believe,
Telling me to never give up
As they follow me all of my days.
If only we could see the beauty
That they truly are.
They shout out dreams
That we can reach so far.
Climb into the rocket
And liftoff!
On a journey to discover ourselves,
We are taught so much more,
Learning our goals are only a plan away.
Even thought we must return,
I know that I will be back.
I am an astronaut,
And we always reach for the stars.


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I Love God Very Much


I’m going to tell God
how much I love him!
I’m happy to be able
to tell him!

I’m going to stop
and pray…
There’s so many things
 I want to say!

I know that God
will help me!
He’s my friend!
And is always with me!

I’m going to read
his word too!
It gives me direction,
as to what I should do!

Please God… 
Reach down and touch me!
And put your loving arms,
all around me!

God gave me salvation! 
I sure needed it!
All that I need… He’s already
completed it!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Jesus I Can't Turn A Blind Eye Anymore


Jesus, I Can’t Turn A Blind Eye Any Longer! I can’t turn a “blind eye” any longer! As many souls have “strayed off” and wandered! I can’t “pretend,” that life’s problems will disappear! The “sin problem,” is quite evident and clear! I can’t “make believe,” this will be a better place… I see heartache and despair on people’s face! I can’t just “sit back” and not do anything anymore! I ask myself, “what’s my purpose in life really for? I’m going to pray that God will make it more revealing… We all need to know our purpose and meaning! I’m going to ask God to help me make a difference today! And proclaim that Jesus is the truth, the life, the only way! I’m going to shout and proclaim Jesus! The true king! He’s the lord, master and maker of everything! I’m going to pray that those who are blind, will now see… This same Jesus who loves us, and gives life abundantly! I’m not going to be ashamed, to praise the lord greatly! It’s about time, that I lift up his name…. Lately! I’m going to ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse my mind… And help me to do my part in reaching mankind I’m going to invite you, to make a commitment to HIM! This same Jesus… Who can change us within! Please Lord Jesus… Have your way in me… All throughout! Loving and trusting you… Is what life is about! By Jim Pemberton


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The Darkness at Noon

I have known darkness--

The murky ebony of a loveless marriage;
Terrifying blackness, death threatened by a husband's hand;
Oppressive onyx, my children alone in his shadowy presence;
Jeering jet, a son entrapped by substance abuse, 
      Abandoned by his father;
Maddening midnight, the terror when my boy died.
This weight of darkness I have known,
                                                         lived,
                                                                   owned.

Yet, I know nothing of the dark depths the Divine endured
     For me . . . for the world--
     Carried on His shoulders,
     Laid upon His back,
     Nailed into His hands, His feet;
     Crushed into His head . . .
Blackest terror of isolation complete
When His Father turned His face away,
Away from sin's dreadful cost.

The universe in the grip of the eclipse of God--
The darkness at noon.


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Taking The Lead

I can feel Your presence;
I can feel You in all that I do.
I can feel You walking with me,
And I don't know what to do.
I just need to trust You
Because this is a journey I cannot see.
I am giving up;
Thank You for taking the lead.


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Fulfilled

My heart is filled;
I've found everything I need.
Here I stand,
Finally off my knees.
I found love in Him,
And He found love in me.


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Let's Build Up And Encourage One Another

Let’s Build Up and Encourage One Another!

Why is it that many Christians don’t get along?
How is fighting and arguing going to make us strong?

We’re called to Christ’ example and his light…
Do we really have a reason to “argue and fight?”

God has called us to build up one another in godly edification.
Not to use our life as a “weapon of destruction.”

Scripture reminds us to speak on wholesome things.
And remind us of what the love of Christ brings.

1 Corinthians 13 says to do everything with Christ’ love…
And reminds us, that every good gift, is from God above.

With the many good things that God has given...
Is there someone in your life, that you haven’t forgiven?

Let’s submit our lives to the will of the heavenly father.
And don’t allow any anger or strife to go any farther.

Let’s pray for one another and those who “misuse” us.
And remind ourselves of how much Christ loves us!

Let’s live in God’s love!  His peace and one accord!
And live as an example of Christ, our lord!

May God’s love be the glue that daily binds.
May his spirit guard our hearts and minds!

May Christ’ body, come together as one...
The battle’s over!  The victory is won!

By Jim Pemberton   09/25/14   Read Heb. 10:24-25


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An Adulterous Situation

An Adulterous Situation I knew of a couple, involved in an adulterous situation. A person involved, claimed that he was a Christian! He told others that he wanted to tell her about the Lord… But this involvement in sin, he couldn’t well “afford!” A “casual” encounter led to the marriage’s destruction. Her husband was so hurt, he could hardly “function.” How could this man think there’s “nothing wrong with it.” “It must be fine.” He thought. “everyone’s doing it!” Jesus has come, that we might have freedom from within! Going to church, doesn’t give us a “license to sin!” God gave us marriage, as a holy and divine covenant! He gave us his word, so that our lives can be abundant! May this be a stern warning to one and all! That which may look attractive, will cause us to fall! If there’s something more from marriage that you desire… Be careful! Your deep passions will burn like a fire! May I encourage you to pray and seek the Lord above! And ask him to build your marriage on his love! Only he can restore everything the enemy has taken! He’ll be with you, when you may feel totally forsaken! Adultery is like a cancer cell… That will eventually destroy! It’ll rob you of the many blessings, that God wants you to enjoy! What God has joined as one... May there be no separation! But a heart of unselfishness, and a renewed dedication! By Jim Pemberton


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The Cross Before Me

The Cross Before Me…  The World Behind Me!
The cross before me… The world behind me.
Wherever I go, God’s love will find me!

May the work of the cross be what motivates me…
Each day, may Christ’ compassion fill me!

May the message of the cross speak loud and clear…
Christ is always with me!   I’ve nothing to fear!

May it’s message of mercy and grace speak thru my living.
May Christ be honored by a heart 
of thanksgiving!

If I’m looking to the cross, I’ve no reason to look back.
The blood of Jesus will protect me 
from Satan’s attacks.

If I put my trust and faith in the cross, and it’s meaning.
The power of the cross is what I’ll be receiving!

May the cross remind me to read God’s word each day.
It’s one thing to listen to him.  
It’s another to obey.

Thank you Lord for the work you’ve done and want to do.
May I be convicted to take my cross and follow you!

The cross reminds me to give Jesus my every burden.
It speaks to my heart, that his faithfulness is certain.

May the cross of Christ speak peace 
and freedom today!
And be a reminder to touch me,
 in what I do and say!

By Jim Pemberton   07/15/14


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We've All Sinned And Fallen Short


I often see people walking with a lot of pride. They’re not ashamed, and have nothing to hide. There’s a lot of things that people are proud of. We’ve all done sinful things to speak of. Some boast of various contributions they’ve made. And speak of charities that they’ve paid. In all of man’s accomplishments, where are we today? When was the last time someone took time to pray? The Bible says that we’ve all sinned and fallen short. We’ll never measure up, in God’s righteous court! In spite of man’s efforts, we have a sin problem! No matter how smart we are. We can’t solve them! The only hope to ever finding a way of redemption… Is to admit our sin, and accept God’s salvation! Without Christ’ shed blood, we’re forever lost! Let’s we not focus on ourselves, but the cross! The judgment of God is coming upon us! Let’s humble ourselves and seek his forgiveness! Please come Lord Jesus, and cleanse us within! As we acknowledge and confess our sins! Pride goes before a fall… That’ll trip us up! Let’s accept God now… And not give up! Acknowledging a need for a savior is needed! It’s only then that a life can be completed! By Jim Pemberton 08/20/14


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What His World Can Never Give

What This World Can Never Give…

What this world can never give,
 is life eternal!
Jesus can guarantee your name,
 in heaven’s journal!

The world can never bring to you, 
what Christ can give!
Jesus will never fail you,
 and can give a reason to live!

This world can promise you a whole
 “field of dreams.”
But can never give the joy and peace
 that only Jesus brings!

The world shall one day
 be totally destroyed within!
Only Christ can help you!
And will always be your friend!

Heaven and earth shall one day pass! 
 God’s word is forever!
Christ loves you so much! 
 You can be with him, together!

Won’t you follow Jesus?
 And leave this world behind you?
Allow his Holy Spirit and love,
 to totally surround you!

Take this world!  But give me Jesus! 
 Is this your plea?
Won’t you make plans to be with him,
 for all eternity?

By Jim Pemberton   


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Christmas Without Magic

Christmas without any magic,
Would be the darkest of days,
There wouldn’t be any presents,
Without the wonder of Santa’s ways,
The lights in the eyes of the children,
Would become as dull as the light-less tree,
Now standing outside in the garden,
And not in the house as should be,
There would be no cards on the mantle,
No messages from family and friends,
No reason to think of our loved ones,
Or for our faults make amends.

And without the greatest miracle,
Of our own dear Saviours birth,
There would be no hope for all mankind,
No peace for men on Earth,
No non-deserved forgiveness,
For the many times we fail,
And no happily ever after,
At the end of our life’s long tale.


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In Shallow Roots

We're here to love all God's people
No matter who they are.
Brightness still shines in shallow roots,
Even if the world thinks they've fallen too far.


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I Want to Give God My Best


I Want to Give God My Best! I told God I want to give him my best! He said to trust him to care of the rest! I asked him; “where is a good place to start?” He said; “Come to me with a humble heart!” I confessed to him my sins the best I could… Everything I’ve done. He already understood! He called my name and whispered into my ear… And said; “I am with you!” “I am always here!” It was like his hand reached down and touched me! I could hear him say how much he loves me! I was so excited, I called on Jesus’ name! Since then, things have never been the same! Giving him my best was what I decided! His best for me… He had already provided! He’s my protector, defender and my shield! To his spirit’s will, I want to daily yield! He’s my solid rock! Like the rock of Gibraltar! Everything that I have… I bring to HIS altar! My best for God’s best is what I’ve given! Now his love blesses me, each day I’m livin’! By Jim Pemberton


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What Would I Do Without Jesus

What Would I Do Without Jesus?
If not for Jesus…  What would I do?
I really have no one else I can turn to!

In the midst of all my trials and pain…
I learned to call out on Jesus’ name!

He gave me the assurance that he loves me!
His hand reached down and touched me!

He told me that he loves me and won’t let go.
He brought peace and satisfaction to my soul!

My life for his… The price was already paid.
Through him, a way to heaven has been made!

This joy and love I have, is not my own.
Christ brought his sweetness to my home!

The life he gave is overflowing with God’s best!
He’s brought to me comfort and a haven of rest!

I’m so grateful for what he’s been doing for me!
The chains are gone!  I’ve been set free!

Jesus is beautiful! My best friend indeed!
He’s come and supplied my every need!

What Jesus has done for me, he can do for you!
It’s not secret how much he really loves you!

I pray that his love and mercy
 will bless you today!
Won’t you invite him into
 your life to stay???

By Jim Pemberton   04/09/14


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God Asked Come Unto Me

 God Asked; “Come Unto Me…”

God called my name…. 
I didn’t know what to expect!
The words he spoke.  I won’t forget!

What he said to me….  I remember so vividly.
I woke me up in the night so unexpectedly!

As I heard the words, I jumped out of bed.
I wanted to hear what my Lord said.

He spoke, and wanted me to follow him!
I decided to obey and trust him as my friend!

What he desired, was to have a servant’s heart!
He was there for me!  
Right from the start!

My worldly possessions…  I left behind!
A new treasure in Christ…  I did find!

Many of my “past habits” began to leave me!
As I felt God’s awesome love all around me!

My life and attention were now decided.
Everything I needed...  
 God provided!

I chose to follow him 100 percent!
Fellowship with my creator,
is time well spent!

He’s my blessed savior and I am his!
And is with me each day I live!

Won’t you beckon his spirit’s call?
Living for Jesus makes it worth it all!

By Jim Pemberton


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You'll Find True Enjoyment In Jesus


You’ll Find True Enjoyment In Jesus! Are you looking for something to give “fulfillment?” Have you tried many types of “enjoyment?” Perhaps you’ve tried to do something “cool?” Even if it meant, “bending the rules?” But you don’t have the satisfaction you crave? No matter how much of yourself, you gave? The fulfillment you want. You won’t find it No matter how many times, you’ve tried it! Only Jesus can bring the answers you seek! He can bring true love, each day of the week! He alone can bring faithfulness and commitment! And bring to your soul, an eternal enrichment! Won’t you give him your life? And allow him to lead? Only he knows and can meet your every need! Jesus is the answer to everything! And much more! He truly is what life is about, and was meant for! He is and shall always be your very best friend! And will be there for you! Till the very end! By Jim Pemberton


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Is Your Foundation of LIfe Being Destroyed

Is Your Foundation of Life Being Destroyed? Very seldom do I hear any complaints. Regarding the lacking of moral restraints. It seems like many are under some kind of a "spell." What's right or wrong? Many can't even tell! Where are the moral leaders this nation needs? As the heart of this nation continually bleeds. Many churches provide very little discretion. Pretending to be Godly… Yet little Biblical direction! No wonder many people don't know what to believe. A lifestyle of lying, drugs and sex is what they achieve. In their lives, they have no "moral boundary." Many carrying a load of "dirty laundry." To those of you who want satisfaction and victory too... There is a "moral compass" that's freely offered to you! " God's word is a solid foundation! Which speaks of HIS love and his gift of salvation! If your life is filled with hurt, and has no true meaning. It's in the direction of Jesus you need to be leaning! You don't have to live in despair and defeat! Jesus' grace and love can make you complete! By Jim Pemberton


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The Glory of Jesus Is Very Real


The Glory Of Jesus Is Very Real! The glory of Jesus is very real! Behold the lord God of Israel! The wonders of Jesus can be seen! It was he that created everything! The awesomeness of Jesus is evident. By his spirit and the power of his presence! The light of this world is in Christ alone! His life for ours, is what he did atone! The words of Jesus can set you free! What he can do for you, he can do for me! Now is the day of salvation! This is the time! This is offered to all of mankind! The glory of Jesus can bless you today! Please come now, with no delay! Allow the presence of Jesus to strengthen you! He's here right now! And wants to help you! By Jim Pemberton


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It Took A Lot of Faith

If they ask me how I did it,
How I got here today,
I will love and laugh and smile
And say, "It took a lot of faith."


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Child of a King

The God of angels,
the God of universe
the God of Jacob
the God of Abraham
He created earth
From dearth
He made the great 
oceans,
Lakes, Seas & Rivers
He made each of us
For a special purpose
He knows us by name
What we've been 
through
What we're yet to
He knows our dreams
Our reasons for living


The same God
Holds us when we are 
broken
Heals us when we are 
hurt
Comforts us when we 
lose

The same God Looks at 
me 
with kind eyes
His constant love 
it guides
He's there when I call 
on Him
He whispers words of 
comfort 
When am troubled and 
defeated
He holds my hand
Oh ever so gently
to show me the way
When am going astray,

Is'nt He the same God 
who created the 
universe
The one who calmed 
the storm
The one who made way 
in a sea
The one who turned 
darkness to light.

This God is our dad
This King knows us by 
name
He loves you Just the 
way you are
With your flaws
Imperfections and 
weaknesses.

Am proud to be the 
CHILD OF A KING


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What If Joseph Kissed Potiphar's Wife

What If Joseph Kissed Potiphar’s Wife?

What would happen if Joseph kissed Potiphar’s wife?
Just think about the impact this would be on his life!

If he’d entered into her temptation and charm…
This would’ve cause much damage and harm!

Many of God’s blessings, I’m sure he would missed ‘em!
If he’s let Potiphar’s wife reach out and kiss him!

Thank God that he didn’t succumb to her beauty.
He held fast and remembered his God given duty!

A life serving God was something that he chose!
Even if it meant her tearing off a part of his clothes!

Godly living was something he decided to choose!
Even if it meant him being falsely accused!

God used him while he spent time in prison!
He trusted God, and knew that he was with him!

I’m sure there were things that he didn’t understand.
But soon, God made him the #2 ruler in the land!

May this be a stern warning to me and to all!
Think about what temptation may cause you to fall!

Scripture says “resist the devil and he will flee from you!”
Run to God!  And allow his presence
 to surround you!

This society often encourages to “indulge” in sexual sin!
This is where so much heartache and misery begins!

Run to the Lord!  Seek his spirit to lead and guide you!
A way to escape temptation, he’ll provide for you!

Like Joseph, run from temptation as fast as you can run!
And lay everything at the feet of God’s precious son!

His love will sustain you! Regardless of what you’re “missing.”
So you too can receive HIS love
 and Godly blessings!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Think About A Time

I Think About A Time…

I think about a time, way back when…
A time when I chose to be “born again!”

I no longer did the things I used to do.
Being a follower of Jesus was “new.”

I was at my bedside, and invited him in!
And asked for forgiveness of all my sin!

Time with my Lord was time well spent!
Of my past failures, I chose to repent!

The love Jesus gave me, has been outstanding!
It’s blessed me!  Beyond all understanding!

As time goes on by, and I’m getting old…
I’m “old fashioned.” As I’ve been told!

But Jesus is as real to me, as he was long ago!
He’s brought rest for my weary soul!

He’s fulfilled my life with his peace above!
And brought to my heart, a never ending love!

I’m so blessed to know that he’s mine!
He’s change my life, and renewed my mind!

He can do the same for you!  Won’t you let him?
All of your sins, he’ll cleanse and forgive them!

I’m thankful for this time to really know him!
What he’s done, I’m so grateful for him!

Time with Jesus doesn’t need to be only in the past!
He gives an abundant life…
That will always LAST!

By Jim Pemberton   11/07/13


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There's No Greater Love Than to Lay Down Your Life


There’s No Greater Love Than This… 

There’s no greater love, than to lay down 
your life for your brother…
God’s commandment reminds
 us to love one another!

God gave us this challenge as a principle set before us.
But too many times, we let things
 “come in between us.”

I can think of many situations that arise from the past.
Can often cause heartaches, that continue to last.

Is it really worth it?  To allow hard feelings within?
That cause hard feelings between your brother and friend?

It’s about time we try to apply God’s word.
And focus on God’s forgiveness, 
that must be heard!

The greatest love ever given, was Christ’ death on the cross.
He laid down his life for us…  
Whatever it cost!

Let’s come together and focus on what Christ gave us!
No matter what we’ve done, he already forgave us!

An example of God’s love through us, must be evident.
A Godly compassion in each of us must take residence!

Please come Lord Jesus, and stir a compassion in our soul!
And walk in your love that will make us whole!

There’s no greater opportunity,
 than the example Christ has given!
May we walk as his example of love, 
each day we’re livin’!

By Jim Pemberton


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Freedom

The yellow lines just inches away, 
I collapse right before it, deep into insanity.
Not knowing how or when I’ll wake up from the death-inducing coma.
Shackles on my ankles, bounding me to the cement jail of choices.

“Freedom! ” I cry, 
Not knowing I have limited time to be granted that demand.
Realizing I've forgotten the roots of life.

“Freedom! ” I cry once again being tortured by the demons eating at my soul.
Ten minutes left, until death has won me over.

“Freedom! ” Reaching for the only thing in sight, the book given to me years ago.

“Freedom! ” Five minutes until disappearance into the soul dimension.
The crinkled pages sputter dust while being opened.
The old book full of odd adventures, true adventures nevertheless.
Water-stained pages full of life, 
Waiting to be taken of their oxygen.

I flip through it one last time, 
Hoping to save the lost cause that is I.

“Freedom! ” I whisper.
The time is nigh.

The end of its usage is almost through, one last time before its entirety will be thrown down.
From “In the beginning”, down to the giving of Grace, the book’s life is over.
As if it goes with me.

“Freedom! ” I scream out in joy.
Looking above in the bright light, 
Grasping at the yellow line, 
The finish line, 
Where Heaven meets Earth.


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MLK - 1929 - 1968

MLK...
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


they shot you down
all those years ago

but

your dream lives on
and always will

for though much has been
gained since you dreamed
your dream

there is much to fight for
and much more to struggle for

and much, much more
to fight for still

so
your dream resounds in
our hearts and we pledge 
this to you today
for though they shot you down
all those years ago on a memphis day
we shall overcome
this we do believe
deep in our hearts
that
we shall overcome
someday...


(for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)


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Creation, Curse and Promise

Since eternity past God the Father Son & Holy Spirit dwelled in unity and sweet fellowship.
Then Three-In-One decided to make a marvelous universe with an earth for life to dwell.
Creating an amazing array of creatures was the easy part – the risk was on the last made.
For unlike other creatures, man & woman were made in God's likeness with a Spirit.

That Spirit communicated with God, and harmony reigned as earth was well cared for.
Freedom to do was great – limited by but one tree that the humans were not to ear from.
At that tree, Satan disguised himself as an innocent snake and asked the woman questions.
Did God really say don't eat from this tree?  Well, that's to keep you from becoming like Him.

Look its fruit is beautiful and one bite and you'll know what God does and be Jehovah's equal.
Eve was confused, for this didn't sound like what Adam said God told her, but wouldn't it be grand.
If God is so good, why would he keep this secret from us of being able to be like Him – is He jealous?
The firm, juicy fruit was indeed delicious, and she quickly called Adam to taste, which soon he did.

A small act? Every war, family problem, anger, hatred, lie, killing, stealing, rape, abuse came herefrom.
The beauty of God's creation was now marred with sin that affected every part with death and decay.
God graciously gave Adam & Eve animal skins for no longer would they live in Eden's perfect climate.
From now on there would be sweat for the food they ate and exceedingly great pain during childbirth.
Even their firstborn would murder their second, starting the cycle of revenge and killing that's ongoing.

Yet God also made a promise that one would come who would crush Satan's head while being bruised.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God" clues us in to who.
For God's Son Himself would come to teach, heal and offer His life on a Cross to destroy our death curse.
Our sins He would bear and in rising He's seal the promise of eternal life, so great we Jesus' love for us.

For Jesus the cost was unbelievably high, and for us the reward is incredibly great – if we but accept.
Accept that I am a sinner, I've done wrong and need God's forgiveness to live with His perfection.
Accept that Jesus can do what I cannot – change my heart, make my Spirit alive to forever live with God.
This being GOD, the promise of heaven and new earth is sure, though pain lies in between.  Choose now.

For GOD and all creation cry out – this is what life is meant for – to know and love One's Maker.
As humans we live eternally with or apart from God, and His great desire is that we choose with.
But just as an earthly Father cannot force true love, nor does our Heavenly Father – He waits.
Though He made all and knows beginning from end, he waits and yearns that we receive His love.

Then love and be loved by Jesus in life's harshness & delight, sharing that love with other lost children
To work in harmony with the One who made us, makes life new again as our spirit is filled with new life.
There can be dry days when we don't feel His presence, and others so full that we want to shout for joy.
The fact is Our Father GOD, our Savior Jesus, the Holy Spirit, are always with us and never will leave us. Amen.


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Song of the Troubadour

A troubadour came by my house;
Beneath my window he did sing.
I'd never heard such melody
Or listened to like lyrics ring.
He sang a song I understood,
A song of love for me alone;
And , gazing through the latticed frame,
I knew that I would be his own.

The haunting strains, they wound their way,
Even before I could resist,
My heart was bound by cords of love;
Forever to his song I'd list.
"I long to follow you." I cried,
"Fair, wand'ring minstrel, gay and free;
I want to be your gypsy bride
And sing sweet songs of love with thee."

He bade me follow with a look--
A look my tongue cannot describe--
So tender that my heart leaped up.
"I'll follow you! Oh, yes!" I cried.
T was then I saw, just as I turned 
To go with love forevermore,
What I had thought a laurel wreath
Was but a crown of thorns he wore.

The robe which from his shoulders hung--
It had seemed spotless, white as snow;
But, then I saw it stained with blood.
Yet, still with him I longed to go.
His feet and hands were bruised and torn;
"Oh, who had wounded one so good!"
Just then I saw the lute he played
Was but a rugged cross of wood.

"Oh, Love!" I cried, "Dear, fairest one,
Who dared to harm and hurt you so!"
And then I heard the song again...
"It was for you; did you not know?"
"For me? I do not understand;
T was just today I heard your song."
He turned to speak what now I know.
"My love," he said, "I called you long."

We sing the song together now;
Each day is but a new refrain.
Yet, still I marvel when I hear
A note of joy wrung out of pain.
I did not know when first I heard
His music calling to my heart
That love is not triumphant
Till wounded, pierced and torn apart.


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Chrsit Love For Your Pain


Christ can give true love, for your pain!
He has so much to give, in exchange!

He can give a life that’s eternal and secure!
His love for you is everlasting!  That’s for sure!

He offers much more than this world can give!
And will bless you, each day that you live!

He can bring true happiness and much more!
He truly is someone worth living for!

Won’t you accept his love and acceptance?
And come before him in true repentance?

He can take a life that’s been “worn out.”
And do a total cleansing all throughout!

He’s the alpha and omega! 
 The beginning and the end!
And will be here to help!  
When you need a friend!

Won’t you give him a chance today?
And allow him to take all pain and sin away?


By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Christ Went Above and Beyond

Jesus Christ Went Above And Beyond! Jesus Christ went above and beyond! He forgave all of my sins and wrongs! He loved me! When nothing else mattered! He picked me up, when my life was chattered! He gave me his life, when no one else could! All of my sins and failures, he understood! He’s blessed me, with his love and assurance! And gave me salvation! His eternal “life insurance!” He’s given me strength, and all I needed! With all that he’s given, my life is completed! He rescued me from the awful pit of sin. And brought hope to my life, once again! He’s given me a love, that I never had! I gave him my life! I am so glad! To Jesus… I’m forever thankful and grateful! He’s my guiding light, and an awesome example! His word helps me to have victory today! And guides me, along life’s narrow way! This same Jesus can do the same for you! The opportunity is here! What will you do? Friendship with Jesus! HE brings life divine! I’m so blessed, that he’s a friend of MINE! By Jim Pemberton


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The Family of the Lord Jesus


The Family of the Lord Jesus…

I often hear of people who want
 to join a family!
As many are looking for
 some kind of peace and to be happy.

A lot of people are wanting 
to just “belong…”
Yet so many struggle with 
“what’s right or wrong.”

Many are often confused with lost identities…
They often find that life has many adversities.

Let me introduce you to a life 
changing plan!
It’s real and powerful!  It’s easy to understand!

It’s the family of the Lord Jesus Christ!
For you and I… HE paid the ultimate sacrifice!

This family involves a life
 that’s eternal and secure!
For Jesus gives living water…  That’s 100% pure!

His family always has an opened gate!
Won’t you come now?  Before it’s too late?

Come to him now! There’s room for one more!
He waits for you! 
And stands at your heart’s door!

All of heaven awaits  your choice!
Won’t you accept God’s grace?
 And beckon his voice?

Whosoever will, let him come
 Thru Jesus, to God’s throne!
And be part of an eternal security and home!

This family offers to
 all an open invitation!
To receive TRUE love and hope! 
 And a Godly visitation!

By Jim Pemberton   Rev. 04/15/13


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Two Things You Never Talk About At Work---Politics and Religion

Things might just turn out alright...

Long as we own the ability to see through political "solutions" and recognize 
propaganda. 
 
Things might not be so bad...

With so many people waking up to see that following is not the only way.
AND
Ideology can be toxic.
Why not take back your mind, at such a dark turning point? 
Or not, but do what it is that you need to do, 
besides simply obey, 
give up and say,
"Why have a brain when I can have ideology?
If in your gut, you know organized religion is a business 
that is an insult to the gift of human free thinking...
DON'T BE GUILTED INTO DOING IT,
or become self selected for gullibility.

Things may still go sour if we...
adopt a religion that fits our lifestyle,
and suddenly, 
BAM! We've got all the answers, 
just refer to the catechisms,
to seek and destroy, and banish to hell, the non-believers.
Call them names if they do not convert to your way of living,
your way of thinking, 
your way of happiness. 
Refer to them as lowly atheists, Exibit A: "Who not to be."

But atheist, don't you dare whisper a bad word of the "good book",
written for man, 
written by  man, 
or rather by invisible god, 
no one has physically met. 

I Say,
If you feel god is real, and 
You love and need religion,
Do it Fluid like a Stonehenge Druid!
Have faith and walk with the Lord! 
Please, please, do not judge those who do not choose to think as you do.
 
There are better things in life than arguing
politics and religion,
the two grandest forms of division in the world!
 
And there are two things you never talk about at work, 
Religion and Politics.
----------------------------------------------good thing we aren't at work:)


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Jesus Gives LIVING Water

Jesus Gives Living Water!

Perhaps your feel as if you life has “run dry.”
Nothing that you’ve tried has satisfied…

Perhaps you feel as if any love has “dried up.”
You may feel like you want to give up?

God’s words tell us some words we can live by.
Jesus gives living water, that’ll never run dry!

He gives living water that nourishes the soul.
And offers completeness to make us whole!

His water is eternal and brings hope within!
It feeds the soul of man, and will never end!

Won’t you come and drink of this water so pure?
A new life in Christ, can be yours…  For sure!

His pure water can quench the thirst of man.
There’s nothing too hard for Jesus to understand!

He loves us so much and is alive this hour!
Won’t you drink from his life changing power?

Hallelujah to Christ!  The soon and coming king!
A complete love and peace is what he brings!

Thank you Jesus!  For your mercy and love!
Please quench our hearts, from heaven above!

The water from Jesus gives life everlasting!
He offers it to everyone!  Just for the asking!

By Jim Pemberton   05/04/14



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God Wants You to Be With Him Forever



 God Wants You To Be With Him forever!

Heaven can one day be your
 eternal home!
You can have a mansion
 next to God’s throne?

You can know for a certainty…
Where you’ll be spending eternity.

Through Christ, your sins
 can be forgiven!
Christ’ love can change
 the way you’re livin’!

You can know 
beyond any doubt.
What true life is all about!

You can know
 the peace of God today!
Meditate on God’s word
 and what it has to say!

Why not give your heart to him?
And know what it means
 to be born again!

Your life can have
 a Godly direction!
And accept his heart-felt invitation?

You can know God’s
life changing power?
What are you waiting for?  
This could be YOUR hour!

By Jim Pemberton    


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I Was Told That I Wasn't Any Good

 
I Was Told I Wasn’t Any Good I heard the devil whisper into my ear… “You’re no good!” “Come over here!” In front of me, where discouragements of various kinds... At first, it was almost overwhelming for my mind! He promised something “better,” than what I already had! He said that if I did what he wanted… I’d be happy and glad! I asked how Jesus to help the way I’m livin.’ The life I’ve lived… And HIS power of forgivin.’! Would I trade all of this, for a life of stress and sin? Perhaps having a form of happiness, but no freedom within? Was I going to trade what God gave, for a ”pleasure of the moment?” Was I about to make a mockery of Christ’ atonement? I ran, and bowed my head and cried… For a brief moment, I felt rejected and despised! I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence all around me! And then, it was like the love of Jesus had filled me! This time, I knew that what I had, was all I needed! With Christ in my life, I no longer have to be defeated! Satan is a liar! He has one purpose and goal! He wants nothing more, than to destroy my soul! Take notice Satan! This is what I proclaim! Everything I ever need! I have in Jesus’ name! The blessings from Jesus, has supplied my every need! It’s an everlasting and abundant life, that I received! Thank you Jesus! For giving what I need and more! You are truly wonderful! And are worth living for! By Jim Pemberton


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What If We Had Prayer In Schools Today

What If We Had Prayer In Schools Today?

What if we had prayer in schools today?
And the students were allowed to pray?

What if the students read their Bible in class?
Perhaps they’d have a foundation that would last!

What if the students, in the classrooms,
 across this nation…
Knew that Jesus can make them a NEW creation!

Isn’t it about time that we invite
 God into our schools?
Instead of living by our own set of rules?

Isn’t it about time that we confess our wayward sins?
And allow God into our lives…  Once again???

Isn’t it about time that we call on Jesus’ name?
Only he can remove all of our sin and shame!

Isn’t it about time that we think about our eternity?
And find true love and joy! 
 And a godly security!

Isn’t it about time that we get on our knees in prayer?
And talk to a loving God
 who listens and cares?

The time for change, we need to understand!
We need a Godly revival across our land!

We need to listen and follow God’s instructions!
Or we’ll soon find our society’s destruction!

God is the only one that we can depend on!
His word is what our nation must stand on!

By Jim Pemberton


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Sasha

Sasha

I remember when I held your hand
And told you about God,
You listened so attentively
And never thought it odd

I remember when I kissed your head
And watched you go to sleep,
We prayed that if you didn’t wake
The Lord your soul would keep

And as you grew I saw your faith
Grow right along with you,
And you included Jesus
In everything you’d do

I became your hero
With me you knew no shame,
Because I followed Jesus
And taught you to do the same

Every time I talked to you
You learned a little more,
You grew and took the things you learned
As you walked out the door

You had your tribulations
And your fair share of strife,
But Jesus had His hand on you
And guided you through life

As it goes, we lived our lives
And struggled through our days,
You chose to follow Jesus
I went the other way

You got big and I got small
As we went through the years,
I got weak and you got strong
You helped me with my fears

I remember you came to the park
And took long walks with me,
You told me Jesus loved me
And He would set me free
I remember when you held my hand
And watched me fall asleep,
And prayed that God would show me
My weary soul He’d keep

Now you’ve become my hero
With you I know no shame,
Because you followed Jesus
And taught me to do the same


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The Day Jesus Came

The Day Jesus Came! Jesus, you came and brightened my day! Your love has taken the dark clouds away! You came that I may have joy within. And know what it means to be born again! You came to give life ever so abundantly! And have blessed me! So unexpectedly! You came so that my sins can be forgiven! Your love has changed the way I’m livin’! You came so that I’ll surely know. Only your presence can make me whole! You came that I may really know you! May I have the faith to daily trust you! You came to help me to daily overcome. Through you, life’s battle’s have been won! I come to you to repent and confess. Please take my life and take care of the rest! I come to you and kneel before you! All of my problems and failures, I give you! I come to you my Lord, my savior and friend. And thank you for helping me! Once again! You’ve given to me a Lord to believe in! I’m thankful for the opportunity to receive him! I love you my Lord! And will never forget you! The day you came, is a treasure I’ll hold on to! By Jim Pemberton 08/12/14


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So Close, Yet So Far

It's like I'm there,
Standing behind a glass wall.
I've had a taste,
Just not the full platter.
I'm ready for the cake,
But all I have is batter.


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Jesus Has Given Us Many Good Things

Jesus Has Given Us Many Good Things!

I know that Jesus gives us each a gift for us to use.
He gives us all a calling.  But many refuse.

He gave us each our own unique talents and abilities.
He offers to give us a new life so abundantly!

What we choose to do with these things is our choice.
He’s given us our own will and a voice.

We can choose the path of life that he’s already given.
And an opportunity to have our life totally forgiven!

I’ve chosen to give him my life in sincere dedication.
And have willingly received his love and salvation.

Things in life have become very real to me.
There’s many things
that he’s done for me!

I’m so blessed and thankful for HIS
mercy and blessings!
The good things he gives,
I don’t want to be missing!

Please come, sweet Lord, that I may enjoy you more!
You’re my strength, and what my life was meant for.

I ask for your spirit’s guidance in all that do.
That I may enjoy my time in really knowing YOU!

Each day, you’re more precious
and beautiful to me!
How I want to be with you!
For all eternity!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Your Name Gives Me Strength

Jesus, Your Name Gives Me Strength!

Jesus, your name is a strong and mighty tower.
You give strength and love by your mighty power.

Your name is glorious and I shall lift it on high.
You give living waters with nourish and satisfy!

You’re beautiful!  Your wonders to perform!
By your blood, my life has been transformed!

You’re my dear friend, when others turn away.
I want to get alone with you, and take time to pray!

You’ve come that I may have life abundantly!
And have blessed me so much!  Unexpectedly!

I bless you for the glorious salvation you’ve given!
You changed my heart!  I am totally forgiven!

I worship and praise your name and shall honor it!
With the cross before me, I shall daily follow it!

I thank you for your majesty and glorious beauty!
May I honor you with my heart, as my duty!

I shall tell others of you, wherever I may go!
And shall sing your praises from my soul!

You’re the one that I need!  Need I say more?
You are God, and make life worth living for!

By Jim Pemberton   07/27/14


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For Mother Teresa

For Mother Teresa

to see...

the clarity of beauty between the murky folds of life

to see...

the simple truths of living
between the horror and the endless strike

to see...

the innocent smiles of the children at play
while the elder preach hate and division and continue to slay

to see...

the endless yearning for that simpler better place
away from the hollow emptiness of this ostentatious space

to see...

the open vistas of this pale blue dot
the soft reds and fruity greens as this home is all we have got

to see...

the tears of the dispossessed who have been cruelly cast aside
and while we look the other way from their tears we may never hide

to see...

the endless hunger and despair and killing and greed
in the name of God or of ideology or of some or the other creed

to see...

and to see it all

and still stand tall

to hold on to the humanity

that resides deep within us all

may be our only saving grace

and though all of this sounds quaint and saccharine sweet

I need to remember all that I've said

the next time I look into a teary-eyed desolate face

to see...

that being human is simple if we only look beyond ourselves and see

that we are all one, him and her and them and us and you and me...



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The Hike

We cannot give up;
We still have life to live.
The hike may not always be easy,
But the view must be seen to believe.


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God Has A Plan for Me and You


God Has A Plan for Me and You! God has a will and a plan for me. It’s a “roadmap” for now and eternity! God has a purpose and a desire in mind. It is a “blueprint” for all of time! God has a desire for me to accomplish his goal. Only then will I find contentment for my soul! God has a purpose and it echoes in his voice. Serving him, must be my first choice! God has a very important task at hand. It’s spreading his words of hope, all over this land! God has a plan and will for you as well! He loves you more than words can tell! God has sent his son to bring us unto him. He died on the cross, as a sacrifice for our sin! God has sent this message and has made it clear. Whatever you’re facing… He is always here! God wants to be with us! May we seek his direction! He’s given us his word! It gives hope and correction! Won’t you join with me and seeking his will? Everything we ever need… He shall fulfill! By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Treat Others As Christ Would


Do you think of yourself…,
But not others?
Do you take the time
for your sisters and brothers?

The way that you live, 
people may wonder.
Is there a tendency to,
 put some “down under?”

You don't know everyone’s problems…. 
Don’t act as if you do.
Only God knows their hearts...  
Not you!

Jesus loves everyone A LOT!
Pray for others and
 think Godly thoughts!

Didn't the same Jesus die 
both for you and me?
Will those you meet, 
have a home in eternity?

Don't give up on people….  
We all deserve a chance!
We should love one another...
 beyond any "circumstance."

How will you treat others…,
 When all seems lost?
Christ left the 99 sheep to find
 the one which was lost.

Often, the "unlovable people" 
need love and attention...
If being a Christ follower, 
is truly your intention...

By Jim Pemberton   



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Jesus Provides the Direction I Need

Jesus Provides The Direction I Need!

Jesus provides the direction that I need!
I want to follow him!  Wherever he leads!

He provides the joy in knowing him!
And it's been a pleasure to trust him!

He gives me what I need, and much more!
I will trust him, to open the right door!

He gives the answer to a hopeless situation!
His love has made my life a new creation!

Without his words, what would I do?
They provide the wisdom to turn to!

Without his spirit, to show me the way…
Life would be just like another empty day!

Without his love, to bring hope within...
I don’t know where I would begin!

He’s done all of this, because he loves me!
He’s so merciful, and has forgiven me!

I’m so thankful, and words can’t express…
Because of his kindness, 
I am so blessed!

Thank you my Lord!  For your help divine!
I’m glad to know 
that you are mine!

By Jim Pemberton    11/23/13



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I Want to Be Where Jesus Is

I Want to Be Where Jesus Is!

Where Jesus is,
 I want to be with him
I’ll honor HIM because
I love him!
 
Into his direction
 I shall go…
His word in my life,
 I must daily know.

What he says to me,
 I must carefully listen,
His will for my life,
 I don’t want to be missin’.

His love for me…
I want to receive,
His abundant life is what
 I aim to achieve.

Thank you Jesus for 
helping me to see…
I need much more of you, 
and a lot less of me!


By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Said Trust Me to Take Care of You

Jesus Said; “Trust Me to Take Care Of You!”
Jesus said; “I want you to trust me
 to take care of you!”
“I want to do this, because I really love you!”

He told me that he wants me
 to trust believe him.
He is waiting patiently for me
 to receive him!

I need to give my problems
 and worries to him!
I need to thank and daily praise him!

He is someone that I can trust and depend on.
He is always the solid rock 
that I can stand on!

I want to give him my complete 
focus and attention!
And receive his mercy,
 peace and salvation!

I praise you Jesus! For helping me to see.
I need much more of you! 
 And a lot less of me!

You’re so wonderful! I’m blessed to know you!
I give you my life, because I love
 and trust you!

By Jim Pemberton   02/03/14


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Our Love Is Enough

We don't need to go out and party,
We don't need to drink,
We don't need to socialize,
We don't need to go shopping,
We don't need to spend money,
We don't need to go to a movie,
We don't need to watch sporting events,
We don't need to go out to eat,
Because we found love,
And our love is enough.


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Jesus Please Use Me

Here I am Jesus!  Please use me!
I know that you’ll never refuse me!

I ask you to fill me with your compassion…
Even if this seems “old fashioned!”

This world is lost and dying without you!
There’s so many that really need you!

May I be an instrument in reaching out…
This is what being your child is all about!

You are the potter...  I am the clay.
Please give me the words to say!

Touching others, I know is your will!
May I listen to your spirit, and be still.

Teach me to be your light, as I go along.
In your arms of strength, I do belong!

May others be stirred from God above…
Help me to be an example of your love!

To be used by God is an honor and joy...
HE gives eternal life for all to enjoy!

By Jim Pemberton   


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I Serve Jesus Because I LOVE Him

I Serve Jesus Because I Love Him!

I don’t serve Jesus, not because I have to.
I serve him, simply because I WANT to!

I’m going to praise him for loving me.
Each day, I feel his presence around me.

I’m going to bless him in the words I say!
As he gives needed strength for today.

I’m going to read his word in deep meditation.
And think about his mercy and salvation.

I’m going to testify, that others may know...
Only he can bring peace to our soul.

I want to invite you, to receive him too!
The choice is yours..  What will you do?

He waits for you!  The decision is yours!
Won’t you accept a life that’s secure?

Will you join me?  And come before him?
Let’s raise our hands together!
  And praise him!

Let’s give him our life as a sacrifice of living.
And enter his gates, with hearts of thanksgiving!

Let’s lift up the name of Jesus toward the sky.
And drink of the living water, which satisfies!

May we take this time, and serve Christ together!
We can join him now!
And be with him forever!

By Jim Pemberton   05/27/14


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The Wickedness That Abounds

The Wickedness That Abounds! Throughout this world, wickedness abounds! Just about everywhere, it can be found! God’s word says sin leaves a very dark stain. We have no one else, but ourselves, to blame! The heart of man is desperately wicked inside! It causes many to be filled with much pride! We often hear of tragedy shown on the t.v. You may think, “this will never happen to me!” A mind without God, gives the devil “fertile soil.” It’s like water in a teapot that’s ready to BOIL! Without God’s word, as our guide and rule… We’re empty inside, and are easily fooled! The goodness of God can calm the troubled heart! On your knees in prayer, is a good place to start! The grace of Jesus is powerful! And can instantly change! With Jesus, your life can be restored, and “ re-arranged!” All of the government spending cannot match HIS power! With Christ… You can overcome anything! This very hour! Please Jesus, come and remove our burdens amongst us! We need you here today! And to always be with us! YOU ARE what we need all across this great nation! By the power of your blood and wondrous salvation! By Jim Pemberton 05/09/13


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Kara Jo

Kara Jo

Kara Joy is what we named her
Not so very long ago,
But as long as I remember
I’ve called her Kara Jo

Now you could say the acorn
Didn’t fall far from the tree,
Cause what you get with Kara Jo
Is a pretty, female, “me”

We share a love for reading
And movies, good or bad,
And she can spin a story
Again, just like her dad

No, we’re not carbon copies
One look will tell you that,
Because she’s young and beautiful
I’m getting old and fat
 
She has her way of doing things
And doing things her way,
And if she thinks that way is right
She’s kind of hard to sway

Much like her aging father
It seems to be the case,
“If everyone were more like us
It would be a better place”

She’d follow me when she was small
Trailing close behind,
But one dark day, life got real hard,
And we lost so much time

We went from daily interaction
To every now and then,
And if I’ve known a greater pain
I couldn’t tell you when

Sometimes I’d text her in the night
To say she made me proud,
In those times of darkened silence
That were deafeningly loud

She got her scars and bruises
Most I knew not of,
But in my ignorance and absence
I did my best to show my love

We both walked down some rugged roads
That led us from the Lord,
But in the end she set the standard
For me to strive toward

She left her pain and turned to God
I stayed beneath its cloud,
Sometimes at night she’d send me texts
To say I made her proud

By faith she did amazing things
I remember to this day
She prayed for a stranger’s broken-down car
He got in and drove away

I’ve watched her take some hard life blows
And still do the best she can,
Unaware that she inspires me 
To be a better man

I turned my blessings into curses
And struggled through each day,
She turned a “curse” into a blessing
And named her Rylie Jae

She’s watched me through my failures
And saw me when I’d fall,
And she always tried in her own way
To help me through it all

“Pure Delight” is what her name means
And it has proven so
But until the day I’m no longer here
I’ll call her Kara Jo


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Lord Examine My Heart And Mind


Test me, O Lord, and try me.  
Examine my heart and mind!
I trust you o Lord.  
You’re so loving and kind!

Your love is ever before me,
 I shall walk in your truthful ways!
It is my prayer and desire
 to honor you all of my days!

I will not sit with deceitful men, 
or those hypocritical of your name!
You are the God who is powerful!  
And will bring them all to shame!

I shall proclaim aloud of your praise,
 and tell of your wonderful deeds!
For you have given me everything, 
 And supplies all of my needs!

I love the house where you live, O Lord, 
and where your glory dwells!
I am thankful for you! And love you more
 than words can tell!

By Jim Pemberton   07/14/13    
Read Psalm Ch. 26




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Let's Tell Others About Jesus

Let’s Tell Others Of Jesus! I want to tell others of Jesus, but no one seems to care. Jesus changed my life! This is what I want to share! I went to church last Sunday, and heard someone speak. He said we should be a witness every day of the week! But, when I tell others of my burden, they laugh and joke. Many say, “I’m not interested.” “This is for the old folks.” What’s the point of following Christ, if I keep it inside? He’s given me eternal life... I’ve nothing to hide! What’s the point of going to church, if God can’t use me? For the work I want to do for Christ. Others refuse me! No matter how many think I’m crazy. I’m going to do it! I tried many times before, but simply “blew it.” This joy and love God gave to me… It can’t be contained! What Christ has done for me... I shouldn’t be ashamed! Will you join me in demonstrating his love to others? Let’s apply the verse; “love one another!” The message of the cross of Christ shouldn’t be hidden! We need to share with others, the power of being forgiven! Let’s all come together and exalt the Lord on high! Christ is our redeemer and Lord! He is El-Shaddai! Jesus, may you be honored, in what we do and say! Help us as your followers, to touch a life TODAY! By Jim Pemberton


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Won't You Trust Jesus He Really Loves YOU

Won’t You Trust Jesus? He Really Loves You! Won’t you trust Jesus? He really loves you! He remains faithful, and will never leave you! You can trust him to keep his promises to you! His faithfulness is eternal and won’t disappoint you! You can trust him to take care of your problems. Your worries and trials… Won’t you involve him? You can trust him to give you peace and assurance. Through his salvation, there is “eternal life insurance!” You can trust him to help you make it through the day. Whatever you’re facing in life… He’ll make a way! Won’t you take the time to accept and believe him? This very day, can be your day to receive him! Won’t you take the time, to kneel before him? This can be your opportunity to really know him! Jesus is, and shall forever be, the Lord of all! Please come, and listen to his merciful call! A call to trust and obey, his loving and gentle voice. A time to rest in his loving arms and rejoice! Let’s bless his name, for the work he wants to do! Please help us Jesus, that we may all TRUST YOU! Trusting you will bring peace and hope to our soul… Because we need you, more than we’ll ever know! By Jim Pemberton


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How Much Longer Will I Last

Will my life last, much longer?
What am I doing?  I began to wonder…

Many things keeps dragging
 me further down…
What’ll I do?  There’s no one around???

Many “things” have 
  a hold on me…
I cry every night…  I want to be FREE!

I’ve tried and tried…  But to no avail…
Just when I think I have victory…  I fail!

I’ve read in scripture of a power
 I haven’t seen.
I read of a lord who
 can do ANYTHING!

I’m going to give him a try! 
 I’ve nothing to lose!
I’ve been so hurt, worn out and abused!.…

To you, dear Jesus… 
 I confess my every sin.
I can feel your love
 from deep within!

Thank you Jesus! For giving
 me a joy I never knew…
I don’t know where I’d be if not for YOU!

You’ve brought to my life
 a peace I never had.
For all you’ve done for me.  I’m so glad!

Won’t YOU give your burdens
 to the one, I call friend?
And experience the joy of being born again?

Please come to him now!  
Why not this hour?
And experience his life-changing power!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Can I make an appointment with you

Dear Lord, I’d love to meet you. I’ll just check my diary now
To see when it’s convenient, so I can squeeze you in somehow.
Oh dear, it seems on Monday night I won’t be free.
I’ve made a new acquaintance, who has invited me for tea.
On Tuesday, I’ll be at the hairdressers fixing a new style.
So I’m afraid that day won’t do, ‘cause my hair might take a while.
I can pencil you in on Wednesday between twelve and one.
But I’m conscious that my meeting may go on and on and on.
Ah, Thursday might be better, but it’s very, very tight.
I’ll be preparing a meal for friends coming over that night.
Friday is not looking good; I’ve a report that needs completing
And after that, I apologise, I’ve booked another meeting.
Saturday is family day; and we have so many things planned.
You know how family is important; I’m sure you’ll understand.
Since I’m going to church on Sunday, I’m sure I’ll meet you there.
I guess we can catch up between the worship and the prayer.
But right now Lord, I’ve got to dash, I have no time to speak.
So hopefully we’ll rearrange and attempt to meet next week!

©E.E.Ogbeta


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My God Is the God of Tomorrow

My God Is the God of Tomorrow!

The God I serve, is the God of tomorrow!
He’s here to take away any pain or sorrow.

He’s the same God that I chose to believe in.
This happened the moment I received him!

He’s the God who promised to take care of me.
And the same one who extended his love to me!

He takes care of any hopeless situation.
And gives me love, mercy and salvation!

He’s the one who is here, with arms extended!
My heart has been so lovingly amended!

I raise my hands in honor to this God I know.
He brought forgiveness and healing to my soul!

I worship you my Lord!  You reign on high!
Your majesty and glory fills up the sky!

You’re the one I can always depend on!
And are always the God that I can lean on!

This God can be your God…  This very day!
Through his son Jesus, he’s made a way!

This can be your day to come to know him!
You can, right now, have fellowship with him!

The God of creation can be yours for the asking!
He brings good news
 and life everlasting!

By Jim Pemberton


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Please Come Lord Jesus And Listen to My Voice

Please Come Lord Jesus, 
And Hear My Voice!

Please come Lord Jesus, 
and listen to my voice!
In all I do or say, may you
 be my first choice!

Please come dear Jesus, and listen to my cry!
Give me your living water,
 that can satisfy!

Please come dear Jesus,
 and renew my mind!
You’re so patient, loving 
and very kind!

Please come dear Jesus, 
and renew my spirit!
Your words of life…  
May I daily live it!

Please come dear Jesus, I need you this hour!
I need your strength, and your power!

Thank you my Lord, my savior 
and friend!!
And thanks for answering me… 
 Once again!

By Jim Pemberton   08/01/13


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What Does God See In Me

What Does God See In Me?

When God looks down... 
what does he see?
What kind of person would he find in me?

Would he find a life 
"tossed around and confused?"
One that's been "worn out and abused?"

Does he look at me as
 "a pebble in the sand?"
Would he reach out to me with his hand?

"Yes my child... and I'll do much more."
"It was for you that my son died for."

"I love you and give
undivided affention."
"To bring you true happiness 
and Godly direction."

"My love for you is never ending."
"My desire is to be with you--
I'm not pretending."

"I have come that you may 
have life more abundant."
"Don't think of my awesome 
power as being redundant."

"I'll bring true contentment deep within."
"And will always be your very best friend."

"Listen to me...listen to my voice."
"I have called and loved you...by MY choice."

"Allow me to write your
 name in my journal"
"llow me to bring you
 true joy and life eternal."

"I forever promise to bring 
peace to your soul."
"And will be with you wherever you go!"

By JIm Pemberton



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Won't You Allow God to Touch You

Won’t You Allow God to Touch You?

Won’t you allow God to reach out and touch you?
He’s willing to do this…  Because he loves you!

Won’t you take some time to really know him?
In his word, you can see and read all about him.

Won’t you reach out in faith and believe him?
Today…  This moment…  You can receive him!

His son came and died on the cross for you!
He made a way, so God can be with you!

His son is here now!  And calls your name…
By his shed blood, YOU can be changed!

His son, Jesus, is alive with resurrection power!
He’s coming very soon… 
 This could be the hour!

Please come and experience HIS touch within...
And know what it really means to be born again!

Please accept his heavenly sent invitation.
And receive his gifts of mercy and salvation!

This awesome God is patient and very kind…
Won’t you come to him?  
While there’s still time!

By Jim Pemberton   04/23/14


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God Forgives Us Of Our Wrongs

God Forgives Us Of Our Wrongs!

God forgives us of our wrongs!
And he wants us all, to try and get along!

He gave us his word and instructions…
But, too often, we don’t seem to “function!”

Something done, or something said…
And it’s like some people, wish you were “dead.”

Even in Christ’ body, there’s dysfunction from the start.
Ending up in another wounded and bleeding heart!

What if Christ treated us, like how we treat each other?
What if he turned his back, like we do our brother?

No matter the good...  A list of wrongs is often kept.
What’s been done…  Someone can’t seem to forget???

Do you find yourself, a person
 who’s easily offended?
By someone you don’t like,
 or one you’ve befriended?

May I suggest a “heavy dose” of 1 Cor. Thirteen?
The love of God can take care of ANYTHING!

If it didn’t, then Christ’ death is meaningless and lost.
He bore all of our sins that day on the cross!

If we can’t forgive your brother over something he’s done…
We need to ask forgiveness of Christ…  God’s son!

There’s no excuses, in God’s 
kingdom that’s eternal!
Will your name be written
 in heaven’s journal???

By Jim Pemberton


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God Is Awesome and His Beauty Displayed

God Is Awesome and His Beauty Displayed!

God is awesome and his beauty displayed!
He’s my protector!  I’ve no reason to be afraid!

God is wonderful!  And his glory never ends!
He is my Lord!  My provider and friend!

God is magnificent!  And his glory is real!
Behold the God of Abraham, Jacob and Israel!

God is omnipresent! 
 He’s wherever I go!
His son Jesus, has totally
 cleansed my soul!

He’s the reason that I am here today!
I love him much more, than words can say!

He’s the reason why I can face tomorrow!
He’s removed my pain, guilt and sorrow!

His word is my guiding light as I travel on.
It shows me what is right..  And what is wrong!

He put his love, like a shield around me!
I once was lost, but his spirit found me!

He’s given to me his faithfulness!  Forever true!
And spoke to me; “I’ll forever LOVE YOU!”

He’s my rock, my hope and salvation!
Through Jesus, there is no separation!

He can be your God too! 
 Why not come to him?
Through Jesus, is where
 a new life BEGINS!

By Jim Pemberton


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Dear Jesus Keep Me By Your Side

Dear Jesus, Keep Me By Your Side!

Dear Lord, keep me by your side!
Help me to be humble,
and take away my pride!

Dear Lord, may it be my
 ambition and desire,
To praise your name!
And lift it up higher!

Dear Lord, I just want you to know...
That I will share your love,
 wherever I go!

Dear Lord, please make clear and evident...
The time of your coming is so imminent!

Dear Lord, my life to you, is given!
You've taken away my sin!
And I’m forgiven!

Dear Lord, without you, 
I am hopeless and lost!
My life would be nothing
 without the cross!

Dear Lord, I offer to you my life!
 And I freely give it!
I ask for the filling of
your Holy Spirit!

My Lord I want to give praise and adore you!
I humbly come and worship you!

My Lord and my God! You reign over everything!
You're my savior and friend! And my king!

By Jim Pemberton


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Crying Out - 1

Weighty sins grab me;
Crippling me from what I seek:
Close proximity.

On my own I fail,
without any scrap of worth.
I'm self defeating.

I scream out to you
with rage that strips my voice bare,
hoping that you hear.

There is no reply,
as if you abandoned me
to rot in my state.

Be swift to save me.
Be ready to lift me up.
Be quick to forgive.

I still feel the pain,
and hot anger tow-ard you,
though you are my health.

Replace my raw filth
that devastates every word,
keeping me from you.

Please don't hesitate
by delaying my rescue
because of my pride.

Your grace is life's breath.
Without it I suffocate
with it I'm sustained

Please answer my prayers
and forgive me of my sins.
Have me feel your love.


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The Battle For The Mind


Inside of you is a battle 
the rages within…
It’s a battle between what’s
right and what’s sin!

This battle rages against your soul!
It is with you, no matter
Where you may go!

Good vs. evil is the
 battle that rages on!
It's either doing what's 
right or what’s wrong!

There is a righteous path
 that you should take!.
Choose it now!  Before it's too late!

A choice for what’s right
Is what’s needed!
Only then, will your
life be completed!

A decision to live for God!
And trust and obey!
Won’t you listen?
To what he has to say?

Allow his words to cleanse 
you within!
With God on your side--
You’re sure to win!

His word shall give you joy!
 Each day you live!
He's waiting so patiently
 and willing to forgive!

Give him a chance
 in all that you do!
Jesus is here now! 
Waiting for you!

By Jim Pemberton


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JESUS IS EVERYWHERE

I love to break my dawn with a bit of praise and worship
This morning am listening to Kirk Franklin lyrics
Track 7 is Lean on me...
And the song got me thinking
"Yea?How can i love and trust you Jesus
When i have never seen your face?"
Then i heard that small still voice in my heart saying
"Look around child,I am everywhere."

I am the ray of sun kissing your forehead early morn
I am the the noon melody of the birds on the thicket chirping your name
I am the protective moist on your skin against the afternoon heat
I am the purifying waves of the ocean after a long day
I am the breathtaking burning beauty of the glowing sunset
I am the soothing sounds of the rain drops on the roof
I am the sweetness in your dreams at night
I am your Monday to Sunday,24/7,365.242 days year in year out.

I am the silver lining when the surrounding are foggy and gray
I am the ray of hope amidst your despair
I am the solution when you hit enter
I am the friend that stays when the rest of the world turn their backs on you
I am the shallow end when every detail in your life is suffocating
I am the rejoicing succeeding your mourning
I am the Amen to all you petitions
I am your Monday to Sunday,24/7,365.242 days year in year out.

I am the fragrance of peace after mending a broken relationship
I am the unconditional love from your spouse
I am the trusting innocence in your children eyes
I am the kindness in your neighbors generosity
I am the smile that linger after a random stranger's wink
I am the click of your friends glasses during happy hour
I am the overflowing family laughter at Christmas dinner table
I am your Monday to Sunday,24/7,365.242 days year in year out.

I am the familiar and the puzzle you are yet to solve
I am the simple plus the complex
I am the deepest secret and the painting on your wall
I am the pending request and the innermost addictions
I am the hello and the full stop in your every write
I am the heights of the heavens and the lows of the earth
I am the yesterday,today and i will be your tomorrow
I am your Monday to Sunday,24/7,365.242 days year in year out.

........ ........ .......
"Look around child,I am everywhere."


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Won't You Trust God

Won’t You Trust God? You’ll never know God, unless you trust him! Won’t you come now and accept him? You’ll never know God, if you don’t believe him! All of heaven is waiting, for you to receive him! You’ll never know of his love, if you turn him away! He has the power to change your life today! You’ll never know of his mercy, or grace divine… If you won’t acknowledge or give him your time! You’ll be missing out, on what true life is all about! He can forgive and cleanse you throughout! You’ll be missing out, on what salvation really is! And miss out on the life that God has to give! With God, there needs to be no separation! Through Jesus, you can be a new creation! God was and will always be there, for you and me! And waits for all to be with him, for eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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My shadows

I sit in darkness.
I feel that you won't provide,
as if you left me.

I call out to you
as I would ask my own dad,
but you don't respond.

You said of fathers:
"They don't spurn, but give good gifts."
but I feel left out.

There must be a fault.
Though, it lies with me, not you.
You, God, do not fail.

I don't understand
Help me to hear in silence
to see through shadows.

When I am in pain
have the spa-sms not distract
and heal me within.

Your love is steadfast
despite my failure to feel.
Please, Jesus, bless me.


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Whom we believe

What we believe is important Even more important is the One in whom we believe Father Christ started Catholic or Roman Catholic Be careful with whom started what you believe 4102013


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Your Choice

I.
Finally. It is here.
The Judgement Day that is.
He will judge our hearts, not just our actions.
This is a good day for the Born-Agains, but not the sinners.
This day is great and horrid alike.
The Happiest and saddest day ever.
This day will choose your fate,
Heaven or Hell.
Your Choice.

II.
This is hard, taking it to school everyday
Afraid for myself, and everyone alike.
Taking this book everywhere.
I will get criticized made fun off, and beat up possibly.
But, I do this for You and You alone.
You will give me strength and courage to do this.
Now I am happy for myself and everyone alike.

III.
Oh Lord,
When will it be?
Now?
Later?
Soon?
Far away?
Close?
When will the return be?
Please just give me
A hint,
A clue,
An answer,
Or nothing at all.
It is your choice
Goodbye Peace Love
Amen

IV.
This is it.
The nerves are gone.
The Big show,
Getting in front of the youth
Telling them the way, the truth, the only passage.
Is You


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Satan's Banquet

The man sat at a fine table,
Satan said, "Let’s sup,"
He set before him recklessness,
The man drank from the cup.

When he had finished,
He gave him goblet number two,
He drank of satiety,
Drowsiness began to ensue.

Satan set down a black goblet,
The man said, "No thank you, sir,"
But he insisted,
"He who drinks the second must drink the third."

The final cup, 
To the man he gave,
Robbed him of his life, 
And sent him to his grave. 

Satan hides a secret chamber,
Blazing hell is behind the door,
The horrible pit is filled with shrieks of pain, 
And every kind of horror.

Won't you come and plead,
The blood of Jesus with me,
Refuse the devil's banquet,
And you will be set free.

*Based on a sermon by C.H. Spurgeon


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Which Road of Life Will You Take


Do you want joy and satisfaction that you “haven’t got?” The peace and joy you want, can’t be bought… Are you looking for fulfillment in your daily activities? Have you “pushed” the envelope, with your liberties? There’s a road of “good intentions.” It’s wide and easy to find. But there’s another road… Which God has in mind! This narrow road, to many, may seem strange indeed! It’s only on this road, where you’ll find an answer to your need This road leads to a life that’s everlasting. There’s a question, which God is asking! Are you ready to take the road that leads to heaven’s gate? Will this be your choice? Before it’s too late? Jesus stands at your heart’s door knocking… The choice is yours! On which road, will you do your walking? Please take the narrow road! It can be difficult to travel… You should do this! Before life begins to unravel! Jesus! The prince of Peace... Rules the earth and heavens above! Won’t you enter his haven of rest, and abundance of love? He is here waiting for you. So loving, patient and kind… Only in him… Will you find satisfaction and joy every time! By Jim Pemberton


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It's Not A Cult

It's not a cult:
It's a Savior saving my life.
It's a Savior saving your life.
It's our Savior saving our lives.
It's not too late.
It's never too late!


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Unless the Lord Builds the House

Unless the Lord Builds the House… Think about what’s happening in churches today. It seems like many just want to “socialize and play.” Many are encouraged to come just as they are. Whether they come from nearby, or from a far. Many are weighed down with sinful addictions. And are often involved in harmful situations. They come as they are, but go home the same. They may smile, but their lives are never changed. What is the churches purpose? Was is it’s goal? Isn’t it to seek salvation and to change the soul? We need God’s power! And soul-changing redemption! And seek God’s holiness! Make no exception! Without godly living and God’s righteous rules… We deceive ourselves, and have become “fools.” The church… Christ’ body… Let’s gather as one! And live a life that brings honor to God’s son! Let’s live as an example, to Christ, our king. And allow him to be the lord, of everything! Let’s return to our first love! In Christ alone! And allow him to rule in our hearts and homes! “Unless the lord builds the house, those labor in vain that build it!” Let’s invite him in! So is holy presence can fill it! By Jim Pemberton 09/13/14 Read Psalm127:1


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Footsteps

My son goes to Catholic school
And hopefully he will learn the golden rule
Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
Be sure, he will hear it

He will be shown over and over again
Not now and then
That love will always prevail
Lord Jesus, we hail

Of great sacrifice
That everything has a price
That Jesus is right next to you
And if anything this is true

That all you need do is reach out
In answering your doubt
That's why my son goes to Catholic school
Because I don't want him to be a fool

Mark 8:36


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Jesus My LIfe Is Quite A Mess

Jesus, My Life Is Quite A Mess! Jesus, I come before you! And humbly confess… My life has been a failure, and a mess! No matter how hard I try, or what I do… I’m embarrassed when I call on YOU! You’ve been there to help, so many times! It just seems like, “I’m running blind!” The past seems to be creeping up again… And causing me grief and pain within! I need you Jesus! Please help me! Please come to where I am, and touch me! I need your love, and your precious spirit! Thanks for being patient! And willing to give it! You are the only one, who can restore me! No matter how many problems lay before me! I come before you! And call on your name… By your blood, my life needs to be changed! Thank you my Lord, for hearing my prayer! Thank you for coming! And just being there! You’ve given to me hope! My life is renewed! By your love, my life is now brand new! By Jim Pemberton


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When I Gave My Heart to Jesus

When I Gave My Heart to Jesus… When I gave my heart to Jesus, I didn’t know what to expect! There were many things in my past, that I wanted to forget! As a young boy, there was one day that I made my decision! I wanted to live for Jesus and give him my full attention! I remember as a young boy, how I served God with a passion! As I look back now, this seems to some, as “old fashioned.” I remember how many times, I knelt before my bed to pray! I wanted to ask God to forgive my sins and wash them away! I remember the times I was excited to read the Holy Bible. I wanted to read about the true God! Not a false idol! I wanted to learn about the mighty deeds God did in the past. And wanted to hear about a treasure in Christ, that will last! I’m so thankful of the many memories that I had back then. As I get older, it seems harder to focus on all of this again! My prayer life doesn’t seem like how it used to be. And very seldom do I ask God to forgive me. I need to get back to the same God that I once knew! And allow his word to make my life renewed! Please Lord Jesus, come and fill me with your passion and desire! In all that I do, that I’ll lift your name up higher! Please come sweet Jesus! And light the Holy fire within! That I may fall in love with you, once again! You’ve proved yourself beyond all of my expectations! By your beauty, and the wonders of your salvation! For everything you’ve done, I want to thank you! You’ve given me another chance… And I LOVE you! BY Jim Pemberton


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FULFILLMENT

the word as prophesied and revealed,
to the holy spirit's delight pf presence.
you came after me;
with hearts ablaze,
trying to touch me,
with promises to last.
uplifting the upright,
enduring the course of time.
fulfilled through trials and errors,
untouched by any might of warriors.
ever true to the hearts of many,
no purer claim of evidence can come closer.
the blessing of a promise;
each one of us has to hold unto it,
searching for thatone peace and contentment,
glorious for any one eye to see,
standing firmly to what we believe in,
ready to make ever true the word our destiny.


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God Is Beautiful And Reigns Supreme

God Is Beautiful! And Reigns Supreme! God is beautiful! And reigns supreme! He’s the Lord God! And rules over everything! His deeds are wondrous, and filled with power! He can do anything… Any day or hour! Who can fathom his majesty or splendor? He remains the same, today and forever! He’s the God of the Bible! And the God of TODAY! He can take any sin, and wash it away! Creation is the handiwork of the beauty within him! The rocks will cry out, if we don’t praise him! Let’s come and worship this God, who loves us! He desires to have some fellowship with us! Let’s confess and acknowledge our sinful ways! So he can forgive us, and we’ll give him the praise! Let’s submit our life, and say; “Your will be done.” And live in accordance to the will of his son! This beautiful God says: “Come unto me!” And wants to be with us for all eternity! “Whosoever will… Let him come and receive.” All one has to do, is to reach out, and believe! A commitment to God, is the best thing to do! And receive a life, that’s eternal and TRUE! By Jim Pemberton 05/28/14


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Thank You Lord for Helping Me


Thank you Lord, for helping me to see… I need much more of you and less of me! Thank you lord, for helping me to understand... You are faithful! And won’t let go of my hand! Thank you lord, for being close by my side! You’re with me! And pushed my enemies aside! Thank you Lord, for being there to help me! It’s all because of how much you love me! Thank you lord, for answering my prayer! You’re someone who always listens and cares! Thank you Lord, for your many blessings! Your gift of love, I don’t want to be missing! Thank you lord, for what you’re going to do! I want everyone to know, how I appreciate you! Thank you lord, for eternal life you’ve given! My sins are gone! I’ve been forgiven! With YOU in my life, what more can I say? You’ve given me hope and brightened my day! By Jim Pemberton


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David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Goliath challenged Israel,
 and brought disgrace.
He asked if any man would meet him... 
 Face to face!

The men of Israel were scared.  Not this brave!
If they lost…  They’d be the Philistine’s slave!

King Saul asked if anyone would challenge this man!
David accepted.  Knowing this was God’s land!

With a small stone, that he chose from a river bed
He faced Goliath.  
God put the stone into his head.

Down came the giant!  He took a big fall!
He wasn’t so great and mighty, 
 after all!

Is there a giant in you life?  
That’s causing you problems?
Why not come to Jesus!  And let him solve them!

 Whatever your “giant’ might be!
With God’s help…  
You can have the victory!

Whatever “giant” there is… 
 All must bow at Jesus’ name!
Won’t you stand up!
 God’s message, do proclaim!

The enemy’s already defeated!  
Victory is here!
As God is lifted up!  
Your enemies will disappear!

By Jim Pemberton


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God Has Sent Jesus

God Has Sent Jesus!

God has given a wonderful gift!.  
Many haven't received it.
He loves us so much! 
 Many do not believe it.

He’s given us the gift of salvation.  
Many refuse it.
All that we hold on to.  
We shall one day lose it...

God gives to all, a joyous and 
brand new way of living!
Many are living a life
 that is not fulfilling.

Jesus...  His Son...  Is knocking 
at our heart's door.
Many have said; "Go away!"  
I don't want you anymore!"

God looks down from heaven,
 and what does he find?
The wickedness and
 sin there is in mankind.

Won't you accept this gift 
that he offers to you?
The choice is yours alone.  
What are you going to do?

He awaits your decision.  You need to 
make up your mind.
Now is the day of salvation. 
 Now is the accepted time!

Time is growing short.  
The hour's getting late.
Come to him now!  While there's
 still an open gate!

By Jim Pemberton


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Storm

Nothing but a waste
you’re just a reckless disgrace
too much power
for a deceiver

It's not right
I see light
It's not near enough
for me to go 

It's my choice
so don't you treat me like a play toy
I'm not yours
to control

Cause I will storm in after you
If you take her far away from me
And I will storm in after you
If you take her to the grave with thee

You take our race for granted
and you're highly overrated
you're always taking
my friends

It's not right
I see light
It's not near enough 
for me to go

It's our choice
so don't you treat us like we're play toys
we're not yours
to control

I will storm in after you
If you take them far away from me
And I will storm in after you
If you try and take them to the grave


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Because of God I Am Blessed



Because of God, I Am Blessed!

I am so blessed from God above!
He’s given me life and eternal love!

I am so blessed, what he’s given to me!
I was blind…  But now I can see!

I am so blessed to receive his grace too!
Where would I be God, if not for YOU?

I am so blessed to be forever his!
I’m so grateful for the life HE gives!

I am so blessed! And will thankfully be…
With my heavenly father for all eternity!

I am so blessed, to know that we’re not alone!
Won’t you invite Jesus…  
Into your heart and home?

You’ll be glad you did!  
This opportunity is given!
Won’t you accept him now?
And be forgiven?

By Jim Pemberton   


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Rest

Don't worry, don't worry;
Give yourself rest.
Release fear and struggles,
And He'll take care of the rest.


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In The Future Looking Back

In the future looking back,
You'll be happy to see
How far you've come
And where you are today,
So make the most of this now.


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Saul Called Paul

Saul was a religious Jew,
Who approved of killing,
Any Christian he saw,
And he saw quite a few!

One day there appeared a great light,
The Lord spoke to him,
He fell to the dirt and,
Three days had no sight.

The man named Saul,
Was later called Paul,
He gave many a speech,
Man, could he preach!

With the Spirit inside,
You too are made new,
Christ has power to change,
Deliver, and renew.

*Saul/Paul is from Acts Chapter 9 of the Holy Bible.


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Jesus Has Come That I May Know HIM

Jesus Has Come! That I May Know Him! Jesus has come! That I may know him! I want to serve and know all about him! What an opportunity I have! He’s right here! He speaks words of love… True and sincere! I’m going to return the love, he’s given to me! And the life he’s given, so abundantly! The time is now! My choice has been made! There’s nothing for Jesus, I would ever trade! He’s worthy of all praise and honor I give! All of my failures… He’s willing to forgive! Glory to Jesus! Praise him most high! I want to be with him! At the meeting in the sky! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Set my heart on fire! That knowing you, will always be my desire! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Love Is Overflowing

Jesus love is abundant 
and overflowing!
His love, in my life,
 I’m now enjoying!

Jesus’ abundance of mercy is sweet!
It’s changed me!  I’m now complete!

Jesus’ blood has washed away 
sin’s stains
It set me free! 
 And broke life’s chains!

Jesus has brought his awesome
 redemption!
He loves me so much! 
 There’s no exception!

Jesus can do the same for you! 
 Won’t you let him!
Remember he cares for you!  
Don’t forget him!

Thanks be to Jesus!  
And his majesty displayed.
Through him, a way to heaven,
 has been made!

By Jim Pemberton


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I've So Many Problems I NEED HELP

I’ve So Many Problems! I Need Help! I’ve so many problems, it’s hard to explain it! Where it all began, I can’t really name it! It seems like everything bad, is already here! Sometimes, I wish I could just “disappear!” The heartache and pain is difficult to endure. I’ve had more than my share… That’s for sure! I’m sorry to trouble you, with my situation… I guess that I don’t have a “good” explanation! I suppose I’ve no one else I can turn to… I’m just happy I have someone that I can talk to! Someone told me, that you’re a person who cares! Can I take a minute, and ask you for prayer? This is a moment in my life. A period of time… If God is real… I want him to be mine! Thank you for taking some time for caring! And for the words of love, you’re sharing! Thanks for sharing Christ, when no one else would. You told me about Christ! I knew you could! Through HIS love, I have hope within! I have joy, and complete forgiveness of sin! I’ve a reason to live, like I never had! Jesus is with me! I’m so glad! Thank you my Lord, for helping me to see… The chains of life are gone! I am now free! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Wants to Be YOUR Lord

 
Jesus wants to be your lord! 
In all that you do!
He desires this, because of his love 
for YOU!

He’ll be there for you, 
when help is needed!
He’ll bring the victory, 
when you feel defeated!

Whosoever will, can receive the life he gives!
He’s so patient, kind and willing to forgive!

Won’t you make Jesus the focus 
of your attention?
He’ll turn your life around!  
Into a Godly direction!

He’s our righteousness!  He is everything!
He’s the master of the heavens!  
And can do anything!

Won’t you accept his invitation? 
 And listen to his call?
Won’t you invite him in, to be the lord of ALL?

He’s the answer to your problems!
And whatever you need!
Why not give his spirit,
 the opportunity to lead?

Please come Lord Jesus,
 and be our Lord today!
Please come and lead us
 into your righteous way! 

By Jim Pemberton


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What If We All

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And sent a smile to the one next door?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And reached out to those who've done us wrong?

What if we all
Extended a serving hand
To the grieving, homeless, hungry, and downtrodden?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are,
Joining hands,
Offering thanks,
Forgiving,
Laughing,
Hugging,
Loving,
And embracing;
Smiling as our futures shined
Because God has blessed us this life!


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Why do you curse me

If killing is a problem solving key.
Believe me I shall also try to flee.
We killed thousands in 9/11,
We killed thousands in Iraqi sandy cabin.
We are killing thousands in Afghan War,
We trained to kill/die in Pakistan’s shore.
Do we try to learn a lesson?
God will keep us in heaven a religious fashion.
Arab will die to live on Earth,
What was truth before Lord Mohammed’s birth?
Lord Jesus Christ was born Christian,
What’s wrong in Jews living fun?
Mohammed and Jesus they played on soil,
They roasted their jobs to sweat boil.
They never sit idle and demand food free from God,
They never used to win human a religious rod,
They were polite and shared their views,
They never threw on wrong their shoes.
Conversation was their only tool to use,
Let me know whom they have abuse.
Forgiveness and mercy, they produced a shield,
They grazed their sheep on the earth field.
Do they ask God they shall give a shelter in Heaven?
They will punish that hit by a Robin.
What’s in Quran or a Bible?
Go to Heaven and kill a human tribal.
I learnt a message,’ how to live on Earth’.
That’s why Nature has our human birth.
A religious philosophy is superb,
If it cut my poverty curb.
I work and work to pay off the bills,
And always crying what are politics hells?
Wrongs and wrongs never learn a lesson,
To kill innocents for their outrageous fashion.
To compromise to strengthen crime,
To corrupt nature to share a winning ham. 
If hell or heaven is also a living space,
Then why we have a new Mars race.
If heaven has a better living home,
Then why have a human dilemma of innocence trauma.
Something is wrong in human brain,
Lives in tense and talking about strain.


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What If Christ Said I Want Nothing to Do With You

What If Christ Said; “I Want Nothing to Do With You?”

What if Christ said; “ I don’t nothing to do with you?”
“You offended me!”  “I know want to be with you!”

What if he counted your sins, and said; “you don’t measure up.”
“You’ve got me really angry.”  “And I’m simply fed up!”

What if Christ treated us, as we treat our brother?
Would there be any meaning in “loving one another?”

Aren’t you glad that Christ didn’t give up on you?
In spite of your sins and faults…  He still loves YOU!

Then why do we often build up “walls” as a defense?
Over something that happened…  
We put up a fence.

We often choose those whom we’ll allow in. .. 
And those we “kick out.”
Is this what being Christ’ example is really all about?

If you insist in bringing up someone’s list of wrongs…
Where, in God’s unfailing love, does this belong?

In God’s kingdom of heaven…  
Why should he let you in?
If you can’t offer forgiveness for your brother’s sin?

Now’s the time for victory!  The battle’s been won!
Through the cross, and the blood of Jesus, God’s son!

If there’s someone you want nothing to do with…  
Look around!
For where there is sin…  
God’s grace does much more abound!

By Jim Pemberton    06/02/14


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Living the Dream

I am living the dream.
I stand here today,
Cannot believe what I am about to say,
But I am living the dream.
At times, it's tough
And it is not always easy.
I might be condemned
For choosing this path in life;
Some may think it's too bag of a risk.
When we give it our all,
Our passion and our might,
We can overcome and forget the fear
To become who we are meant to be.
I stand here today,
Another tear ready to wipe away:
You can do all you aspire to do!
Set your mind and never give up!
If I can do it,
You can too!
I can't believe I'm about to say this,
But I am living my dreams.
I am living the dream.


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As The World Weeps

We watch as the world weeps.
Is there anything we can do to help?
Yes, pray for those in their time of need.


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My Lord and my Eternal God

My Lord and my Eternal God Take from me everything that distances me from You My Lord and my Eternal God Please give me everything that brings me closer to You My Lord and my Eternal God Detach me from myself to give my all to You 4112013


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Jesus Is GOOD NEWS


Jesus Christ Is GOOD NEWS!

I want you to know, that Jesus Christ
 is GOOD NEWS!
Without him, in your life… 
 You will LOSE!

He’s alive today! And brings tidings
 on great joy!
All of his blessings.  
He really wants you to enjoy!

He is the difference, in a world 
“turned upside down!”
He’s there to help, when life comes 
“crashing around!”

The good news, is that he reigns,
 in his awesome power!
He is a mighty fortress, 
and a strong tower!

He reigns in heaven, with the earth 
beneath him!
And is waiting for me and you,
 to receive him!

Won’t you allow this good news to change you?
And allow his sweet love to “rearrange” you?”

He wants to do glorious and
 beautiful work in you!
It is no secret how much
 he really LOVES YOU!

By Jim Pemberton   



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Holy God Haiku

        Holy God Haiku

Walks on lakes, thinks peace
Heals men, undercurrents lift
He soars the winds, drinks


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Prayer

I prayed for food and I prayed for rent, 

I prayed for these things to be heaven sent, 

I prayed in the morning and I prayed at night, 

To help out my brother and the mentally ill in their plight, 

I prayed at my job site, 

I prayed at the dinner table, 

I prayed that men should not kill like Cain and Abel, 

I prayed against war and slavery on every shore, 

I prayed for the victims of criminals, the lepers , the poor, 

I prayed and prayed until this very same day, 

When I received a knock on the door, 

" You have not my money! Then you must go away!"


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We Have A Perverted Society That Needs Jesus

We Have A Perverted Society That Needs Jesus! As we see a huge tide of a sexual invasion… We have largely a perverted generation! Just read the recent news, and you will hear… Another sex offender has begun to appear. There’s many confused lives and warped minds. Involved with sexual filth of many kinds! Our country is “engulfed” with lustful things! Many not realizing the bondage, this often brings! We read the news, and are “shocked” at what we read… Yet there’s so many hearts that ache and bleed! Is there any hope for a person who is trapped within? Who feel that they can’t escape the bondage of sin? Jesus Christ can bring the victory that so many seek! Only he can bring fulfillment each day of the week! The lies of the sexual pleasures will only fool you! These temptations will bring bondage as they allure you! The freedom you need is not from a movie or a magazine! It comes from the blood of Jesus and the love he brings! There’s a freedom in serving Jesus! I’m here to tell you! He loves you so much! And will NEVER fail you! Run from the sexual sin, and seek God to overcome! All victory is given! Through Jesus, his son! Jesus is all we ever need! And brings true satisfaction! A complete life renewed with a godly restoration! By Jim Pemberton


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What A Wonderful Savior


What A Wonderful Savior!

What a wonderful savior, 
in Christ, I have found!
He picked me up, when my life 
was crashing down!

What an awesome Lord, I
n Jesus, I know!
His blessings in me, 
he wants to bestow!

What an example in him, 
I have to live for!
It was for us all,  that Christ 
chose to die for!

What a joy and happiness, 
to my heart, he brings!
He gives me a reason to live, 
shout and sing!

What an opportunity you have, 
to also know him!
Won’t you confess your sins?  
And bow before him?

What a wonderful gift!  
You can receive his salvation!
The past can be gone!  
You can be a NEW creation!


By Jim Pemberton    





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Samson of the Bible


Samson Of the Bible From the Bible, is the story of Samson. He lived an incredible life that really happened! He was to be a Nazrite, and set apart! His hair was to grow long, from the start! He was to deliver Israel from their enemy throughout! This was what his mission was all about! He destroyed the lion and bear with his bare hands! And sent burning foxes throughout the enemy lands! He destroyed a thousand! With the jawbone of an ass! God had given him such an incredible task! With his strength, came temptation’s call! And soon, his whole life took a fall! The strength from God had departed from him! Now, there was no one who could help him! Ridiculed and mocked, he became a slave. He couldn’t free himself, no matter what he gave. He was brought before the Philistine’s temple. Mocked and whipped to set as an example. He cried out to God, for help that hour… God gave him the strength and the power! The temple came crashing down all around him! Now, there was just rubble that surround him! May this be a lesson, that speaks to me and you! God is not fooled, no matter what we try to do! We can act like we have everything we needed! Without God, our life is never completed! May we not compromise what God has given! And walk in his strength, each day we’re livin’! By Jim Pemberton


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I Need to Obey Jesus

I Need to Obey Jesus! If I don’t obey Jesus, how can I expect him to help me? Especially when I have many temptations around me! If I don’t read his word, and don’t apply it’s meaning… There will be many lies in life, that I’ll start believing! If I don’t seek HIS blood’s cleansing of my soul… There’ll be many blessings that I’ll never know! If I don’t stop living like there’s no tomorrow… I’ll continue to struggle with guilt and sorrow. I need to change! I’m going to start today! I want to serve Jesus! Trust him and obey! Please forgive me Jesus, for my sinful ways… I come before you and give honor and praise! Please change me and my life throughout. I need to be what a child of God is about! Please help me! I can’t make it on my own! I ask for your healing among my family and home! Help me to be the person you want me to be! May these chains of sin be gone! I need to be free! Thank you dear lord for listening to my prayer… Without you, I’m filled with hopelessness and despair! I give you my whole life! My savior and king! Because of you… I have everything! By Jim Pemberton 05/03/14


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Jesus Helped Me


Jesus Helped Me!


Jesus came by, and he helped me!
And spoke words of life, so abundantly!

He’s done more than I could ever ask.
The peace he brings, will always last!

He’s done more, than I could ever do.
I’ve been changed! And made brand new!

He’s done these things, and so much more!
He’s done more than I could ever ask for!

He’s doing a beautiful work in my life!
He brought hope! And removed my strife!

He’s doing so many wonderful things!
And gives happiness that only he can bring!

He’s here! And waits for us all!
Won’t you take time to give him a call?

By Jim Pemberton  


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Just a thanks

I endured so many obsticles in my life,
I was in so many rough patches,
Like I was just a piece of sand paper,
I was like pieces of rubble lying in the dirt from a perfect sculpture,
Never knew why I would have to suffer so much,
Living each day wondering why?
Breathing everyday just to wait on dying.
But You crushed me so hard,
I would bleed from my heart,
You wouldn’t kill me,
Although I use to wish you would.
I just gave in,
Threw in the towel,
As you picked it up to wipe away the tears and sweat,
You lifted me up and touched my soul,
Taking my breath away like a punched out boxer who just won.
Because you saved me,
You gave me victory,
No more pain,
No more darkness,
You set me free,
Thank Lord for crushing me,
Thank you Lord for saving me,
Thank you Lord for loving me.
Without you I would have still been that piece of sand paper and that rubble in the dirt,
Now I’m a winner.
I love You.
I pray in your name Lord Jesus Christ.


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That Feeling

I don't know if it is too soon
To speak those words that hold so true.
This message, I feel, will pull us through;
I just want to say, "I love you."


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God's Love Knows No End

God’s Love Knows No End!

With God’s love…  There is no end!
It’s one thing to hear of it…
 Another to pretend!

There’s no end of his love
 for you to receive!
Simply reach out…    And believe!

There’s no end to his love
 and wondrous deeds!
He can take care of you 
and meet all of your needs!

There’s no end, how much of your
 sin can be forgiven!
He can change you right now…  
And the way you’re livin’!

There’s no end to the words
 of love he’s spoken!
Why not allow his love to enter your heart
and be “inner-woven.?”

There’s no end to the power
 of his healing!
The words;  “I love you!”  
He’s always revealing!

There’s no end to HIS majesty!
 He rules SUPREME!
He is God.  Your provider… 
 He Is EVERYTHING!

There’s no end to the times he’s 
knocked at your heart’s door.
Why not invite him in??? 
What are you waiting for?

Why not accept this unlimited God
 who’s patient and kind?
Won’t you do this today? 
 Why there is still time?

By Jim Pemberton


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What the Cross of Christ Means to Me

What the Cross of Christ Speaks to Me!

Here I sit, with just empty space before me!
All that I had, has been taken from me!

Here I am, with emptiness deep inside.
Last night, I laid awake and cried!

I don’t know what to do, in this time of loss.
All I have left is a key chain with a cross!

This cross reminds me of something I once heard.
It reminds me of God’s voice and his holy word!

It brings to my heart a focus and attention.
And speaks of Christ’ death 
and resurrection!

It speaks to my heart, as I hold it in my hand.
It speaks of God’s truth, 
when I don’t understand.

I’m thankful of the cross, which reminds me to pray.
And ask for Jesus’ strength to make it thru today!

Whatever I've lost, I humbly gained.
The precious hope that I have in Jesus’ name!

I put the cross before me!  
And the world behind me!
In the midst of my trouble,
 it was God that found me!

The cross of Christ helped to speak peace to my mind.
It speaks of God’s faithfulness throughout time!

The cross of Christ helped to enlighten my way.
And is all I need to make it through today!

At the cross…  I’ve found peace and hope within!
And is a gentle reminder to keep 
my eyes on HIM!

By Jim Pemberton    02/19/14


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Would You Be Ready If Christ Came Today


Would You Be Ready, If Christ Came Today? Are you one who’s ready for Christ' return? The way you’re living... Are you concerned? Many try to find a love that will last... But outside church, their spiritual candle burns out fast. Many believe they're doing good and “o.k.” As long as they give a little time and pray. Many have God's word and don’t know the verses. You can see their Bible on Sunday, underneath their purses! A sense of excitement stirs each morning. But many fail to heed God's somber warning. Without holiness, no one shall enter God's throne. If Jesus came today... Would you be left alone? God knows the heart of man is wicked deep within. That's why Jesus said: “YOU MUST be born again.” Be separate from the world's wicked and sinful ways. “Be ready for my coming,” is what Jesus says. At God's house, his divine judgement shall start. Live for Jesus NOW! Love him with all of your heart! Keep this important thought in mind... If Jesus came today... Would you go, or be left behind? By Jim Pemberton


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Are We Being Driven to God's Elimination


Are We Being Driven to God’s Elimination? In the names of diversity and anti-discrimination. It’s like we’re being driven to God’s elimination! God is being “forced” from many institutions! All in the name of this country’s constitution! We’re told that God and this country must be “separated.” Anything less is what many would call; “discriminated.” Any forms of Godly virtues or values are “torn down.” Any symbol of a cross, is often “removed from the town.” It’s no wonder that this country’s in such a big mess! And yet this country wants to be strong and blessed? “What shall the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?” Meanwhile, the tide of ungodliness, is often “enjoyed.” Those who are trying to remove God! You must beware! His judgment is soon coming! And will catch you unaware! There’s will come a day! When God’s wrath you will endure! The wages of sin is death! This is very true and sure! People may think that removing God is the “thing to do.” Anyone who attempts to do will wind up as “a fool.” Only God can fill the void in life and true love within! Only he has the power to free your soul from sin! The words; “in God we trust,” in our lives must be applied! Everything we’ll ever need… God has supplied! God is this country’s hope! It’s only true foundation! We need HIM right now! To come and heal our nation! By Jim Pemberton


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The Joy From Knowing Jesus

The Joy From Knowing Jesus! 

Jesus gives me peace, mercy and joy!
His word in my life
I must daily employ. 

His joy brings sweetness
to my troubled soul,
giving comfort no matter
where I may go. 

His joy gives happiness
this world could never give.
It sustains me eeach day I live!

In his joy... I will most
certainly delight.
For he is with me
every day and night. 

From everything evil...
may I daily abstain,
living in the joy of Jesus’
precious name. 

For in Jesus, my joy is now complete.
As I leave my burdens at his feet. 

And over life’s trials,
I’ll rise above.
Resting in Jesus!
His joy and love! 

By Jim Pemberton   


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The Barrier of Sin



Barrier of Sin Because of man’s fall, there’s a barrier of sin! The heart of man is wicked and evil within! No matter what man does. No matter how hard he may try. There will be a day when each person shall die! The days on earth, that we have, are just a few. We all will leave our body, no matter what we do! God has provided an answer to the “sin problem.” He sent his son Jesus! He can surely solve them! He’s willing to take away all of our sin and pain! We can find hope and forgiveness in Jesus’ name! Won’t you take the time, and come to him? He died for you! Even before you knew him! The barrier of sin can be knocked down today! Jesus offers salvation! And has made a way! The power of his blood can take any barrier down! For where sin is, his grace does much more abound! By Jim Pemberton


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Please Take A Moment For Jesus

Please Take A Moment For Jesus!

Please take a moment for Jesus!  Why not today?
Isn’t this a good time to kneel down and pray?

In this “crazy and busy” world, that we all live in…
Isn’t this a good time to honor Jesus and thank him?

Thanking him for his all that he’s done for us!
He’s given us his life, because he loves us!

Many have the time to make a lot of choices.
So much to choose from...  
And many voices!

Spending time with HIM, is a good way to live!
He has so much to offer! And much to give!

I think if we could listen to HIS voice, and be stirred…
We would realize how important it is,
 to read his word!

Living by his word, and the truth that can be applied…
Will help you to know, that your needs, 
Jesus has supplied!

Won’t you take a moment, to spend alone with him?
Simply reach out him now,
 and let your heart touch him!

You can be blessed, encouraged,
 and be made whole!
HE wants to strengthen
 and bring love to your soul!

He patiently waits for you to call out to his name!
By the blood of Jesus…  
You can be forever CHANGED!

By Jim Pemberton


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Why Do People Complain About God


Quite often, I hear many complaints
When it comes to Godly “restraints.”

Often, things of God are
called “bigotry.”
AS much of this nation indulges
In idolatry!

God?   Well, “we just don’t
need him!”
”Why should anyone ever believe him?”

Many churches provide
very little Godly direction.
They’re more concerned about
“getting people’s attention.”

No wonder why many don't 
know what to believe!.
Drugs and sex is what many
 want to achieve!

God is what is really what’s needed!
Without him, our life is
never completed!

Rather than complain…
We need to praise him!
One day…  We shall all
kneel down before him!

It’s only in Christ… 
We have purpose and hope!
Without him…  We’re on a
“slippery slope.”

Won’t you come and invite
the Lord Jesus in?
He’ll bless your life 
again and again!

He gives true life!  That’s everlasting!
It can be yours!  Just for the asking!


By Jim Pemberton


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Because We Need A Helping Hand

It's the beauty from within to save you from sin.
Once we learn, we will never go back again.
Mistakes are meant to be teachers,
And souls are God's individual preachers.


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Why Should I Believe In God


"Why should I believe in God?" 
was what I had said.
"Whoever believes in him is 
"crazy in the head."

This "religous stuff" was too much 
for me to receive.
This "God thing" was something 
"I'd never believe."

Until one day... there was 
"a bump on the road."
Life came "crashing down" on me 
like a heavy load.

My house and family were all gone in one moment.
I was looking for answers and 
some kind of atonement.

I blamed God for everything I had lost.
And then found in my dresser,
 an old wooden cross.

I complained to God, cursed and grumbled.
I wanted to crush this cross
 into a pile of rubble.

Becoming so angry, I could almost
 feel the heat within.
I knew that it was I who had sinned.

I knew this anger in me did not belong.
How could I blame God for 
all that was wrong?

I found a bible... read John 3:16 and cried.
It was for me... that Jesus 
came and died!

Why couldn't I agree on this before?
I can't blame God for anything anymore!

I asked Jesus to remove all sin and pride.
I'm now on the "winning side."

For years.. an empty life I had spent.
Is now filled with joy, peace and content.

This choice I made... I'm glad I did!
He has given me a reason to hope and live!




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Grace

While I thought you slept, I broke into your mansion to rob you.
I should have been shot on scene as a trespasser
With only the stain of my blood left to be scrubbed away,
But you fed me, clothed me, and gave great gifts to release me from need.

In the act, you caught me defiling your bride.
Your boiling anger should have overwhelmed and terrified me.
Strong hands of a passionate husband should have clenched around my neck.
Instead of strangling me, you embraced me as if I were your closest friend.

Why was I spared from the cross that I deserve?
Even now I feel the gaps in my hands where the nails were not.
Why do you sustain when you should decrease and destroy?
Each breath was stolen from the lungs of your son.

Why is forgiveness your desire, and not the exacting of revenge?
The gavel is in your hand and the charges against me are read.
Why, even more, am I the blessed traitor who was given clemency?
My actions deserve death, yet you pour treasure in my lap.

This seems overly ridiculous to all of my dull senses.
I'm confused by the stark contrast of my new fate.
Baffle me daily so that daily I beg for your guidance.
My intelligence is insufficient as eyes are to emit light.

Remind me constantly of the buffoon that I was
So I might be first to cry for mercy for others like me
Remind me consistently of how you relieved my immense debt
So my dread fear for the lives of my new friends might vanish

If I insolently stand against you in anything your will seeks
Maintain your compassion toward me and direct me back to your side
If I habitually abandon my post due to my sheer neglect
Find me again and discipline me in your swift grace

I am a low and foolish individual who mourns over my isolation.
You celebrate with your community of faithful followers.
Include me once more in the joys of your resounding favor,
And often prompt me to speak of you, who thwarted my plans.


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The Body of Christ Needs to Bring Healing Not Division

Christ’ Body Must Bring Love and Healing!  Not Division!

Someone I know, quit church because 
of a dispute that had arisen.
There was someone she knew…  
But she didn’t want to be near him!

She told others that she heard God’s voice in the matter.
But what followed next was a lot of gossip and chatter.

The choice she made…  She had made it very clear.
She decided that she would no longer be coming here!

I think about how God’s heart must have been broken.
By the kinds of words that she had already spoken!

I don’t think this brings honor 
to Christ’ holy name.
It sounds like she just wants someone else to blame!

Jesus gave us his love to share with another.
Even if we’re having trouble 
with another sister or brother.

The body of Christ needs to heal the hurt and brokenness.
We all need to seek God’s restoration and forgiveness!

Let’s apply the truth of God’s word, 
for our lives to build upon!
Jesus is here!  And is always someone 
that we can depend on!

As Christ’ body, we all need to pray
 that we’ll rise above…
And come together in God’s
 wholeness and eternal love!

By Jim Pemberton   02/28/14


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I Want to Be With Jesus

 

I Want To Be With Jesus!

With Jesus…  Is where I want to be!
I want to be with him for eternity!

I want HIM to be the Lord in my heart!
I want him living in me, 
till one day I shall “depart.”

Where HE leads…  I want to be in this place!
I’m so thankful, 
for his mercy and grace!

What HE does…  I know it’ll be what’s best!
As long as I trust him, 
I shall be blessed!

What HE says to me….  
I want to be quick to listen!
Anything he has for me…  
I don’t want to be missin’!

Whatever HE wants me to do…  I want to do it!
He’s given me many chances.  But “I blew it!”

What HE wants to give to me…  
I want to receive it!
He promises to always be with me!  
 I believe it!

All that I have…  I give to Jesus my king!
He’s my righteousness! 
My everything!

No matter what I may posses…
Or what I own…
I know that one day, I’ll be 
in Christ’ eternal home!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Your Name I Will Cherish

Jesus, Your Name I Will Cherish!

Jesus...  Your name I will 
always cherish.
Without you.  I would 
certainly perish.

Knowing you has been a delight!
You are with me,
Each day and night!

YOU are my best friend! 
 God's precious son.
My daily provider!.  
The all sufficient one.

You loved me!
When I was lonely and sad.
I have joy and happiness,
 I once never had.

You are my savior and best friend!.
That's why I fall in love with you
 all over again.

Your life, for mine,
 is what you provided!
Living for you, 
Is what I decided!!

By Jim Pemberton


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As He Died For Us

Held fast by hatred's unholy crucible,
Drawn limbs taking leave of sockets blue.
Head hanging in forsaken sadness,
Praying for those responsible.

Forgiveness granted in absence of understanding,
All past and future wrongs laid on agony's shoulders.
Torture spikes of indignity piercing bleeding hands,
Enduring that crucifixion to save all us sinners.

Copyright © 2004 Robert William Gruhn


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We Need Prayer In America Today

We Need Prayer In America Today!

There’s a big problem in America today!
Many people don’t take time to pray.

Our children are told prayer violates “the rules.”
As God himself isn’t allowed in our schools.

Even in churches, prayer seems to be of the past.
As many want a church service that’s FAST!

Talking with God seems to get little attention.
Many are looking for some sense of direction.

People want answers now…  They don’t want to wait!
As they grow impatient, and not a minute to waste!

We should get on our knees before God almighty!
I don’t care if you’re ten years old, or ninety!

God can do much more than you can think of!
His awesome love, is more 
than one can speak of!

Won’t you trust him?  And give him your concerns?
Why not now?  Before your life takes
 an “unexpected turn?”

Jesus will listen to whatever you say to him!
He patiently waits for you to pray to him.

Now’s the time...  Christ extends
  an invitation!
Let’s seek prayer, all across this great nation!

By Jim Pemberton   03/17/14



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America has Greatly Sinned Against God


America has sinned against God!  And isn’t ashamed!
As she tries to remove him and curse his name!

As many Americans indulge in sexual filth of various kinds.
They’re receiving confused and reprobate minds.

The utter filth and wickedness this county often indulges in…
Is bringing much heartache and bondage within!

The God who can help and save us, is often knocked down.
Any sense of morals or conviction is seldom to be found!

What was once considered holy or sacred is no more.
As this country prostitutes itself with a whore!

“This is crazy and silly.”  Is often people’s statement…
While this country’s sin against God is ever so blatant!

Be warned!  God won’t be putting up with this much longer!
As much of America tries to quench
their immoral hunger!

It’s time to repent of all sin!  And come to Christ in humbleness!
It’s time for America to seek his ways and righteousness!

It’s only in Christ, that America can be satisfied and fulfilled!
He needs to change so many lives!  To forgive and rebuild!

Now’s the time to cry out to God and seek his forgiveness!
Let’s give him our life…  And let him take care of business!

Please come Lord Jesus!  America needs your salvation!
Please come!  And bring healing 
to this broken nation!

By Jim Pemberton   05/19/14


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Can God Find A Righteous Man Like Noah


Can God Find A Righteous Man Like Noah? After creation, there became much evil throughout the lands! God decided to begin a search for just one righteous man! Out of the many people scattered throughout the earth… There was only one that met the criteria for God’s search! Noah was the only righteous man that God could find! Other than Noah’s family, there was a destruction of mankind! God’s judgment was coming, as the many storm clouds appeared! Very soon, every living thing was flooded and disappeared! Because of the righteousness of Noah, mankind is here today! Wherever sin and wickedness abounds... God always makes a way! If God began a search, would he find any that are righteous? There are many that attend churches, but they must be cautious! Living righteous for God doesn’t count for the church you’re attending! You can try to fool others... But with God, there’s no pretending! You’re either living a righteous life, or living a life of lies… You either love the truth of God’s word. Or his word, you despise! May the kind of life Noah lived be a challenge to me and you! God gave us his son to die for us. What are we going to do? Through the shed blood of Jesus, we can have righteous living! May we be encouraged to do this, from a heart of thanksgiving! Won’t you “get on board,” the ark of safety? Why there’s still time? You need to decide! The wrath of God will soon reach mankind! God will reward anyone who reaches out to seek him! Won’t you open up your heart? And receive him? The loving and righteous Jesus is he! He’s coming back soon! And gives life for eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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There's A God Who Loves YOU

There’s A God Who Loves You! In spite of what the courts and what people tell you… There is a God, who’ll always love you! No matter how courts try their best to remove him… His son reaches out to you! And wants you to trust him! No matter what the sacrifice, or what the cost… His son died for you! On an old rugged cross! No matter what you’ve heard, or who you listened… There’s an everlasting life that you’re missin’! No matter how many times you’ve caused sin and shame… You can find 100 percent forgiveness in Jesus’ name! No matter how many times that people have failed you… There is a God in heaven, who will always love you! Won’t you take the time, with no more postponement? And seek forgiveness in his blood’s atonement? The time is now, the opportunity is certainly here! Wherever you may go… God is always near! By Jim Pemberton


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Finding GOD is Easy

             Finding GOD is Easy      
             
  For me, finding GOD is easy,
  HE promised never to leave or forsake me,
  Any time, any place all I do is call out. 
  HE always answers my needful shout,
  My GOD is every where,
  HE is always right there,
  Finding GOD is EASY 
  FINDING GOD is Easy when you know how,
  HE is right there for you now,
  HE is knocking at your heart's door,
  The secret, accept JESUS as your SAVIOR,
  Why don't you invite HIM in,  
  HE will always be with you and you with HIM,
  HE is the only way to Heaven,
  Pray, asking,and your sins will be forgiven, 
  It is so EEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSY it can be
  deceiving, 
  Pray in FAITH BELIEVING,
  that, He died on the cross for your Sins,
  HE rose from the dead and will come again,
  It is not a hard task,
  It is so simple, just ask!
  Finding GOD is Easy.                                                   
                                                                                                                 
             Revelations 3:20                                                  
Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man 
hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in 
to him and will sup with him and he with me. 
             John 3:16                                                
GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only 
begotten SON that 
Whosoever believes on HIM, should not perish 
but have everlasting life.
                                 


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Jesus Can Heal ALL Suffering and Pain

Jesus Can Heal ALL Suffering and Pain!

I’ve heard about a lot of suffering and pain.
In many people’s lives, things aren’t the same.

I hear of many families is being torn apart
Another wounded person…   
Another broken heart.

There’s a lot of uncertainty and confusion.
As many are filled with a
 “spiritual pollution.”

The idea of serving God, often sounds “absurd.”
As many reject the truth and power of his word!

I’m here to tell you that God really does LOVE YOU!
His spirit is here now!  And wants to TOUCH YOU!

He brings healing and love in his loving arms!
He brings a shelter and peace from all harm!

The pain and suffering that you may endure…
Can be healed by Jesus!  This is for sure!

Won’t you take this opportunity to really know him?
Won’t you give him your life and start to trust him?

He’s what’s needed in your life
 this very moment!
You can be a new person, 
by his blood’s atonement!

Please come Lord Jesus, and cleanse
 us by your power!
You are God!  And can do it this very hour!

By Jim Pemberton  02/08/14


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Thoughts of God

Another year has gone 
a new one come
as I praise the one 
who gave me life.
I have seen strife
and pain as I strive
to let him shine
as a light for someone.
I have received grace
and patience 
and love 
from up above.
His son came
and died in shame
for you and me
as the vail was tore
 they stood in awe.
Lord let me
stand in awe 
with all you made
and do in my life.


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God Has Other Plans

God has other things for me to do;
He has other plans.
I need to listen to Him;
He is the One.
God's Will be done,
Not ours.


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God Knew Me Before I Was Born

God Knew Me Before I Was Born! God knew me, before I existed! He was there, before my name was listed! Before I was born, he had a divine plan! He was there, before I reached out my hand! Before I knew who I even was, or my name… His life for mine, way why his son came! Before I could put on my shoes and clothes… He had called me! It was I… That he chose! Before I was old enough to make up my own mind… He was there waiting! So patient and kind! Before I became an adult… I refused to believe! Whatever God offered... I didn’t want to receive! Before too long… I had my own family and home. But then family left me... And I was alone! Before God… I came, and cried and repented! The inside of my mind felt confused and tormented! Before I really knew what was actually going on… God reached inside and forgave me of past wrongs! Before the next day was coming about… I found a new love and peace throughout! Before God, I know that he’s changed me! I have found a new life for eternity! Won’t you come before God and accept him too? You’ll never know what he can do for YOU! By Jim Pemberton


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Stand Tall

We can be strong;
Time to stand tall.
With God, we have it all
'Cause there's no room to fall.


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Food for thought


 Holiness?
An opportunity
Measured 
How lovingly you respond to God
People say they believe, Eternal God 
Love Father Christ

Don't have any clue
What talking about
Hypocrite, harsh word
People harsh to Father Christ
Don't know it

People boast, brag 
They know Father Christ
Believe in Him
Yet, not in His Church
If truly believe, then why not His Church?

The word "Purgatory" is only in Catholic or Roman Catholic
Because later Christians will be in heaven
Some be immaculate there
After purifying their not confessed sins
People need Sacrament of Reconciliation

Penance
Forgiveness
Only in Father Christ Church
Father Christ required His Church
Be available for His people


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When All Else Fails There's Jesus

When All Else Fails…  There’s Jesus!

When everything has failed all around you…
And the problems of life seem to “surround you.”

When it seems like life has come “crashing down.”
And you may wish you could just “leave town.”

Perhaps it seems like your life is going “off course.”
Driven by some kind of “turbulent force.”

I’m here to let you know…  Jesus will never fail you!
He is here!  And knows everything about you!

He’s given his promises spoken with true love.
Won’t you seek to get some help from above?

He extends to one and all an open invitation.
To come freely, and accept his mercy and salvation!

Whatever situation or trial that is before you…
Jesus is here, and is always willing to help you!

Won’t you come, and give Jesus a chance?
He can help!  No matter the circumstance!

You can ask for him to have a divine appointment.
He brings hope and peace…  Not disappointment!

Now is the time!  This can be your special day!
When Jesus comes...  All the dark clouds roll away!

He brings hope and peace within…
With him in your life, healing begins!


By Jim Pemberton  03/22/14


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It's About Them

It's not about me;
It never was,
It never should have been,
And it never will.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.
It's about giving them all they need
To get them back on their feet.
It's about showing them hope
So they may be filled with the Spirit
And know that things will be alright again.
It's about serving Him
So we may show His love
And spread His messages for all the world to hear.
It's about inspiring.
It's about teaching faith.
It's about giving hope.
It's about showing love.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.


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Crying Out - 2

Have my peccant daydreams seep away
Purged from my mind devoid all delay
Evaporate those thoughts like the mist
Wring as a sponge, oh LORD, with a twist
Have me absorb ideas you adore
Blessed visions soak deep to the core
Living water so pure for my soul
Please, fill me up, each pore, every hole
My thoughts are wrong, so done be your will
Your providence is far greater still
So, God, exchange, my sin with your grace
Each transgression, remove every trace
Though my frail mind compels me to turn
With drowning pain, my life, you did earn.


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Why Not Spend A Moment With Jesus

Why Not Spend A Moment With Jesus?
Many live to please themselves for the moment.
And want to do whatever gives them enjoyment.

The pleasures of life often lead to deep addictions.
And bring into their life unneeded afflictions.

As many live for whatever things may please them.
They’ve allowed a lot of things to fool them.

Many families are being ripped apart and torn.
As any sense of godly morals are often scorned.

As God looks into the heart of man…  What does he find?
The heart is deceitfully sinful in all of mankind!

He sees many lives off course, following a very dark trail.
And knows that everything in life shall one day fail!

As many seek instant gratification for each day…
Perhaps they should take a moment and really pray!

Let’s ask for God’s forgiveness and a healing within.
And seek him now to be cleansed from our sins!

Please come dear Lord!  And touch our life from above!
We need to be satisfied and content with your love!

A moment with Jesus can bring a love that’s overflowing!
An abundant life from him, is what we can be enjoying!

Please come Jesus!  Bring a heart changing revival in this land!
May we build our lives on the rock!  And not sinking sand!

There’s one more thing the word of God wants to tell you!
Jesus brings complete satisfaction, and will never fail you!

By Jim Pemberton   10/04/14


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The Bible Says Jesus Loves Me

The Bible says
Jesus loves me
this I know
HIs love I see
 
Jesus has died
to wash away my sin
this I know
so to heaven I go in
 
The Bible says
Jesus loves me still
it doesn't matter what
whether even when weak and ill
 
Jesus loves me eternally
for the Bible says so
Jesus is making a home
that one day I will go to
 
The Bible says
Jesus loves me
this I know
His love I see
 
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Jesus Is HERE

Jesus Is Here!

The same Jesus who died on the cross,
 is right here!
I don’t need to worry,
 doubt or have any fear!

The same Jesus who walked
 on this earth long ago…
Is the same one, who can redeem
 and make me whole!

The same Jesus who arose
in his resurrection power…
Can meet all of my needs! 
 This very hour!

The same Jesus who defeated
 Satan by his word…
Has spoken his marvelous grace,
 for all to be heard!

The same Jesus is the one
 who wants you to know him!
One day, every one will confess,
and bow before him!

The same Jesus could return this very day!
For HE is the truth, the life,
 and the only way!

Won’t you accept everything
 that he has given?
You too can experience the power
 of being FORGIVEN!

By Jim Pemberton


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Risen

When I was near death,
Though my mind was unaware,
It was then He had resurrected me.

When I died in another lifetime
Though such memories were soon forgotten,
It was then He gave me a rebirthing. 

When I die someday, yet again,
It will be then He reveals all my memories
Which were once many times left behind and forgotten.


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What Happened to My Prayer LIfe

What Happened to My Prayer Life? A friend came to me filled with despair. He was wanting someone to join him in prayer! There was something that was “getting him down.” This was a neighbor, on my side of town. At first, I listened to what he had to say. And then wished he would just “go away.” I knew he needed help. I “didn’t have the time.” “Why should I worry?” “His problem isn’t mine?” The spirit of God began to get my attention. I was then focused into a different direction! God asked me why I wasn’t going to engage in prayer. I simply answered; “I’m too busy to care.” My heart broke as I seen the sadness on his face. My life was touched, by God’s compassion and grace! My prayer life that day, took on a new meaning! I reached out to this person and began speaking! I prayed for him, like I never prayed before! It was people like him, that God put me here for! I felt God’s power all over me! At that moment… I sought Jesus’ power and his blood’s atonement! My friend walked away, renewed and changed! But it was my prayer life that was re-arranged! The time I spend with God is time well spent! As I seek him more, and confess and repent! I’m so glad that I spend more time in prayer. God loves me, and is always there! May I encourage you, to do the same! Won’t take some time, and call on Jesus’ name? By Jim Pemberton
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God Will Never Disappoint You


God Will Never Disappoint You!

There’s something I want to say!  
And to make a point!
Those who trust God…  
He will never disappoint!

You can trust him, even if problems
 surround you!
What God can do for you,
 just may astound you!

Look through the Bible, 
and the prophets of old.
God never let them down,
 as I’ve been told!

His son Jesus, seeks to give life
 with a true meaning!
His faithfulness in your life, 
you can be receiving!

God will never let you down,
 no matter what you face!
He can make everything beautiful! 
With his love and grace!

Won’t you give him a chance
 and trust him today?
Trusting his promises, 
and the words he has to say!

He’s someone who’ll be with you
until life’s very end!
You can always count on him,
 and call him; “friend!”

By Jim Pemberton


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Fear

He is pessimist's prime,
Developing and enveloping our entire minds.
We shatter ourselves just to see him succeed,
But realize with him, we have nothing we need.
So it's time to break the spell he cast,
And pray to God his work won't last.
I thank God for He is always here
Because without Him and with fear,
No cup and no cheer,
For our end would draw near. 


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Christ LOVES YOU


 UNSUPPORTED CODE Christ Loves You!

Christ loves you... Yet you reject his grace?
You've "gone your own way," 
And found your own place.

You've made many mistakes 
your whole life through.
And betrayed the one, whom you said;
“I love you!”

God gave you, Christ, his son... 
He shed his blood and died.
Why do you run from him and "try to hide?"

God gave you his word and 
his life-changing power.
Do you curse his name,
 with each passing hour.

An unmerited love God’s freely given.
But you refuse to change the 
way you've been livin’?

Return to Christ now...  
Time is running out!
Find out what true life is really all about!

Right now.... All of your sin
 can be washed away.
Christ loves you! 
More than words can say!

He offers you peace and a haven of rest.
With Jesus in your life…   You’ll be blessed!

God is Jehovah...  Your provider.  
The all sufficient one.
Behold the glory and majesty 
of my precious son!

Come and drink of his living water,
 which shall never run dry.
Why not call on Jesus today? 
 And give HIM a try?

By Jim Pemberton


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Why Not Trust Jesus


Perhaps things in life have
 taken the “wrong turn.”
Life is passing you by…  
And you’re not concerned?

Things that were important,
aren’t important anymore.
Life just seems to be like one big “revolving door.”…

Your love for people close to you, seems to be gone.
Almost everything you do,
 seems to turn out wrong.

Your life seems to be like a ship
 that’s lost at sea/
You wonder; “why lord, has this
 been happening to me?”

Jesus loves you very much!
  And he understands!
He’\s waiting to pick you up,
 with his outstretched hand!

He’ll replace your loneliness
 with a satisfying love!
And put your life back together,
 fashioned from above!

His perfect love will give you hope
 and a peace of mind!
Why not trust him now?  NOW is the time!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Help Me to Not Forget About YOU

Jesus, Help Me to Not Forget About You!

Jesus, help me to not forget about you!
For all you’ve done…  How I love you!

I want to be thankful and give you praise.
May I bring honor to you, all of my days!

You’re glorious, and your love never fails!
Over the trials of life, your love prevails!

May I read your word, and take time to pray.
And be your example in what I do and say!

You’ve done so much for me already.
If you came today…  I want to be ready!

May I not do the things that cause me to stumble.
But be content.   And not complain or grumble.

You’re my God...  With a love that’s real!
You’re the same God of David and Israel!

Thank you precious Jesus!  For all you’ve done!
All glory and honor to God’s precious son!

Because of your grace, the past is behind me!
Your mercy and salvation do remind me.

Everything you’ve given...  I‘m blessed to know.
The savior and redeemer of my eternal soul.

Help me Lord, to be humble, and exalt you!
For all you’ve done…  I just want to thank you!

You’re the God who’s faithfulness will never end!
Thank you Jesus, for being my best friend!

By Jim Pemberton   04/26/14


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May We Trust And Obey God


God won’t give you a task that you cannot do. Obedience to him is what he asks of you! Simply trust him and his divine plan. Remember his promises and hold on to his hand! His gentle voice is what Can e heard. His will for your life, is in accordance with is word! He’s given his spirit for divine wisdom. To help show our place in HIS wondrous kingdom. As we continue, down life's "bumpy road;" God will help with our heavy load. Trusting and obeying him, Is the key to success. If we want our lives to be BLESSED! By Jim Pemberton


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A Redeemer's Love

 A Redeemer’s Love!

I life, we all have many choices!
Hearing and listening to many voices!

We can get into
 trouble of various kinds…
And end up with very confused minds!

There’s many lives being torn apart!
I know that this often breaks a person’s heart.

Man of us have trials
 and difficult situations…
It’s happening throughout this land 
and our generations.

There’s a God who rules and reigns above…
And is waiting to fill our heart with love!

There is a 
God who is supreme!
He can change your life NOW! 
And do ANYTHING!

Whatever the situation in your life might be…
The blood of Jesus can totally set you FREE!

I know and have personally
 experienced within…
The joy in knowing Jesus…  
And being born again!

I’ve received God s gift of grace and love untold.
His gift of grace is more precious than gold!

Won’t you take a few minutes
 in a heart-felt prayer…
God loves you!  He’s always there!

I can almost hear the angels of heaven 
singing near God’s throne!
Another sinner has repented…  
And found his way home!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus I Really LOVE YOU


Jesus, I Really Love You! Jesus, I want to give you my love and respect! This promise to you… I’ll never forget! I give you my life! My dear friend! I love you again and again! With my lord, what Would I do? Dear Jesus… I still love and appreciate you! And as I get older and the years go by… I’ll be with Jesus, at my home in the sky!. Jesus brings hope and Inspiration!, And brings to my life his love and appreciation! A humble love that will continually grow… For Christ’ love in me, brings goodness to my soul! By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Love Me As Christ Does


Do You Love Me As Christ Does?


If you loved me the way Christ does...  
What a difference this would make!
Perhaps you could be his
Loving example…  For heaven’s sake!

Perhaps if you listened, 
and weren't so "busy" all the time.
You’d be someone who’s
 compassionate and kind.

The time we have is 
 few and far between.
It’s kind of like,
I don’t “mean anything!”

.  Will you give me another chance?
No matter the circumstance?

Thoughts and actions speak 
louder than words spoken.
May your heart yield to the 
Holy Spirit and be broken.

Thank you .  For taking
the time to listen to me.
We’ll have a long time together!
For all eternity!

By Jim Pemberton
 



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Come to The Lord While He Is Near

Come To The Lord While He Is Near! Won’t you come to the Lord, while he is near! He is your protector! You’ve nothing to fear! Come! All of our needs, he shall supply! Whatever we’re lacking… He’ll satisfy! Let’s drink of the everlasting water he gives! It will enrich our life, each day we live! Let’s taste of his mercy and love so sweet! Our life can be made whole, and complete! Let’s allow his blood to cleanse and make us clean! He is the Lord God, and can do ANYTHING! Let’s enter into his presence and enjoy living! And receive his love, from hearts of thanksgiving! The Lord is good! He is waiting for us! We need to have faith, and give him our trust! He is waiting! There’s still time to know him! We can receive and have fellowship with him! He’s so wonderful! His wonders to perform! He’s our shield and protector, from life’s storms! Her’s the God we need! The all sufficient one! Over the battles of life, the victory has been won! Please come dear Jesus, and touch our life today! May you be honored in what we do and say! Let’s come to the Lord! And accept eternal life divine. We need to do it now! While we still have the time! By Jim Pemberton 05/25/14


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Just Loving Jesus

Just Loving Jesus!

Just loving Jesus...
Have you missed out?
On what being child of God is all about!
Some think true love comes from
laughter or a “funny feeling.”
Getting involved with things not of God,
but are appealing.

Twisting the true joy of God,
with the empty joy of man.
Forgetting what God’s word says—
failing to understand.
LISTEN! Godly love is not based on
an “overnight experience.”
Nor based on what may have a
“Godly appearance.”

It comes from falling in love with
Jesus and his precious word too.
Simply enjoying Jesus, and his life
that he gave for you!
Don’t forget… Everything you have…
from Jesus it came.
Be careful not to reject 
the love in his precious name!

By Jim Pemberton 




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If Christ Came Today

If Jesus came today...
Would you join him!
Or would your lifestyle
simply annoy him?

If he came...  Are you ready to go?
Is he the lord of your
heart and soul?

Would he find you looking
for his coming?
What kind of follower
have you been becoming?

Hopefully a follow of Jesus,
you’ve already decided!
A mansion for you, in heaven,
has been provided!

The king of kings and son
Of God is he!
And wants to take you!
For all eternity!

Won’t give him your faith
and trust in him?
Won’t you give him your heart?
And love him?

His coming could be today
or tomorroe!
You don’t want to be missed!
And be filled with sorrow!

Jesus is the gate to heaven above!
You can be filled right now!
With his mercy and love!

Won’t you join Jesus?
There’s alwaysl room!
He’s coming back!
And very soon!

By Jim Pemberton


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I'm Here Because of Jesus


It’s because of Jesus, that I’m here today!
I will serve him!  All of my days!

It’s because of his mercy, 
and love so sweet…
That I can lay all of my worries
 at his feet!

It’s because of the times
 he’s helped me…
He did this, because
 he loves me!

It’s because of his firm and guiding hand…
Everything I go through…  
He understands!

It’s because of all this and so much more…
It’s him that I praise, 
worship and adore!

This same Jesus is also here to YOU!
Won’t you receive him? 
 What will you do?


By Jim Pemberton    07/29/13




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The Glass Jar

Life is a glass jar almost ready to fall.
Here God stands, hands supporting it all.
We gather around to watch in pacts,
Because we don't have the strength to act.


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Jesus Is Concerned About YOU

	
Jesus Is Concerned About YOU!


 Jesus is concerned about YOU!
The struggles you face…
 the trials you’re
 going through!

When trials in 
life begin to arise…
Think about the love 
in your father’s eyes.

With every trial…  
Jesus makes a way to escape
He’s here to help you!
Never a moment too late!

When life’s problems seem so
 difficult to solve…
Give them to him!
He’s there to resolve…

The future may be uncertain
 in the days ahead.
But Jesus is the river of life…
And your daily bread!


By Jim Pemberton


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Noah and the Ark


Noah And the Ark Noah was to build an ark. This was God’s plan. Soon, God would destroy every woman and man. God gave Noah the instructions on how to build it. And told him two of each animal would fill it! Through much labor, sweat and tears… His family built the ark in one hundred and twenty years. When it was finished, the door was open. The animals came, as God’s words were spoken! Noah and his family were to take care of them. They had gathered food that they shared with them. Then the rains came for 40 days and 40 nights. The whole earth was covered from the rain’s might! The ark came to rest on the top of a mountain… The rains stopped, like a “dry fountain.” God put a rainbow in the sky as a promise. Nevermore would he send rain to destroy us! May this ark by a reminder to all of us… Through life’s storms, God will take care of us! God blesses those who earnestly seek him! Won’t you be like Noah and receive him? By Jim Pemberton


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Will God Accept Me


Will God Accept Me?

I had nothing to offer to God but a life of  shame.
I was embarrassed of the mention of my name

I had nothing to offer to God but “failure.”
I didn’t know if he listened to me prayer?

I had a life that was just falling apart.
I often cried from a wounded heart.

I began to blame myself for things going wrong.
I began to feel like I didn’t belong.

I’d begin each day with a lot of stress and tension.
I didn’t feel any kind of love or appreciation.

Many of my friends began to “leave me behind.”
There wasn’t a single “friend” I could find!

Just when everything was falling around me...
Jesus was there!  His love began to surround me!

“Lord, please help me!” Where the words spoken.
My life was coming apart!,   And was empty and broken!

Jesus reached down and took a hold of my hand!
And told me everything I went through...  He understands!

Day by day he brought to me a peace I never knew!
Putting my life back together was what he wanted to do!

As I read his word, his spirit renewed my mind.
A precious friend in HIM…  I was able to find!

He accepted me! And gave so much more!
He truly is what living my life is meant for!

He is and will always be the Lord for me!
And can do the same for you!  Most certainly!

By Jim Pemberton


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Making the Best Use of My time

Will I make the best use
 of the time God’s given me?
Will I make the best of what
 God’s entrusted to me?

With what God’s given, I need to make
 the best of it!
I haven’t even tried, and I’m sure
 HE is tired of it!

God gave me his best,
 when on the cross, Jesus died!
He gave his life for mine, 
that day he was crucified!

God’s given me his time!  Now, it’s my turn!
I’ve been living each day,
 and haven’t been concerned!

The choices I have, the decisions
 I’ll be makin.’
I need to do my best,
 before my time is takin’!

Giving my time for Christ,
 is something to achieve!
Blessings fro him is what I want to receive!

To you Lord, I’ll try my best way that I can.
I want to hold you close,
 and not let go of your hand!

My life and time are yours! 
 Please take control!
You are all that matters!  
Everything else must go!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Died for Everyone

Jesus Died For Everyone! Jesus died on the cross for you me! So we can be with him throughout eternity. His life for ours… A ransom was paid IN FULL! Through his shed blood, we’re made whole! Upon his head were placed the crown of thorns. Enduring so much ridicule and scorn. The blood from his body as it began to flow. His love for mankind clearly showed! Nails were placed through his feet and hands! The pain he went through, is hard to understand. His life for ours, is what he gave! A way to eternal life, in heaven, has been made! By Jim Pemberton


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Satan Told me What I Have Isn't Good Enough

Satan Told Me: “What I Have Isn’t Good Enough!” I heard the devil whisper some words into my ear… “What you have isn’t good enough!” “Come over here!” In front of me, where temptations of various kinds... At first, it was almost overwhelming for my mind! He promised something “better” than what I already had! He said that if I did what he wanted… I’d be happy and glad! I thought about how the Lord has blessed the way I’m livin.’ The life I once lived… And HIS power of forgivin.’! Was I going to trade all of this, for a life of bondage and sin? Perhaps having a form of Godliness, but no freedom within? Was I going to trade what God gave, for a ”pleasure of the moment?” Was I about to make a mockery of Christ’ atonement? I ran to the nearest room. And bowed my head and cried… For a brief moment, I felt rejected and despised! Just then, I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence all around me! And then, it was like the love of Jesus had filled me! This time, I knew that what I had was all that I needed! With Christ in my life, I no longer have to be defeated! Satan is a liar! He has one purpose and goal! He wants nothing more, than to destroy my soul! Take notice Satan! This is what I proclaim! Everything I’ll ever need! I have in Jesus’ name! The blessings from Jesus, has supplied my every need! It’s an everlasting and abundant life, that I received! Thank you Jesus! For giving what I need and much more! You are truly God’s son! And are worth living for! By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Feel Like You Have No Where to Go

You Feel Like You Have No Where to Go?

Do you feel like you 
have no where to go?
Things have brought stress
to your soul..."

Do you feel like "everything's been taken?"
You're all alone... And have
 been forsaken...

Do you feel like life has 
"turned it’s back on you?"
You don't know what "in the world 
you're going to do..."

Do you feel like no one's
 listening to what you say?
You don't feel like you can make 
it through another day.

If you feel this way...  I've good news to bring!
Jesus is here!  Waiting to take
 care of everything!

Perhaps you feel like you've
 hit a "dead end."
There’s one who wants to be your friend.

Do you feel there's no 
real hope or chance?
Do you feel overwhelmed
 by your circumstance?

Jesus knows of all your troubles and pain!
He’s here now...  Why not call on his name?

Feel his goodness and let 
him restore our soul.
He'll bring peace to your life 
and make you whole!

Feed on his word... And let his spirit in.
He'll meet all of your needs again and again!

In God's direction is where your 
life needs to be leaning...
Only he can bring true 
hope & meaning! 

By Jim Pemberton


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What If Christmas Never Came


 UNSUPPORTED CODE What If…   Christmas Never Came???

What if Christmas never happened?  
What if Christmas never came?
Things around here would be different! 
It wouldn’t be the same!

What if the baby Jesus was never born in a manger?
Mankind would be in serious trouble. We’d all be in danger!

If the baby Jesus wasn’t born.  There would be no nativity.
We wouldn’t be able to display this during our “festivity.”

It’s almost like this now! 
 It’s an “ever increasing business.”
It seems like nearly everyone wants
  “Christ out of Christmas!”

Why does it seem like Christmas is 
 losing it’s true meaning?
The very words; “Merry Christmas,” 
seem to be quickly disappearing!

Many say; “Happy Holiday.”  
They worry they may “offend.”
Having a “holiday” without Christ….  
Once again!

We need to put Jesus Christ back into 
our CHRISTmas season!
He is what Christmas is about!  HE is the very reason!

May we all take some time to rejoice in our savior’s birth.
May there be shouts of JOY!  From the corners of the earth!

Let’s not take Christ out of our joyous celebration!
We need him so much right now! 
 All over this great nation!

May we bring to him a heart of love
 for everything he’s done.
As we bring honor to Christ.  God’s precious son!

May we continually offer to him a heart filled with praise!
Not only at Christmas time…  But all of our days!

By Jim Pemberton


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Satan Wants Me to Be Destroyed And Defeated

Satan Wants Me to Be Destroyed And Defeated!

Satan wants me destroyed and defeated…
So God’s will in my life, won’t be completed

He wants to see me “up against a wall.”
And wants to be there, when I “stumble and fall.”

He wants for my life to “crash to the ground.”
And he doesn’t want any help to be around!

He wants my life to come to a “screeching halt.”
And then try to tell me, it’s all of my fault!

He wants to see every good thing to be destroyed.
He doesn’t want God’s truth to ever be employed!

He’ll twist the truth into any way that he can!
Anything of God…  He doesn’t want me to understand!

He wants to corrupt what I’ll do and say!
And wants to take everything wholesome away!

I need to listen and trust Christ to overcome!
I can do it, through the blood of God’s son!

With him as my Lord, Satan will have to flee!
I seek the blood of Jesus to daily protect me!

A invite you Jesus to complete your will in my life!
And ask for your blessings upon my family and wife!

I seek Jesus!  Behold his awesomeness and power!
Jesus is the victor!  Satan is defeated this very hour!

Thank you Jesus! For redeeming my soul!
Because of your shed blood…  
Satan has to go!!!

By Jim Pemberton


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Hot

Let the water burn hot;
Melt away the person I was before.
If I leave in sweat,
I'll call that success,
'Cause I can't live with the old me anymore.


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I'm Pressing On For Jesus

I’m Pressing On For Jesus! I want to press on for Jesus today! May I be attentive! To what he has to say! I want to seek the cross, and it’s true meaning. May HIS will in my life, become more revealing! I want more of Jesus’ love to daily surround me! It wasn’t I, but the Lord Jesus that found me! I want more of his word, to nourish my mind! May his example in me, be what others find! I want to seek his forgiveness! I always need it! His blood can wash away any sin! I believe it! I want you Lord, to come and fill me up! Take your spirit’s oil, and fill my empty cup! Thank you Jesus for this! And everything you do! Help me to press on! And keep loving YOU! By Jim Pemberton


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Has Jesus Changed Or Is It Us


Has Jesus Changed? Or Is It Us? I often hear of the “newest fashion.” Perhaps I’m one that’s “old fashioned?” Even at church, there’s a push for “contemporary.” Throughout the building, and the sanctuary. I suppose many want to keep up with “the times.” It’s the way of reaching the hearts and minds. I wonder; “has Jesus changed?” “Or is it we?” “Are we walking in Christ?” “Are we truly free?” I’m not going to worry about keeping up with the rest… I’m giving my life to Jesus And Ill try to do my best! I want to give him my love, and my attention! I’ll let others worry about their own direction! Just a simple faith in Christ is what I’ll count on! Christ is always someone that I can depend on! You stick with new ideas and current fashions! I think I’m going to love Jesus, with a compassion! He’s all that I need, and someone that I’m proud of! As long as I have him... Everything else I need less of! Does Jesus change? No! He’s the same as ever before! His promises and words of life I always need more! I thank and bless Jesus! And the power of his name! With him in my life! Things will never be the same! By Jim Pemberton


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I Want to Enjoy What Jesus Gave Me

I want to enjoy the life that Jesus gave me.
And want to receive the blessings he has for me.

I want to enjoy his gifts of love and salvation.
And listen to his words in sincere appreciation.

I want to share with others what he’s done for me.
And give of the life he’s given, ever so abundantly.

I want to listen for his spirit’s voice of direction.
And submit myself to him, 
for needed correction.

I must humble myself, and submit to his will.
It’s his purpose for me that I need to fulfill.

I must be careful, and be certain of his voice.
It’s his ways of living that must
 be my choice.

I ask you Jesus to come and sit beside me…
Please remove all of the sin that’s inside me.

I invite you to be the Lord of my home as well.
We all need you!  More than words can tell!

The life you gave me is what I always needed!
Because of you, my life
 is now completed!

By Jim Pemberton  09/18/14


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When I Say That I Love God

When I Say That I Love God…

When I say that I love God,
 yet refuse to listen…
His blessing in my life
 is what I’ll be missin’!

When I say that I love him…
I know he’s with me!.  
He’s always here!
And His love has touched me!

When I say, I believe his
 word to be true…
Then I ought to live the way
 that he wants me to!

When I say, that I’ll daily 
give God 100 percent…
Then I need to humble myself
 and repent!

When I say, that I will seek
 to serve one another…
Then I need to be there for
 my sister and brother!

When I allow Jesus, to be 
 the Lord of my life…
Then he’ll remove any
sorrow and strife!

Why not ask Jesus
 to come inside to live.?”
And accept HIS blood and
 power to forgive?

Won’t you say; “Jesus,
  here I am?”
And experience the power,
Of his outstretched hand?!

Christ says; “You that have burdens...”
  “I will give you rest…”
Serving HIM, is always the BEST!

By Jim Pemberton


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Whatever You Need Or Can Think of


Whatever you need or can think of… God loves you more than you can speak of! Whatever your situation or problem you face… God offers his love, mercy and grace! Whatever you’re looking for, or hope to find… God can bring healing and a peace of mind! Whatever you may think could happen tomorrow… God can erase all pain, guilt and sorrow! Whatever you may think the next year will bring! God is the same! And can take care of anything! Wherever it is in life, you may take journey… God is still with you! And never in a hurry! Wherever it is in life, that may be your destination… God can still give you a “heavenly visitation!” Won’t you allow God to bless you today? And really listen to what he has to say? Won’t you trust him with your life completely? He can go it with his love, ever so sweetly! Whatever you need, you’ll find in Jesus’ name! Within him as your lord, life is never the same! By Jim Pemberton


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I Want to Know Jesus


I Want To Know Jesus!

Jesus, please cleanse me from every sin.
That I may know what it means
to be born again!

Jesus, please deliver me from temptation.
That I may enjoy your gift of salvation!

Please come and bring your healing now.
I come before you!  And humbly bow…

I invite you to be my lord,
that I may be whole!
I need your love, to enrich my soul!

I need you now!  Like never before!
You bring true love, and so much MORE!

I want to know and listen to your voice.
Above all others… May you be my first choice!

I need the beauty and peace that you bring!
If I know you…  I have everything!

Fellowship with YOU!  A brand new start!
I give you my life, and all of my heart!

By Jim Pemberton


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God's Word Gives Truth and Meaning

 God’s Word Gives Truth and Meaning!

As many are seeking truth and life’s meaning.
It’s a lot of garbage that they’re often receiving!

Many have refused God and what he commands!
And have brought a great sin over the land!

As many indulge in whatever seems “cool.”
They tend to live by their own set of rules.

Many don’t know any of the 10 commandments.
As they turn to man-made establishments!

The answer to life and the truth is out there!
It’s the word of God, that he has put there!

In God’s word, can you find the truth which you seek!
His word brings comfort and strength to the weak!

His word is the most powerful truth you can get a hold of!
It gives a purpose and meaning that you can speak of!

I’m so thankful of his words so powerful and truthful.
I’ve found them to be encouraging and helpful!

Won’t you take a few moments in sincere prayer?
And come to know the God who loves you and cares?

God rewards and blesses those who want to seek him!
Won’t you take the time to really know him?

Time is short!  There doesn’t need 
to be a postponement!
 God’s word can change you! 
This very moment!

By Jim Pemberton   02/12/14


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Jesus Needs to Cleanse Our Churches Today


Jesus Needs to Cleanse The Sin In Our Churches Today! Many in church allow things in their life, that don’t belong! This is why they’re weak, and not spiritually strong! So much filth from the world is what’s often enjoyed… While so many lives are being spiritually destroyed! Even prayer time seems to be a “thing of the past.” Many want “cheap thrills…” And they want them fast! Any kind of holy living is often being replaced. “Anything goes,” as long as it brings a “smiling face.” “If it feels good, do it!” Seems to be the “new rule.” “We don’t want to offend anyone.” “We want to be cool!” Many want to have services that are called “contemporary.” Whatever “peace” and “love,” many have… Is just temporary! Many don’t want to hear about God’s holy way of living. “All is o.k.” As long as they go on Sunday and keep giving! Any respect for God’s house is often “thrown out the door.” God’s convicting presence, they don’t want anymore! It’s about the numbers, and how people come in… “Let’s not offend anyone.” “Let’s no preach about sin!” The truth of God’s word has too often been watered down. Would God himself, would be welcomed on their side of town? It’s time for a Holy Ghost shaking of the wickedness within! It’s time we preach on what is holy, and what is SIN! Judgment shall begin at God’s house. It’s almost here! Christ is coming soon! His return is very near! Please come Lord Jesus! And restore our churches today! We need your cleansing power! And our sins washed away! By Jim Pemberton


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Jonah's Reason

For Jonah, it began with a word
to travel awhile
to preach against the vile
but he pretended he hadn’t heard.

We know the story
swallowed by the whale
it’s quite a tale
that ends in God’s glory.

But do you know why he ran?
He thought the vile did not deserve
the mercy in God’s reserve
like he did… a righteous man.

Today I choose never to deny
the mercy of the Son
from any wicked one
for there might be a whale nearby.

*Refers to the book of Jonah from the Holy Bible.


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Joys from Heavens

The time of year when the joys 
Rain down form Heavens
When the families get together, 
When the children look up in  hope
Santa’s fill surprise in the socks at night
When the snowman appears in gardens
There comes a the giggles and chants
Colored balls in trees and stars shining
Exchanges of greetings nights of prayers
We gather to celebrate the coming of Joy
Night to celebrate the Holy Jesus
Night to celebrate new Life, for its
The time of year when joys 
Rain down from Heaven…


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Mary

                    Mary
Three hundred million years elapsed with black skies
Three hundred million more went on in gray
Then one day a tepid dawn came on with brilliant light 
Distinct rays or beams of light broke through the clouds
A tiny sliver of cloudy blue shot through, contrasting on the gloom
In a sudden revelation of life and light, the sky broke open
The gown of the heavens turned vivid white and powder blue
Colors of the rainbow exploded on the land
The blue of sky, the white of clouds, are in fact the gown of Mary
She glided down and gently touched the oceans of the earth
When Mary reached the land she treads on serpents heads
With her naked foot she crushed them dead 
She had a baby just in time for Christmas, like a perfect virgin
The timing could not be more precise
At Christmas time she had the baby Christ
One day I hope to call Him Dad
When Satan leaves the land and all is done
Then I will sleep in Mother Mary’s arms in peace
According to the plan


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Satan Told Me That No One Loves Me

Satan Told Me That No One Loves Me!

 I heard the devil whisper into my ear…
“No one loves you!”  “Come over here!”

In front of me, where temptations of various kinds...
It was almost overwhelming for my mind!

He promised “love.”  And much more!
I had no idea of what was in his “store!”

I asked Jesus to help the way I was livin.’
I needed his love, and HIS power of forgivin.’!

Would I trade all of this, for a life of deceit and lies?
Being “trapped” by what was,
 Shown to my eyes?

Was I going to trade what God gave,
 for a ”pleasure of the moment?”
Was I about to make a mockery of Christ’ atonement?

I ran, and bowed my head and cried…
For a brief moment, I felt rejected and despised!

 I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence all around me!
Iit was like the love of Jesus had filled me!

This time, I knew that what I had, was all I needed!
With Christ in my life, I no longer have to be defeated!

Satan is a liar!  He has one purpose and goal!
He wants nothing more, than to destroy my soul!

Take notice Satan!  This is what I proclaim!
Everything I’ll ever need!  I have in Jesus’ name!

The blessings from Jesus, has supplied my every need!
It’s an everlasting and abundant love, that I received!

Thank you Jesus! For giving what I need and more!
You are truly wonderful!  
And are worth living for!


By Jim Pemberton


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He Touched Me

  I Sat Alone in My Despair,
 All Reason for Living Gone,
 When a Stranger Sat Beside Me,
 with a Beard and Hair Too Long.
 
 I Was Soon Absorbed in Misery Again,
 Not Knowing That I Cried.
 The Tears Dripped off My Chin
 and I Wished  I Could Have Died.
 
 His Voice Was Kind and Gentle,
 So I Felt No Need to Flee.
 He Asked Me What Was Wrong,
 to Share May Set Me Free.
 
 I Said, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes
 and Feel this Unbearable Pain.
 Face All the Problems I  Have,
 and Feel the Weight of My Shame."
 
 He Said My Troubles Would Go Away
 as the Wind Blows Away the Sands,
 Then a Wondrous Joy Swept Through Me,
 as He Touched Me with Nail Scarred Hands.
 
 Connie Moore
 09/29/96


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May We Not Seek Our Desires But God


May We Not Seek Our Own Desires, But God! God’s word says to seek HIS desires! Not our own! And to seek HIS holiness, in our hearts and homes! There are spiritual wars, that battle for our soul! From every evil temptation, we must let go! Each day, these battles continue on! It’s a battle for doing what is right or wrong! God’s word must be the moral compass for our direction... We need to seek this for much needed correction! We need to present ourselves, as pure to God above! And desire to be filled with his goodness and love! We need to be filled with things virtuous and good. And desire to live as a follower of Christ should! We must run fast from the “sinful traps” we encounter! And desire God’s holiness, his love and power! God wants for each of us, HIS very best! All ungodly desires in our life need to be “put to rest!” God’s will in each of us, must to be our goal! Only Jesus can truly make us complete and whole! Why not allow God to give you, HIS peace and contentment? And give him your life with a 100% commitment? By Jim Pemberton


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A Brother Who Let His Brother Fall



 UNSUPPORTED CODE A Brother Who Let His Brother Fall...

I knew of a Christian, who let his brother fall.
He didn't reach out to help him at all...

When his brother needed someone, he wasn't there.
He said, "why should I bother him, or even care?"

It was almost like he wished for the worst to take place.
I could see him even wear a smile on his face!

"Why should I lift a hand to help?" were the words said.
It was like he wished his brother was "better off" dead.

The anger I felt inside of me, was difficult to express!
How can he neglect his brother, and expect to be blessed?

Why does he call himself a "Christian?"
 He doesn't show it!
When it comes to love and forgiveness...
He doesn't  even know it!

What did Christ mean, when he said "love one another?"
Doesn't this include everyone?  Including our brother?

What do we expect from God? What would he say?
"You can't forgive your brother?"  "Go away!"

If we can't freely share the love God has given...
How in the world, do we expect to be forgiven?

The love of Christ must completely change us within!
So we can experience what it means to be BORN AGAIN!

Christ has given to us his love!
Nothing can compare it!
May we all receive this love, and freely share it!


By Jim Pemberton


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May We Share Jesus With Others

May We Share Jesus With Others! I was wondering how God could use me. Especially when so many have refused me. I tried to share the words that God gave me. But many in church stayed away from me. I was hurt and asked; “why don’t they listen?” I’m simply doing what I feel is God’s mission. Didn’t Christ command us to share with the lost? And boldly share the message of the cross? Are people in church afraid to do this? Aren’t we supposed to let God use us? If we’re not willing to share Christ. Who will? How will God’s purpose in us, be fulfilled? I pray that God will help us all to “awaken.” To be his light before our life is taken. If God is for us, who can be against us? Though the pressures of life are upon us. May we allow God to give us the words to say. And bring his good news to someone today. May the words of God help to enlighten us. Even when this world seems to frighten us. Christ is the hope that we need to depend on. He is what he should build our lives on! May we focus on Jesus' message of salvation. And share the gospel throughout this nation! By Jim Pemberton


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I Need the Presence of God

I Need the Presence of God!
I need the presence of God to strengthen me!
As the trials of life seem to overwhelm me!

I need his presence to bring needed refreshment!
And need his word for much nourishment!

His presence is what keeps and protects me.
Especially when sin’s stain seems to “infect” me!

His presence convicts me into what is godly living.
And helps me to be humble with a heart of thanksgiving!

His presence is what encourages me during the week.
And directs me into the direction I need to seek!

His presence calms and brings sweetness to my soul!
It quickens my mind, to the good things I should know!

His presence is what’s needed in a world turned upside down.
And helps me, when things in life fall to the ground!

His presence brings comfort from Jesus!  My best friend!
And gives assurance that he’ll be with me, to the end!

His presence is real!  It’s more than just a “good” feeling!
It brings to my mind of God’s true purpose and meaning!

I bless my lord and God!  His presence has brought stability!
And has shown me of HIS wondrous love and ability!

It’s brought conviction, and helped me to be strong!
It’s in the presence of HIS loving arms, that I belong!

May you find the power of God’s presence today!
And be blessed by the words that Jesus has to say!

May you be strengthened by his presence and power!
God can meet all of your needs!  This very hour!

By Jim Pemberton  08/02/14


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Jesus Is the One For Me


Jesus Is The One For Me!

As I get older, it’s getting plain to see…
That Jesus really is the one for me!

There are some things that I can’t explain…
Anything I need…  I have in Jesus’ name!

He is what the meaning of life really is!
And is here with me each day I live!

He is what brings sweetness to my being!
His love in my life…  I’m now seeing!

I praise you my lord!  For all that you do!
Where would I be?  If not for you!

All praise. Glory and honor I bring to you!
My life would be lost, if not for you!


By Jim Pemberton


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There Shall Come A Great Tribulation

There Shall Come A Great Tribulation!

You’ll find In the Bible... 
In the book of Revelation.
One day... There shall come
 a great tribulation.

There shall be famine and war 
this world has never seen.
"Satan's fury" being poured 
out upon everything.

The Antichrist will appear 
as "the world leader."
"The man with all of the answers."  
"A great world healer."

People won't be able to buy or sell
 without a mark on their hand.
While corruption and wickedness 
prevails throughout the land.

Our only hope and answer during 
much chaos and anxiety.
Is Jesus.  In HIM we can 
have life abundantly!

This world shall one day 
perish and pass away.
 God's truth and his word are here to stay!

Come to Jesus now... 
He invites you to come.
Accept the gift of eternal life 
from God's precious son!

He's our only hope in this
 world which we live.
He is so patient and kind... 
willing to forgive.

Will your name be in God's 
book of life someday?
Are you ready to meet him on judgment day.

This world... or Jesus... the choice
 by you must be made.
The price for your soul... 
on Calvary... has been paid!

By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Please Come Into My LIfe

Jesus, Please Come In To my Life!

Jesus, I ask you to be my "invited guest."
Lately, my life's been "quite a mess."
I ask you to take complete control...
The garbage in my life... simply must go!
There’s been many times, I’ve cried myself to sleep.
I now feel like I'm in a pit! Ever so deep!
Only you can bring peace to
my desperate situation.
I extend to you a heartfelt invitation!

As you renew my mind, my thoughts 
and words spoken…
May my life be tender, yielded and broken!
I will then enjoy life the way
You intended it to be!
For I need much more of you, 
and a lot less of me!
Thank you for the work in my
life you're anxious to do!

I really have begun to appreciate YOU!
Jesus... you're so forgiving,
loving and kind.
You have been there for me every time!
As I eat of your words… my daily bread.
Please mold me and use me
 in the days ahead!

By Jim Pemberton 



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Rahab's Faith

Joshua sent two spies,
To view the terrain,
With their own eyes,
And see what insight they might gain.

Rahab hid them under stalks of flax,
The king of Jericho asked,
"The spies went which way?"
She said, "Oh they decided not to stay."

For His people she had cared,
And trusted her life would be spared,
Rahab put faith in the Lord, 
Then she hung a scarlet cord.

Oh how could she know,
Her faith in the scarlet string,
Was merely a shadow
Of the saving power Christ's blood would bring.

*Joshua and Rahab are from the book of Joshua Chapter 2 of the Holy Bible.


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Jesus Promises To Meet Your Needs

Jesus Promised To Meet All Of Our Needs!

Jesus promised that he’d supply our needs.
It’s easy to get caught up in this world’s greed.

It’s easy to want help, when the going gets rough.
How does one wonder when one “has enough?”

Jesus has promised all the help, when we need it.
It’s often hard to get others to believe it!

This world wants to fill us 
with much entertainment.
It’s hard to know when one
 finds true contentment.

May the love of God touch our
hearts from within…
It’s only in Jesus,
 where true peace begins!

I pray that God’s love will 
touch our heart below…
That we would find contentment
 within our soul!

Please come Jesus!  And cleanse us with your fire!
May trusting you with our needs, 
 be our desire!

Jesus gives hope and joy that abundantly abounds!
It’s in HIM, that an abundant life
can always be found!

By Jim Pemberton   12/08/13


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We Need to Be Orientated to Jesus

We Need to Be Orientated to Jesus!

There’s often a lot of speculation…
Regarding a person’s “orientation.”

As each day goes by… One can clearly see...
Many are confused as to what they want to be.

Which direction one goes…  Is “anybody’s guess…”
No wonder this world’s an “upside-down” mess!

The Bible says; “straight is the way.”  
And “narrow is the gate.”
One needs to make up his mind. 
 Before it’s too late!

If one is confused.  Let God’s word
 give a clear direction!
It’s the word of God that gives
 much needed correction

A “Jesus orientation” is 
what needs to take place!
There’s a savior who loves us!  
And offers his grace!

If one is still unhappy with the way
 They’ve been created…
We’re wonderfully designed by God! 
 This shouldn’t be debated!

Allow the power of Jesus,
 to orientate your life today!
And listen to what your creator 
really has to say!

Where there is emptiness…  God’s love does
 much more abound…
Allow the Holy Spirit to turn 
your life around!

Jesus alone can change your 
whole way of living!
His life for yours…  
Is what HE is giving!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Bridge

Between my soul and God there yawns 
A chasm stretching out so wide
I cannot see the other side
From where I stand against the dawn.
How great the gulf of human pride,
Of degradation, sin and woe;
Yet, I the true depth do not know.
Nor can I judge it where I hide
Among the trees, all covered o'er
With self-made robes my mind contrives
Of dubious good deeds and lies,
Just withered fig leaves, nothing more.
My soul cries out in agony,
"Can no one turn the dreadful tide?"
And Christ, the one I have defied,
Stoops down to taste my misery.
My heart is wrung in Sorrow's grip;
An awful pounding fills the air,
And, like a dog in mad despair
With glassy eye and foaming lip,
I stare in holy terror now 
As upward, out of that dark deep,
A cross takes form. From steep to steep,
It spans the gulf to where I bow.
There, in my night, I dimly see
The Son of God slain, crucified:
How can two arms stretch out so wide
In love to bridge infinity?


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It's A Pleasure to Live for Jesus

It’s A Pleasure to Live for Jesus !

Jesus... You're so good and 
wonderful to me!
You've changed my life
 abundantly!

I've seen your blessings in
 my famly as well.
You're so good to me!
More than words can tell!

All of my sins... You have forgiven!
And are patiently showing
 me your way of livin'!

Your kindness to me...
I have not deserved.
Your kindness to me has 
lovingly been served!

You've been patient with me! And so kind!
Your promises have stood 
the test of time.

Thank you Jesus! You're always
 my best friend!
And have been there for
 me again and again.

How precious you are—
words alone can't express.
Calling “Abba father”—I am so blessed!

I long to be refreshed by your
 presence today!
I love you more than 
words can say!

By Jim Pemberton


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Are You Filled With Hopelessness


Are You Filled With Hopelessness?

Are you filled with
hopelessness and despair?
In your circumstances…
God is always there!

Spending time God, will bring to
you needed refreshment.
You can talk to God now!
With no appointment!

He will listen to whatever
you have to say!.
You'll find he is very close...
just a heartbeat away!

Whatever problems you have.
Whatever your needs may be.
God's love for you...  
You'll begin to see!

Jesus is waiting for you
to all on his name.
It was for YOU that to earth he came.

Won’t you spend time with him?
You don’t need an appointment!
He wants to meet your needs!
This very moment!

Allow HIM to remove all
of your worry and fear.
He is with you!
Ever so near!!!

By Jim Pemberton


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Why Is God Often the Last Choice

Why Is God Often the Last Choice?
Why is it that God is often the last one people turn to?
People should trust and serve him because they want to!

We’re often told that acknowledging him is “unconstitutional.”
It’s no wonder why many are confused and “delusional.”

Without God, so many try to fill life’s “empty void.”
But whatever means it takes for life to be “enjoyed.”

Many spend a lot of money as they indulge in their sins.
But too many times, their life is in shambles in the end.

Let me ask you; “what is it in life that you’re looking for?”
Does it seem like life is just one “big revolving door?”

If you want a solid foundation to build your life on…
It’s the God of creation that you need to depend on!

Only he can give eternal joy and love that you’ll never find.
Only he can bring wholeness and peace to your mind!

His word provides truth and POWER for all eternity!
It’s only his knowing his word, that you’ll find security!

Isn’t it about time for you to come and trust him?
All it takes is a little faith to come and believe him!

He’s the God of today and tomorrow!  And remains true!
He stands at your heart’s door, and waits for you!

Your life can be cleansed, by Christ’ atonement!
Why not make him your first choice? 
 This very moment!


By Jim Pemberton   07/14/14


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Holy Family

We cannot separate Mother Mary and Saint Joseph
They’re having so much connection
With the mystery of Incarnation of Eternal God
Joseph, being guardian of the Virgin’s spotless honor
Foster-father of the Divine Babe

Mother Mary’s family thought be made known
She might not be stoned by the Jews as an adulteress
Thirdly, that in her flight; have the comfort of a husband
St. Ignatius add yet a fourth reason namely that is birth might hid from the devil
Looking for Him to be born of a wife and not of a Virgin

4202013


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Jesus Speaks Sweet Peace to Me

Jesus Whispers Sweet Peace to Me! Jesus whispers sweet peace to me! And has brought life so abundantly! Jesus whispers sweet love to my soul! And has come and made me whole! Jesus whispers peace to life’s raging sea! And brought comfort and hope inside of me! Jesus whispers words of comfort and joy! His word in my life, I want to employ! Jesus brings victory over the power of sin! And has changed my life! I’m now born again! Jesus brings salvation and restoration! In him, I have freedom and redemption! Jesus brings this and so much more! He is Lord of all! And is worth living for! By Jim Pemberton


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The Love of God


The Love of God

The love of God is steadfast and sure!
It is powerful and forever secure!

The beauty of God is wondrous indeed!
It is awesome, and exactly 
what I need!

The wonders of God are a sight to behold!
His treasure is more valuable than gold!

The grace of God is ours for the asking!
It is marvelous!  And is everlasting!

The son of God is Jesus Christ our savior!
His blood saves from sin!  
Now and forever!

Won’t you accept this awesome God today?
And allow his sunshine to 
brighten your way?

He is something that is so 
desperately needed!
It’s only in him, that your life 
can be completed!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Lovely Name of Jesus





The Lovely Name Of Jesus!

There’s a lovely name of Jesus that I know!
It brings strength and healing to my soul!

There’s a wonderful love that’s expressed!
Because of Jesus, I am graciously blessed!

There’s a peace that I cannot find elsewhere!
It’s in Jesus name!  His presence is everywhere!

There’s grace and mercy that Jesus extends!
It has brought hope and peace deep within!

This same Jesus can do the same for YOU!
Whatever you face!  Or what you’re
 going through!

Why not reach out and call on his name?
Right now…  Your life can be
 100% changed!

Jesus’ name can change you throughout!
He is God!  And this is what he’s all about!

By Jim Pemberton


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What If I Gain Everything But Lose My Soul

What If I Gain everything, But Lose My Soul? What if I gain everything, but lose my soul? Would it really be worth it? I don’t think so. If I could purchase all that money could by… I can’t take it with me that day I shall die! If I had all of this world’s riches and fame… I’d be empty inside. And myself only to blame! Though many things in this world are alluring. The satisfaction they promise, is not reassuring! I’ve found the secret to life, and true success! It comes from living for Jesus! HE is the best! Only he can give true love and peace within! Only he can bring healing and forgiveness of sin! In Christ, I have gained everything and much more! It is his treasures of life, that’s worth living for! JESUS can give contentment, this world can’t bring! Only he can give true satisfaction! And everything! I am bought by his sacrifice! I’m not my own! I’m going to make plans for my heavenly home! Jesus is the only one I need to make it through! I will always tell him; “Jesus, I sure love YOU!” I thank you my Lord for nourishing my soul! By your grace… I’m made complete and whole! By Jim Pemberton


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Holy Is the Lamb

Humbly He took my human flesh,
humbly dwelt in Mary's womb,
humbly walked the dusty roads,
teaching, healing, breaking bread
Holy is the Lamb.

Gently He gave Himself to me,
gently touched my fallen form,
gently lifting from the mire 
my broken, needy, sin-sick soul.
Holy is the Lamb.

Freely He gave His all,
freely suffered scorn and shame,
freely bent beneath the scourge
within Pilate's judgement hall.
Holy is the Lamb.

Surrendered to the cross,
surrendered, bearing all my guilt,
surrendered to death's bitter call
He gave his utmost, gave me all.
Holy is the Lamb.

Risen, to give me new life,
risen that I might bear His name,
risen that I might never die
the second death but reign with Him.
Holy is the Lamb.

September 28, 2014


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Still There

I turned my back on you and went astray
I didn't need you anymore, so I walked away
I never even saw you, it's like you weren't there
Every time I tried talking to you, I was speaking to thin air
It was so easy to blame you when nothing went right
So I left you, out of mind-out of sight
You said you loved me and you'd always be here
You told me to ask and you would appear
One night while I was crying I felt a familiar touch
Then a voice whispered, "I never left, I love you to much"
You were with me the whole time, right by my side
Heard every prayer I prayed, felt every tear I cried
Even though I couldn't see you, you still held my hand
You are a merciful God, and now I understand
So I pray to you tonight Lord to forgive my doubtful heart
I'm praying to be saved, I praying for a new start


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Jesus Was There When No One Else Was

Jesus Was There, When No One Else Was!

Jesus was there for me, when no one else was.
And reassured me that it is I whom he loves!

All of my “friends” had fled and left me alone.
I was looking at what was now an empty home.

Alone and afraid, I knelt to HIM in prayer...
I felt his presence, and knew that HE was there!

He spoke words of peace and comfort to my soul.
He said that whatever happens, he wouldn’t let go!

As Jesus brought peace and joy that was all around
The chains of fear and darkness fell to the ground.

He brought a hope and peace to my troubled mind.
He was so compassionate, forgiving and kind!

The life of ashes I had, was now in the past.
If I need a friend to help, I know who to ask!

Jesus came and loved me, when no one else would.
Everything I was going through, he understood!

Won’t you allow this savior to do the same for you?
Won’t you come and let HIM wrap his arms around you?

There’s so much more to life that he wants to give you!
He waits patiently…  Because he wants to help you!

Thank you Jesus!  For the blessings
 that we can all receive!
All we need to do…  Is reach out…. 
 And BELIEVE!

By Jim Pemberton   04/14/14


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We Need to Pray For Another

We Need to Pray For Another! There are people, desperate for prayer, Filled with hopelessness and despair! When asked by someone, if I would pray… I just couldn’t find the words to say. The Holy Spirit began tugging at my heart within, Convicting me of not praying once again. Any excuses, God told me I must first let go, This was eating at my very soul! My prayer life had been such a mess. I soon repented, and confessed, I called out to Jesus’ precious name I invited him into my prayer life! To rule and reign! On bended knees before my Lord I began to bow, My brother’s prayer was going to be answered… Somehow! The prayer request for my brother is going to be met. God has never failed anyone YET! By Jim Pemberton


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Do You Have True Peace

Do You Have True Peace?

Do you have true peace in your life today?
Are you upset with the trials that come your way?

Do you have true contentment and peace within?
Perhaps you feel like your life’s at a “dead end?”

Maybe the pressures of life seem overwhelming.
You don’t know why so many problems are coming.

There is a truth of God that you can keep with you!
Jesus is here!  And he really wants to bless you!

He alone can bring hope and peace to your soul.
Only the power of his love can make you whole!

You can find contentment and peace in his name…
With him on board, your life won’t be the same!

He speaks “peace be still” to life’s stormy seas.
He brings a peace, like a gentle summer breeze!

Won’t you give him an opportunity to touch you?
It’s no secret how much that he loves you!

He can give to you what no one else can ever give.
He’ll give you a reason for hope and to live!

His promises are forever, and he will never fail you!
Please listen to the words of love 
he wants to tell you!

Jesus is the alpha and omega…
The beginning and the end!
He is, and will always be, your very best friend!

By Jim Pemberton


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Use Me

It's true, I have absolutely no idea who I am.
Lord, please show me Your way.
I give myself up to You.
Use me.


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To Know Jesus Is to Love Him


To Know Jesus Is to Love HIM! To know Jesus is to love him! Let’s worship and adore him! To know and to serve him is a blessing! His fellowship, I don’t want to be missing! I know he is with me, wherever I am! He has my whole life in his hands! I know that his love is very precious! His words of life are very nutritious! I know that he loves and cares dearly! His love for me, I can see clearly! I know he has a place in heaven prepared! He did this, from a heart that cared! I know that his coming is very near! One day soon, he shall appear! I know that this same Jesus cares for you! And speaks these words; “I LOVE YOU!” I know that Jesus waits with arms wide open! And invitation to join him, has been spoken! Won’t you come to know and love him now? He can change your life! And how! By Jim Pemberton


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I Raised My Hand

Tonight, I did it.
Tonight, I found it.
Tonight, I discovered it.
Tonight, I raised my hand.
Tonight, I am new.
Tonight, I am brand new again.
Tonight, I raised my hand.


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FAITHFUL

lifting us up by your humility;
only by your grace,
the hearts of many will be blessed,
by the sufferings that you bare,
through you GOD  is faithful.
the outpouring of the truth:
by your courage and boldness you have shown,
not only by merits,
also by the fruits of the spirit,
can your actions be guided,
to work with the oneness,
founded by the firmness of your loyalty,
surrounded by the humility of your strength,
crafted by your works of mercy,
can we be true example of a christian blessing.
serve your faith;
accept the faithful,
take care of your faith,
live to understand and work for His purpose,
and never forget to pray for the faithless,
remember as He is worthy,
by your actions can you be worthy.


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The God of Daniel Is the God of TODAY

The God of Daniel Is the God of Today!

I think about Daniel being put into the lion’s den.
What an interesting life it must have been!

Even though the King’s law forbidden
 him from praying.
He didn’t seem bothered by what
 others were saying!

He prayed to God with his window wide open.
A heart to heart talk with God was spoken!

Tricked and deceived was Darius the king.
But Daniel knew God would take care of everything!

Into the den of lions, the prophet Daniel was placed.
You should have seen the look on the king’s face!

The next day, he was released!  No harm was found.
God had sent his angel to calm the lions down!

God protected Daniel from the mouths of the beasts!
Daniel was protected by God’s
 love and peace!

If you find life’s problems to daily surround you…
Remember the God of Daniel is all around you!

You can trust the God of Daniel to see you through!
He’s willing to do this, because of his love for you!

The God of Daniel, is the true and living God TODAY!
Through the adversities of life…  
He’ll make a way!

By Jim Pemberton    05/06/14


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DIVINE RIGHTEOUSNESS

to know what is true,
through the darkness or the light.
to simply hold deep inyour heart the righteuos,
humble through mecy and might.
being clear of the divine plan,
longing to see justice served.
as the storm runs out of rain,
so does the enemy stay clear out of this.
just like a seed waiting to grow;
bounds by the works he has brought,
priceless to the end,
never to be replaced,
fruitful to the very end.
meant worthy with all of it's valued meaning,
set firm ovver the triumph of his victory.
it's essence are ground breaking,
even now, it's grace has the ability to reempower your spirit.


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Jesus Came Through




Jesus Came Through!

When I needed someone to help me…
The Lord Jesus came through for me!

When I needed someone I could count on…
I found in Jesus, a friend to depend on!

When everything came “crashing around me…”
It was the love of Christ that found me

When my life felt bruised, torn and battered…
Christ helped me! When it really mattered!

Thank you Jesus! For coming through!
Where else would I turn?  If not for you?

You gave peace and eternal joy within!
And will always be my savior and friend!


By Jim Pemberton   






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Suicide Is Not the Answer


Lately, I have noticed a very disturbing trend.
Many people wish for their life to end!

There are many circumstances
that bring this about.
Many feel "trapped in," and think
"there's no way out!"

I admit,...  I have been very
discouraging thoughts.
Sometimes, wondering, if I was dealt
"the wrong lot."

But just when I feel alone
and trapped within.
I think about Jesus! He's always
been my friend!

I've called to him more than a time or two...
When I didn't know
"what I was going to d."

When, to him, I cried out and pleaded...
He's given to me the hope
and direction I needed!

I recommend this same Jesus
to your life today!
Whatever your problem...
He has made a way!

An abundant assurance
Is what Jesusbrings!
He is an awesome God!
And can take care of everything!

Your problems are never too big
or small for him to take control.
He can bring healing to you!
And make your body whole!

He is what's needed! In this lost
and dying generation!
Won't you accept his mercy
and salvation???

By Jim Pemberton   2012





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Christ Wants to Be With Us


Christ Wants to Be With Us! In all of Christ’ glory and splendor… He died, that I may live with him forever! He came down and lived with sinful men… To one day be the sacrifice for sin! He came to earth… No matter the cost… He bled and died on the old rugged cross. He came to die for you and me! Only to cry; “father, why have you forsaken me?” He gave his life for mine! The price was paid! A way to heaven… Through him… Was made! He gave his life! What more could he give! He’s so patient and willing to forgive! He’s here! And is waiting for you! He offers salvation! What will you do? He shall always love us! Can’t you see? He wants to be with us! For eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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My Clementine Oh my darling

Indulgences Indulgence my clementine                                                                             murder sublime your father sold you for a dime                                                               for some wine and a pair of shoes                                                                                   lost in the wine of the purgatories blues                                                                           you cried for grace but drowned in the rivers vine                                                           your father’s embrace he sold you for a dime                                                             catechism number nine died once for all your silver                                                    recalls a story Judas’s blood money a filthy pilfer


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HALLELUJAH I'm On the Winning Side

Hallelujah!  I’m on
 the winning side!
Jesus is victorious!  
And pushed back the evil tide!

Hallelujah!  Jesus has given
 me an assurance.
Living for him…  Is the best
 “life insurance!”

HIS policy is FREE!  It asks 
that you serve him!
Won’t you come?  
And take time to know him?

His eternal insurance is life
 that’s everlasting!
“Come follow me!” 
 Is what he’s asking!

I’m thankful to know of the choice
 I’ve made!
A way to eternity, through Christ,
 has been paid!


By Jim Pemberton   08/01/13




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An Adulterous Situation

An Adulterous Situation I knew of a couple, involved in an adulterous situation. A person involved, claimed that he was a Christian! He told others that he wanted to tell her about the Lord… But this involvement in sin, he couldn’t well “afford!” A “casual” encounter led to the marriage’s destruction. Her husband was so hurt, he could hardly “function.” How could this man think there’s “nothing wrong with it.” “It must be fine.” He thought. “everyone’s doing it!” Jesus has come, that we might have freedom from within! Going to church, doesn’t give us a “license to sin!” God gave us marriage, as a holy and divine covenant! He gave us his word, so that our lives can be abundant! May this be a stern warning to one and all! That which may look attractive, will cause us to fall! If there’s something more from marriage that you desire… Be careful! Your deep passions will burn like a fire! May I encourage you to pray and seek the Lord above! And ask him to build your marriage on his love! Only he can restore everything the enemy has taken! He’ll be with you, when you may feel totally forsaken! Adultery is like a cancer cell… That will eventually destroy! It’ll rob you of the many blessings, that God wants you to enjoy! What God has joined as one... May there be no separation! But a heart of unselfishness, and a renewed dedication! By Jim Pemberton


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King David and Absalom

King David and Absalom…

From King David, his son Absalom was named.
He lived under the rule of his father’s reign.

He grew up loved and admired by many…
Any kind of charm, he didn’t lack any.

He avenged the rape of his half-sister’s brother.
He then turned his focus on to another.

After a few years, he declared himself king.
From David, he wanted to take everything!

He raped his dad’s concubines, and David fled.
Absalom wanted to be king, and David to be dead!

David sent Hushai. to be close to Absalom’s side.
Bad council was what he wanted to provide.

Absalom took his council, and his choice was plain.
He went to war with David, but his life was slain.

The sword of Joab had pierced Absalom within.
Never more, would Israel hear from him again!

For all of the pain, this brought to David a sorrow.
But he learned to trust the God of tomorrow!

For all of David’s accomplishments, his son was gone.
David asked for God’s mercy for all that was wrong.

May we all seek to follow God with all of our heart.
And seek the Lord’s wisdom, before the pain starts!

The God of David is the God who reigns today!
May we be inspired by the words he has to say!

Blessed is he who trusts God
 and daily knows him!
For the God of David, will never fail him!

By Jim Pemberton   11/09/13


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All Glory to Jesus


All Glory to Jesus!
I'm on he winning side!
He is powerful and turning
 back the evil tide!

Glory be to Jesus!
 He's my Lord and friend!
By his grace and mercy,
 I am born again!

Glory be to Jesus!
Let the hallelujah's role!
I'm complete in him!
The redeemer of my soul!

Glory be the Jesus!
 He can be your savior too!
He offers free salvation!!
 What are you going to do?

All praise to Jesus!
 God's precious son!
He's all we ever need!
The all sufficient one!

By Jim Pemberton   



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Just Pray

Stand strong for all your fears have been washed and carried away.
Today is a brand new day!
Just pray.


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Abundant Touch

blood, sweat, and tears
nailed to a cross
crown full of thorns
your life was lost
for me, a worthless sinner
for me
a new beginning
I leave the past where it remains
I've been transformed
I've been restored
condemned no more
I wear the chains no more
I am free


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Jesus Is Merciful



Jesus Is Merciful!

Jesus is merciful, faithful 
and true!
He extends his mercy
to me and YOU!

His mercy lasts
 throughout generations!
And offers his grace to
 Make you a “new creation!”

His mercy endures forever
 and never ends!
It’s only in him, 
where true life begins!

Won’t you give him some
 of your time?
He’s patient, forgiving
 and kind!

He’s what you need!  
And will never fail you!
He loves you so much!
 And is waiting to tell you!


By Jim Pemberton


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I Take Delight In Knowing Christ


In Jesus Christ… I take delight! He’s with me each day and night! In Jesus Christ… His love overflows! His love touches me, wherever I go! In Jesus Christ… The victory is won! All praise a honor to God’s precious son! In Jesus Christ… I needn’t be ashamed! He took all of my sin, guilt and blame! In Jesus Christ… I have an atonement! He’s willing to forgive, at any moment! In Jesus Christ… I’m never alone! I ask for his presence to fill my home! In Jesus Christ… You’ll find what you need. Won’t you allow his Holy Spirit to lead? In Jesus Christ… Is where life truly begins! He’ll give you eternal life and peace within! By Jim Pemberton


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Are You Offended By God

It seems like there’s many people becoming “defensive.” As anything of God, is seemingly being “offensive.” People can peddle their smut and filth around. But a cross or nativity? They must come down! People can watch acts of fornication on their t.v. But, talking about God? “Why that’s offensive to me!” People often talk about their constitutional “rights.” Perhaps someone upstairs “turned out the lights!” Its amazing how money is spent getting God “removed.” What is it exactly that people are trying to prove? What’s next? Taking “in God we trust,” off our money? It could happen very soon! I’m not trying to be funny! Think about what’s happening and taking place! We’re told that we can’t pray in public? Or say grace? This whole country is being turned “upside down.” Our very foundations are being “tossed around!” In what’s being pursued as “political correctness…” Has left in many lives… A total weakness! God is being replaced what is “socially appealing.” Much of what’s in our society has no real meaning! A person can marry anyone they want, or smoke pot.. But what the truth of God’s word, can’t be taught? It’s time that we come to God, and totally repent! Before another wasted day we have spent! Sooner or later, God’s judgment will come out! Our lives need to be changed, and cleansed throughout! Jesus is the answer! Our only hope of salvation! We need him now! All across this great nation! By Jim Pemberton


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The Beauty of the God I Know

The Beauty of The God I Know! There’s a beauty of the God that I know. It’s brought peace and hope to my soul. There’s an awesome love in him as well. He loves me more than words can tell! There’s an eternal treasure that waits. For those who enter heaven’s gates! There’s a glory and much riches untold. With mansions on streets paved with gold! This wonderful God has a salvation plan. And offers it to every woman and man. This merciful God sent his son to earth. Through him, we can all have a “new birth.” This powerful God can be your Lord today! Won’t you invite him in? And pray? This same God, who made our eternal being. Is the same one who can supply everything! Won’t you allow his beauty to touch you? He would like to have fellowship with you! He’s the best friend that you’ll ever find! He’s so loving and brings a peace of mind! Please come sweet Lord, and remind us… We need your beautiful love and kindness! By Jim Pemberton


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Are You Addicted With Nowhere to Go

Are You Addicted, With Nowhere to Go? I know that it's easy to get discouraged and upset. Being addicted... But you can't escape "just yet." You've tried "everything." And don't know what else to do? Is there "anyone" who can "help you through?." The things you've done. You’ve wanted to be forgiven! Yet struggle with this Each day your liven! You greet people and wear a "smile." Do you wonder if living is really "worth the while." You may have prayed over and over again. And yet constantly struggle with a stubborn sin. Many times when you've tried to call on Jesus' name. Yet find yourself in "guilt and shame." Jesus is here now! He wants you to know… He can bring satisfaction and Make you WHOLE! Rather than thinking of things done in the past. Come to Jesus now! His love will always LAST! Allow God to bring to your life the needed victory now! He'll make you a brand new person! And HOW! By Jim Pemberton


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That Day Christ Bled And Died

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That Day Christ Bled and Died… I think about that day, Christ bled and died. And think about that day he was crucified! I think about the thorns placed upon his head. And think about the wounds that bled! I think about how he endured so much shame. For you and I, he took our sin and shame! I think about how an innocent man could do this? Our home in heaven, he didn’t want us to miss! I think about 3 days later, he arose from the grave! A way for salvation, has now been made! Hallelujah to Christ! God’s risen and holy son! Eternal life can be ours! The victory’s been won! Thanks be to Jesus! For being the sacrifice for sin! Because of his shed blood… We can be born again! Glory to God in the highest! How mighty is he! Because of Jesus! We can be set FREE! By Jim Pemberton


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Very Soon I'll Be WITH JESUS



Very Soon, I’ll Be With Jesus! I know my life on earth shall one day end… This body will turn back into dust again. I hope that in my life’s remaining days… I’ll be careful to give God glory and praise! I hope that with the opportunities given… I’ll walk in the joy of my sins being forgiven! I’m thankful that Jesus has shown to me… How much he really cares and loves me! If not for Jesus… Where I would be? He offered his body as a sacrifice for me! Because of what he’s done, I’m living today! He’ll be with me! Till the end of the way! When my life closes, and a new life begins… I’ll be with my savior, lord and friend! Thank you Jesus! As a new day starts! You’ve brought love and joy to my heart! By Jim Pemberton


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I Should Take time For God


I Should Take Time For God!

God, I come and call on your name!
I have a load of
so much shame!

May family and friends all thought
 I was living “pretty good.”
 But inside of me… 
 They never understood!

Those who were close to me 
didn’t seem to know…
All I was doing was just
 “putting on a show!”

Those I went to church with in our town…
Didn’t seem to know what was
 “dragging me down.”

Lord…  I’m sick and tired of the
 kind of life I’ve had!
Please can change my life!  
I’ll be forever glad!

I may “impress” others... 
 But it’s God…   I’ll never fool!
 Jesus…  I invite you to
 come into my heart and rule!

Thank you God for bringing
 hope to my life again!
It’s only in YOU that a 
NEW life begins!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Each Day Without Christ

Each Day Without Christ…

The longer I live… The more I can see!
I need more of Jesus!  And a lot less of me!

The older I get…  The more that I realize…
“To fear the Lord is truly to be wise!”

When it comes to Jesus…  I must seek him!
His words are true!  
I need to believe him!

Each day without Christ…  I stumble around!
With HIM, I’m on solid ground!

Every day that I wake up to face…
I need to get alone with Jesus,
 in a quiet place!

His spirit has spoken. 
 And made it quite evident!
God brings sweet love and hope. 
In his presence!

I’m thankful to God!  And his glory revealed!
I’m complete in him! 
 And totally healed!

Thank you Jesus for answering my prayer!
What would I do,
 if you weren’t there?

By Jim Pemberton   


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This Lost Lamb

This Lost Lamb
Written by Adam M. Snow

Oh by the morning strike of day
and by the calm obscure of night,
my heart is Yours O God -- I pray;
grant this lost lamb Your holy sight.

Give this lost lamb the sight to see,
truth that lies in the love of Thee.
Show me the world in Your own eyes
and make O God, this dumb man wise.

Grant this lost lamb the words to speak,
the Word O God of Yours to man,
the Word of truth for which they seek
in ways a lamb once lost dare can.

Grant this lost lamb an ear to hear,
and hear Your voice so crystal clear.
Speak Ye -- O God with words of love,
let this lamb hear Your voice above.

Grant this lost lamb the feet to lead,
so I may guide a crowd to Thee.
Help this lamb O God to succeed,
and help the ones encage be free.

Grant this lost lamb the hands to aid,
and help the fallen and afraid,
and help the lost ones to be found.
Help me guide them to solid ground.

Lead this lost lamb -- O God, to Thee;
save this lamb from the sunless deep.
Open my eyes so I could see,
all of You and Your loving heap.

Let this lost lamb be born again,
to live for You -- O God, Amen.
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Jesus I Give YOU My Love

Jesus, I want to give you my
 love and respect!
This promise to you—
I won’t forget!

All of my love…
To YOU…  I extend!
I’ll love you again
 and again!

I don’t always understand
What you do…,
But I still love and
 appreciate YOU!

As I get older and
 the years go by…
I long to be with you!
At the mansion in the sky!

Everything about me,
 you understand!
And will guide me
 with a gentle hand!

Jesus…  You’re my daily
 hope and inspiration!
And give each me a deeper
 appreciation.

An appreciation of respect that
 will continually grow.
For your love in me will bring
 goodness to my soul!

By Jim Pemberton


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Diagnosis

Head spinning, breathless, bleakness,
All goes black, nauseousness, weakness,  
Get me to the infirmary,
Oh God, be merciful to me.

Sterile smells, white sheets, ugly tiles,
Little pricks of blood in viles,
There's a mistake; it cannot be,
Oh God, be merciful to me.

There's a time to fight and be still,
Get the insurance and find the will,
Don't fret; the Lord I soon shall see,
Oh God, be merciful to me.

*Dedicated to my sweet Aunt Sherry, who went on to be with the Lord last Sunday.


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Calling

Calling

Father God is calling
He’s calling you by name,
He’s calling through confusion
And He’s calling through your pain

He’s calling through your loneliness
And through your sorrow too,
Father God is calling
He’s calling out to you

He calls through the destruction
He calls you through your shame,
His call cuts through the wreckage
And wipes out every stain

His call is not mistaken 
For any earthly sound,
And all the lost that heed the call
Will then become the found

For when the Father calls you
His call will not relent,
His call continues, tireless
He calls you to repent

God’s call brings down the mighty
God’s call lifts up the meek,
But do not be mistaken 
God’s call is never weak

His call lifts up the feeble arms
And strengthens trembling knees,
Turns cowards into mighty men
His call sets captives free

Now you don’t have to listen
It’s up to you to choose,
But turn your back – ignore His call,
You’re guaranteed to lose

God’s call can heal your sickness
His call can make you well,
He’s crying out to save you
From eternity in hell
This call can make you holy 
And lead you into grace,
He calls you to his throne room
And meets you face to face

Father God is calling
Through all that you’ve done wrong,
His call will break your aching heart
And place inside a song

His call can be a still, small voice
Or frighteningly loud,
God’s call lifts up the humble,
And humbles all the proud

Now what will your decision be?
What exactly will you do?
For Father God is calling,
He’s calling now for you.


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Crossing the Street

I stood beside life's thoroughfare
And watched the busy traffic there,
All swiftly passing to and from
Each in his self-made way to go.
Across the crowded road I spied
The lights of home on yonder side:
But how to cross? I dare not try,
A timid little one as I.
I could not take a single step,
For evil's tide would soon have swept
Me down its path to go astray,
A frightened child who lost the way;
And yet, the rush of traffic there
Made me to tremble, near despair.
I could not linger there for long,
The teeming mass was far too strong;
They reached to grasp me, pull me in
Stampeding down the road of sin.
I needed one who'd crossed before
To guide me to the other shore.
I cried out in my loneliness
For help to cross the wide abyss;
I had to find a faithful friend
To walk with me to journey's end.
I felt a hand enclose my own,
Although I thought I was alone;
Beside me stood the One I knew
Who would prove strong to see me through.
He's guiding me and all who dare
To walk with Him life's thoroughfare.
The path He takes crosses the tide
That sweeps the road from side to side.
It's hard to walk against the press
Of self and all unrighteousness,
But Jesus works to help me stay
Upon the straight and narrow way.
Someday, together, we will stand,
Who've walked with Jesus. hand in hand,
Upon that other happy shore
Where sin and sorrow are no more.
We'll know in fullness then the rest
That children find on mother's breast
When weary, frightened little feet
Have finally, safely crossed the street.


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Jesus Wants A Relationship With YOU

Jesus Wants A Relationship With YOU! How’s your relationship with your family and others? How do you treat your sisters and brothers? How do you treat those who are close to you? Do you reach out to those around you? With life’s uncertainties, come many hardships. This can have an effect on our relationships! Those close to us, can bring much hurt and pain. It’s amazing how quickly things can change! There’s a God in heaven who deeply loves you! He wants to be your friend! Because he wants to! Jesus has come, that you may know him! He’s here now! And wants you to be with him! This Lord, who created this earth’s foundation… Has offered to all, his gift of salvation! A relationship with Jesus, can be yours to receive! Won’t you reach out to him? And believe? A relationship with HIM, is the most important thing! A promise of love and faithfulness, is what he brings! I praise you Jesus! I’m so thankful and blessed! Having fellowship with YOU, is always the BEST! By Jim Pemberton 12/01/13


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Why Do We Take Christ Out of Christmas

Why Do We Take Christ Out of Christmas? Christmas is the only holiday we often don’t call by name. We often forget about the true reason that Christ came. It’s the only holiday that we often call “a holiday.” It’s true meaning, is often, taken away! It’s more than the tree and all of the glittering lights… It’s time to think about the Bethlehem star so bright! It’s more than going shopping at the malls… More than, “Jingle Bells,” or “Deck the Halls!” It’s more than seeing how many people we can buy for. Or that clearance sale, you’re willing “to die for!” It’s more than buying the “newest in entertainment.” Or receiving a gift that may “cause an embarrassment.” Beyond all of the presents and all we truly believe in. Let’s all come to Christ Jesus and receive him! Let’s think about his birth, and his death on the cross! Without HIM… The true meaning of Christmas is lost! He brings the hope, joy and cheer that’s needed! Won’t you listen to his voice? That often goes unheeded? Christ is what’s important! And shouldn’t be left out! He’s what matters! And is what Christmas is all about! Let’s be joyful! It was for all of us that he came! And take this time to bring honor and glory to his name! By Jim Pemberton


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Does Anyone Understand Or Care About Me

Does Anybody Understand?

Dear Lord, many in church
 don’t know or comprehend…
The many trials and struggles
 I’ve had within!

They all claim to be “Christians.” 
 This is what they say.
But none of them will
“give me the time of day!”

Rather than offering a hand
 of friendship like they could…
Any desire ”to get together”
 are clearly misunderstood!

They didn’t return the messages
when I gave them a call.
Is being a part of this “family”
 really worth it all???

It’s like they’re ready to “pounce on me” for the kill…
It’s pretty obviously they’re not doing God’s will!

Lord Jesus, I suppose I’m now beginning to see…
Many who claim to follow you are not
 what they pretend to be!

When someone in our family sins. 
 Please watch out!
Loving them is what God’s
FAMILY really is about!

A “Christian” family is more
 than just words alone!
It’s being Christ’ example...  
Both in and our of our home!

By Jim Pemberton


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Christ Offered to Take Away My Sin

Christ Offered To Take Away My Sin!

Christ offered to take away the sin within me!
He did this, just because he really loves me!

He offered to exchanged his love in it’s place!
And freely offered his gifts of mercy and grace!

I thought about it.  But wasn’t sure what to do.
I had nothing to offer to the
 one who said; “I love you!”

My life had been like rags
 and emptiness for many years.
I was filled inside with a lot of
 doubts and fears!

But Jesus called me!  I jumped up and listened!
This was an opportunity… 
 I didn’t want to be missin’!

He was willing to give my life a second chance.
And loved me!  No matter the circumstance!

I decided to give him my life of sin and greed!
A new direction, God’s spirit would lead!

Christ’ life for mine, is what was exchanged…
But is was my life what was totally changed!

The love that he brought has been so sweet!
With him…  My life has been made complete!

By Jim Pemberton   01/06/13


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RISING UP

behold, a man with no resistance to good,
perfect being of a blessing as should.
born righteous,
blessing of being faithful.
true knowledge according to the fulfillment,
gentle and bold in His revealing.
humble to the end:
holding no selfish regrets,
serving Him to fulfill all His promises,
that His work can overcome sin,
that we are lifted up throughout his mercy.
all should know. 
he did this out love,
helps us move closer to the glory of his throne.
erases all questions and doubts;
that throughout one mighty act of obedience,
there is hope and chance,
to bring us back to be a part of the blessing of His reign,
take as out of worldly materials.
that the person show more wonders,
greater than anyone has seen.
that through Him we are covered and accepted, 
enough to fit through the narrow gates and be saved.


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The Damage Is Over

The damage is over,
The battle is won.
Thank You to a mighty hand;
The breath of the Risen Son.


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One King Mightier than I

Eternity's vast weight of time
Is pressing dark against my breast,
And brooding powers wage within
A ceaseless struggle, dearth of rest.

A crown of shame enwreathes my brow
With thorns, a piercing diadem,
The symbol of self-monarch reign;
Fear's rose the circlet's black-starred gem.

Oh, who can free me from myself;
Who can the worth master be
To lift the victor's standard high
Above the conquered ruins of me?

A crown of thorns was His before;
His throne, a cross against the sky,
The humble Christ who I have found
The one King mightier than I.


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Jesus Please Take the Garbage Out

Jesus, Please Take the Garbage Out!
Jesus, please come and take the garbage out!
That I may find what true life is all about!

Please come and do a cleansing from within.
I need you to wash and take away my sin!

I need your words to daily renew my mind!
Even when I’m busy and “don’t have the time.”

I ask for your spirit to come and touch me!
I need your love to strengthen and guide me!

I thank you’re my lord for everything you do!
I want to say how much I appreciate YOU!

You gave hope when there’s none to be found…
And have placed my life on a solid ground!

You brought strength and sweetness to my soul.
The garbage is gone!  I’ve been made whole!

I bless and honor your wonderful name!
With your help, my life won’t be the same!

The joy you’ve given is difficult to express.
I’ve found in you a true haven of rest!

Please help me to never forget about you!
I don’t know what I’d do without you!

It’s an honor indeed to have you as my friend!
You brought the victory!
And helped me to win!

By Jim Pemberton    11/09/14


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Jesus Knows Your Heartache And Pain

Jesus Knows Your Heartache and Pain!
Jesus knows of your heartache and pain.
He knows of the times you hurt and complained.

He knows of the many times you laid awake and cried.
He knows of the many “solutions” that you tried.

He hears the questions you asked many times.
He has the answer, and can read between the lines.

He wants you to know that whatever has troubled you.
Is not too difficult for him, because he LOVES you!

Whatever mountains and trials, that come your way.
Can be removed, by the power of his blood today!

His words of life give an assurance of his glory divine!
Won’t allow him to bring you a godly peace of mind?

All praise and honor to Jesus needs to be given!
By his blood, he can change how you’re livin’!

The sweetness of Jesus can remove the pain of the past!
And give you a true freedom 
that’ll always last!

By the power and beauty of his resurrection…
Your life can forever be turned to a new direction!

Won’t you praise the Lord who reigns on high?
He has heard your prayer, and answered your cry!

An abundant life waits for those who receive him!
Won’t you reach out in faith 
and believe him?

By Jim Pemberton    07/20/14


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I Read About God In The BIble

I Read About God In the Bible… I read about God, when I read the Bible. And read about many, who worshipped a false idol. I read about his eternal love and grace displayed. And how many sought his help as they prayed. I read about God’s mighty wonders and power! And that his promises remain the same each hour! I read about good and bad nations being shaken! If they trusted God, they were not forsaken! I read about how the Old Testament foretold. Of a wonderful savior, for all to behold! I read about this savior’s death on the cross! He was the sacrifice for the dying and lost! There was a message of God’s redemption! And the power of Christ’ resurrection! This book foretold the signs of the end times! And how there’d be many lost minds! The book of Revelation makes it clear! The return of our Lord is very near! God gave us his word, and is alive today! Please listen to him! Simply trust and obey! He’s here! And patiently waits for all to come! And accept salvation, through Jesus, his son! Glory to God! To him, may we give our praise! And serve him as our God! All of our days! By Jim Pemberton


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Alway there

Quickly falling waves crashing against rocks rain falling heavily. Listen. sunlight dim hidden. dark clouds continue to leak. Loud thunder rolls. Lightning in the background. Heart pounding racing clothes soaked dripping. water splashes, still falling. Voice quite. He reaches down and grabs me, he says have faith for I've been here all along. And I love u.


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I Need to Trust Jesus MORE

I Need to Trust Jesus More!
Jesus said I need to seek and daily trust him.
I need to totally surrender and love him!

I need to give more than what I’ve given.
This is a part of being cleansed and forgiven.

I’ll admit…  It’s been half hearted at best!
This has created more anxiety and stress!

The peace he gives hasn’t been around me.
As the problems of life seem to surround me!

Dear Lord, I come before you with a confession.
I want YOU to be my love and dear possession.

I ask you to come and wrap me in your arms of love.
And refresh my life with your power from above!

I will do my best to seek your will and direction.
As I focus on your word for a Godly correction!

The beauty of your majesty and holiness is real!
Before your presence, I come, and humbly kneel!

I invite you to be the Lord of everything in me!
And ask for your Holy Spirit to come and fill me!

Thank you, dear Jesus, for listening to my prayer.
Thanks for being a true friend.  And for being there!

Please touch my lips with your purifying fire!
That living for you will be my daily desire!

Thank you Lord, for doing this and more!
YOU make life worth living for!

By Jim Pemberton  07/11/14


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God's Heaven

God's Heaven
Written by Adam M.
Snow

A vision splendid of
the Heavenly scene,
filled my mind with
an image so clean:
the purity of the
road from which I
walk,
beyond the pearly
gates so pure and
white;
brighter than the
sun's brightest
light,
where the saints
goes to flock.

Awestruck was I,
with bright colors
so new;
beyond everything of
this earthly hue.
They glowed from the
flowers in eternal
bloom;
no death is seen, no
weltering of a rose;
true beauty only God
could compose -
with great
fragrance, oh
Heaven's perfume.

Oh the Heaven's
perfumes,
intoxicating scent;
so greatly with
love, Heaven's
intent.
Entwined with the
sounds of the
Heavenly choir;
great melodies with
angelic boasts.
And out of the
mouths of the
highest Heavenly
hosts,
singing with voices
of fire.

Oh the tunes of
Heavenly chorus
great,
flowing with love
and overflowing the
gates.
The power's so great
I fall to my knees,
I cannot help but
join in to sing,
(O' great is Thy
forever King -
great is Thy Maker
of peace.)

And suddenly there,
in crystal
sunlight's glow,
stands all those
dear ones we always
loved so.
I see my father
staring back at me;
my father whom I
lost in mid bleak
December.
Oh the treasures I
will remember,
like the beauty of
Heaven's seas.

As I see him, as
young as I;
no tears in Heaven,
still I wanted to
cry.
Never thought I
would see him once
more.
My father, my friend
is he -
a different man,
cancer free;
still my father
since the days of
yore.

Such great gift that
God has given me,
a vision of this
soon coming beauty.
A land so great for
a few yet so many;
the resting place at
the end of my life,
to lay down in peace
at the end of all my
strife.
I wait for Thee, O'
God, I wait for
Thee.
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You're Important to God

You’re important to God!  And he knows it!
He wants to be with you!  His word shows it!

Your life belongs to God!  Yes it does!
He died for you!  It’s you that he loves!

Your life is precious of God!  Yes it is!
He wants to be with you, each day you live

Your life is just a heartbeat away!
From allowing God to change you today!

Your life is but a brief moment in time!
Won’t you take time for God?
  So merciful and kind!

Your life can be touched this very hour!
By God’s love and healing power!

Your life for his!  A choice can be made!
This is beautiful!  And worth the trade!

HIS life brings peace and hope within!
The beauty of him, forgiving your sin!

HIS life for yours, is what he gives in exchange!
You can find all you need, in HIS sweet name!


By Jim Pemberton


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A Savior for Us

I walk down the broken road
Carelessly as I march ahead
No clue where I’m at
As invisible as the Cheshire Cat
Wandering through life
Almost using the knife.

I need an anchor, a savior, something to lead me
With a heart the size of a sea
with eyes that shine bright with glee.

A savior for you, and a savior for me.


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My Shepherd

I was but a little lost sheep, 
who laid down by the river to sleep.
My Shepherd walked across the water, 
to rescue me for keeps.
He picked me up when I faltered
and washed my sins away.
He made me white as snow, 
with the blood he freely gave.
He is more precious than gold, 
for he died on the cross for my salvation, 
so that I may bow before God in humble adoration.


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