ODE TO A HIRELING

Preach a sermon, preacher;
But make it short and sweet;
Our stomachs strike at 12 o’clock,
And I intend to eat.
Preach a sermon, preacher;
I care not what you say;
As long as you leave me alone,
And fire the other way.
Preach a sermon, preacher;
Yes, make it good and plain;
But don’t you ever dare
Decide to call sin by its name.
Preach a sermon, preacher;
But don’t get too specific;
As long as you will generalize,
I think you are terrific.
Preach a sermon, preacher;
Make it what I love to hear;
I’ll pat you on your spineless back,
While you scratch my itching ear.

Fellow Gospel Preachers may the sentiment of this poem never be true of us. May we always preach the whole council of God (Acts 20:27), contend for the faith (Jude 3), speak sound doctrine (2 Tim. 2:1) speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet. 4:11), and speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15).

Think About It!

Have A Great Weekend!

Tom Moore
P. O. Box 107
Hamilton, Texas 76531
http://www.harrisandmoore.org
http://www.fromthepreacherspc.org
http://preachersfiles.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/preacherspc/
http://www.parkheightscoc.com

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About from the Preachers PC

Gospel Preacher for the Park Heights church of Christ in Hamilton, TX. I stand for and defend the truth of God's word. All other degrees and diplomas mean very little in comparison.
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