7-24-15 One Too Many

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Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, 

that they may follow strong drink;

that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

Isaiah 5:11 KJV

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Beware that cup of wine, that mug of beer;

It may well be the drink of no return.

Imbibing alcohol can bring you cheer,

But too much booze is cause for great concern.

You think you can control it, and you may,

Yet there will come a time it turns on you.

Addiction causes spiritual decay;

Your passion’s not of God, but of the brew.

It’s good to know your weaknesses today,

For that is where the devil burrows through.

Avoid them like the plague; just run away.

Temptation can’t compete if your faith’s true.

If it’s too late and you just cannot quit,

Turn quick to Christ and counselors submit.

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sonnet # 415

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7-7-14 Dirge #18 – Lovers of Pleasure Rather Than Lovers of God

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“My neighbor’s girl is so hot that it hurts!” drooled the man to his friend in the yard;

She was fifteen but he wanted her bad and he’d have her while leaving her scarred.

Beware of your lust, she’s a child with her trust!

You have already sinned, but you had better rescind;

Turn to God right away or you’re dust!

“Football’s my life; I just live for the game!” yelled the man at his friends in the room.

He painted his body and was flaunting it now; he had willed this be done for his tomb.

“Beware, sporting fan, you’re ignoring God’s plan!

Idol worship is wrong and you drag it along;

Be this ardent for Christ if you can!

“I’ve played this game for three days in a row!” the boy boasted to all who could hear.

He was foul and unwashed and just lived in his room; the real world had long disappeared.

Beware, pleasure slut, you are stuck in a rut!

You’re life’s slipping away; you’ve forgotten the Way;

Hell’s just waiting, and you’re making the cut!

Joy and contentment are found in the Lord; all the others are toys of the damned.

Only in Jesus will you find your bliss; cry His name now or always be scammed.

We are all hopeless sinners, but in Christ we are winners!

Feel the Spirit’s conviction and be saved from addiction!

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1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

     rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)

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6-19-14 Dirge #12: Those With No Self Control

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“I can’t believe that I ate the whole thing!” cried the man with his hand to his gut.

Gluttonous living is par for the course; everything in excess turns to smut.

Beware living large, your sin will enlarge!

You’ve no self control, you endanger your soul;

Soon old Satan will come and take charge!

“Sometimes my poor hand has a mind of its own,” said the shoplifting girl to her friend.

Greed and desire takes control of the will leaving heartache alone in the end.

Beware, needy slave, you constantly crave!

You have lost your free will and dare call it a thrill;

It will lead you to Hell from the grave!

“I started drinking when I was fifteen,” slurred the man with a bottle of rum.

Addiction destroys both the body and soul and transforms your whole spirit to scum.

Go away, helpless sot, and get help as you ought!

You will soon be unable to push back from the table;

You are bound to lose more than you thought!

Jesus is waiting for your trembling hand to reach out and believe He’s God’s Son.

When you surrender your life to the Lord then the healing you so need has begun.

There is strength in Christ’s love and our Father above;

You’ll regain self control when you’re saved and made whole.

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1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)

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