One disliked the pastor, then there were nine.
Nine little Christians stayed up very late,
One slept in on Sunday, then there were eight.
Eight little Christians on their way to heaven,
One took the low road, then there were seven.
Seven little Christians chirping like chicks,
One disliked the music, then there were six.
Six little Christians seemed very much alive,
But one lost his interest, then there were five.
Five little Christians pulling for Heaven’s shore,
But one stopped to rest, then there were four.
Four little Christians, each busy as a bee,
One got her feelings hurt, then there were three.
Three little Christians knew what to do,
One joined the sports crowd, then there were two.
Two little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done,
Differed with each other, then there was one.
One little Christian can’t do much ’tis true;
Brought his friend to Bible study, then there were two.
Two earnest Christians, each won one more,
That doubled their number, then there were four.
Four sincere Christians worked early and late,
Each won another, then there were eight.
Eight little Christians, if they doubled as before,
In just a few short weeks, we’d have 1,024.
In this little jingle, there’s a lesson true,
You belong to the building, or the wrecking crew.
Romans 12:5 … So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
1 Corinthians 6: 17 … But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:12 … For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27 … Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Ephesians 4:4 … There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:12 … For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Romans 14:19 … Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Matthew 11:6 … And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Proverbs 11:30 … The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. ♥
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