Friday, June 19, 2015

We are the under rowers

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

Ancient triremes had three banks of oarsmen to provide the necessary propulsion. The lowest tier was called “the under-rowers”. They could but rowed their rhythmic strokes at the drum-beat of the director above. To use the Greek word, they were hygerétés – under-rowers. –
Paul uses this word in 1 Corinthians 4:1, when he speaks of Apollos and himself as “ministers of Christ”.

What a vivid term for Christian service. As under-rowers we receive our directions from above, and pull our spiritual oars together at our Captain’s command. We cannot always understand the way we are going, but we trust our Pilot and give our strength and attention to His will.

It may seem undignified so to serve, but our trust is in our Lord and Master. We are ready to serve Him whether seen or unseen, whether regarded or disregarded by men. And it is our confidence in our heavenly Guide that enables us to bend our strength to the progress of God’s-“Ship of State” – His Church on earth.

Via - Barnabas Ministries

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Families

Check out our new teaching series at MKCC - Happy Families.

Monday, June 08, 2015


Watch my latest message at MKCC - More Than Words - Faithfulness

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Faithfulness Of God

There are seasons in the lives of all when it is not easy, no not even for Christians, to believe that God is faithful. Our faith is sorely tried, our eyes bedimmed with tears, and we can no longer trace the out workings of His love.

Our ears are distracted with the noises of the world, harassed by the atheistic whisperings of Satan, and we can no longer hear the sweet accents of His still small voice.

Cherished plans have been thwarted, friends on whom we relied have failed us, a profest brother or sister in Christ has betrayed us. We are staggered. We sought to be faithful to God, and now a dark cloud hides Him from us.

We find it difficult, yea, impossible, for carnal reason to harmonise His frowning providence with His gracious promises. Ah, faltering soul, severely-tried fellow-pilgrim, seek grace to heed Isaiah 50:10,

"Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God."

Arthur W Pink (The Attributes of God - Faithfulness)