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Monday Minute 5-2-16

How to Row Your Boat…

There is a story about an old man who operated a rowboat for ferrying passengers between an island and the mainland. One day a passenger noticed that he had painted on one oar the word "Works," and on the other oar the word "Faith." Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this.

The old man replied, "Well, I’ll show you," dropping one oar, rowing only with the oar named "Works." Of course, the boat just went around in circles. Then he switched oars, picking up "Faith" and dropping "Works." And the little rowboat went around in circles again… this time in the opposite direction.

After this demonstration, the old man picked up both oars "Faith" and "Works," and rowing with both oars together the boat and it’s passengers swiftly traveled over the water. He looked at the passenger and said, "You see, that’s the way it is in life. You got to keep both oars in the water, otherwise, you’ll just go in circles."

Faith and Works… you need both, and you need to use them together in order to get to where God needs you to be. Now get rowing!

This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong UNITED. Listen I at

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