A Word in Passing

Welcome to the Website of

Barnes Baptist Church

Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QL





'Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully

to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.'

1 Corinthians 15:58

.. or, as another translation has it,

'your labour is not futile, never wasted or to no purpose.'

Because the Lord Jesus has died and is risen, and because He is our Victorious Lord, we shall one day

live with Him in the glory of the promised new creation, (Revelation 21). Now, we walk and work 'by

faith', Rom 4:12. But our walk of faith and the work we do 'in the Lord' has eternal consequences. It is a

walk and a work known, remembered and rewarded by Him.


So, however things may feel; however things may look through our currently limited perspective, the

truth is that when we are engaged in 'the work of the Lord' we can be confident that time and effort

invested for His name's sake - however great or small, however meaningful or seemingly insignificant -

is never wasted. Be assured that your efforts for Him, whether as individual or Church, will produce

fruit for eternity.

All works are good, and each is best

As most it pleases Thee;

Each worker pleases when the rest

He serves in charity;

And neither man nor work unblest

Wilt Thou permit to be.



Graham Pulham