Welcome to First Baptist Church
2308 Sidney Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366
All worship services, small groups, and events are suspended until further notice. The office is closed until further notice, but staff is available by email and phone. Phone messages are checked regularly while we are working from home. Sunday sermons will not end - the link to podcasts and sermon videos will continue to be available on the website and in the eNewsletter.
“Nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
There was a time in the history of Judah in which it faced extreme difficulty and danger. The foreign nations of Moab, Ammon, and Edom came united to conquer Judah. Jehoshaphat, Judah’s king, expressed despair as his nation stood defenseless against such great opposition.
In his prayer, he reminded Judah of how great the Lord God had been. He states how their God is Lord over the heavens, kingdoms of man, and nothing can compare to God’s power or might.
Yet Jehoshaphat states “For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming before us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.“ God answers, don’t be afraid or dismayed because the battle belongs to Him.
Jehoshaphat and Judah then worshiped. The enemy was destroyed, and the nation was preserved. (2 Chronicles 20:1-23)
I believe there are some truths we can embraced as we face our current challenges. Though our difficulties seem insurmountable, we can recount who our Lord is and pray. When we don’t know what to do, we can seek Him and His direction. These can be found as we encounter His word. We can trust that the battles we face truly belong to Him and He will lead us to victory.
We can be blessed today because the Lord our God is faithful.
Because of Jesus,