Welcome to First Baptist Church Port Orchard, where we can Live, Learn & Love through Jesus !
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Col. 1:28 NIV
Salt and Light
Jesus gave us two phrases after He began the Sermon on the Mount.
He said, ”You are the salt of the world.” Jesus also went on the say that, “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13-16, NASB) These statements were the beginning points of application to kingdom truths that He would present in the text of His message. Salt was used as a preservative and light could be understood as illumination. We are living in unique times to demonstrate the importance of being a Christian in everyday existence.
As Jesus considers us salt, we can display a couple of elements of preservation. We can permeate our world with peace in the time of turmoil. We can also present righteousness as we have a relationship to the Father through Christ and being led by the Holy Spirit as we practice the Kingdom life taught by the Bible. As we are also considered light, we can live a life that would reflect His illumination. By knowing the love of God, we can demonstrate our concern for others as He has. We can pray for the needs of some, as well as invest our lives in service because of our concern. In a practical sense, by wearing our masks or shields, keeping our social distance, and putting others first during this pandemic we show the love of God to people we encounter.
It is amazing how Jesus gives us a whole different orientation of values and the occupation of our time. We truly are the salt and the light of the world.
May the Lord bless us all as we continue in the faith.
Pastor Craig 8/13/20