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
“Then It Happened.”
Funny how phrases jump off the pages of Scripture as we read the Bible. In the Gospel of Mark, a word is used several times to announce an event or occasion of importance in the ministry of Jesus. The word is “happened.” It draws us to a circumstance that would define Jesus’ doings. In chapter three we witness the calling of Levi, a tax collector, to follow Jesus. While dining with other tax collector and sinners, Jesus came under the scrutiny of the local religious leaders. They believed that association with “those people” would defile an individual and defame one’s own character and place in the community. Jesus sharply rebuked them when He said. “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) Clearly, Jesus has a heart of compassion for the outcast and rejected of society.
Have we ever had a “It happened” moment in our lives? Something that would define us as Christians? Have we fed the poor? Clothed the cold? Spoken words of encouragement? Been uncomfortable and have given up our convenience for the benefit of others? Can we share the witness to our faith in the beloved Savior?
Look for the moments of “happening.” They will give honor to Christ, change our life, enhance the Kingdom, and maybe a work of service in the lives of the neediest.
Blessings to us all as we move along.