Author Archives: jwm

About jwm

I serve as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Newberg, Oregon.

Rest for Your Souls

What is a yoke used for? In Matthew 11:28–30 Jesus not only describes his yoke, he invites you to take his yoke. Take Christ’s yoke upon you. Christ calls you to take his easy yoke. The yoke symbolized bondage and … Continue reading

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Worse Off Than Sodom

What’s the worst thing that could happen to you? In Matthew 11:20–24 Jesus takes the judgment that fell on Sodom, and warns that the inhabitants of Sodom will be in a (relatively) better position in the day of judgment than … Continue reading

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Go, and Tell John

How can you be sure you have a genuine article? Matthew 11:1–15 tells us that John the Baptist had a similar concern—and it ought to be yours as well. Don’t fall away. John was perplexed. Matthew sets the scene. After … Continue reading

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Confess Christ!

At times you don’t want to be associated with someone else (parents and teens sometimes feel that way about each other). But in Matthew 10:32 Christ calls you to acknowledge him. Confess Christ! Acknowledge Christ as your Lord. Jesus summons … Continue reading

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Not Greater than Your Master

Looking ahead, what will life be like for Christians who are committed to living according to God’s Word? What will it be like in 2021? 2025? If you expect my next sentence to tell you to vote for candidate X … Continue reading

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