Author Archives: jwm

About jwm

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

You Will Shine Like the Sun

We live in tumultuous times. I never expected that in my lifetime I would see video of the Capitol being overrun by a mob. Furthermore, if anyone had suggested to me that, regardless of which party won the election, our … Continue reading

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Eyes that See and Ears that Hear

A parable has been described as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. A parable can illustrate or it can overcome initial resistance. But it can also, ironically, conceal the truth. In Matthew 13:1–23 Jesus tells you that his parable … Continue reading

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All God’s Fullness Dwells in Christ!

We give thanks, as we should, for the Baby born in Bethlehem. But don’t forget who he is before he was born, and who he has become through his life, death, and resurrection. In Colossians 1:15–20 Paul describes something that … Continue reading

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Light Shining in Darkness

Darkness is not just seasonal nor the challenges of 2020, whether medical, political, or cultural. At the heart of the darkness that Zechariah describes in Luke 1:76–79 is the darkness of sin. Believe because of the work of the Holy … Continue reading

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Glorify the Lord!

It took nine months of enforced silence before Zechariah could sing, but notice the prompt joy of the women in the narrative. Elizabeth tells Mary that her son in her womb leaped for joy, Luke 1:44. And Mary responds with … Continue reading

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