Author Archives: jwm

About jwm

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

Satan’s Doom

Revelation 20:1–10 are probably the most difficult and controversial verses in the book. Yet, despite the difficulties, the basic message is clear. Satan is bound—and loosed. A mighty angel binds Satan. Have you listened to an orchestra play a symphony? … Continue reading

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King of Kings and Lord of Lords

As North Americans we may be fascinated with British royalty when it involves princesses, princes, and weddings, but we have a history of being less appreciative of kings. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a declaration, which alleged: … Continue reading

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A Wedding Invitation

An invitation to a wedding is important. Revelation 19:1–10 extends a wedding invitation to you, but not just a wedding invitation. It is combined with shouts of triumph and a wonderful, celebratory feast. Shout “Hallelujah”! Praise contrasts with the woes … Continue reading

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EXIT!

Exit signs can be crucially important. They mark a way to escape danger. Revelation 18:4–8 is a call to leave Babylon as it faces destruction. Judgment is coming. Judgment is richly deserved. The voice of a mighty angel had announce … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Name and a Battle with the Lamb

Is there anything that can still astound you? John has described some very unusual things—but astonishment is his reaction at what he sees in Revelation 17. He shows you something of which you need to beware, but also assures you … Continue reading

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