Category Archives: Reflections

In the Midst of a Pandemic Your Heavenly Father Cares for You

You and I are living in the midst of a pandemic. Are you worried about your physical health? Are you concerned about your financial well being? Listen to what Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 6:25–34. Don’t worry about your … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Pandemic—and Worship

Serving as pastor in the congregation in which I work here in Newberg, Oregon, is a joy. I am particularly thankful for the way in which the saints (which is what the Bible calls believers) reflect the grace and comfort … Continue reading

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Where Is Your Treasure?

The current situation makes you ask how important your health is. As the stock market gyrates, you are prompted to ask how important your investments and retirement are. In Matthew 6:19–24 Jesus gives you a reality check, making you look … Continue reading

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Prayer and Fasting

It was a special day in the life of the church in Antioch. Already a congregation that had broken new ground. They were now, for the first time, sending out cross-cultural missionaries. The commissioning involved preparation by prayer and fasting … Continue reading

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Lead Us Not into Temptation

We live in a scary world. People are frightened by the COVID-19 virus, by financial instability, and threats of conflict. But I would suggest that we face a much more threatening danger. It is a triple danger: the world, the … Continue reading

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