Author Archives: jwm

About jwm

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

Where Is Your Heart?

“Part of my heart is in _______.” Fill in the blank with the name of a place where you lived, a place that continues to have an impact on your life. Where your heart is includes not just places you … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

Have you ever had to give testimony under oath? You made a solemn promise, you affirmed that you would tell the truth. That is the setting of the 9th Commandment, Exodus 20:16. Do not lie. Do justice. God’s law outlines … Continue reading

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Honest to God

  How do you relate to money and things in the world around you? Do you own things, or do they own you? Exodus 20:15 commands you not to steal, but behind that commandment lies a way of looking at … Continue reading

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Glorifying God in an X-rated Culture

  We may think of our culture as saturated with temptation—but Israel entering the promised land, faced a similar situation. Exodus 20:14 was part of what God equipped his people with to encourage them to be faithful to him. Be … Continue reading

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The Sanctity of Life

  We live in a country that allows the taking of lives of unborn children whose existence is inconvenient. Our state allows physician assisted suicide, and our legislature is considering loosening restrictions on the practice. We are involved in wars … Continue reading

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