Author Archives: jwm

About jwm

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

Giving from Willing Hearts

Is it true that churches talk about money all the time? Unfortunately, that is sometimes true. But the Bible does have some important things to say about giving (and it does not involve dunning people for money), as Exodus 35:29 … Continue reading

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A Radiant Face, a Veil, and the Spirit

When was the last time you saw a man wearing a veil? Exodus 34:29-35 describes Moses wearing one because the people could not bear to see the light radiating from his face. Moses’ radiant face was veiled. The face of … Continue reading

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Being God’s Inheritance

An inheritance is something that parents may try to build and leave for their children or grandchildren. It may be anticipated by the intended recipients. We think of receiving an inheritance from God—but do you think of yourself as his … Continue reading

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Seeing the God You Cannot See

Not only had the tablets of stone been shattered on the rocks below Moses, but the people had broken their covenant relationship with God. They deserved his wrath. Yet God had graciously forgiven them and promised to go with them, … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf—and God’s Grace

How quickly things change! One day God speaks the Ten Words from Mt. Sinai. Less than six weeks later Israel involved in riotous worship of a golden calf. Yet even here, as Exodus 32 tells you, God reveals his astounding … Continue reading

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