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Posts by Tom Oster

Praying The Lord’s Prayer in a Pandemic Part 1

  Dear Church Family,       I hope and pray that you are doing well. This is a difficult time for all of us. There are many we know and love who are very susceptible to this virus. Should you have any needs, please don’t hesitate to call someone in your COR Group or Base Camp. We want very much to be there…

God is Love, but God is Holy Love

Midweek Muse on Sunday’s Sermon on Mtt. 11:25-30 There are two things that follow from being included into the heart of the Trinity. First, we are called into the very heart of God: held in the arms of Jesus and embraced in the bosom of the Father.  God is love. And so Paul ends that extraordinary eighth chapter of Romans by exulting that nothing, absolutely…

Planks & Sawdust

First, remove the plank from your own eye, then you will see clearly to remove the speck of sawdust from your brother’s eye  – Mtt. 7:5 WHOAH!  This is the conclusion we were not  expecting! Who am I to remove any sins from my brother or sister’s eyes? Well, for one thing, your baptism unites you together in bonds that go way beyond…