There Is a Flow

There Is a Flow

Pastor Matt's Notes & Blog

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Hymn

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, ...

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Enough

Imagine finishing a puzzle. You look at it and it is perfect. The edges are crisp and the picture is complete. It is all there. Then, inexplicably, you start to wonder if there is another piece. As if something is missing. You begin to search: in the box, under the table, but nothing. Still, you ...

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Saved

A man wakes up in the middle of the ocean. Quickly he realizes that he is overboard and in mortal danger. He is unable to see land or any sort of vessel. Yelling for help brings nothing. Treading water will only delay the inevitable. His pride is broken and he knows his fate. Then unexpectedly ...

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Doctrine: Ready in and out of (Election) Season

Social media is buzzing with links, articles, and opinions from Christians about which candidates other Christians should or shouldn’t vote for. Online, evangelicals try to influence their friends and followers about what characteristics, issues, and policies are what Jesus would vote for. It is good that they aren’t ashamed. It is good that there is ...

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Love: Climbing the Ladder

There are a lot of analogies for relationships. A lot of this probably has to do with the fact that there are lots of books and seminars focusing on relationships. This is most likely due to the fact that so many of us mess up our relationships. So instead of wading through the voluminous and ...

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How to Have an Awful Youth Retreat

Benjamin Franklin, inventor, political theorist, and role model for balding men everywhere, once said: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If you’re looking to go on a youth retreat, much like the teens from NEBC are this weekend, I’ve compiled a list of sure-fire, never-fail ways to make the least of your ...

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Selfish Love?

Richard Dawkins, arguably the figurehead of atheist culture in this generation, has actually been an outspoken evolutionary biologist since the 1970’s. His first major work, The Selfish Gene, breaks some new ground while mostly illuminating conventional Darwinian theories. As the title communicates, Dawkins seeks to isolate the driving force of evolution as genetics as the ...

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McLove?

Imagine a world where the McDonald’s hamburger reigned supreme. Now, I realize that statistics say that such a world is real – and that we live in it. I’m talking about some parallel universe where your friends, your parents, celebrity chefs, real chefs, nutritionists, bloggers, everyone thinks that Mickey D’s is the pinnacle of hamburger ...

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Walk Humbly

Whenever differences between religions, denominations, or individuals are discussed today, there is the potential for great offense. The remarkable part of that offense is that it may very well not have anything to do with the doctrinal or dogmatic incongruence. In a postmodern culture, incompatible ideas and worldviews are par for the course. (With the ...

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Truth, truth: Who has the Truth?

Where can you find Truth? Ask that question to someone on the street, and you’ll probably get a pretty wide variety of answers: “Inside yourself” “From history” “Church” “There is no ‘truth’” “The constitution” “Opening up your mind” It could go on and on, becoming weirder and more abstract as the sample size grows. The ...