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Matsa Moments - Pastor Mike


The Hebrew word “Matsa” means to: find, meet, discover, encounter. It is used in Deuteronomy 4:29 where the Lord says, "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Throughout Scripture, there is an invitation from God to find Him; He actually rewards those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). To see God we must be looking for Him.

This blog is a journal of finding God - discovering who He is; learning more about His character and attributes, as I encounter Him in in His Word and world around me. These posts are theological reflections emerging out of a desire to understand how the Creator interacts with us, His creatures. Hopefully, through these you will see how the Ever-present Holy One also invites you to know Him more.

 

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  • Dec5Mon

    Born to suffer

    December 5, 2022

    Born (again) to suffer

    Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.If...

  • Nov28Mon

    Running with the right crowd

    November 28, 2022

    Running with the right crowd (1Peter 4:1-11 NIV

    1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time...

  • Nov21Mon

    The Gospel Clearly Declared

    November 21, 2022

    The Gospel Clearly Declared

    18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, 20 who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting...

  • Nov14Mon

    Facing opposition and hostility

    November 14, 2022

    Facing opposition and hostility

    Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. 15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready...

  • Nov7Mon

    Called to Bless

    November 7, 2022

    Called to Bless (1Peter 3:8-12)

    8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has...

  • Oct31Mon

    A Marriage that Reflects Jesus

    October 31, 2022

    A Marriage that reflects Jesus

    In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won overby observing your pure and reverent lives.Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles,...

  • Oct24Mon

    He did this for me

    October 24, 2022

    He Did This For Me

    To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

    “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

    When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him...

  • Oct17Mon

    You have the right to remain silent

    October 17, 2022

    You have the right to remain silent

    You who are servants, be good servants to your masters—not just to good masters, but also to bad ones. What counts is that you put up with it for God’s sake when you’re treated badly for no good reason. There’s no particular virtue in accepting punishment that you well deserve....

  • Oct10Mon

    Do good as ambassadors for Christ

    October 10, 2022

    DO GOOD AS AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST

    Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

    Submit yourselves for the...

  • Sep26Mon

    Different

    September 26, 2022

    DIFFERENT (1Peter 1:1-2:3)

    Take a moment to read the passage listed above (I did so using the NIV). What jumps out at me is the “Therefore” of verses 1:13 and 2:1. They basically introduce a physical response to the truth just presented. In other words, based on the incredible salvation offered in Christ, how now should we live? We...