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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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  • Mar20Mon

    Tell Your Story

    March 20, 2023


    As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful He has been.” So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns (Decapolis) of that region and began to proclaim...

  • Mar13Mon


    March 13, 2023


    G’day Saints,

    It’s the first official day of March break. The kids are off school for a week. The teachers get the break, the parents…? Well, that’s a different story! Maybe that is why so many plan to take a holiday at this time of year, heading for warmer days and sunnier skies. Traveling through airports...

  • Mar6Mon

    Shipwreck Alley

    March 6, 2023

    Shipwreck Alley

    Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked . (1Tim. 1:19 NLT)

    I recently read an article on the discovery of a sunken barge in Northern Lake Huron, called the Ironton, which sunk in September of 1894....

  • Feb26Sun

    Filled and Satisfied

    February 26, 2023

    Filled and Satisfied

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled! (Matt. 5:6 NIV)


    Hello Saints,

    We leak! Like a wine skin with a tiny hole, we are carried around by life not even realizing that the wine is running out. Or…maybe you prefer the analogy of a smoldering candle, whose wick is just...

  • Feb20Mon

    As The World Turns

    February 20, 2023

    As The World Turns

    (Read John 15:1 - 16:4)

    Love and hate; hate and love. If you are living in the same world I am, while trying to follow Jesus and His word, you will certainly be aware of a bigger divide happening between Jesus followers and world followers. What was once profane has become holy, and what was once holy has become profane. What...

  • Feb13Mon

    The roar of the crowd

    February 13, 2023

    The Roar of the Crowd

    Greetings fellow worshippers!

    Yesterday was Superbowl Sunday. It is the one time per year where I like to watch a whole sports event in its entirety. So, after church yesterday afternoon, I turned on the television, and there was a golf game on. Watching golf is relaxing; a quiet time after a day of church activity....

  • Feb6Mon

    Waiting for God or turning to people

    February 6, 2023

    Waiting for God or turning to people

    “In repentance and rest is your salvation,

    in quietness and trust is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15)

    Read Isaiah 30

    Hello people of God,

    Have you seen the verse above before? It’s a pretty famous verse we have on a plaque in the office. I have seen it in Christian bookstores, and in...

  • Jan30Mon

    Comfort in the Rock of Ages

    January 30, 2023

    Comfort in The Rock of Ages

    And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will save us.

    This is the Lord; We have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9)

    {Read Isaiah 24 – 27}

    Hello Saints of the Lord,

    I’ve had a difficult weekend. For one,...

  • Jan23Mon

    The God who touches and sends

    January 23, 2023

    The God who touches and sends (Isaiah 6:1-8)

    We are now one month after Christmas, a day celebrating the incarnation of God – God who takes on flesh and walks amongst His creation, revealing Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. This is to me such an incredible thing that I can’t believe we do not celebrate Incarnation Day every day...

  • Jan16Mon

    A savior and Champion

    January 16, 2023

    “On that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a memorial stone to the LORD beside its border. And it will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry out to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will save...