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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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  • Dec14Mon

    The FIRST day! Luke 24:1-27

    December 14, 2020

    Greetings brothers and sisters,

    Have you ever seen someone raised from the dead? Neither have I. I've heard stories of Christians raising the dead, but never talked to a person who was indeed, raised to new life. I've heard of people dying on an operating table, and then coming back to life...not quite the same as walking out of a tomb after...

  • Dec7Mon

    The King is Dead! (Luke 23:26-56)

    December 7, 2020

    Greetings Redeemed of God,

    I remember it well, August 16th, 1977, waking up, coming out of my room and finding my mother crying. I was almost 13 years old, and wondered what all the fuss was about. Elvis was dead...the king of rock and roll. The headlines for that day were, "the king is dead". He was loved by millions across the world; over 400...

  • Isaiah 53:6 All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the guilt and sins of us all. 7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 From prison and...

  • Nov23Mon

    Luke 22:45-71 - The darkest night

    November 23, 2020

    Hello fellow travelers,

    Life can be hard. You can be going along just fine, then all of a sudden - your whole world starts to unravel. You are misunderstood, challenged at every turn, questioned, not appreciated, and ultimately forsaken by many, if not all of your friends, even your closest friends. You find yourself alone before your accusers....

  • Nov16Mon

    A truly special place (Luke 22:39-46)

    November 16, 2020

    Greetings Saints,

    Do you have a  special  place where you like to "get away from it all"; maybe a secret place where you like to go and reflect pray? Some of us like to go for walks, sit in a park pondering life, meditating on issues, and talking to our God. It is a necessity to leave the world behind for a moment, quiet our soul and...

  • Hello Family of God,

    Drama - " an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances ." What a week of Drama we've had with the U.S. elections - unexpected, emotional, exciting to put it mildly. Actually, it would seem that since March, and the global pandemic shutdown, we have been living out a dramatic series of...

  • Hello Glorious Bride of Christ!!!

    It's going to be a big week in the United States as they choose who will lead them for another 4 year term. No one can really predict what the outcome will be; there is so much chaos and confusion. Actually, there is a lot going on all over the world, with a massive earthquake in Turkey, killing of Christians in...

  • Good morning Church,

    Praise the Lord! Another week of opportunity lies ahead - Opportunity to fully live for Jesus, and see what He does with what you offer Him. 

    In this week's reading, we are very close to the arrest and execution of Jesus. I find it very interesting that this story is placed where it is in the Gospel. I believe that Luke...

  • Hello Church,

    Praise the Lord! Another week of life starting - you never know if this will be your last - Make the most of it!

    Chapter 20 of Luke is a real picture into the life of Jesus and what He had to put up with while walking this Earth. You will remember that from the moment He was born, there was opposition ( Matt. 2:13 ). Here we are...

  • Oct12Mon

    The King under attack (Luke 19:45 - 20:26)

    October 12, 2020

    Good morning Church,

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Hope you have a great day reflecting on how good our God is, and how much He has blessed us!

    We are continuing our walk through Luke. Last week, we turned a corner as we entered into the final week of Jesus' ministry. He entered into Jerusalem as King, went into the temple and caused quite a...