Tales from the Great Adventure

a journal of living-like-we-mean-it, by Derek Maul

 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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I can’t get enough of the open invitation, but I also can’t even begin to understand how readily and how enthusiastically so many “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces.”

There is nothing more wonderful on a Sunday morning that to gather with God’s good people, and to devote an hour to renewal and worship. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are in your faith journey; God will meet you this morning, if only you open your heart.

Jesus – “A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” – John 10:10 Typically, when I settle at my desk to post a few morning thoughts, I’m not really sure the direction they’re …

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“Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. As for me, far be it from me that …

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