Tales from the Great Adventure

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

“Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock. But everybody who hears these words of mine and …

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If you’re someone who has lost enthusiasm for church, or who subscribes to the false narrative that Presbyterians don’t have any enthusiasm for Jesus, or who isn’t exposed to great preaching very often, then you owe it to yourself – and your faith – to check out this message (it starts around time stamp 10:00 on the link).

This afternoon I returned from a refreshing two days in the woods a little south west of Raleigh, where I had the privilege of helping to lead a retreat for some Presbyterian ministers. I plan to write a more detailed blog tomorrow, but I wanted to post this short reflection today – both as a …

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After taking the bread and giving thanks, [Jesus] broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup after the meal and said, “This cup is the new covenant by my blood, which is poured …

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[The Lord] heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3 DATELINE WAKE FOREST – Thursday evening (in a world defined too much by brokenness, pain, mistrust, rancor, suspicion, alienation, judgment, intolerance, marginalization, condemnation, division, and bad news) Presbyterians in Wake Forest gathered for a Service of Healing & Wholeness. It was a quiet event, without the …

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What made yesterday’s Youth Sunday such a powerful experience for everyone involved, is the simple fact of the presence of so many young people who love God and who are committed to following Jesu

The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the Word. From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died. GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING! I want to anchor my thoughts …

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We are workers together for God, and you are like a farm that belongs to God. And you are a house that belongs to God. Like an expert builder I built the foundation of that house. I used the gift that God gave me to do this. Other people are building on that foundation. But everyone …

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After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” – Mark 1:14-15 Well, Rebekah survived her first Sunday back in church! She not only preached twice, and taught the, …

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