Ministry

BLOW ye the trum­pet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy moun­tain: let all the inhab­i­tants of the land trem­ble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand.”  We are the sound of the trum­pet and the voice of one cry­ing out in Nevada’s Car­son Val­ley, “Pre­pare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a high­way for our God.”

Hear ye the word of the LORD.  There is none right­eous, no, not one: There is none that under­standeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprof­itable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

But God com­mendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sin­ners, Christ died for us.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eter­nal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begot­ten Son, that whoso­ever believeth in him should not per­ish, but have ever­last­ing life. For God sent not his Son into the world to con­demn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

We preach the ever­last­ing gospel on High­way 395 and in the Car­son Val­ley. Our desire in this place is to see much fruit born among the towns of Gard­nerville and Min­den, as well as Dou­glas county’s other towns and neigh­bor­hoods in Nevada’s Car­son Val­ley and unto the ends of the Earth.

The Maulis fam­ily is ded­i­cated to pub­lic min­istry of the gospel of Jesus Christ through street preach­ing, evan­ge­lism, rais­ing ban­ners, signs, and wit­ness­ing in pub­lic and at events, espe­cially around our home in the Car­son Val­ley of Nevada.

We Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We preach to obey the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that because he died for us, we ought to live for him.  Because he rose from the dead, it is no longer we who live, but Christ that lives in us.

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every crea­ture.  He that believeth and is bap­tized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15–16

What I tell you in dark­ness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house­tops.” Matthew 10:27

And he com­manded us to preach unto the peo­ple, and to tes­tify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.  To him give all the prophets wit­ness, that through his name whoso­ever believeth in him shall receive remis­sion of sins.” Acts 10:42

We preach the gospel because we love the Lord Jesus.  We love him because he first loved us.

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.  I have preached right­eous­ness in the great con­gre­ga­tion: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou know­est.  I have not hid thy right­eous­ness within my heart; I have declared thy faith­ful­ness and thy sal­va­tion: I have not con­cealed thy lov­ingkind­ness and thy truth from the great con­gre­ga­tion.” Psalm 40:8–10

The sal­va­tion of man is the end of our gospel, by the deter­mi­na­tion of the Father to see that the Son receives the reward due him for hav­ing accom­plished all that is nec­es­sary.

For by him were all things cre­ated, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, vis­i­ble and invis­i­ble, whether [they be] thrones, or domin­ions, or prin­ci­pal­i­ties, or pow­ers: all things were cre­ated by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things con­sist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the begin­ning, the first­born from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the pre­em­i­nence.
For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all ful­ness dwell; And, hav­ing made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to rec­on­cile all things unto him­self; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colos­sians 1:16–20

There­fore we do not preach to the end of man’s hap­pi­ness; no, not in this life, nei­ther in that which is to come, but rather we preach the one who is the Alpha and the Omega, the begin­ning and the end for there was none before him, there shall be none after him, besides him there is no other.  The Lord’s sal­va­tion is not that wicked men can be eter­nally pre­served in spite of their trans­gres­sions, but it is that men can be begot­ten again and made new crea­tures that know Jesus Christ and who glo­rify God by his power that works in them.

Jesus Christ is eter­nal life and the gift that God has given unto all that believe, made pos­si­ble by the suf­fer­ing of the Lord Jesus Christ to whom is due all honor and glory and power.  The soul whose life does not glo­rify God is an offense to God in tread­ing under foot the Son of God, and count­ing the blood of the covenant, where­with sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion was made, an unholy thing, and in doing despite unto the Spirit of grace.  They shall be counted wor­thy of a pun­ish­ment sorer than death.  Know­ing there­fore the ter­ror of the Lord, we per­suade men.

We preach pub­licly, at rec­og­nized pub­lic forums, and on the street.

We preach pub­licly and pri­vately.  We preach out­side and inside.  The exam­ple given to us by Jesus him­self, and all the prophets from the bible show us that we ought to preach pub­licly and house to house.  Jesus specif­i­cally com­mands his fol­low­ers not to hide their tes­ti­mony and not to be ashamed of him and of his words.  We are not ashamed.

We are the sound of the trum­pet and the voice of one cry­ing out in Nevada’s Car­son Val­ley, “Pre­pare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a high­way for our God.” We preach the ever­last­ing gospel on High­way 395 and in the Car­son Val­ley because God loves us, we love him, and obey him. He com­manded us to preach in his name. He deserves that our lives glo­rify him, and we glo­rify him by bear­ing much fruit. The fruit we bear is love, and there is no greater love than we lay down our life. Unless we fol­low Christ and lay down, we can­not bear fruit. Our desire in this place is to see much fruit born among the towns of Gard­nerville and Min­den, as well as Dou­glas county’s other towns and neigh­bor­hoods in Nevada’s Car­son Val­ley. Whether we are in Gard­nerville, or Min­den, the Gard­nerville Ran­chos, Genoa, or the John­son Lane neigh­bor­hood, we declare the great joy in being rec­on­ciled to God and in hav­ing peace with God through Jesus Christ. But there is no peace to the wicked and all nations that for­get God shall be turned into hell. Nevada’s Car­son Val­ley is no excep­tion. But if we hear­ken unto his word, the Lord is able to make a way in the wilder­ness and rivers in the desert.

What and how we preach

When street preach­ing or preach­ing pub­licly, we preach the gospel in God’s words.  The most com­mon pub­lic sit­u­a­tions in which we preach have many peo­ple who will only lis­ten to or hear our words for a min­ute or less.  We are com­pelled by our pur­pose to get to the point right away.

Essen­tially we preach that man is in sin, that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, that he was cru­ci­fied for our sins, that he rose from the dead, and that God saves by grace those who believe on Jesus.

We preach that God will judge the world in right­eous­ness by Jesus Christ. We tes­tify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. We preach repen­tance and remis­sion of sins in the name of Jesus.

We preach God’s law to those for whom it was made: sin­ners.  By God’s law, every mouth is stopped and all become guilty before God.  We preach the law to con­vict the con­scious with the knowl­edge of sin, and because it is a school­mas­ter to bring us to Christ.

We con­front and reprove sin and sin­ners with God’s word and law. We do not argue, con­tend or strive with the unre­pen­tent who do not want to do God’s will. Rather we reprove, rebuke, and exhort.

We preach to those of poor and con­trite spir­its who trem­ble at God’s word.

Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my foot­stool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a con­trite spirit, and trem­bleth at my word.” Isa­iah 66:1–2

We give wit­ness that through the name of Jesus whoso­ever believes in him shall receive remis­sion of sin, which is trans­gres­sion of the law. There is none right­eous, but God com­mendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sin­ners, Christ died for us. He was wounded for our trans­gres­sions, he was bruised for our iniq­ui­ties. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the right­eous­ness of God in him. And when they had ful­filled all that was writ­ten of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepul­chre. But God raised him from the dead. By him all that believe are jus­ti­fied from all things, for God is the jus­ti­fier of him which believeth in Jesus.

We usu­ally com­mu­ni­cate the gospel from God’s very words because he said that if the prophets would have stood in his coun­sel and caused his peo­ple to hear his words, then they would have turned them from their wicked ways and the evil of their doing. If the sit­u­a­tion is appro­pri­ate we will also preach the gospel using our per­sonal tes­ti­mony of sal­va­tion, because we do not fol­low cun­ningly devised fables in mak­ing known the power and com­ing of the Lord Jesus Christ by the eye­wit­ness of his majesty that works in us by his res­ur­rec­tion from the dead.

Whether street preach­ing, rais­ing a ban­ner, hold­ing a sign, or blow­ing the trum­pet, our min­istry is orderly and ordered by the scrip­tures.

Specif­i­cally, our con­duct is ordered by the fol­low­ing from God’s word:

Wis­dom cri­eth with­out; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She cri­eth in the chief place of con­course, in the open­ings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words…” Proverbs 1:20–21

Doth not wis­dom cry? and under­stand­ing put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She cri­eth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the com­ing in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.” Proverbs 8:1–4“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trum­pet, and shew my peo­ple their trans­gres­sion…” Isa­iah 58:1

Blow ye the trum­pet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy moun­tain: let all the inhab­i­tants of the land trem­ble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand.” Joel 2:1

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that read­eth it.” Habakkuk 2:2

Lift ye up a ban­ner upon the high moun­tain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.” Isa­iah 13:2

What I tell you in dark­ness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house­tops.” Matthew 10:27

In the Car­son Val­ley, in and around Gard­nerville and Min­den, Nevada, the trum­pet is sound­ing and the gospel is being pub­lished.