Have you joined Essex Alliance in our journey to read through the New Testament together? It’s been a transforming experience and it’s not too late to join in! I was honored to be included on the team, and today was my opportunity to share on our corresponding blog. Read Matthew 8:14-34 and Mark 4-5, then check out the blog link below. (Don’t forget to comment on the blog) :)
Originally posted on SOLID:
I’m always grateful for the ignorance of the disciples, because it so often matches my own. Any time the disciples make a mistake or are unable to grasp what Jesus is telling them, Jesus clarifies his words to them. And since their stumbling blocks are so similar to ours, we benefit from the disciples being corrected. A great example of this from today’s reading is the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-8). When the disciples fail to understand the teaching, Jesus explains it to them line by line (Mark 4:13-20). The seed represents the word of God and the different types of soil represent how people receive that word.
This passage is often used for teaching evangelism. The parable is employed to inspire believers to share their faith without fear of rejection, because they are not responsible for the…
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