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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:

Matthew 8:14-34(NIV); Mark 4-5(NIV)

Josh Masters, Care Ministries

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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Originally posted on American Psalms:

BIG NEWS!
I am more than excited to announce the publication of our first book, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot. More than a devotional, this book takes the reader on a one-year journey to becoming a Praying Patriot. Although it will take a few days for the title to appear on Amazon and other sites, the book is now available through this website.

Gina and I want to thank all the friends and family who’ve supported us over the last few years of writing American Psalms. We are excited to see what God will do with this book and pray that all who purchase it will be blessed by it!

To learn more about the book, read a sample or order an early copy, visit this link.

Please contact us if you are a church, military organization or non-profit for information on bulk order discounts.

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