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Planting Seeds of Hope

by Matthew Parker

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There is tremendous potential in the black communityToday's African American youth are facing pressures never imagined in years past. The nightly news is filled with horrifying pictures and headlines of youth crime and gang warfare. We hear distressing stories of moral decay and loss of dreams. Drugs, illegitimate children, and violently descriptive music characterize our next generation.But it doesn't have to be this way. We can do something about it. We can reach today's youth with the hope of the gospel, not simply with Scripture tracts and carefully constructed messages, but by sharing our lives with them and modeling the abundant life in front of them.Eugene Seals and Matthew Parker have a passion for the African American youth. They've collected sixteen essays from leaders in the black community that will not only inspire you to reach out, but give you practical ways to do so.It's time for the black community of believers to take back their own. Don't let Satan grab hold of our next generation. Don't stand back and watch as they are slaughtered in the streets. Use what you have where you are to plant seeds of hope in… (more)
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There is tremendous potential in the black communityToday's African American youth are facing pressures never imagined in years past. The nightly news is filled with horrifying pictures and headlines of youth crime and gang warfare. We hear distressing stories of moral decay and loss of dreams. Drugs, illegitimate children, and violently descriptive music characterize our next generation.But it doesn't have to be this way. We can do something about it. We can reach today's youth with the hope of the gospel, not simply with Scripture tracts and carefully constructed messages, but by sharing our lives with them and modeling the abundant life in front of them.Eugene Seals and Matthew Parker have a passion for the African American youth. They've collected sixteen essays from leaders in the black community that will not only inspire you to reach out, but give you practical ways to do so.It's time for the black community of believers to take back their own. Don't let Satan grab hold of our next generation. Don't stand back and watch as they are slaughtered in the streets. Use what you have where you are to plant seeds of hope in

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