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Month: July 2014

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We Have Great News for You

If you haven’t already heard, our team has great news. Unlocking the Bible will have a brand new website next Fall! Our mission will stay the same: To put the gospel in peoples’ grasp by delivering impactful teaching through a broad array of modern media. What will change is the way our […]

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Why Every Person Should Attend a Funeral Once a Year

Every person should attend a funeral at least once a year. Going to a wedding reminds you that the marriage bond is sacred.  Going to a funeral reminds you that life is a vapor and one day yours will be gone. When it is announced in church that someone has […]

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Let the Fear of the Lord Deliver You

The Bible speaks about two different kinds of fear. There is a fear that God commands and a fear that God forbids, a fear that builds you up and a fear that tears you down, a fear to gain and a fear to lose. There is a fear that Christ […]

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Restoring the Lost Years

When it comes to the lost years of your life, God promises the impossible. “I will restore the years that the locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25), he says. But what exactly does this mean? What are lost years, and what does it look like when God restores them? Pastor Colin […]

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When God Seems Far Away (Book of Esther)

How does a book get in the Bible without it ever mentioning God? Such is the book of Esther, and it is the reason why this account is so incredibly helpful for us today. God’s rescue of his people unfolds in a book in which God is never mentioned. Not […]

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15 Beautiful Benefits of the Word of God

My time spent with the Lord can feel all across the map and often, unpredictable. But this is no commentary on the Word. For Scripture is a firm foundation that never changes. Rather, it is a commentary on the state of my own heart and the many life circumstances that I […]

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Hope in the Drought

Rough and harsh; dry and arid. Such is the season of the drought. And drought comes to everyone. We will all endure difficult “heat of life” circumstances. These are indeterminate of who we are or where we’re planted. We get flat tires. Our computers break. We struggle with the effects of aging. We […]

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Glory Not in Your Independence

I love playing the hero. And when I say “love,” what I mean is that I simply cannot resist the tendency to do so. To appear weak before other people, to admit that I cannot perform certain functions or that I’m at a loss, often seems like the worst kind […]