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Month: December 2014

new years resolutions

Six New Year’s Resolutions Worth Pursuing in 2015

New Year’s resolutions…are they really any good? How can we resolve with purpose in 2015? We often hear stories of resolutions that dry up soon after January passes, but there are also many that stick. Pastor Colin’s sermon entitled “Resolved! Life Commitments for a New Year” encourages six effective resolutions […]

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Top Ten Bible Resources of 2014

What an exciting year this has been for Unlocking the Bible. From receiving your incredible stories, to hearing testimonies of people coming to faith in Christ, to launching our new website and more, God’s faithfulness and loving-kindness has been apparent. It is our great desire to serve you with excellent, […]

Merry Christmas

A Christmas Greeting from Pastor Colin

From all of us at Unlocking the Bible, Merry Christmas! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14) There are thousands of people who see nothing special in Jesus Christ; but truly, those who believe in his name are given […]

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Learning From the Christmas Lights We Hang

When I studied at Moody Bible Institute in the downtown Chicago, December brought about two battling desires. The first desire was to finish the mountain of papers and finals before me. The second desire was to simply walk around the city, bathing in the bright Christmas décor. There was nothing […]

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How Not to Get Lost in the Hustle and Bustle of Christmas

I have always loved the Christmas season: the sense of anticipation, time with family, hunting for the perfect gift for someone I love, cookie baking, decorating, and all the other rich family traditions that surround it. However, it isn’t that way for everyone. As every adult knows, we begin to […]

You Cannot Know the Meaning of Christmas Unless You Grasp This

On October 7, 2010, USA Today published an article entitled “How America Sees God.” This was based on the findings of two sociologists from Baylor University in Texas. The survey said that 28% of Americans see God as “engaged in history and meting out punishment to those who do not […]

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Three Great Truths to Behold This Christmas

Do you remember making your Christmas list as a child? Do you remember how, each year, there was one gift that stood above them all? And do you remember how you felt when that “one gift” was unwrapped? I remember screaming at the top of my lungs with my brother, […]

Cyber Monday, Bumper Stickers and Joy to the World

We’ve all seen them: the familiar bumper stickers that say, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Have you ever stopped to ponder how ironic it is that, during the very season of Christmas, the obvious message of Christ seems to be rapidly squeezed out of our society by mainstream media and other […]

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The Best of Christmas on Unlocking the Bible

Happy December! Now commences a month of festive decorating, eating more cookies than we’d like to admit, shopping for loved ones, gathering with family and friends, and celebrating our Savior’s birth with all joy. Here’s to supplying you with valuable Christmas content that you can enjoy all month long, and all of […]