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Month: January 2015

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Eight Recommended Bible Study Tools to Help You Learn and Grow

When it comes to studying the Bible, it’s important to be prepared with the right tools. And by “right,” I mean tools that help a person to cultivate an accurate, in-depth understanding of Scriptural truth. For the more we know God as he truly is, the more we will grow to […]

Is It Possible for Christians to Idolize the Bible?

A few months ago, I read the following in an article by an author who self-identifies as an evangelical: “While the Bible is an important and authoritative guide for Christian faith and practice, it isn’t the foundation or center of our faith- Jesus is… Studying Scripture is valuable, but nowhere […]

10 Praise and Worship Songs You Should Know (and Why You Should Sing Them)

“Worship must be vital and real in the heart, and worship must rest on a true perception of God. There must be spirit and there must be truth.” (Desiring God, p. 81) When it comes to Christian worship, whether singing as a body in church or alone in the car, Jesus gives his people a […]

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The Inevitable Misery of Living for Yourself

One of the barriers that holds many people back from knowing, being filled with, and being controlled by the love of Christ is the idea that true happiness can only be found if I am free to live for myself. Living for yourself is the default option for every person. […]

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Finding Freedom in the Wilderness

“How long, O Lord?!” I prayed through tears over my son after a long and painful battle with him. I forced myself to pray despite the anger and frustration stirring in my heart. He burst into tears and cried, “I don’t know why I am like this! I don’t want […]

Three Barriers to Faith (and How to Overcome Them)

Is there something God is calling you to, but you’re holding back? How would you fill in the blanks in this statement? I think God may be calling me to _____ , but I’m holding back because _____ . Maybe there’s something big you would put in that first blank. […]

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Your Favorite Sermons of 2014

“He is the best orator who can turn men’s ears into eyes,” states an old Arabian proverb. Here at Unlocking the Bible, we believe that the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). That’s why it is our mission to put the gospel in […]