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Praying in the Spirit

Romans 8:26-27 might be the most comforting passage in Scripture. It reads, Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts […]

Join Our #AskPastorCol Twitter Party and Giveaway on September 16!

If you could ask any question about prayer, what would it be? Bring this question and others to a Twitter Party all about the topic of prayer! On Wednesday, September 16 at 3pm CT, Pastor Colin will be on Twitter answering your toughest questions, like: Who do we pray to? […]
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How to Share Your Testimony

September is Listener Stories Month, where we encourage you to tell us how you’ve been impacted by Unlocking the Bible! When preparing your testimony, ask yourself, “How do the details of my story ultimately point to God’s bigger story in the gospel of Jesus Christ?” Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie explains the importance […]
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Help Me Teach the Bible: Colin Smith on Jonah

When we speak the Word of God, then the voice of God is heard. And that’s a wonderful encouragement for anyone who’s a Bible teacher. You speak the Word of God, then when the Word of God is heard, the voice of God is heard. What an incredible truth! Pastor […]

What Does Your Frustration Say About You?

I’ve recently entered a new life stage – the stage of realizing how valuable my parents’ advice is. It wasn’t an easy road to get here, but I made it eventually. For my dad, this transition means he gets sought out every few months with a big life issue. (Unfortunately for […]

On Sunroofs and Self-Denial

Jesus did not demand his rights but willingly set his face to Calvary, for your sake and for mine. Oh, how I wish I would respond that way to life’s circumstances – especially the trivial ones that pale in comparison to such a weight of glory as bearing sin on […]