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Episode #5: The Crucifixion of Jesus from the Thief’s Perspective

The Bible only records a small part of the thief’s story in Luke’s Gospel. So how could an entire book be written on the thief, including the crucifixion of Jesus from the thief’s perspective? Pastor Colin discusses the ‘aha’ moment he experienced while reading Luke 23 and how it influenced the […]
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Episode #4: How Lasting Change Happens

Many of us see behaviors and tendencies within our own hearts that we wish we could change. We wish we were more joyful and less negative, more generous and less selfish, more motivated and less lazy. But how is real change made possible? And is there an even deeper problem […]
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What Is Heaven Like?

This is an excerpt from the new book by Pastor Colin Smith called, Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross, Scotland, UK: Christian Focus, 2015, 96 pp. $8.99. Crucifixion is a long, slow death, and if the Romans had their way, I might have […]
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Bible Q&A: Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?

Question: I heard Colin Smith on the radio today talking about his book regarding the thief on the cross.  I’m confused about what Jesus said to him.  I’ve always been taught that Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with Me in paradise” (Luke 23:43, NIV), […]
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Episode #3: The Limitations of Religion

Does a person get to heaven by living a good, religious life? Pastor Colin Smith, author of Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross, discusses the value of religion and what the thief on the cross learned about what it takes to enter heaven. […]
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Easter Wallpaper (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) This is the promise of the gospel, found in the person and work of Jesus […]