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Should Christians Be Like Children, or Put Away Childish Things?

Jesus said the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children, but Paul stated that grown-ups must put away childish things. So in what ways are believers to be like children? In what ways are we not? Infantile Believers When I was a child, I spoke and thought […]
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One Way to Make a Difference for the Gospel Today

“Wherever people live, whatever media they have access to, we want the gospel to be heard.” (Pastor Colin) Unlocking the Bible is a listener-supported media ministry; every ONE of your gifts makes a difference! With 2017 right around the corner and many opportunities ahead of us for people to hear […]
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Momentum Q&A with Pastor Colin Smith

Pastor Colin’s book Momentum is paired with a LifeWay 8-session Bible study. Through it, you’ll learn how to pursue God’s blessings in the Beatitudes either through solo study or with a small group. The LifeWay team recently interviewed Pastor Colin about the following: What was your first role in the church? […]
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The Myth of the Busy Life

Find your life-balance—that statement that always seems impossible to attain. We often try to compartmentalize our lives: work life, home life, social life. But the lines overlap, despite our best attempts, especially when we become exhausted by our rat race. Controlled by tight schedules, busyness has become the badge of […]
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Christ Came into a Hostile World

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. (John 15:18) A world of hostility toward truth, a world infatuated with sin, a world full of broken people who want to rule themselves—Jesus was born into this world. And if Jesus was received in […]
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How God Fulfilled His Own Promise at Christmas

Imagine nothing. It is almost impossible. But before the creation there was nothing, except God. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) In schools, we challenge our children’s creativity by giving them materials to work with: “See what you can do with this,” we say. But […]