Topic: Guidance


Bible Study Tips for the Book of Acts

Have you ever felt like having a little guidance in your Bible reading would help you learn and understand more than you currently do? Or maybe you heard an idea presented in a sermon and thought to yourself, “How on earth could I have missed that?!” Learning and observing themes […]

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10 Bible Reading Habits I’ve Learned from My Pastor

…hold fast to the word I preached to you… (1 Corinthians 15:2b) A good sermon exhorts us to grapple with God’s Word preached, hold fast to its truth, and do what it commands. A preacher who places himself under Holy Scripture will present his teaching in a way the congregation […]


In All Your Ways

My Grandpa Jim wrote an autobiography that he hoped would “show that when we commit our lives to God’s direction, His promises are proven true, time and time again” (Jim Miller). When I was thirteen, he scribbled this note in my copy: Dear Eden, We are proud of your many […]

Eat! To the Glory of God

Before completing my first marathon in 2008, food was exclusively framed from a fitness standpoint. We eat food for a myriad of motivations—for fitness, for how it affects our physical appearance, for pleasure, for comfort, for nourishment, for weight loss, and more. What did Paul mean when he wrote, “So, […]

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Christian Parenting: Do You Feel Unqualified?

How would you answer the following question: “Who is responsible to lead your children in their spiritual development?” I know the answer to that question.  The answer is me.  And you.  As parents, we are responsible for teaching our children about the Bible and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Understanding […]

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Seven Questions to Evaluate Your Progress in the Christian Life

These questions came directly out of a fresh examination of my own life some years ago. When I first raised them it was during a significant year in ministry, having served in the States as long as I had served in London—sixteen years. I asked myself, “What’s happened to me […]

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Bible Verses, Resources, and Helps for Scripture Memory

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”  (Psalm 119:11)   “And take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” (Ephesians 6:17) What should I memorize? This list is by no means exhaustive.  This is intended to provide a […]

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Top 10 Sermons of 2013

Unlocking the Bible enjoyed a great year of ministry in 2013. Our radio program was heard by an estimated 100,000 people daily around the world and many new friends connected with our ministry through our website, YouTube channel, and app. Below are the top 10 sermons of 2013. You can […]

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Best of the Blog from 2013

Unlocking the Bible enjoyed a great year of ministry in 2013. Our blog itself was an exciting part of the ministry because it shared many helpful and encouraging posts that made their way around the internet. Below, in no particular order, is a list of our most popular blog posts […]

Introducing the Gospel Transformation Bible

The Bible is one great story that points to the reconciling work of God through His Son Jesus Christ. Some parts of Scripture are easier to relate to the gospel than others, but all of the Bible is about Jesus (John 5:39). There is a great new study Bible on […]

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How to Discern Promptings from the Holy Spirit

Question: I wanted to ask you a question, I will sometimes get woken up and i will get prompted to pray for someone. I was last month prompted to pray something very confusing for someone I know. What exactly does this mean, and how can I best discern promptings from the […]

Bible Q&A: Who Receives the Redemption Payment?

Question: Who Receives the Redemption Payment? That is, when Christ redeemed us, who was paid? Answer: This is a common question.  It often arises once a person gets hold of the biblical idea of “redemption.” “Redemption” in the ancient world happened when someone stepped in and paid off a slave’s debt […]

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Bible Q&A: What Does “One Faith, One Baptism” in the Bible Mean?

Question: What does the Bible mean when it says, “one faith, one baptism…”? Thank you! –Radio Listener Answer: This phrase comes from Ephesians 4. Paul is writing to the church in Ephesus, and here he is exhorting them to live in a way that reflects who they are in Christ (see […]

14 Ways to Use the Bible

The Bible is wonderful because it gives us a knowledge of God, of men, of the universe, and of redemption. No other book can be compared to it in this respect, but it not only informs us about these important truths, it also tells us what we are to do […]

What Type of Church to Attend | J.C. Ryle

This post is an excerpt from a sermon originally preached by J.C. Ryle titled “Forgiveness.” J.C. Ryle on choosing the right church: “You should seriously consider what kind of a ministry you are in the habit of attending, if you have a choice. You have reason indeed to be careful. […]

Bible Q&A: There Will Not Be What in Heaven?

Pastor Tim Augustyn from Unlocking the Bible answers the following listener question: “I listened to your message on heaven this morning, and the thing that bums me out about heaven is that there will be no sex there. Is that a correct understanding? And if there is no sex in […]

What is a True Christian? Definition of Real Christianity | Video

Knowing the answer to the question “What is a true Christian?” is a very important one, especially when it is followed by “Am I a true Christian?” The Unlocking the Bible team tackles this important question in the video below: The Beatitudes of Matthew 5 describe the way true Christians […]

What is Biblical Repentance? | Video

What is Biblical repentance and why do we need to repent?  Here is an answer from Pastor Colin Smith: Pastor Colin defined repentance this way:  “Repentance is turning from all that you know of sin, with all that you know of yourself, to all that you know of God.” (from […]