Topic: Preaching

Key Connections

Key Connections (April 27, 2018)

The Wall Between You and God’s Will (Marshall Segal, Desiring God) And how do we behold the glory of the Lord? We listen to God’s voice (in his word) as he reveals to us the way things really are. We search the Scriptures, because they all bear witness to the glory of […]

Church Doesn't Preach

What If My Church Doesn’t Preach the Bible?

I remember visiting a church years ago and thinking to myself, When is this pastor going to finish his introduction and get to the text? Before I knew it, the pastor closed in prayer. His “introduction” was the entire sermon, sharing entertaining stories and therapeutic applications, only lightly (and vaguely) […]

Unforgivable Sin

Bible Q&A: Why Is Church Attendance So Important?

We recently received this comment on our Unlocking the Bible YouTube™ channel as a response to Pastor Colin’s video “Church Attendance: Why Is It So Important for Me to Go?” And I thought it might be helpful for you to see one rapidly spreading mindset about the church and church […]

Four False Pictures of the Church

The Bible’s teaching about the church isn’t easy to grasp. The church is a “mystery.” It is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we can really begin to understand it at all. God wants us to know who we are, and so He teaches us through pictures, […]

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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 […]

Six Bible Study Resources and Tools for the Book of Jonah

Unlocking the Bible is a ministry committed to preaching the truth of God’s Word in an understandable and transforming way. We have developed several resources exploring the Old Testament book of Jonah that dive into the issues raised in the book which include: idolatry in life and ministry, running from […]

10 Tips for Understanding and Interpreting Jesus’ Parables

Throughout Jesus’ life and ministry, he often taught on topics such as Christian discipleship, money, the Kingdom of God, the end times, and the grace of God. Due to the complexity of some of these topics, Jesus often turned to parables to communicate the deep spiritual messages he was trying […]

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

This blog post’s purpose is to share 2012 highlights from Unlocking the Bible’s blog. You can also see 2012’s Top 10 Sermons by Pastor Colin Smith. 1. The Power in the Blood of Jesus Christ 2. 10 Practical Tips for How to Memorize Scripture Bonus: 10 Biblical Reasons for Memorizing […]

Preaching as Worship

Yesterday, I was blessed by one of the most thoughtful, instructive and encouraging responses to a sermon I have ever heard.   It came from one of the most godly men I know: “Colin, thank you for the message today,” he said. “It was worship.” There are other words that might […]