The Bible takes its readers from the center of the Garden to today's urban centers with the same message for all: Christ has come to deliver the captives. Colin Smith shows how Jesus Christ is the focus of Scripture, indirectly or directly, from beginning to end. Beginning with the Old Testament, he unlocks rich, life-changing truths while encouraging and strengthening readers in their daily walk with Christ. Come along and discover the keys to a vibrant Christian life in Unlocking the Bible Story Volumes 1 and 2.
About the Author
COLIN SMITH serves as Senior Pastor of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church (previously called the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Philosophy from London Bible College.
Colin was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as the Senior Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years. While in London, he was active in the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in England, and has served the Fellowship as President.
Colin is the author The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life, 10 Keys for Unlocking the Christian Life, Unlocking the Bible Story Series and 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible. He can be heard daily on the Unlocking the Bible radio broadcast (www.unlockingthebible.org).
Colin and his wife, Karen, reside in Arlington Heights and have two sons.
Read an Excerpt
The Author wants us to know that what we are about to see is entirely His work. This is of great importance because the Creator has the rights of the owner. We live in a world of trademarks, registered service marks, and patents. If I say, "Have it your way," you will immediately think about Burger King. If I say, "Just do it," you immediately think about Nike. The slogan is owned by its creators. A creator always has the rights of ownership, and God owns all that He has made. If your life were an accident arising from millennia of human history, then you would be a free agent, accountable to nobody but yourself. But if you were created, then your Creator has the full rights of ownership over your life. One or the other of these things must be true, but both of them cannot be true.
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What People are Saying About This
For all who are wondering how the pieces fit into the jigsaw of God's revelation, Colin Smith has provided an answer, which is refreshingly simple, Biblically accurate and will prove phenomenally helpful to the serious Bible student and the new beginner alike.
-Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church
In a postmodern age where many know only of the stories of the Bible, but little of a comprehensive view of Scripture and a biblical worldview. Colin Smith's Unlocking the Bible Story is a breath of fresh air. Read it to understand how God has worked throughout history and through the ages to provide salvation and redemption for fallen man.
-Joseph Stowell, former President, Moody Bible Institute
One of the most urgent needs in the church today is for a crisp and comprehensive knowledge of the Bible's storyline. To grasp how the sacred history moves from Genesis to Revelation not only brings fresh insight into how the Bible hangs together, and what each part contributes to the whole, but also is crucial for developing a Christian worldview. Colin Smith has met these needs admirably. I hope these volumes will circulate widely and be read and re-read.
-D. A. Carson