Item description for Unlocking the Bible Story: Study Guide 3 (Unlocking the Bible: Bible Studies) by Colin S. Smith...
Overview Many people can be in church for years, even studying the Bible without really seeing how it all fits together. This study guide is designed to help small groups grasp the big picture of the Bible. It corresponds to a volume of Unlocking the Bible Story. As readers and groups work through these studies, they will find themselves on a fascinating journey through the Scriptures.
Pastor Colin Smith's four-volume masterpiece moves you past Bible stories to understand the Bible as one story--the glorious, unbroken account of Christ's work to redeem a fallen world. With this accompanying Study Guide, you'll be able to make the journey even more rewarding. The Volume 3 Study Guide matches the first volume of the book series, and will help you unlock the Bible Story from Matthew to Acts. Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guides will help you:
Focus you or your small group's study time to be as productive and rewarding as it can possibly be
Enrich your understanding of the book and your comprehension of God's Word
Apply the book's lessons in ways that will change your life forever
Once you've finished volume 3, volume 4 is highly recommended as it will complete your study in the New Testament--you or your small group could move through the entire New Testament by using volumes 3 and 4 in less than a year. And why not dive into the Old Testament study guides also by using volumes 1 and 2?
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.52" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Unlocking The Bible Story
Series Number 3
ISBN 0802465536 ISBN13 9780802465535
Availability 0 units.
More About Colin S. Smith
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.
Colin S. Smith currently resides in Arlington Heights, in the state of Illinois. Colin S. Smith was born in 1958.
Colin S. Smith has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Unlocking the Bible Story: Study Guide 3 (Unlocking the Bible: Bible Studies)?
Bringing the puzzle pieces together to see the big picture Mar 21, 2006
Colin Smith does an admirable job of selecting and explaining key segments of the Bible (Vol. 1 covers from Gen 1 through Neh. 8) and showing how they interrelate into a divinely weaved pattern that ultimately discloses the good and generous heart of the one true and living God. It is particularly helpful in showing how the stories and events of the O.T. set the stage for properly comprehending the beauty and wisdom of God in providing a remedy for our self-inflicted destruction through the intercession of His own Son on our behalf. Without compromising His absolute holiness and justice, God demonstrates with stunning generosity the attributes of His love and grace. Colin helps readers to connect the dots of what we really observe in human nature and creation, not to mention the flow of thought through the 1st half of the O.T. Very satisfying book. We are using this in our adult S.S. class, and it is great to help our people understand the overall storyline of the Bible, since many of them are reading through the One Year Bible at the same time (a reading schedule of which is found, by the way, in the back of Vol. 1 of Unlocking the Bible Story).
Unlocking the Bible Story Volume 2 Mar 9, 2006
I use the book in our church's adult Sunday School class . Most of us have been Christians for only a short time and it has really aided us in grasping an understanding of the Old Testament.
Simply the best Sep 15, 2005
This is simply the best series of the Bible I have ever read. Pastor Smith is amazing in his ability to communicate the truths and still insipre indepth study of the topic.
An excellent, uncompromising roadmap to becoming a Christian Feb 10, 2005
A friend recommended Pastor Colin Smith to me. I live in Chicago, so I went to his church in Arlington Heights to see a sermon. He is simply amazing. Intelligent and articulate (with a heavy Scottish brogue that is a hoot to listen to), he is one of the few Pastors around that does not twist the concept of God around to suit what he thinks his congregation needs. He deciphers the Bible in a non-condescending, accessible and, most importantly, loving way.
I am new to Bible study, but I think that there are things to be learned here by even the most seasoned Bible reader. For example, the origin of animal sacrifices in the Old Testament, while upsetting and sad to me, has a divine purpose.
The bottom line is that the way to Christ is through the Word, and this series is an excellent navigation tool for new believers.
Pastor Colin's sermons can also be heard at unlockingthebible.org. Listening to this man makes me want to become a better Christian. Enjoy!
Recommended for new and younger Christians Oct 10, 2004
Author Colin Smith takes a very high level overview of the Bible story in his book Unlock the Bible in 30 Days. The book provides a view of the Bible as a consistent story with mountain peak highs followed by low valleys. Throughout the book part of the focus is on pointing out a single thread flowing through the Bible. That single thread is a plan of redemption. The book is divided into three parts with part 1 covering the Old Testament, part 2 covering the New Testament, and part 3 dealing with living in the Spirit.
For most people who have been Christians for a long time this is too general a view of the Bible and will provide nothing they don't already know. However, for young Christians or a class for new Christians Unlock the Bible in 30 Days is a recommended read that ties the various Bible stories into a consistent theme.