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Open the Bible

English, Christianity, 1 season, 405 episodes, 35 minutes
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To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/458 Build a biblical foundation for your life through the daily teaching of Colin Smith on Unlocking the Bible. You'll discover the message of God's Word from beginning to end is a riveting story of a loving God rescuing lost people through His son Jesus Christ.
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Restore Prayer, Part 2

Having difficulty getting your prayer life off the ground? Perhaps you feel unworthy or worn out or you’re struggling with the same old sins Pastor Colin talks about where to start.
5/24/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Prayer, Part 1

Jesus taught his disciples to pray. That means whatever stage you are at in the Christian life, prayer is something that you can learn. Pastor Colin talks about how you can learn to pray.
5/23/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Hope, Part 2

One of the laws God gave to Israel, the Jubilee, was never kept in all of Israel’s history, nor could it be kept today. Pastor Colin talks about the reasons why, and what God did about it.
5/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Hope, Part 1

One of the laws that God gave to Israel for protecting the poor, the law of Jubilee, was never put into practice. Pastor Colin talks about why.
5/21/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Justice, Part 2

Our culture is taken with the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth, and when people begin to reject truth it sets off a domino effect. Pastor Colin talks about what is next to go.
5/20/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Worshiping as Much as You Know of Your God, Part 2

Perhaps your prevailing attitude toward God has become questioning, complaining, and resenting. Pastor Colin Smith talks about what your prevailing attitude toward God would be, if you were able to see his glory.
5/18/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Justice, Part 1

The Bible talks about Christians who worship, study the Bible, pray, and fast, but God says, There’s something missing. Pastor Colin talks about what it is.
5/17/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Repentance, Part 2

Isn’t repentance something God tells us to do? Then why would you ask Him to change your heart? Pastor Colin talks about the answer.
5/16/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Repentance, Part 1

God is everywhere. But there are only two places where he can be found. The first place is in heaven. Pastor Colin talks about where the second is.
5/15/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Joy, Part 2

Why do so many people avoid sorrow? Because they think: Life’s too short. What good can come of it? Pastor Colin talks about the value of your sorrow.
5/14/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Joy, Part 1

Some people who experience life’s greatest sorrows also discover its greatest joys. Pastor Colin talks about how sorrow is often God’s back door to joy.
5/13/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Worshiping as Much as You Know of Your God, Part 1

Many people believe that the first step in repentance is cleaning up your life or turning from sin. It’s not. Pastor Colin explains that the first step in repentance is knowing God.
5/11/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Faith, Part 2

Have you lived in the conscious enjoyment of God’s love for you this week? Knowing this subconsciously won’t change your life. Pastor Colin talks about how you can live this way.
5/10/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Faith, Part 1

You can name the attributes of God, but which ones have you experienced? Pastor Colin talks about why so many Christians struggle to answer this question.
5/9/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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You: Rejoicing in the Work of Christ, Part 2

The strength of your faith doesn’t affect your arrival in heaven, but it makes a huge difference to your experience along the way. Pastor Colin talks about why growing in faith will give you greater peace and greater hope.
5/8/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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You: Rejoicing in the Work of Christ, Part 1

Once you see that Christians have different degrees of faith (some have weak faith while others have strong faith), you will have a reason to cultivate yours. Pastor Colin talks about how to cultivate your faith.
5/7/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Feet: Walking in Obedience to Christ, Part 2

What is the role of obedience in the Christian life? Doesn’t obedience run counter to grace and faith? Pastor Colin explains.
5/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Man Who Could Not Repent, Part 2

If you’ve ever said, I just can’t change! you need to meet the man in the Bible who couldn’t repent. Pastor Colin Smith talks about what stood between Esau and repentance, and how real and lasting change is possible for you.
5/4/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Feet: Walking in Obedience to Christ, Part 1

Some who call themselves Christians think it really doesn’t matter how they live. Others who call themselves Christians feel defeated by their own failure. Pastor Colin explains how the answer to both of these conditions is found in the gospel.
5/3/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Knees: Praying in the Name of Christ, Part 2

How can you pray to God more boldly? How can you pray more humbly? Pastor Colin talks about how you can pray both more humbly AND more boldly!
5/2/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Knees: Praying in the Name of Christ, Part 1

Some Christians have become confused about how to use God’s promises about prayer: The Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Pastor Colin talks about what it means to pray with faith.
5/1/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Voice: Declaring the Praise of Christ, Part 2

Some people have the idea that Christianity is a boring life of endless duties, Do’s and Don’ts, burdens and guilt, long faces and heaviness. If this is what you’ve seen, Pastor Colin has good news for you.
4/30/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Voice: Declaring the Praise of Christ, Part 1

Some people think faith is positive thinking or believing in yourself. Pastor Colin explains why Christian faith is precisely the opposite; it begins with facing the reality of your own condition.
4/29/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Man Who Could Not Repent, Part 1

If you think repentance is beating yourself up, you won’t be able to hear what Jesus says about a changed life. Pastor Colin talks about why you may be pleasantly surprised to find out what repentance really is.
4/27/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mouth: Feasting on the Bread of Christ, Part 2

We come to the Lord’s Supper in order to be fed. But we are offered a tiny wafer and a thimble of juice. The obvious question is: Where’s the meal? Pastor Colin talks about how the Lord’s Supper feeds us.
4/26/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mouth: Feasting on the Bread of Christ, Part 1

When we gather around the Lord’s Supper, we remember Christ’s death, and we proclaim his death. This is what we do. Pastor Colin talks about what Christ does at the Lord’s Supper.
4/25/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hands: Serving with the Love of Christ, Part 2

If you are a Christian, you have the Spirit of Christ living in you. Pastor Colin talks about what that looks like and how it will change you.
4/24/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hands: Serving with the Love of Christ, Part 1

There is a direct connection between faith and serving. Serving well, the Bible says, gives you a more confident faith. Pastor Colin talks about why assurance, an enjoyment of God, is given to those who serve well.
4/23/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ears: Listening to the Word of Christ, Part 2

The preacher’s task is to prepare the meal of God’s Word for God’s people. But there is something for you to do too. Pastor Colin talks about how to use your knife and fork!
4/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Creation, Part 2

When Jesus spoke about hell, he used two words to warn us. Pastor Colin talks about the words He used and what they mean.
4/20/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ears: Listening to the Word of Christ, Part 1

Did you know that how you listen to a sermon will determine what kind of effect it has on your life? Pastor Colin gives us some practical tips for listening to God’s Word more effectively.
4/19/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Faith: Possesses Christ, Part 2

Are you convinced that there’s nothing more for you to receive from Jesus? This is a great danger for people who grow up in church. Pastor Colin helps us learn to cultivate a faith that loves, trusts, and follows Jesus.
4/18/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Faith: Possesses Christ, Part 1

What is faith? And what does it do in a person’s life? Pastor Colin talks about how faith changes a person’s life.
4/17/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Loves Me, Part 2

When the Lord is your shepherd, His love welcomes you. Pastor Colin talks about what it will be like when the Good Shepherd welcomes His people into the immediate presence of the Lord.
4/16/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Loves Me, Part 1

When the Lord is your shepherd, His love surrounds you. Pastor Colin talks about the love of the Good Shepherd that pursues and welcomes.
4/15/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Creation, Part 1

In heaven, the Bible says, the former things will not be remembered.’ This doesn’t mean you won’t have any memories of this life. Pastor Colin talks about what it does mean.
4/13/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Sustains Me, Part 2

God has new strength, new purpose, and new joy for you. Pastor Colin talks about how it can become yours.
4/12/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Sustains Me, Part 1

What will keep you going when you feel tired, jaded, drained, and spent? Pastor Colin talks about 3 ways God sustains us.
4/11/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Guards Me, Part 2

How things go when you enter the dark valley depends entirely on who’s with you. Pastor Colin talks about why you don’t need to be afraid of the dark.
4/10/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Guards Me, Part 1

When you find yourself in a dark valley, Psalm 23 is for you. Pastor Colin talks about God’s presence with us in the dark.
4/9/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Restores Me, Part 2

The Good Shepherd knows how to restore you when you falter. Pastor Colin talks about 5 ways God restores us when we falter.
4/8/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Worship, Part 2

You can convey love without words, you can share hope without words, but can you communicate the gospel without words? Pastor Colin talks about how we communicate the essentials of the gospel message.
4/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Restores Me, Part 1

The Good Shepherd leads us, and He restores our souls. Pastor Colin talks about why we need this restoring.
4/5/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Leads Me, Part 2

The Good Shepherd will lead you on right paths. Pastor Colin talks about why these paths are not always easy ones.
4/4/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Leads Me, Part 1

The Good Shepherd leads His flock. Yes, but where does He lead them? Pastor Colin talks about two answersinto rest and righteousness.
4/3/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Owns Me, Part 2

Psalm 23 was written for believers. But Pastor Colin talks about how God is using it to bring people to faith.
4/2/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Owns Me, Part 1

Psalm 23 is one of the best known and best loved chapters in the Bible. Pastor Colin talks about how its familiar words bring strength and hope.
4/1/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Worship, Part 1

If you want to evaluate a church’s worship, ask about its commitment to missions. Pastor Colin talks about how worship and missions are related.
3/30/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 5

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
3/29/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 4

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
3/28/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 3

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
3/27/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 2

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
3/26/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 1

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
3/25/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore People, Part 2

Religion is a mixed bag. Some of it actually provokes God. Pastor Colin talks about 6 types of religion that offend God.
3/23/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Interview on the Film Heaven, How I Got Here

Do you have someone in your life that you’d like to share the gospel with? Pastor Colin talks about the story of the thief on the cross in an interview.
3/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near So Far, Part 4

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/21/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near So Far, Part 3

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/20/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near So Far, Part 2

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/19/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near So Far, Part 1

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/18/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore People, Part 1

Millions of people aren’t really interested in God. What do you think God would say to them? He doesn’t say, Well then, I’m not interested in you. Pastor Colin talks about what God does say.
3/16/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, Part 2

Heaven is more than a wonderful place where you’ll learn all kinds of amazing things. Pastor Colin talks about why it will be much better than that. Heaven isn’t a downgrade; it’s an upgrade from life on earth!
3/15/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, Part 1

Why does hell have to be forever? Isn’t it reasonable that it should last for a time and then come to an end? Many people, even church going people, seem to think so. Pastor Colin talks about the stunning answer.
3/14/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hell, Part 2

Love is all we need. Who said that? Was it the Beatles or the Bible? Or was it both? Pastor Colin tackles a difficult subject that many churches today shy away fromwhat Jesus taught about hell.
3/13/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hell, Part 1

Love is all we need. Who said that? Was it the Beatles or the Bible? Or was it both? Pastor Colin tackles a difficult subject that many churches today shy away fromwhat Jesus taught about hell.
3/12/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Decision That Really Matters, Part 2

What will the final judgment be like? Pastor Colin talks about the picture that the Old Testament prophet, Joel, paints for us.
3/11/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Prayer, Part 2

Having difficulty getting your prayer life off the ground? Perhaps you feel unworthy or worn out or you’re struggling with the same old sins Pastor Colin talks about where to start.
3/9/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Decision That Really Matters, Part 1

With all the activity in our lives, sometimes we need to stop and ask, What really matters? Pastor Colin talks about something that is far more important than what is pressing in on you now.
3/8/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Faith That Is More than Believing, Part 2

Imagine going to a church where people are ungrateful, self-absorbed and complaining. The following Sunday you go to another church where people are filled with praise, and they’re proclaiming the mighty works of God. Pastor Colin helps us discover the difference.
3/7/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Faith That Is More than Believing, Part 1

In the Old Testament, God promised to pour out his Spirit on all believers young and old, men and women, rich and poor. Pastor Colin talks about what that would look like.
3/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making Up for Lost Years, Part 2

God says, I will restore the years that the locust has eaten. Pastor Colin answers 2 questions for us: Who is the promise for? And How can this promise be fulfilled?
3/5/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making Up for Lost Years, Part 1

God makes an astonishing promise to his people: I will restore the years that the locust has eaten. Pastor Colin talks about the years that the locust has eaten.
3/4/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Prayer, Part 1

Jesus taught his disciples to pray. That means whatever stage you are at in the Christian life, prayer is something that you can learn.
3/2/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Turning to God with All Your Heart

What do we know about lamenting? In a culture that’s geared toward giving you a feel good church experience, how do Christian people ever learn to lament?
3/1/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Are in Agony of Soul, Part 2

Suppose someone were to say to you, I’ve been a Christian for many years, but I feel that God has abandoned me. I have no sense of God’s love, no sense of his presence. How would you help them? Pastor Colin talks about how you can minister to them.
2/29/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Are in Agony of Soul, Part 1

The hardest trials are not the ones that hurt the deepest, but the ones that last the longest. Pastor Colin talks about how to pray when your soul is in agony.
2/28/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Fear for Your Children, Part 2

Your children are swimming in a sea of vanity, flattery, and blasphemy. When you pray for them, lay out before the Lord the pressures that they’re facing. Pastor Colin explains how to do that.
2/27/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Fear for Your Children, Part 1

If Jesus is the light of the world, then why is your son or daughter, your grandson or granddaughter, having difficulty seeing how great he is? Pastor Colin explains what keeps people from seeing who Jesus is.
2/26/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Hope, Part 2

One of the laws God gave to Israel, the Jubilee, was never kept in all of Israel’s history, nor could it be kept today. Pastor Colin talks about the reasons why, and what God did about it.
2/24/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Feel Like Giving Up, Part 2

Have you ever felt like giving up? Sometimes it’s right for you to stay, and sometimes its right for you to go. Pastor Colin talks about how to pray when you need to persevere, but there’s great pressure to give up.
2/23/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When You Feel Like Giving Up, Part 1

What did David do when he felt that everybody was against him, and he was getting nowhere? What did David do when he felt like giving up? He took refuge in God. Pastor Colin talks about how we do that.
2/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When the Wicked Seem to Be Winning, Part 2

It’s hard enough to pray when the wicked seem to be winning, because that’s really discouraging. Pastor Colin takes it a step further, talking about how to pray when God seems far away.
2/21/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Pray When the Wicked Seem to Be Winning, Part 1

You share a problem with a friend over lunch and you take an hour just to tell the details of the story. Pastor Colin talks about why it’s so important for us to do the same thing with God.
2/20/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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An Invitation to Enroll, Part 2

You have a direct audience with almighty God every time you pray. That means prayer is a great privilege. So how can we actually learn to pray better than we’ve been praying?
2/19/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Hope, Part 1

One of the laws that God gave to Israel for protecting the poor, the law of Jubilee, was never put into practice. Pastor Colin talks about why.
2/17/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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An Invitation to Enroll, Part 1

Imagine you had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a direct audience with God. You could ask him anything you wanted. You could tell him what matters to you. What would you say?
2/16/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Enjoy the Blessing of God, Part 2

If God spoke to us in a divine language, no one would be able to understand. Pastor Colin talks about how God speaks to us, and then he shows us 4 different examples.
2/15/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Enjoy the Blessing of God, Part 1

Whether you’re born in a palace or scratching out a living in the desert, this is the greatest blessing in life. Pastor Colin talks about the blessing of knowing God.
2/14/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Goodness and Severity of God, Part 2

A God who is sympathetic and weeps over evil, but who is unable to do anything about it, is not a good God. Pastor Colin talks about the severity of God and the goodness of God.
2/13/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Goodness and Severity of God, Part 1

You’ll never understand God if you contemplate his goodness alone. Pastor Colin talks about the goodness and the severity of God.
2/12/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Justice, Part 2

Our culture is taken with the idea that there is no such thing as objective truth, and when people begin to reject truth it sets off a domino effect. Pastor Colin talks about what is next to go.
2/10/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Act on What You Know, Leave the Rest to God, Part 2

How can you live with all that God has kept secret, all that you don’t know? Pastor Colin talks about 7 promises that God has revealed.
2/9/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Act on What You Know, Leave the Rest to God, Part 1

If you knew you were going to speak with your loved ones, who you’d invested your life in, for the last time, what would you say? Pastor Colin talks about Moses’ final words to the people of God.
2/8/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lead by Learning to Follow, Part 2

It will shape your thinking, form your character, and energize your life. Pastor Colin talks about the role of God’s Word in your life.
2/7/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lead by Learning to Follow, Part 1

What temptations are unique to leaders in every age and place? Pastor Colin talks about one priority every godly leader should pursue.
2/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Celebrate All That Is Yours in Christ, Part 2

What do you think is worth celebrating? Pastor Colin talks about what the people of God celebrate and why.
2/5/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Justice, Part 1

The Bible talks about Christians who worship, study the Bible, pray, and fast, but God says There’s something missing. Pastor Colin talks about what it is.
2/3/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Celebrate All That Is Yours in Christ, Part 1

What you know can leave you unaffected. What you celebrate can shape your life. Pastor Colin talks about the significance of what we celebrate as the people of God.
2/2/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 2

When Jesus said, You will always have the poor among you, did he mean, so there’s nothing you can do about it? Pastor Colin talks about the rest of the passage Jesus was quoting from the Old Testament.
2/1/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 1

Moses, the law-giver, had a lot to say about the heart. Pastor Colin picks up on that and talks about 4 dangers for God’s people when it comes to our attitude toward the poor.
1/31/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Beware the Subtle the Test of Success, Part 2

You’re more likely to grow cold in your walk with the Lord when the stock market’s going up, NOT when it’s going down. Pastor Colin talks about the subtle test of success.
1/30/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Beware the Subtle the Test of Success, Part 1

When God tells His people that they are going to have new opportunities, land, and an income, He adds one more thing. Pastor Colin talks about the subtle temptation that comes with success.
1/29/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Repentance, Part 2

Isn’t repentance something God tells us to do? Then why would you ask him to change your heart? Pastor Colin talks about the answer.
1/27/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tell Your Children Why, Part 2

Maybe you’ve tried to prioritize your faith: God first, family second, ministry third. Pastor Colin talks about another approach that he calls alignment.
1/26/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tell Your Children Why, Part 1

If you extend yourself in serving the Lord, how will it impact your family? Pastor Colin talks about the best thing you can do for your children.
1/25/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love God with All Your Heart, Part 2

What does it look like to love God? Pastor Colin talks about how to love the Lord with your heart, soul, and strength.
1/24/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love God with All Your Heart, Part 1

Our message to the world is not Love the Lord your God. Pastor Colin talks about why this message is for Christians.
1/23/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cultivate the Right Kind of Fear, Part 2

Is the fear of the Lord a good thing or a bad thing? Pastor Colin talks about seven ways to cultivate a proper fear of the Lord.
1/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Repentance, Part 1

God is everywhere. But there are only two places where he can be found. The first place is in heaven. Pastor Colin talks about where the second is as well.
1/20/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cultivate the Right Kind of Fear, Part 1

Isn’t the fear of the Lord an Old Testament idea? Pastor Colin talks about what the New Testament says about fearing God.
1/19/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Change the Future by Owning the Past, Part 2

Turning over a new leaf won’t change what’s in you. Pastor Colin talks about the role of repentance and faith in the Christian life.
1/18/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Change the Future by Owning the Past, Part 1

You must own what is in you by nature in order to change your future. Pastor Colin talks about 6 impulses that are in us by nature.
1/17/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making a New Beginning, Part 2

How can you break free from being defined by your past, and overcome your fear of the future? Pastor Colin talks about how people with a faith become people with a mission.
1/16/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making a New Beginning, Part 1

How does God prepare His people who are on the cusp of something new? Pastor Colin talks about the book of Deuteronomy and what it means for us today.
1/15/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Joy, Part 2

Why do so many people avoid sorrow? Because they think: Life’s too short. What good can come of it? Pastor Colin talks about the value of your sorrow.
1/13/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Hand of God, Part 2

How can you know more of the hand of God on your life and ministry? Pastor Colin talks about how this happened for Ezra.
1/12/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Hand of God, Part 1

What does it mean for the hand of God to be on you? Pastor Colin talks about one difference it makes.
1/11/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Navigating Setbacks, Part 2

Does your progress in ministry ever seem slow? Pastor Colin talks about why God sometimes allows His work to be hindered.
1/10/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Navigating Setbacks, Part 1

What does faithful ministry look like in our world today? Pastor Colin talks about the reality of frustration, setbacks, and opposition.
1/9/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Priority of Worship, Part 2

Have you ever wondered why worship matters? Pastor Colin talks about three important things that happen every time we worship.
1/8/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Joy, Part 1

Some people who experience life’s greatest sorrows also discover its greatest joys. Pastor Colin talks about how sorrow is often God’s back door to joy.
1/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Priority of Worship, Part 1

Have you ever wondered why in the Old Testament God’s people had an altar, the feasts, and the temple? Pastor Colin talks about what this means for each and every one of us.
1/5/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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A New Beginning, Part 2

Did you leave the church, expecting to come back at some point, but you never did? Pastor Colin talks about why it matters.
1/4/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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A New Beginning, Part 1

Does it feel like your life with God has gone through a long period of disruption? Pastor Colin talks about how you can make a new beginning.
1/3/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Final Security, Part 2

What will happen if you commit everything in your life to Jesus Christ? Pastor Colin talks about the freedom of total commitment to Christ.
1/2/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Final Security, Part 1

The Apostle Paul was able to say, I have committed everything to Christ. Can you say that? Pastor Colin talks about how to get started.
1/1/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Faith, Part 2

You can name the attributes of God, but which ones have you experienced? Pastor Colin talks about why so many Christians struggle to answer this question.
12/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Supreme Competence, Part 2

Christian faith is primarily about a relationship with a person. Pastor Colin talks about what makes Christian faith different from morality, spirituality, and Bible study.
12/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Supreme Competence, Part 1

At its core, Christian faith is focused on a person. Pastor Colin talks about the language of biblical faith.
12/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Complete Freedom, Part 2

How do you define yourself? Pastor Colin talks about three unhelpful but common ways people define themselves, and one very productive way you can define yourself.
12/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Complete Freedom, Part 1

How do you live in a world where you don’t know what tomorrow will bring? Pastor Colin looks at 2 Timothy 1.
12/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Generous God, Part 2

When you think about God, what comes to mind? How about the word generous? Once you see the generosity of God, you will rediscover His love for you in a whole new way.
12/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restore Faith, Part 1

You can name the attributes of God, but which ones have you experienced? Pastor Colin talks about why so many Christians struggle to answer this question.
12/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Generous God, Part 1

There are three ways we try to motivate peoplesometimes by guilt, sometimes by pride, and there’s a third waywith the gospel. Discover the problem with guilt and pride, and what makes the gospel so different.
12/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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David's Story, Part 2

David’s victory over Goliath led the people of God to crown him King. David had many successes, but he also had his share of failures. God’s people needed a greater king than David. Find out why Jesus is that greater king.
12/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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David's Story, Part 1

Perhaps you’ve accomplished great things in business, or in some other area of life. The most important thing about you, in the end, will not be your achievements, but your relationship to Jesus Christ.
12/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Adam's Story

Trace a problem back to its root, and it often takes you down a long, winding road. When the Bible traces the problem of death back to its root, it takes us to the failure of one man.
12/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Abraham's Story

Abraham experienced God’s blessing during his lifetime, including a son in his old age, and a pair of grandchildren. But he was still waiting for God’s promise when he died.
12/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pursuing One Holy Passion, Part 2

None of us can see, hear, smell, taste or touch God, but each one of us has the capacity to experience Him. In part two of Pursuing One Holy Passion, Pastor Colin talks about the difference between learning about God, and experiencing God.
12/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gabriel's Story

People who find it difficult to believe in Jesus Christ without first-hand evidence sometimes say, If only an angel would appear to me, then I’d believe. Pastor Colin talks about what difference that would really make.
12/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Herod's Story

Have you given much thought to the legacy you’ll leave behind? Discover how one man’s legacy was turned upside-down in an instant, when he came face-to-face with the Son of God.
12/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Joseph's Story, Part 2

Christmas is more than just a sentimental story. The story of Christmas is about how God stepped into human history. Find out what this greatest of miracles means for you.
12/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Joseph's Story, Part 1

You find the virgin birth difficult to believe Well, how do you think it was for Joseph, Mary’s husband? Hear from the man who had a ringside seat for the greatest event in the history of the universe.
12/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Simeon's Story, Part 2

Simeon, an ordinary man, was anointed by God and given prophetic words about Jesus just 8 days after He was born! Find out what his message meant for Mary and for us.
12/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pursuing One Holy Passion, Part 1

Jesus Christ did not come into the world to offer you a passport to heaven. In part one of Pursuing One Holy Passion, Pastor Colin talks about why you shouldn’t settle for a passport, when you could have a relationship. Find out what that means.
12/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Simeon's Story, Part 1

Simeon was an ordinary man who had the extraordinary privilege of holding Jesus in his arms... eight days after he was born. Hear his testimony, and discover what he said about the Son of God, as Pastor Colin delivers a first-person message from Simeon.
12/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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John's Story

The Apostle John called himself, The disciple whom Jesus loved. Find out what he had to say about the birth of Christ, in Pastor Colin’s first-person narrative message from John.
12/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bride: Christ's Union with the Church, Part 2

Do you love the church? Pastor Colin gives us a helpful grid to test how much we share Jesus’ love for the church.
12/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bride: Christ's Union with the Church, Part 1

You didn’t have great relationship with your dad, so how can you relate to God as Father? Pastor Colin talks about how Jesus loves the church and what that means for you.
12/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Building: Christ's Presence in the Church, Part 2

When the Bible refers to the church as a building it is not talking about bricks and mortar. Pastor Colin Smith explains that this building analogy actually speaks of Jesus’ presence in the church.
12/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Finding Rest and Restoration, Part 2

You had an incredible experience of God’s love when you were younger, but now you feel strangely distant from God. In part two of Finding Rest and Restoration, Pastor Colin talks about why the heart can’t embrace what the mind won’t believe.
12/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Building: Christ's Presence in the Church, Part 1

Have you ever been disappointed by, frustrated with, or felt like giving up on the church? Then Pastor Colin says the analogy of the church as a building is for you.
12/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Body: Christ's Working through the Church

The apostle Paul did more than lead people to Christ. That was only half of his strategy. He also planted churches. Pastor Colin talks about why Paul did this and what it means for us.
11/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Body: Christ's Working through the Church

In the Bible, the church is sometimes called the body of Christ. Pastor Colin unpacks the body analogy for us.
11/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Is the Church and Why Does It Matter? Part 2

Jesus only uses the word church two times in the Bible. What did he mean by it? Pastor Colin talks about one of those two instances
11/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Is the Church and Why Does It Matter? Part 1

Jesus only uses the word church two times in the Bible. What did he mean by it? Pastor Colin talks about one of those two instances.
11/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Finding Rest and Restoration, Part 1

You have a good job and a happy home, but you still feel restless. In part one of Finding Rest and Restoration, Pastor Colin talks about the restlessness in the human soul and where you can find rest.
11/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Rewards, Part 2

What will the great day of reward be like for Christian believers? Pastor Colin talks about 4 promised rewards from the book of Malachi, and how to live in light of them.
11/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Rewards, Part 1

What will the great day of reward be like for Christian believers? Pastor Colin talks about 4 rewards from the book of Malachi.
11/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Remembers, Part 2

Are you tempted to believe that your labor for the Lord might be in vain? Pastor Colin reminds us, from the book of Malachi, that God remembers your tears and your desires.
11/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Remembers, Part 1

Are you tempted to believe that your labor for the Lord might be in vain? Pastor Colin reminds us, from the book of Malachi, that God remembers your work and your words.
11/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Hears, Part 2

There are six signs in the book of Malachi that a person’s heart is growing cold. Pastor Colin tells us what we can do about it.
11/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trusting in the Darkness, Part 2

In our instant culture, this is one of the hardest and most important things to learn. In part two of Trusting in the Darkness, Pastor Colin explains, from the Psalms, how you can learn to wait on the Lord.
11/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Hears, Part 1

What are the challenges that faithful believers face in every generation? Pastor Colin opens up the book of Malachi for us.
11/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confusion, Part 2

What are we to do when it’s hard to follow Jesus? Pastor Colin explains from the story of the transfiguration.
11/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confusion, Part 1

What are we to do when it’s hard to follow Jesus? Pastor Colin explains from the story of the transfiguration.
11/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Complaint, Part 2

Learn to take appropriate responsibility. Pastor Colin talks about Jesus’ rebuke of Peter.
11/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Complaint, Part 1

Learn humility in what you ask of Jesus. Pastor Colin talks about Peter’s rebuke of Jesus.
11/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trusting in the Darkness, Part 1

When we’re in pain, we look for the comfort of someone else who’s been there. In part one of Trusting in the Darkness, Pastor Colin talks about how you can meet a companion like that.
11/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confession, Part 2

Faith will be formed in you as you walk with Jesus. Pastor Colin talks about how faith is formed as you listen to what Jesus said and look at what Jesus did.
11/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confession, Part 1

Authentic discipleship has its failures as well as its successes. Pastor Colin talks about what Jesus can do with flawed disciples like us.
11/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confidence, Part 2

Perhaps a storm has blown up in your life, the wind is against you, and Jesus feels far away. Pastor Colin talks about what it’s like when your faith is being tested.
11/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confidence, Part 1

A storm has blown up in your life and you feel that Jesus is far away from you. Pastor Colin talks about the life of Peter and what it’s like when your faith is being tested.
11/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Calling, Part 2

Peter likely would have described himself as a good person, a hard worker, devoted to his family, and a believer in Jesus. Pastor Colin talks about a time when he saw the glory of Jesus, and why he saw himself in an entirely different light afterwards.
11/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Learning How to Hate, Part 2

You like to consider all your options before you decide. That may be a good strategy when you’re shopping for electronics, but it’s fatal when it comes to temptation. On part two of Learning How to Hate, Pastor Colin talks about some reasons why.
11/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Calling, Part 1

The story of Peter is full of hope because it shows us what Jesus can do with flawed disciples like us. Pastor Colin talks about being a disciple.
11/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Overcome Your Fears

How can you overcome your fears? Pastor Colin talks about the relationship between your lord and your fears.
11/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Peace and the Presence of God, Part 2

How is it possible for ordinary people like you and me to have peace at all times and in every way? Pastor Colin talks about the foundation that peace rests on.
11/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Peace and the Presence of God, Part 1

What does it mean for ordinary people like you and me when the Bible says that we can have peace at all times and in every way? Pastor Colin talks about some different ways in which you can have peace.
10/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pursuing What Is Right, Part 2

You’re tired, and ready to give up. There’s another way. Pastor Colin talks about how to persevere when you’re discouraged.
10/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Learning How to Hate, Part 1

Some people never make progress in the Christian life. They go to church, read their Bible, and try to do the right thing, but they never seem to change. In part one of Learning How to Hate, Pastor Colin talks about why this is.
10/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pursuing What Is Right, Part 1

If you knew Jesus would return in 7 days, would you go to work this week? Your answer to this question gets to the root of what you really believe about your work. Pastor Colin talks about what some people in the Bible said.
10/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Love of God and the Patience of Christ, Part 2

It’s possible to sit in church every week for 20 years and still not feel the love of Christ. Some people are just gritting their teeth, but you can experience more of the love of God.
10/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Love of God and the Patience of Christ, Part 1

You’re tired of the battle, and you know that you need more love and more patience. Pastor Colin talks about the good news that God has love and patience, and he’s able to give it to you.
10/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Advancing the Gospel

Whatever the pressures we face, whatever difficulties the church encounters, we have one priority. Pastor Colin talks about what it is.
10/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Family of God: Standing Firm, Part 2

How did you become a person who believes in Christ? Is it your background? Thousands have the same background as you and reject him still. Is it your friends? Thousands have friends like you and never come to faith in Christ. Pastor Colin talks about why we believe in Jesus Christ.
10/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Choosing What to Love, Part 2

Money is a powerit can be your servant or your master. That means you need to master your money before it masters you. In part two of Choosing What to Love, Pastor Colin talks about how you can do that.
10/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Family of God: Standing Firm, Part 1

How do you stand firm in the darkest days of your life? Pastor Colin explains that it begins with remembering who you are in Christ.
10/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Lord Jesus Christ: Coming in Glory, Part 2

You keep telling yourself, I can become a Christian later on.’ How do you know that? The truth is, you may not be able to. Pastor Colin talks about why you can’t just choose when you’d like to become a Christian.
10/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Lord Jesus Christ: Coming in Glory, Part 1

What does the secret power of sin look like in the life of your friend, neighbor, or relative who does not know Christ? Pastor Colin looks at the mystery of sin in the life of an unbeliever.
10/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Antichrist: Exalting Himself, Part 2

It is very important to know how to recognize Satan’s work in the world. Would you be able to identify Satan’s handiwork? Pastor Colin talks about 3 telltale signs of his activity.
10/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Antichrist: Exalting Himself, Part 1

Would you like to have a better understanding of the battles that you face in the Christian life? Then you need to understand the spiritual forces that are at work in the world. Pastor Colin talks about the Bible’s inside story.
10/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Choosing What to Love, Part 1

How you use it will have a powerful effect on your soul. If it masters you, it will draw your heart away from God; but if you master it, it will strengthen your devotion to God. In part one of Choosing What to Love, Pastor Colin talks about what it is.
10/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Christ Will Be Glorified in You, Part 2

How’s your prayer life? How might you pray differently, if you were thinking about your glorious future in Christ? Pastor Colin talks about an answer that just might surprise and challenge you.
10/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Christ Will Be Glorified in You, Part 1

How does your future look? Have you taken into account the glorious future that’s in store for every person who loves Jesus Christ and longs for his coming? Pastor Colin talks about what our future in Christ looks like.
10/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Will Bring Justice for You, Part 2

Find out what one of the hardest truths in the Biblethe justice of Godcan do to your heart. Pastor Colin talks about what you can expect.
10/11/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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God Will Bring Justice for You, Part 1

The most obvious question for Christians who are suffering under persecution is Where is God in this, and how are we supposed to stand up under it? Pastor Colin talks about how the Bible answers this question.
10/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Is Working through You, Part 2

How should I pray when I’m worn out, discouraged, and weary of the battle? Pastor Colin talks about two different approaches: You can generally pray for help, or you can pray specifically in relation to your battle.
10/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Enlarging the Capacity of Your Heart, Part 2

Your heart can be softened. Your mind can be renewed. Your imagination can be opened up. In part two of Enlarging the Capacity of Your Heart, Pastor Colin talks about how all the faculties of your soul can be wonderfully transformed.
10/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God Is Working through You, Part 1

What is the battle that is making you weary right now? Everyone has battles to face and sometimes you just get tired of them. Pastor Colin talks about how you keep going when that happens.
10/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Celebration, Part 2

How can you be sure that you will make it to heaven? Pastor Colin talks about 3 reasons.
10/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Celebration, Part 1

What is the final outcome of all that Jesus accomplished in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension? Pastor Colin talks about the glorious second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
10/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Satisfaction, Part 2

How do we come into a right relationship with God? Pastor Colin explains the righteous life of Jesus and the sin-bearing death of Jesus.
10/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Satisfaction, Part 1

How is it possible for God to forgive us? Pastor Colin talks about how this is possible for people like us who aren’t good enough to deserve it.
10/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Enlarging the Capacity of Your Heart, Part 1

Did you know that the capacity of your soul can shrink? It can also be wonderfully renewed. In part one of Enlarging the Capacity of Your Heart, Pastor Colin explains how, from the stories of two different Bible characters.
9/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Resurrection, Part 2

How does the will of God get done? Pastor Colin talks about what was accomplished through the resurrection.
9/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Resurrection, Part 1

How could it possibly be the will of God that His Son, Jesus Christ, should suffer and die on the cross? Pastor Colin explains how God’s will prevailed in the death of Jesus.
9/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vindication, Part 2

What is God’s answer to a world that hates His Son? Pastor Colin talks about the community of people who honor the Son.
9/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Vindication, Part 1

What happened at Jesus’ burial? Pastor Colin talks about how He was honored.
9/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Humiliation, Part 2

The people in Jesus’ day failed to consider something important about Him. Pastor Colin talks about 3 things we should ask people to consider about Jesus today.
9/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Avoiding a Shallow Life, Part 2

Is your capacity to worship, love and serve God shrinking? Do you know what’s going on inside of you? In part two of Avoiding a Shallow Life, Pastor Colin talks about what will cause your soul to shrink or to grow.
9/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Humiliation, Part 1

Everything that happened in the arrest, trial, and sentencing of Jesus was prophesied by Isaiah hundreds of years before it happened. Pastor Colin talks about what Isaiah wrote and what it means.
9/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Submission, Part 2

How are we, as Christians, to live when we suffer injustice? Pastor Colin talks about how this kind of response to injustice is possible.
9/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Submission, Part 1

Jesus could have stopped the process of His arrest, trial, and crucifixion at any moment, if He had wanted to. Pastor Colin talks about why He chose not to.
9/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Imputation, Part 2

If you are a Christian and you find yourself straying from God, you can still have peace. Pastor Colin talks about how you can have peace, and it is not by living a perfect life.
9/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Imputation, Part 1

The Bible tells us that we are blessed if God doesn’t count our sins against us. But how could God do that? Pastor Colin talks about two things God has done for us.
9/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Avoiding a Shallow Life, Part 1

There’s a place that many people have never been to. Some people have been there, but they didn’t see much. Others didn’t like what they saw, and never went back. In episode one of Avoiding a Shallow Life, Pastor Colin talks about why only a few people come to know it really well.
9/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Substitution, Part 2

The Bible tells us that Jesus’ death on the cross was a demonstration of love. How does the cross demonstrate God’s love for us? Pastor Colin talks about two things He accomplished for us from Isaiah 53.
9/15/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Substitution, Part 1

Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to suffer on the cross? Pastor Colin talks about four reasons from Isaiah 53.
9/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restoration, Part 2

If you have ever felt that no one could understand your suffering, be sure to join us as Pastor Colin talks about the suffering of Jesus.
9/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Restoration, Part 1

God has promised that one day all grief and sorrow will be taken away. Pastor Colin talks about how Jesus set this in motion through His death and resurrection.
9/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Verdict, Part 2

You have decided, maybe a long time ago, that Jesus is not for you. Can you reconsider Jesus? Pastor Colin talks about how.
9/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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You Must Be Born Again, Part 2

What kind of change is needed in your life? And is this a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project? Pastor Colin talks about how Jesus answers these questions.
9/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Verdict, Part 1

Have you ever wondered about the decision process that results in a person rejecting Jesus? Pastor Colin talks about how the mind, heart, and will make decisions.
9/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Desire, Part 2

If you are going to believe in Jesus, you need to spend time doing this. Pastor Colin talks about why first impressions of Jesus are not enough.
9/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Desire, Part 1

Why is unbelief the dominant response to the gospel? Pastor Colin talks about what the Bible says.
9/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Unbelief, Part 2

In a world where unbelief is normal, how will God gather a great company of people from every nation and give them eternal life? Pastor Colin talks about the arm of the Lord.
9/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Unbelief, Part 1

You sometimes wonder why so many people you know simply do not believe in Jesus. Pastor Colin talks about unbelief.
9/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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You Must Be Born Again, Part 1

Your life is a reflection of your craftsmanship, style, and commitment to excellence. Pastor Colin talks about what the Master Builder, Jesus Christ, might have to say about it.
9/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love of Christ for People Who Struggle to Believe

Why do people struggle to believe? Pastor Colin talks about 3 ways Jesus shows love to people who struggle to believe.
9/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Heart Set Right, Part 2

How could you ever feel safe giving your heart to God? Pastor Colin talks about the options we have for giving our hearts away.
8/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Heart Set Right, Part 1

What is your best defense against sin? Pastor Colin talks about the heart.
8/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Heart Gone Wrong, Part 2

How does the human heart go wrong? Pastor Colin talks about three ways, and then how God puts it right.
8/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Heart Gone Wrong, Part 1

How important is your heart? Pastor Colin talks about 6 Bible passages that underline the importance of your heart.
8/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Doesn't Change in Regeneration, Part 2

When a person is born again, God changes their heart, mind, and will. It sounds like you become a whole different person. Pastor Colin talks about why you’re still you.
8/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Influence Lasts Longer than You Think, Part 2

If you knew, ahead of time, which day would be your last day on earth, how would you spend it? Pastor Colin talks about how Elijah spent his last dayit wasn’t making peace with God.
8/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Influence Lasts Longer than You Think, Part 1

Do you ever feel like you’re working and battling and struggling, but you’re getting nowhere? In the course of your life and ministry, it’s quite possible you’ll accomplish less than you’d hoped to, and at the same time, end up accomplishing more than you realize. Pastor Colin talks about some reasons why.
8/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Honorably Wounded, Part 2

Elijah was exhausted, withdrawn, restless, defeated and disappointed, but God knew he needed a fresh touch from Him in his life. Pastor Colin talks about how God comes near to you when you’re in this condition.
8/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Honorably Wounded, Part 1

Whatever you’ve experienced, whatever you may be going through, you’ll find someone in the Bible who has been through something like it. The Bible speaks to every circumstance of life. Pastor Colin talks about what happened when darkness came over Elijah’s soul.
8/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Prayer 101, Part 2

Many people who begin to pray find it very difficult to continue praying, and to do so with passion. But that doesn’t have to be true of you. Pastor Colin talks about the 7 p’s of effective prayer.
8/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Doesn't Change in Regeneration, Part 1

Do you remember the day you were born? Then how do you know that you’re alive? Pastor Colin explains why it's the same with your spiritual life.
8/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Prayer 101, Part 1

Do you struggle with your prayer life? Every Christian will struggle with this at one time or another. As Pastor Colin talks about the life of Elijah, we’ll discover 7 p’s for effective prayer.
8/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Line in the Sand, Part 2

Maybe you live for sports, or your family, or your career. These things are at the center of your life. That’s fine, but here’s a question: Can what you’re living for answer your prayers? Pastor Colin talks about the answer.
8/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Line in the Sand, Part 1

You don’t want to be intolerant, so you believe in a little bit of everything God, the Bible, Jesus, positive thinking, luck, and your horoscope. Pastor Colin talks about why you’re probably not making much progress in the Christian life.
8/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Work Matters More than You Think, Part 2

You’ve been called to a ministry of influence. You work on the inside, using your God-given position to influence others for Christ. That means you’re often misunderstood, even by other Christians. Pastor Colin talks about what God would say to you.
8/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Work Matters More than You Think, Part 1

The company you work for can make you feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes you wonder, I’m a Christian should I even be here? The pressure on you to quit is very great. Pastor Colin talks about why the darker the world becomes, the greater the pressure you will feel to withdraw.
8/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Will: Christ Changes What You Choose, Part 2

In what sense is the human will free? What kind of freedom do we have? Pastor Colin explains what the Bible teaches about your freedom.
8/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Where Faith Begins, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what kind of leader Jesus is? Is he tough as nails? Or is he tender? Or perhaps somewhere in between? Pastor Colin talks about how Jesus grew in toughness and tenderness.
8/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Where Faith Begins, Part 1

You say you believe that God exists. That’s good. Now, are you willing to trust His promises enough to obey Him? That’s where every journey of faith begins. Believing in God is easy, but obeying God is another thing altogether. Pastor Colin talks about how to take this important step.
8/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why God Asks for Sacrifice, Part 2

Many people wonder: What am I going to do with my life? But Pastor Colin talks about why the Christian is asking a very different question.
8/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why God Asks for Sacrifice, Part 1

God has more than one way of supplying what you need. When one means of supply dries up, He is able to provide another. Pastor Colin talks about how to trust the God who provides, rather than His particular way of providing.
8/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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When God Hides You, Part 2

You’re a Christian, but God has not made your next steps clear. Could it be that you have not yet completed all that God has already told you to do? Pastor Colin talks about the principle of Christian obedience.
8/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Will: Christ Changes What You Choose, Part 1

People often assume that free will is one of the central pillars of Christianity. But Christians have debated this throughout the history of the church. Pastor Colin helps us take a fresh look at it.
8/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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When God Hides You, Part 1

Have you ever had the Cherith experience? Cherith is where God closes the door on the one thing you most want to do. It’s important to remember that God is always at work, even when you find yourself at Cherith. Pastor Colin talks about what God’s up to when He hides you.
8/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Courage When You Need It, Part 2

One man found the courage to go in a different direction in a very dark culture. And if you find yourself in a hard place at a dark time, don’t be surprised by it. Pastor Colin talks about where God’s man or woman finds courage.
8/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Courage When You Need It, Part 1

Ahab and Elijah were two leaders with enormous influence. But they chose different paths, they led people in different directions, and their lives had very different outcomes. Pastor Colin helps us examine the steps in each of their journeys.
8/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Influence Is Greater than You Think, Part 2

Sometimes a self-assessment can help you discover what you need to do next. We’re going to look at 7 questionsranging from questions about your faith to questions about your confidenceto help you evaluate your spiritual progress.
8/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Your Influence Is Greater than You Think, Part 1

The Bible says in Psalm 23, that [the Lord] leads us Have you ever wondered what that means or where it is that He leads us? Pastor Colin talks about what leadership is, and 3 of the most common reasons that leaders fail.
7/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heart: Christ Changes What You Love, Part 2

What drives the decisions you are making in life? What really matters to you? Pastor Colin talks about how what really matters can keep you from following Christ.
7/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jesus Will Confess You Before the Father, Part 2

With the blessings of our freedom, what does it look like to confess Christ in America? Pastor Colin looks at seven ways to confess Jesus Christ today.
7/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jesus Will Confess You Before the Father, Part 1

What will Jesus say about you on the last day? Pastor Colin explains that this is intimately tied to what you say about him now.
7/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dying in the Lord, Part 2

You have a friend (or a loved one) who’s a Christian, and they’re dying. What could you say to encourage them? Pastor Colin gives us some surprising words for them: Forget about your Christian life.
7/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dying in the Lord, Part 1

If your future is secure, Christian, doesn’t that eliminate any real urgency from your Christian life? What’s the motivation for a holy life? Pastor Colin talks about where Christians find security and urgency.
7/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Seeing and Believing, Part 2

Sometimes you wonder what good could possibly come from the basic things Christ is calling you to do. Pastor Colin talks about how God works in your life.
7/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heart: Christ Changes What You Love, Part 1

Have you ever heard someone say: It’s in my head; but not in my heart. Pastor Colin talks about the real distance between your head and your heart.
7/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Seeing and Believing, Part 1

How is it possible for a marriage to be in trouble where Jesus Christ is present? Pastor Colin talks about the fact that being a Christian does not insulate you from the troubles and pressures of life in this world.
7/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love God with All Your Heart, Part 2

What does it look like to love God? Pastor Colin talks about how to love the Lord with your heart, soul, and strength.
7/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Love God with All Your Heart, Part 1

Our message to the world is not Love the Lord your God. Pastor Colin talks about why this message is for Christians.
7/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Righteousness, Part 2

What do you think will give you satisfaction? Is it to be loved? To be appreciated? To get revenge? Jesus tells us that there is only one thing that will satisfy completely. Pastor Colin shows us what this is.
7/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Righteousness, Part 1

What does it look like to be blessed by God? Jesus tells us that the blessed people are not those who think they’re right, but those who feel that they’re not. Pastor Colin shows us why.
7/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mind: Christ Changes What You Think, Part 2

Is there really any value in proclaiming Jesus to people who cannot see anything good in Him? Pastor Colin takes you inside the mind of an unbeliever.
7/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Faith Walks With God, Part 2

How do you walk with God in a world where people have no place for God, people speak against God, and people are defiant toward God? Pastor Colin talks about the story of Enoch.
7/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Faith Walks With God, Part 1

What did it look like to walk with God in the Old Testament, and is this possible for us today? Pastor Colin talks about the story of Enoch.
7/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God's Will, Part 2

Jesus taught us to pray Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. How is God’s will done in heaven? Pastor Colin talks about how the angels are a model for us.
7/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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God's Will, Part 1

Jesus taught us to pray Your will be done. What is God’s will? Pastor Colin talks about three spheres of God’s will.
7/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Everything You Need for Life, Part 2

One thing the gospel promises is that believers will participate in the divine nature. What does that mean? Pastor Colin talks about how it is that believers will participate in the divine nature.
7/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mind: Christ Changes What You Think, Part 1

Do you have family, friends, or colleagues who do not believe? Perhaps they’ve heard the gospel many times, but it seems to make no difference. Pastor Colin explains the reason why.
7/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Everything You Need for Life, Part 1

Jesus is all you need for faith, but is He enough for all of life? Pastor Colin answers these questions (and more): Is He enough for high school and college? What about marriage or the single life? Is He enough for raising kids? How about old age? Discover the Bible’s extraordinary claim.
7/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Sustains Me, Part 2

God has new strength, new purpose, and new joy for you. Pastor Colin talks about how these things can become yours.
7/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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He Sustains Me, Part 1

What will keep you going when you feel tired, jaded, drained, and spent? Pastor Colin talks about three ways God sustains us.
7/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Happens When You Die, Part 2

No one ever died like Jesus Christ didwith a loud voice. When people die, they don’t shout, they whisper. Pastor Colin talks about what made Jesus’ death different from every other death.
7/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Happens When You Die, Part 1

What has happened to your loved ones who’ve died? Where are they now? Pastor Colin shows that everything you need to know about facing death is found in Jesus’ final words from the cross.
7/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Conscience: Christ Changes How You Evaluate (Part 2), Part 2

You fear being controlled by the opinions and convictions of others, but you also want to become a more loving person. Pastor Colin talks about how you can learn to walk in the freedom that's yours in Christ, while at the same time, growing in your love for others.
7/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Grieving without Gloating, Part 2

If you feel discouraged today, the story of David will bring you to the Savior. If you feel confident today, the story of Saul will bring you to the Savior. Pastor Colin talks about how this can happen for you.
6/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Grieving without Gloating, Part 1

How would you have felt? What would have run through your mind? The man who had set himself against you has finally died. Pastor Colin talks about how David reacted to news of Saul’s death.
6/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Robe and the Spear, Part 2

How do you handle an antagonistic person in a way that shows grace? Pastor Colin talks about what grace looks like in our world today.
6/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Robe and the Spear, Part 1

How can you handle a hostile person, someone who you feel like is always against you? Pastor Colin talks about how to do it in a way that shows grace and honors the Lord.
6/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Deliverer and the Destroyer, Part 2

Saul was a destroyer; David was a deliverer. Are you more like the deliverer or the destroyer? Pastor Colin helps us think about our words and our character.
6/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Conscience: Christ Changes How You Evaluate (Part 2), Part 1

When good Christians disagree on important issues, does it make you uncomfortable? Pastor Colin talks about how you can know who's right and who's wrong.
6/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Deliverer and the Destroyer, Part 1

How important are the friends you hang out with? The church you go to? The books you read and the movies that you watch? Pastor Colin talks about why these decisions will shape the person that you become.
6/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bitter, Distressed, and in Debt, Part 2

What does commitment to Jesus Christ look like? Pastor Colin takes us through the story of David to discover the profile.
6/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bitter, Distressed, and in Debt, Part 1

What does commitment to Jesus Christ look like? Pastor Colin walks us through the story of David to discover the profile.
6/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Anger, Fear, and a Broken Promise, Part 2

The great enigma of walking with God is that there will be painful trials. But in them you will be blessed. Pastor Colin talks about how this worked out in David’s life.
6/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Anger, Fear, and a Broken Promise, Part 1

Perhaps sin has gained a stranglehold in your life. There is a story in the Bible that shows us how this can happen. Pastor Colin talks about why our compulsive behavior is not the real problem.
6/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Conscience: Christ Changes How You Evaluate (Part 1), Part 2

People sometimes say, "Follow your conscience." That's pretty good advice, but conscience isn't the ultimate judge of right and wrong. Pastor Colin talks about some reasons why.
6/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Soothe My Troubled Heart, Part 2

Many people would like to throw off the claims of Christ. Do you think this is where you’ll find freedom? Pastor Colin talks about why it isn’t.
6/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Soothe My Troubled Heart, Part 1

You know that God is at work when you see good things happening around you, but what about bad things? Pastor Colin talks about how God is at work through them, too.
6/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A King Provided by God, Part 2

What makes a person an outstanding servant of God? Pastor Colin talks about where we can find the qualities God is looking for.
6/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A King Provided by God, Part 1

No Christian should expect to see Saul in heaven. Every Christian will see David in heaven. Pastor Colin talks about the good news that God is able to turn a Saul into a David.
6/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A King Gone Bad, Part 2

What has God done for this world of self-appointed kings gone bad? He’s sent another king! Pastor Colin explains why.
6/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Conscience: Christ Changes How You Evaluate (Part 1), Part 1

Does it really matter when you go against or "overrule" your own conscience? Pastor Colin talks about what happens when you ignore its warning.
6/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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A King Gone Bad, Part 1

If our government was built on the belief that absolute power corrupts absolutely, why would so many Americans be willing to give absolute power to themselves? Pastor Colin talks about the answer.
6/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Safe and Secure, Part 2

How can you have confidence or assurance, as a Christian, before God? Pastor Colin discusses, from the story of Joseph, four things that our assurance before God rests on.
6/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Safe and Secure, Part 1

You’re a Christian. But when something bad happens to you, you wonder Is God punishing me? Pastor Colin looks at the issue of assurance from the story of Joseph.
6/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Troubled and Dependent, Part 2

What does it look like to bless someone? Pastor Colin continues the story of Joseph and talks about some of the unique features of the blessing that Jacob imparts to his sons.
6/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Troubled and Dependent, Part 1

How can you be a blessing to a person who has more than you in this world? Pastor Colin explains how Jacob was able to bless Pharoah, the King of Egypt.
6/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Signs of Life (Part 2), Part 2

Have you had struggles in your Christian life? How about power? Pastor Colin talks about some things every Christian experiences.
6/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kept and Carried, Part 2

You look back on your years with sorrow and regret. You’re not alone. Pastor Colin looks at the story of Joseph and shows us how God dealt with Jacob, a sad, disappointed man at the end of his life.
6/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kept and Carried, Part 1

Your life has taken an unexpected turn and you must leave everything that is familiar to you behind. Pastor Colin shows, from the story of Joseph, what you need to know for an unexpected journey.
6/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Forgiven and Reconciled, Part 2

What does the rhythm of the Christian life look like? Join Pastor Colin as he discusses the rhythm of worship and witness, intimacy with God and activity for God from the story of Joseph.
5/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Forgiven and Reconciled, Part 1

How do you get to the place of reconciling with someone you’ve had a falling out with? Pastor Colin talks about how reconciliation happens and what it looks like from the story of Joseph.
5/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tested and Transformed, Part 2

Do you want to experience more of the love of God? Pastor Colin talks about true repentance and what it looks like from the story of Joseph.
5/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Signs of Life (Part 2), Part 1

Many people today say would say, "I'm a loving person." But love is much more than a temporary feeling. Pastor Colin talks about the kind of love comes from God.
5/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tested and Transformed, Part 1

At its core, what is the great change that God’s Holy Spirit brings about in a human life? Pastor Colin takes us behind the scenes of the story of Joseph, to show us what really changes when God touches a human life.
5/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Welcomed and Fed, Part 2

Do you think you will you be welcomed by God, if you come to him on your own? Pastor Colin explains, from the story of Joseph and his brothers, our position before God.
5/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Welcomed and Fed, Part 1

What was it like for God to send his one and only son into the world? Join Pastor Colin as he shows us how the story of Joseph provides insight into this.
5/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Awakened and Convicted, Part 2

The worst spiritual position of all is to be at peace with yourself when your sins are not yet forgiven. Pastor Colin talks about the story of Joseph’s brothers and how God gets their attention to deal with forgotten sins.
5/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Awakened and Convicted, Part 1

How is it possible for men and women who’ve betrayed trust, lied, broken promises, and deceived to come to share in God’s blessing? Pastor Colin talks about the journey of Joseph’s brothers and what it means for us.
5/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Signs of Life (Part 1), Part 2

Many people today say would say, I’m a loving person. But love is much more than a temporary feeling. Pastor Colin talks about the kind of love comes from God.
5/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wise and Discerning, Part 2

Jesus says, Come to me! Now why would you want to do that? Pastor Colin helps us see the answer in the story of Joseph.
5/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wise and Discerning, Part 1

What do you do when you seem to have more questions about God than answers? Pastor Colin talks about Joseph’s time in prison and God’s greater purpose for his life.
5/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Suffering and Serving, Part 2

What’s the difference between a prophet and a savior? Join Pastor Colin as he talks about the difference between Joseph and Jesus, and what that difference means for us.
5/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Suffering and Serving, Part 1

If you’re a Christian, you don’t need to worry about interpreting your dreams. Pastor Colin explains how God has communicated, with absolute clarity, everything he wants you to know.
5/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trusted and Accused, Part 2

What do you do when God brings you to the lowest point in your life? Pastor Colin talks about how Joseph continued to walk with God at the lowest point in his life.
5/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Signs of Life (Part 1), Part 1

How can you know that you are born again? Is it a feeling you get? Pastor Colin talks about the first two signs of genuine spiritual life.
5/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trusted and Accused, Part 1

The deepest venom of the human heart is often directed toward churches or employers or friends we once said we loved. Pastor Colin talks about why this is and what it may tell us about our love.
5/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tempted and Faithful, Part 2

You know all kinds of strategies for dealing with temptation, but your problem is finding the power to do them. Pastor Colin talks about three motivations for dealing with temptation.
5/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tempted and Faithful, Part 1

Jesus said, Watch and pray so that you won’t fall into temptation. We understand why he said, pray,’ but why did he say, watch’? Join Pastor Colin as he talks about seven seasons when we’re vulnerable to temptation.
5/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed and Successful, Part 2

The world wants to have the blessing of God, but it cannot have it. Pastor Colin talks about how God’s blessing comes to us.
5/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed and Successful, Part 1

Which is easier to understand, the Old Testament or the New? Pastor Colin talks about what changed his understanding of this, and how it can for you too.
5/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Knowing Who You Are, Part 2

The Christian life is not about pretending to be something that you’re not. It is learning to be who you are. Pastor Colin talks about who you are in Christ.
5/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hated and Despised, Part 2

What is the effect of a pattern of repeated sin on the human heart and on the conscience? Pastor Colin talks about this biblical principle: The more you sin, the easier it gets to sin more.
5/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hated and Despised, Part 1

It is possible to do your heavenly Father’s work without actually sharing your heavenly Father’s heart. Pastor Colin talks about the importance of not only getting involved in a church’ but getting right with God.’
5/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Loved and Favored, Part 2

Sometimes the Word of God will isolate you from your friends. Join Pastor Colin as he looks at the story of Joseph and his brothers and shows the implications for our lives today.
5/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Loved and Favored, Part 1

What does a godly life look like? And what can we expect if we walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Colin as he looks at the story of Joseph in the Old Testament and what we can learn from it.
5/2/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Daring to Believe, Part 2

Do you think Jesus’ death and resurrection is just too good to be true? So did the first disciples. Find out what Jesus did to help them.
5/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Knowing Who You Are, Part 1

Many Christians are comfortable saying I’m in process. But we hesitate to say, I’ve been changed. Pastor Colin talks about how both of these things are true of every Christian.
4/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Daring to Believe, Part 1

Doubt is not something that you experience once in the Christian life and then you’re done with it. You will have new fears and new disappointments to face.
4/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Destructive Fears, Part 2

There is nothing more debilitating to faith than the power of fear. Find out why it’s a normal part of the Christian life.
4/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Destructive Fears, Part 1

There is nothing more debilitating to faith than the power of fear. Find out why it’s a normal part of the Christian life.
4/26/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Disappointed Hopes, Part 2

God has given us a deeply unpopular message that people will not embrace. Have you ever felt that way about the gospel? Find out who else felt this way.
4/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Disappointed Hopes, Part 1

Doubts that arise from disappointed hopes and shattered dreams cannot be resolved by reading a book, taking a class, or making a new commitment.
4/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Regeneration, Part 2

When Christians say, Jesus will change your life, people often assume that this means, Jesus will change the things that happen to me. Pastor Colin talks about what it really means.
4/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Diminished Growth, Part 2

Faith is like a muscle, and if you do not use it, it will atrophy. If a week goes by without exercising faith, you will notice the difference. Find out how to rebuild what has been lost.
4/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Diminished Growth, Part 1

You have faith and you are grateful for it. You polish it up every Sunday. But you also have what you call real life, and you don’t use your faith there. Find out what will happen if you continue like this.
4/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Divided Commitment, Part 2

You’re finding it difficult to serve the Lord. But have you ever considered the alternatives?
4/19/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Divided Commitment, Part 1

If you don’t cultivate your capacity for commitment in the small things, you won’t have the capacity for commitment in the big things.
4/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Deficient Foundations, Part 2

Doubting Thomas is only remembered for one thing: Doubting the resurrection of Christ. Does the Bible present him as a weakling or a model of Christian faith?
4/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Regeneration, Part 1

If you were to believe in Jesus Christ what difference would that make in your life? Pastor Colin talks about what would actually change, in addition to your beliefs.
4/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Deficient Foundations, Part 1

Are you experiencing very little joy and freedom in the Christian life? Does your faith feel unstable? Find out why that may be.
4/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distorted Pictures, Part 2

Biblical meditation is not about emptying your mind; it’s about filling it. Any practice that begins with emptying your mind is highly suspect.
4/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distorted Pictures, Part 1

If you find God to be dull, boring, or tedious, then you can be certain that you have a distorted picture of God. You do not know the God of the Bible.
4/12/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Defective Memory, Part 2

This is counter-intuitive, but it may be more dangerous to your spiritual health on the day you land a new job, than on the day you were fired from the old one.
4/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Defective Memory, Part 1

Doubt is not the absence of faith. It is the questioning of faith. You can only doubt what you already believe.
4/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Defective Memory, Part 1

Doubt is not the absence of faith. It is the questioning of faith. You can only doubt what you already believe.
4/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bruised Reed and the Broken Heart, Part 2

Does the smoke of your failure seem much larger to you than the flame of God’s grace? Sometimes you wonder if there’s any flame in you at all. Find out why God won’t allow it be snuffed out.
4/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bruised Reed and the Broken Heart, Part 2

Does the smoke of your failure seem much larger to you than the flame of God’s grace? Sometimes you wonder if there’s any flame in you at all. Find out why God won’t allow it be snuffed out.
4/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 5

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 5

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/7/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 4

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 4

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/6/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 3

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 3

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/5/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 2

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 2

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/4/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 1

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, How I Got Here, Part 1

Have you ever wondered What can Jesus do for me? Pastor Colin shows you in the story of the thief on the cross.
4/3/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bruised Reed and the Broken Heart, Part 1

Satan is the great accuser. He’ll tell you that the path to a changed life is beyond you: Your sins are too great. Your faith is too small, or Your wounds are too deep. Pastor Colin Smith shows us how to answer these lies.
4/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bruised Reed and the Broken Heart, Part 1

Satan is the great accuser. He’ll tell you that the path to a changed life is beyond you: Your sins are too great. Your faith is too small, or Your wounds are too deep. Pastor Colin Smith shows us how to answer these lies.
4/1/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Day God Turned His Face Away, Part 2

Many people speculate what hell will be like. But the clearest revelation of hell has been given to us at the cross. Pastor Colin talks about the six dimensions of hell, and how Jesus experienced every one of them on the cross.
3/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Day God Turned His Face Away, Part 2

Many people speculate what hell will be like. But the clearest revelation of hell has been given to us at the cross. Pastor Colin talks about the six dimensions of hell, and how Jesus experienced every one of them on the cross.
3/31/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Day God Turned His Face Away, Part 1

What actually happened on the cross? We know that Jesus Christ suffered and died, but beyond his physical suffering, what was happening there? Pastor Colin shows us from the Bible that there was more going on than meets the eye.
3/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Day God Turned His Face Away, Part 1

What actually happened on the cross? We know that Jesus Christ suffered and died, but beyond his physical suffering, what was happening there? Pastor Colin shows us from the Bible that there was more going on than meets the eye.
3/30/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior, Part 2

A person pursues a life of crime, and their heart is full of anger towards God then they die and go to heaven. Can they really have any confidence at all that they’ll receive a warm reception there? Pastor Colin talks about the surprising answer for one man.
3/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior, Part 2

A person pursues a life of crime, and their heart is full of anger towards God then they die and go to heaven. Can they really have any confidence at all that they’ll receive a warm reception there? Pastor Colin talks about the surprising answer for one man.
3/29/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior, Part 1

Two men had pursued a life of crime; they were angry with God, and now they stood on the brink of eternity. Pastor Colin talks about how something changed in one man’s soul, and he cried out to Jesus, Remember me when you come into your kingdom. Discover the stunning words Jesus said to this man.
3/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior, Part 1

Two men had pursued a life of crime; they were angry with God, and now they stood on the brink of eternity. Pastor Colin talks about how something changed in one man’s soul, and he cried out to Jesus, Remember me when you come into your kingdom. Discover the stunning words Jesus said to this man.
3/28/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Praying for the Person Who Causes You Pain, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing while he was on the cross? Was he gritting his teeth or fantasizing about getting revenge on his tormentors? Discover the startling answer.
3/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Praying for the Person Who Causes You Pain, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing while he was on the cross? Was he gritting his teeth or fantasizing about getting revenge on his tormentors? Discover the startling answer.
3/27/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distinguishing Marks of True Repentance, Part 2

How can you tell if another person has repented? By counting his or her tears? How about the passing of time? Neither of these well-worn paths is very helpful. Pastor Colin helps you discover the genuine marks of true repentance, and how to deepen your own repentance.
3/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distinguishing Marks of True Repentance, Part 2

How can you tell if another person has repented? By counting his or her tears? How about the passing of time? Neither of these well-worn paths is very helpful. Pastor Colin helps you discover the genuine marks of true repentance, and how to deepen your own repentance.
3/25/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Praying for the Person Who Causes You Pain, Part 1

The men who put Jesus to death were committing a great sin, but they didn’t think they were doing anything wrong. They didn’t have a bad conscience, or feel that they needed to ask for forgiveness. How is that possible?
3/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Praying for the Person Who Causes You Pain, Part 1

The men who put Jesus to death were committing a great sin, but they didn’t think they were doing anything wrong. They didn’t have a bad conscience, or feel that they needed to ask for forgiveness. How is that possible?
3/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 4

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 4

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/23/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 3

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 3

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/22/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 2

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 2

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/21/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 1

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Heaven, So Near - So Far, Part 1

Are you drifting away from your Christian faith? Do you know someone who is drifting away from Christ? Then you won’t want to miss Pastor Colin as he warns and encourages us from the story of Judas Iscariot.
3/20/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distinguishing Marks of True Repentance, Part 1

You feel sorry about what happened. Does that mean you’ve repented? Not necessarily. The Bible talks about godly sorrow, the kind of sorrow that leads to repentance. Pastor Colin talks about what godly sorrow is.
3/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Distinguishing Marks of True Repentance, Part 1

You feel sorry about what happened. Does that mean you’ve repented? Not necessarily. The Bible talks about godly sorrow, the kind of sorrow that leads to repentance. Pastor Colin talks about what godly sorrow is.
3/18/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What to Do When You're Not Being Persecuted, Part 2

Jesus tells us that the reward of those who are insulted, persecuted, and reviled is very great. That raises an important question: What if I’m not being persecuted? Where does that leave us who are so blessed with the gifts of freedom that we enjoy?
3/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What to Do When You're Not Being Persecuted, Part 2

Jesus tells us that the reward of those who are insulted, persecuted, and reviled is very great. That raises an important question: What if I’m not being persecuted? Where does that leave us who are so blessed with the gifts of freedom that we enjoy?
3/17/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What to Do When You're Not Being Persecuted, Part 1

What does it mean when Jesus says, Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven? He seems to be saying that it is possible to have more rather than less in heaven. Pastor Colin explains that what we do here makes a difference to what we have in heaven.
3/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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What to Do When You're Not Being Persecuted, Part 1

What does it mean when Jesus says, Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven? He seems to be saying that it is possible to have more rather than less in heaven. Pastor Colin explains that what we do here makes a difference to what we have in heaven.
3/16/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted, Part 2

What happens when a culture becomes more hostile toward Christians and toward the church? Pastor Colin talks about the positive effect that this can have on the church.
3/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted, Part 2

What happens when a culture becomes more hostile toward Christians and toward the church? Pastor Colin talks about the positive effect that this can have on the church.
3/15/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted, Part 1

If you pursue the life that God calls you to, what lies ahead for you? What should you expect? Jesus tells us that we will be blessed by God, and we will be persecuted in the world.
3/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted, Part 1

If you pursue the life that God calls you to, what lies ahead for you? What should you expect? Jesus tells us that we will be blessed by God, and we will be persecuted in the world.
3/14/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cultivating Peace, Part 2

Looking for a few more practical strategies for making peace? Hear the rest of Pastor Colin’s Ten Tactics for Peacemakers.
3/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cultivating Peace, Part 2

Looking for a few more practical strategies for making peace? Hear the rest of Pastor Colin’s Ten Tactics for Peacemakers.
3/13/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Finding the Hidden Path to a Transformed Life, Part 2

How can a person who’s on the wrong track change? The biblical word for it is repentance. It’s a change of behavior that comes from a change of mind. Pastor Colin talks about where you find the courage to do it.
3/11/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cultivating Peace, Part 1

What does peacemaking look like in practice? How would you like some down-to-earth, practical tactics? Pastor Colin gives us Ten Tactics for Peacemakers.
3/10/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blessed Are the Peacemakers, Part 2

Some Christians are constantly chiding themselves for their lack of progress. Other Christians have never really grasped what God can do for them. Pastor Colin talks about how to find the right balance.
3/9/202324 minutes, 59 seconds