Open the Bible Minute

Colin Smith

The Lamb of God

May 22, 2024

The Old Testament sacrificial system pointed forward to the time when the ultimate sacrifice would be made by Jesus Christ.

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Encouragement for the Depressed by Charles Spurgeon
In this classic book, Charles Spurgeon gently urges those struggling with depression to cast their burdens upon the Lord, who will not forsake His people. Having battled depression and discouragement himself for most of his years in ministry, Spurgeon encourages the downtrodden to hold fast to the promises of God, for He is steadfast and will comfort his children as they walk faithfully with Him.

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We must believe in God as He is, and not as we wish Him to be. To mold Him into our image is insulting to Him.
May 21, 2024
God is the only being who is self-sustaining. He alone eternally subsists!
May 20, 2024
Through faith, we enjoy the credit of Christ’s righteousness to our account. That is the basis of our standing before God.
May 19, 2024
The account of Noah in the Bible teaches us to be ready. Christ will return someday. Will you be ready when He does?
May 18, 2024
The devil uses many traps to ensnare people, but one of his greatest traps is the temptation to distrust and disbelieve God’s Word.
May 17, 2024
We are both created by God and sustained by God. This truth both humbles and dignifies us.
May 16, 2024
Abraham and the patriarchs in the Bible were saved in the same way that we are, by faith in the Lord Jesus. Abraham believed God, and it was counted as righteousness.
May 15, 2024
History shows us that sin spreads rapidly as people move away from God. Sadly, this is the case even today.
May 14, 2024
Noah’s ark provides a type and a shadow for us of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May 13, 2024
Why was Noah favored in God’s sight? Because God is full of kindness and compassion.
May 12, 2024
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Featured Offer

Encouragement for the Depressed by Charles Spurgeon
In this classic book, Charles Spurgeon gently urges those struggling with depression to cast their burdens upon the Lord, who will not forsake His people. Having battled depression and discouragement himself for most of his years in ministry, Spurgeon encourages the downtrodden to hold fast to the promises of God, for He is steadfast and will comfort his children as they walk faithfully with Him.

About Open the Bible Minute

Open the Bible is the teaching ministry of Pastor Colin Smith. Our mission is to use a broad array of modern media to help people around the world meet Jesus. We do this by opening the Bible for them, helping them open the Bible themselves, and equipping them to open the Bible with others.

About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and Founder and Teaching Pastor of Open the Bible.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at the London School of Theology where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Philosophy. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as senior pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London.

He is the author of several books including Momentum: Pursuing God’s Blessings through the Beatitudes; Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross; Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life; The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life; as well as others. His preaching ministry is shared around the world through Open the Bible.

Colin and his wife Karen reside in Arlington Heights, Ill., and have two married sons and five granddaughters.

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