Open the Bible now provides three ways to “know the whole story” of the Bible – With nearly 100,000 worldwide users, Openthebible.org now provides three different, yet powerful journeys through the Bible. #OpentheBible #Bible
- “The Flight” provides a “fly over” of the Bible’s 10 major themes.
- “The Drive” touches on the main story points of the Bible over a 30-day journey.
- “The Hike” is a new and improved journey of the original 50 session journey. For those who want their lives to be more deeply shaped by the Bible,
In addition to the two new journeys, you can now track your progress and have access to related articles, sermons, devotionals and more within each chapter. OPEN has also released a new print companion to “The Drive” called Open the Bible in 30 Days.
In early 2019, Unlocking the Bible launched OPEN as a free, online tool that takes an individual or group through the whole Bible story in 50 sessions. In each session, you read or listen to a passage from the Bible, a brief teaching, and then discuss a series of questions.
OPEN is based on the 4-volume set Unlocking the Bible Story by Colin Smith, who likes to describe the Bible as “…one story. It begins in a garden, ends in a city, and all the way through it is about Jesus Christ. Follow the story and it will lead you to Jesus.”
This free, “app like” website is for anyone, at any point of their understanding of the Bible, to see how the whole Bible story fits together:
“This is the most helpful Bible study that I’ve ever done. The teaching helped make sense of what I was reading, especially in the Old Testament when so many of the stories were lost on me!”
Ultimately, OPEN will provide believers an opportunity to invite others to take the journey with them. In a survey by the American Bible Society, 58% said they “wish they read or listened to the Bible more.” This included people who self-identify as non-Christians or skeptics. Nearly two out of every three people are open to discovering the Bible:
The mission of Unlocking the Bible is to multiply believers who are rooted in the word of God, growing in love for Christ, and bearing fruit around the world by proclaiming Christ through media, mobilizing believers in evangelism, and equipping leaders for the Church.
Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and president of Unlocking the Bible, a radio preaching ministry that is shared around the world. 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; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; as well as others.
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