Open the Bible

Open the Bible

Colin Smith

New Destiny, Part 1

January 27, 2023

What sins and flaws do you struggle with? What sins or flaws would you expect to find in any authentic Christian community? Pastor Colin helps us understand this, so we can have more realistic expectations of the church.

10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life

10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life

People are often uncertain about what the next step in their Christian life ought to be after salvation. In 10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life, Pastor Colin gives you a fresh look at the book of 1 Peter, which will show you how to grow in your faith.

About Open the Bible

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.