Today Colin Smith, Senior Pastor at Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Illinois and bible teacher weekday mornings at 9 on 89.3 joins Perry and Shawna. Colin has an amazing new resource (Open) to help you understand the one story of the bible that all points to Jesus.
First Colin gives us the 30,000 foot view of what Open the Bible is all about. And with this segment is an Old Testament picture of being “In Christ” that is a-ma-zing. Then find out what it means that the Old Testament is the set up for the story of the bible and the New Testament is the punchline!
Next, another way of looking at the bible as one story is to see it as a stream of mountains and valleys. The mountains being God’s mighty wonders and the valleys being generations of darkness and chaos. And in the end the valley of death is forever swallowed up in the Mountain of the new heaven and new earth!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.