Category Archives: Christmas

A Child Is Born

Merry Christmas from your friends at Bible Gateway! Wherever you are and whatever circumstances you face, we hope that you’ll find comfort and hope in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to restore our relationship … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Timeline Visualization

Also available: high-resolution image and PDF. This visualization traces the Christmas story as told in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, showing you who is with whom throughout the story. The references in the visualization let you explore the text yourself. … Continue reading

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How Are You Celebrating Advent This Year?

It’s December, and Advent is here! Chances are (if you’re in the U.S.) you’re just now fully recovering from the Thanksgiving holiday last week. But with Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve officially entered the countdown to Christmas. And while that stretch … Continue reading

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Why Do Devotional Readings Leading Up to Christmas?

Or, a Time to Treasure and Ponder A guest post by Mel Lawrenz Why should we take time to do devotional readings leading up to Christmas? Because it is an excellent way to “treasure” and to “ponder.” In Luke’s account … Continue reading

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Bible Gateway’s Holiday Devotions Are Here!

The holidays are officially upon us—and that means that our Advent and Christmas devotions are here! For many people, the Christmas season is one of the most hectic and stressful times of the year—a time when we could all desperately … Continue reading

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Ring the Bells of Your Hearts

Happy Christmas Eve! Instead of our usual Scripture reading today, we’re posting a Christmas message from the famous preacher Charles Spurgeon; it seems particularly appropriate this year. It’s based on Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto … Continue reading

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The Twelve Links of Christmas

Enjoy some holiday reading this weekend: Why We Need Jesus: Why something more than human reason is necessary for us to know God. Twelve Reasons for Christmas from the most definitive source on the subject. Five Common Myths About the … Continue reading

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The Little Things That Steal Your Peace

This month, one of my friends is celebrating his one-year anniversary… of not buying video games. It’s not that he has anything against video games—in fact, he loves them. But he had a sizeable collection of older games already amassed, … Continue reading

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For Your Christmas Consideration

Hopefully, at this point in the Christmas season, you are wrapping up your end-of-year workload and are looking forward to Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re fortunate enough to have time off of work and other duties this holiday season, … Continue reading

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What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

Christmas trees. Ornaments. Lights. Nativity sets. Little traditions like these are part of what makes Christmas, Christmas. But why do they matter so much to us? Continue reading

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