Category Archives: Holiday

Pentecost: The Good News Spreads to the World

Today, Christian churches around the world are commemorating Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended to empower the apostles of Jesus Christ. It was a foundational moment for the fledgling Christian church, and it still holds significance for Christians nearly 2000 years later. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Reflection: Raising Up a Hero of Faith

What memories and shared experiences connect you to your mother—or if you’re a mom, to your children? In this Mother’s Day reflection, author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd recalls an unexpected moment of ministry that she shared with her son. Continue reading

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Go and Make Disciples: Remembering Jesus’ Ascension

Today is Ascension Day! Join us in celebrating the final scene of Jesus’ ministry on earth: his ascension to heaven. Continue reading

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Famous Mothers in the Bible: Reflecting on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you’ll take some time today to pay respects to your mother—or if that isn’t possible, to somebody in your life with who embodies the grace and wisdom we associate with godly mothers. Continue reading

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The Earth is the Lord’s!

Today is Earth Day, when we’re encouraged to consider our relationship to, and influence on, the environment around us. Here are some thoughts of the importance of our environment and surroundings as seen in the Biblical narrative. Continue reading

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What is “Maundy Thursday”?

What is the significance of Maundy Thursday? Pastor Mel Lawrenz explains. Continue reading

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The “Who, What, Where, and When” of Holy Week

This single week of time is the busiest, most dramatic, and most documented period of Jesus’ life on Earth… but there’s so much going on (documented across four different Gospel sources) that it can be confusing to track all of the people, factions, and events in the story. Here’s a chart to help keep track of the many different elements of the Easter story. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Motivate Yourself to Read the Bible in 2013

Are you convinced that the Bible is worth reading, but not sure if you can commit to such a project? Here are a few suggestions for how to go about working your way through the entire Bible in 2013. Continue reading

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Make Bible Reading a Habit in 2013

It’s become an annual tradition here at Bible Gateway to try and find ways to help people get to know the Bible better–and in 2013, we want to help you make Bible reading a habit. Continue reading

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Give Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Bible Gateway! Continue reading

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