Category Archives: Holiday

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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Give Thanks! A New Thanksgiving Devotional About Gratitude

What emotions do you feel as you contemplate the approaching holiday season? Peace, joy, and thankfulness? Or does the Thanksgiving and Christmas season mean exhausting travel, hectic schedules, and stress? We’re all commonly encouraged to remember the true spirit of … Continue reading

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A Primer on the Christian Calendar

Do you follow the Christian calendar? I grew up attending churches that didn’t emphasize the Christian calendar, and thus remained largely unaware of it. But the church I currently attend does periodically focus on the Holy Days of the traditional … Continue reading

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We Are Citizens of Heaven

Whoever you are, American or otherwise, you have a plenty of reasons to be thankful today! Continue reading

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Father’s Day: What Makes a Good Father?

What does a good father look like, according to the Bible? You may be familiar with the famous admonition to Christian fathers in the book of Ephesians. But the Bible has much more to say about the traits that define a godly father. Continue reading

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The Excitement of Pentecost

There’s electricty in the air today. Today is the celebration of Pentecost, a day two thousand years ago on which something amazing happened: Pentecost. Continue reading

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Shavuot: God’s Law is Given

There’s more going on this weekend than just Memorial Day! Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, for one. And if that isn’t enough holiday excitement, this weekend also marks the Jewish celebration of Shavuot. Continue reading

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