Category Archives: Holiday

Holiday Re-post: The Bible Passages Behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Message

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. holiday dedicated to the memory of the massively influential civil rights activist. King is remembered primarily as a civil-rights figure who fought for social and political change, but he was also a pastor—and he considered his ideas about civil rights to be firmly rooted not just in common sense or political theory, but in Scripture itself. Continue reading

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Have a Blessed New Year!

Happy New Year from Bible Gateway! January 1 is a particularly big day for Bible Gateway, since it’s the day that our annual Bible reading plans and Verse of the Day emails start. Continue reading

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Give Thanks to the Lord!

Shout triumphantly to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us, and we are His — His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, takes place this weekend. Are you familiar with the Biblical roots of this holiday? Continue reading

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Sound the Trumpets—Rosh Hashanah is Here!

Today marks the first day of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year—also known as the Feast of Trumpets. Continue reading

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Citizens of the Kingdom

It’s the Fourth of July, which means that if you live in the USA, odds are you’re on the way to the nearest beach, park, or backyard cookout to celebrate Independence Day. But today Christians have a profoundly different understanding of their own “citizenship” than the rest of the world does… Continue reading

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Pentecost: God’s grace knows no national boundaries

Today is Pentecost Sunday, when we commemorate the remarkable event that kickstarted the early Christian church. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on a gathering of Christians and vividly demonstrated that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was meant for all people, regardless of nationality or ethnicity. Continue reading

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Shavuot: The Giving of the Torah

Shavuot may not be as well-known as Passover or Purim, but it represents a foundational moment in Jewish history: the giving of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible, also called the Pentateuch) to the Israelites on Mount Sinai. Here’s the Biblical account upon which it’s based. Continue reading

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Remembering Christ’s ascension

Today is Ascension Day, when many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven after his resurrection. Here’s the passage from Acts describing Christ’s ascension. Continue reading

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