Tag Archives: holiday

Don’t Wait to Ponder Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when your calendar seems to gather speed and many social events crowd your already busy schedule. While Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas ought to be times of spiritual contemplation and relational reconnection, they can easily become … 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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What is Lent?

Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: “What is Lent?” Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here. 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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The Bible passages behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it seems appropriate to look at some of King’s best-known sermons and identify the Bible passages upon which they are based. Continue reading

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Happy New Year from your friends at Bible Gateway

Tomorrow is New Year’s Day, which is when our email Bible reading plans (and our Verse of the Day emails) all restart. If you’re thinking about reading through some or all of the Bible in 2011, these plans are a … Continue reading

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New email devotional: Read the Christmas story with your family

Have you and your family read the Christmas story lately? Our new family devotional email walks you through the Christmas story with a daily Bible reading, discussion questions, and interesting facts. Continue reading

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Give thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re observing the American Thanksgiving holiday today or not, you can still join with Christians around the world in offering praise and thanks to God: Psalm 100 (NIV) A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy … Continue reading

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