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What Is the Big Picture of the Bible?

This new series by Bible Gateway and Mel Lawrenz is called “How to Understand the Bible.” Over 30 weeks we will cover questions about the content of the Bible and interpreting and applying the Bible. We’ll look at the way we should read everything from historical stories to Psalms to prophecy to Gospels to Revelation. […]

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Overcome the Holiday Stress With Our 5-day “Give Thanks” Devotional

Are you starting to feel the holiday stress already? Thanksgiving in the U.S. is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t far beyond that. For a holiday season that is theoretically devoted to the celebration of gratitude and peace on earth, it’s an unfortunate fact that for many of us, the hectic pace of November […]

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The Jesus Code Devotional: Can You Answer the Bible’s Most Important Questions?

Most of us tend to think of the Bible as a book of answers. We have questions about God, relationships, morality, and life in general, and the Bible holds the answers to those questions. It’s simple. And that’s true, of course… to an extent. Christians do believe the Bible has the answers to life’s most […]

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Don’t Forget: New “How to Understand the Bible” Lesson Tomorrow

Just a reminder: the next lesson in our How to Understand the Bible series arrives tomorrow! You can watch for it here on the blog, or sign up to have it delivered to you via email. Feedback from last week’s lesson has been extremely positive—lots of you are finding this series encouraging and inspiring. If […]

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“How to Understand the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

Don’t forget—our How to Understand the Bible lesson series begins in just a few days! If you wish you understood the Bible better (and that covers just about everyone, whether they’re brand-new to the Bible or have been reading it for decades) How to Understand the Bible is a series of practical, weekly guides to […]

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Reformation Day at Bible Gateway

While Halloween is the holiday on most people’s minds today, it’s also the anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg. Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which formed in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in the church. If you’re looking […]

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MacArthur Study Bible Notes and More Now Available at the Bible Gateway Digital Store

Three new digital Bible study titles are available for purchase at the Bible Gateway Digital Store! Here are the newest additions to our library of digital content: MacArthur Study Bible: The perfect companion to serious online Bible study, drawing on decades of pastoral and scholarly work by respected scholar Dr. John MacArthur. NKJV Chronological Study […]

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Lee Strobel Makes the Case for Grace

This morning, the Bible Gateway team (and our colleagues here at HarperCollins Christian Publishing) had the privilege of hearing a devotional message by Lee Strobel! Lee is best known for his enthusiastic, reason-based defenses of the Christian faith (perhaps best exemplified in his influential book The Case for Christ). Among other things, Lee shared a […]

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Do You Wish You Understood the Bible Better? New Weekly Lessons Launch Soon!

Do you find the Bible hard to understand at times? Does the Bible seem mysterious, complex, or impenetrable? If so, you’re not alone—and we can help! This November, we invite you to join Bible Gateway for How to Understand the Bible: Guidance for Ordinary Bible Readers, a free weekly series of simple, practical lessons that […]

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The Day of Atonement: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the most significant holy day in Judaism, begins tonight and runs through sundown tomorrow. Jews observe this event with prayer and repentance, much as the Old Testament Israelites did. It was established during the time of Moses as the Day of Atonement, and is described in Leviticus 16: “This is to be a […]

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