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Reminder: Advent Devotions Begin on Sunday! There’s Still Time to Sign Up

Our Advent Devotional begins this Sunday! There’s still time to sign up—click here to sign up on our Christmas devotions page. Our Advent Devotional is a unique and interesting way to journey through the holiday season. Several days each week, you’ll receive an inspirational quote, sermon, story, or Bible reading that highlights an important aspect […]

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Give Thanks For Who God Is (Not Just For What You Have)

Are you feeling thankful today? This is the time of year when Christians encourage each other to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, particularly the ones we often take for granted—for loved ones, for health, for supportive communities. But what if you aren’t feeling especially grateful for those usual things right now? Maybe […]

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Devocionales de Biblie Gateway para la Navidad – ¡Ya disponibles en español!

Parece que este año fue especialmente turbulento, ¿verdad? Para ser sinceros, al momento que llega la temporada navideña, la mayoría de las veces ya nos sentimos un poco cansados y abrumados. Al terminar el 2016, los cristianos alrededor del mundo fueron desafiados a responder a múltiples actos de terror y violencia. Si usted vive en […]

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“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!

Last week, we shared a video about “timelining” Scripture—the practice of organizing the diverse stories of the Bible into a larger narrative to make it easier to see how they all fit together. Did you have a chance to try it out? If not, take a few minutes to watch the video to see how […]

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Sign Up for Christmas Devotions from Bible Gateway

It feels like it’s been an especially turbulent year, doesn’t it? To be honest, by the time Christmas season rolls around, most years have started to feel a bit exhausting and overwhelming. As 2016 has rolled on, we’ve been challenged to respond to multiple acts of terror and violence, we’ve slogged through a contentious American […]

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“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole

Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. And it’s therefore no surprise that the Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us in ways we can understand and relate to. But sometimes, it’s not clear how all of […]

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Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society

Are you anxious about the results of today’s US presidential election? It’s natural to feel a bit nervous about whether or not “your team” will carry the day. As Christians, we know that with God firmly in control, anxiety and worry should not have any controlling hold on our minds. But that’s a truth that […]

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Discerning What God Wants Us To Do

What are Christians supposed to be doing? It’s a seemingly simple question, and you’d think that with our shared faith in an infallible Bible, we Christians would be agreed on the sort of things that we should aim for in life. And to be sure, Christians do agree on what you might call the fundamental […]

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Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway

While Halloween is the holiday most people are looking forward to next week, it’s also the 499th 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 materialized in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in the […]

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Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the “Give Thanks” Devotional

Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worrying—but that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our focus centered on Christ and […]

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