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Walk with Christ to the Cross

Lent begins on March 6th this year with Ash Wednesday, and it’s almost in sight. It’s a season of reflection and meditation, a perfect time to renew our knowledge of and devotion to God’s Word just as Psalm 119:15 instructs: I meditate on your precepts     and consider your ways. (NIV) For many centuries, Christians have used the season […]

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How Long Does It Really Take to Read the Bible?

by Chance Faulkner If you’re like me, you may often make excuses for not reading Scripture, the most common of which is “there’s not enough time!” But the reality is that there is enough time. We fill our schedules with other priorities while we neglect God’s Word. [Select a Bible Gateway Bible reading plan that’s […]

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Draw Closer to Jesus with 10 Minutes of Audio Each Day

Do you feel there’s something missing in your spiritual life, despite your church attendance or prayer or other activities? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to take your Bible reading more seriously, but you’ve let that slide and regret it? Do you wish you could experience the simple joy of knowing Jesus for his […]

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This Year Select a Bible Reading Plan That’s Right for You

If you haven’t already determined to regularly and consistently read the Bible, RIGHT NOW is always the best time to make that decision. And you can always rely on Bible Gateway to provide you with a variety of resources to make it happen: Visit our New Year’s Bible reading resources page and sign up for […]

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7-Day Bible Reading Plan for Christmas: Jesus is Born

Use this 7-day Bible reading plan to help you focus on the meaning of Christmas; the coming of our Savior as a baby. [See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s Bible reading plans] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Prepare for Thanksgiving with Bible Gateway’s Free Email Devotional] Click each Bible reference to read the […]

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7-Day Bible Reading Plan: Thanksgiving

Use this 7-day Bible reading plan to help you focus on thanksgiving and the attitude of being grateful in all circumstances. [See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s Bible reading plans] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Be Inspired By Biblical Stories of Gratitude] Click each Bible reference to read the passage on Bible Gateway: […]

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50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline

We thought it would be helpful to identify where in Scripture you can quickly read major stories of the Bible’s grand narrative. Click each one’s Bible reference link to read more about it. To deepen your understanding of the Bible, become a member of Bible Gateway Plus, with which you’ll have unlimited 24/7 instant digital […]

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The 100 Crucial Bible Passages to Know

Here’s a basic approach to reading through the Bible during the year. Read two passages a week for 50 weeks and in a year you’ll see the “big picture” of the Bible. Bookmark and return to this post weekly as a guide to help you study from your own Bible, or click the selected passage to […]

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The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan

With the start of the new year Bible Gateway is offering several new Bible Reading Plans and Devotionals. One of them is The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan. Sign up to get it in your email inbox every day. This year-long reading plan is comprised of inspirational Bible passages and devotions from the following Bibles […]

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Try Our New Bible Reading Plan Functionality!

(Photo courtesy: Glenn Leatherman) One of the most well used sections of the Bible Gateway website is our Bible Reading Plans page. We’ve now improved its functionality to give it more flexibility and user customization. You’re now able to subscribe to reading plans, set a start date, mark days as read, and pause your plan […]

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