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Category Archives: Reading Plans

From Ashes to the Empty Tomb

Calling all fans and readers of the New American Standard Bible (along with anyone interested in experiencing a Bible translation they may not be as familiar with)! Bible Gateway’s free Scripture reading plan—with passages drawn from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). It’s a journey through the Lenten season, starting on Ash Wednesday (February 17th) […]

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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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What Is a Lectionary?

A lectionary is a collection of readings from the Bible (called “lections”) that are intended to enhance the act of worship. Lectionaries have been in use in the Christian church from the fourth century, spanning denominational differences. Scripture selections are arranged according to a schedule which follows the church calendar of Sundays and festivals, centering […]

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Sign Up for the Worship and Word Devotional

In this time of physical distancing, when church buildings are closed and people are prevented from gathering, Bible Gateway’s devotional, Worship & Word, will help lift your soul in adoration of God and out of the “miry clay” of current events. Sign up for the free email devotional Worship & Word from Bible Gateway Scripture […]

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COVID-19: Bible Reading Plan of Assurance

During these unusual and unprecedented days, we need to regularly remind ourselves of God’s providence, power, and love. To that end, Bible Gateway has created the following 14-day Bible Reading Plan to help you focus your attention on God’s grandeur and greatness by reading Bible stories of his miraculous accomplishments and showing his desire to […]

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Stuck at Home with Your Kids? Bible Gateway Has Free Resources for Families

With extended school closures around the country, many families are now facing a new reality this Monday morning. If you’re looking for learning opportunities to keep you and your children occupied during this time, Bible Gateway has a number of useful, free resources. Streams in the Desert for Kids Parents, if you’re looking for a […]

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Bible Reading: 3-Track Plan for Engaging Scripture at Your Own Pace

The followng article is excerpted from the NIV Student Bible. Copyright © 2011 by Zondervan (@NIVBible). Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com. All rights reserved. By Philip Yancey and Tim Stafford Of all the reasons people mention for not reading the Bible, simple discouragement ranks highest. The Bible’s length alone is imposing. More like a […]

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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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