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Zondervan Releases Third Edition of The New Testament for Everyone

Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of The New Testament for Everyone, Third Edition, an updated translation of the New Testament by renowned biblical scholar and author N.T. Wright. It is also available for the first time as an audio book, featuring Wright as narrator.

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Deeper Meanings in The Old Testament

Written by Michael Williams My love for the Old Testament began in an unusual place. I was hundreds of feet below the North Atlantic on patrol in a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine when I first understood the gospel, placed my faith in Jesus Christ, and began reading the Bible. Most of the Bible is the […]

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The Africa Bible Commentary is now available with Bible Gateway Plus

As Black History Month closes in the United States and Canada, Bible Gateway is proud to announce that the Africa Bible Commentary is now available as one of the premium resources available with a Bible Gateway Plus membership. Created to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders, it is a one-volume commentary […]

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Is Matthew Henry’s teaching still relevant for today?

For 300 years, Matthew Henry has been one of the church’s most trusted and quoted teachers. But is his teaching still relevant for today?

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Prepare for Spiritual Warfare: Put On the Armor of God

Around AD 60, while a prisoner in ancient Rome for preaching the gospel, the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Ephesus, using the armor of a Roman soldier as a metaphor to describe how Christians must live out their faith by strapping on the full armor of God to properly conduct and […]

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The Treasure Map of Bible Study: How to Read a Verse for All Its Worth

If you knew a vast treasure was buried somewhere, would you rather have the occasional jewel or piece of gold that someone retrieved for you, or a map showing the location of the entire treasure? If you’re like most people, the answer’s a no-brainer. What’s true about material treasure is also true for spiritual treasure. […]

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New Bible Engagement Podcast for Church Leaders

A new Bible-engagement-centered program, The Bible Roots Podcast hosted by author and pastor Randy Frazee and produced by HarperChristian Resources, is for pastors and church leadership who want to help their congregation or ministries actively and effectively engage with the Bible. [See the Scripture Engagement section on Bible Gateway] “We’ve designed this podcast for anyone […]

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How to Live the Bible — Mistakes in Bible Application

This is the two-hundred-twenty-fourth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. I always feel a little […]

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How to Define Bitterness and Then Avoid It

How do you define bitterness? Do you wonder how God can turn the bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy? Like the flicker of a single match that ends up destroying millions of forrested acres in a wildfire, so bitterness starts small but enlarges with festering cultivation. An example of one person’s approach […]

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What Are the Beatitudes? Why Are the Beatitudes Important?

On a hillside, possibly in the Korazim Plateau in northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount—the term first used by the 4th/5th century theologian, Augustine—with a grouping of virtues we know as the Beatitudes, in which he repeatedly emphasized the Greek word makarios, meaning “blessed (receiving God’s favor), […]

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