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Category Archives: Bible Study

“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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“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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What the Bible Says About Storms

Hurricane Matthew has wrecked parts of Haiti and now bears down on the U.S. Big storms are ominous. They arrest our attention. They remind us how small and powerless we are. In the Bible the storm is a symbol of many different things. Non-destructive wind is an apt picture of the presence of God because […]

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How to Boost Your Bible Study with The Reformation Study Bible for Free on Bible Gateway

Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation—specifically, of Martin Luther’s famous act of defiance against what he perceived to be unbiblical trends and practices within the church. Luther wasn’t the first or only “reformer,” but his actions catalyzed what we call the Protestant Reformation. The spirit of the Reformation is alive and […]

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Remembering Renowned Old Testament Pastor-Scholar J. Alec Motyer

J. Alec Motyer, renowned Old Testament author, pastor, and scholar, died August 26 at the age of 91. Motyer devoted much of his academic life to the study of the Old Testament, particularly the book of Isaiah. He was the editor or author of more than ten books, including the award-winning The Prophecy of Isaiah […]

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The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Last Supper

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally-based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature, and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they […]

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The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Tower of Babel

Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands […]

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The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Good Samaritan

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally-based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature, and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they […]

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: An Interview with Tom Lin

Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! In May, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (@InterVarsityUSA) announced that Tom Lin would become the eighth […]

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A Visual Walk Through Genesis: An Interview with Stephen M. Miller

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! The book of Genesis offers helpful answers to the biggest questions in life—Why are we here? What is God like? Why so […]

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