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Category Archives: Bible Study

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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What Does It Mean to Walk by Faith?

The following article by Dr. Jerry Vines is taken from The Vines Expository Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2018). The Journey of Faith | Genesis 12:1-8 All of us are on the journey of life. We can make the journey in one of two ways. We can make the journey on the basis of what our eyes […]

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25 Journeys of the Bible

Following the journeys of God’s people throughout Scripture can provide us with a fuller picture of the intricacy of his plan for our salvation. It can also deepen our trust in a Creator and Protector whose understanding of time is not our own understanding. As you read through this series of 25 journeys throughout the Bible […]

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How to Conduct a Word Study with Bible Gateway Plus

If you desire to dig deep beneath the surface of Scripture, Bible Gateway Plus offers you a unique way to do this. With Bible dictionaries, such as Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, you can gain greater insight into the meaning of biblical words to enhance your Bible study—even if you […]

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What was Family Life Like in New Testament Times?

Jesus had a lot to say about families. But what was his own family life like? And what was family life like more generally during New Testament times? [Go deeper into the Bible with Bible Gateway online courses taught by leading scholars] In this video, Dr. Mark Strauss explains what family life was like: Respecting […]

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Here’s One Strategy for Reading the Bible Without Distractions This Year

When talking about distractions, many people—myself included—like to partly blame technology. Our phones are an endless feedback loop of notifications that demand responses, which, in turn, incite new notifications. And that’s only one example of the pervasive technological white noise we wrestle with every day. The world is smaller, louder, more crowded. The idea of […]

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Who Was Herod?

One of the central figures in the Christmas story is Herod the Great, who was king of the Jews when Jesus was born. Herod and his sons ruled Judea during Jesus’ life and ministry. But who was this man? And why was he so hostile to the news of the birth of Jesus? [Go deeper […]

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By Popular Demand: The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is Now In Bible Gateway Plus

The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is back by popular demand! After a temporary placement earlier this year, this highly accessible award-winning study Bible is available again as part of the perpetual Bible reference collection in the Bible Gateway Plus library. If you’re a Bible Gateway Plus member, you now have full access to this book […]

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Cherishing the Bible’s Complexity Using Sidebar Study Notes in Bible Gateway Plus

When reading the Bible on your own, where do you usually turn? If you’re like me, you have your favorite passages and books. You might have Romans stuck on repeat. Or the Sermon on the Mount. Or maybe you picked up the habit of flopping the leather binding open anywhere, entrusting your eyes to providence. […]

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Read These Five Verses on Reformation Day

One of the most important doctrines to rise from the Reformation is known as sola scriptura, which is Latin for “by Scripture alone.” The Reformers argued that the Bible is the sole, infallible authority of faith. And although the Reformation was not a single, unified movement, most of the reformers were motivated by similar desires. One of […]

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