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Category Archives: Bible Study

How to Freely Access the Reformation Study Bible

One of the best ways to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation this year is to read the Reformation Study Bible. You can access it free on Bible Gateway. The Reformation Study Bible, which collects thousands of Bible study notes and insights from more than 50 distinguished Bible scholars, epitomizes the reformative movement’s insistence that Scripture should […]

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“How to Live the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

In just a few weeks, author and pastor Dr. Mel Lawrenz—who previously wrote the series How to Understand the Bible and How to Study the Bible—begins a new weekly email series called How to Live the Bible. Everyday life includes highs and lows, accomplishments and failures, gains and losses. Whatever our circumstances, we need what […]

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Intimacy with Jesus in Song of Songs: An Interview with Dee Brestin

Why is there an epic love poem in the middle of the Bible? How does the Song of Songs use marriage and romantic love as a metaphor for the intimacy Jesus longs to have with each person? Bible Gateway interviewed Dee Brestin (@deebrestin) about her book, He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus […]

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Charting the Bible Chronologically: An Interview with Dr. Ed Hindson

The Bible follows the rise and fall of kingdoms and governments, covers millennia of ancient history, and reveals God’s plan for humanity through powerful accounts that are still relevant today. How can having a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture help in your own study of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ed […]

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Did You Know That God is Missing From One Book in the Bible?

You’d think that the Author of the most famous book of all time would take center stage on every single page, from Genesis to Revelation. Remarkably, he doesn’t! Did you know that mention of God is completely missing from one book in the Bible? True story! The book of Esther—an often-overlooked book nestled between the […]

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Focuses Students on Bible Study

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational ministry to students and faculty on US college and university campuses, working with more than 41,000 core students and faculty on campuses nationwide. [Sign up for free email devotionals for students on Bible Gateway] [Browse the Back to School section in the Bible Gateway Store] Bible study is one […]

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Readers Turn to the Bible to Understand the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, the sun went dark for a few remarkable minutes—and people around the world looked to the Bible to find out what it might mean. Given the rarity and spectacular nature of total solar eclipses, it’s no surprise that people throughout history have wondered if eclipses held theological significance—and so it seems […]

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8 Questions To Ask When Reading the Bible: An Interview with Matthew S. Harmon

What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, […]

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Understand Your Bible Better: How to Use Commentaries, Study Bibles, and More at Bible Gateway

Christians talk a lot about reading the Bible. We routinely lament that we aren’t reading it as much as we’d like; we make New Year’s resolutions to read it more; we pay close attention to studies and surveys about who is and isn’t reading it. We all know that reading the Bible is important. But […]

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John Piper Video Bible Study: 9 Arguments Against Anxiety

This 3-part Bible study on Matthew 6:24–34 (ESV) by John Piper (@JohnPiper) focuses on the topic of anxiety and how Jesus tells us we shouldn’t worry or have anxious hearts. We should, instead, concentrate on biblical truth to calm our fears. [Sign up for the free email Daily Devotional by John Piper] Read Matthew 6:24–34 […]

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