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Category Archives: Christmas

Bible Gateway’s Holiday Devotions Are Here!

The holidays are officially upon us—and that means that our Advent and Christmas devotions are here! For many people, the Christmas season is one of the most hectic and stressful times of the year—a time when we could all desperately use a regular dose of Scriptural encouragement. We’d like to help you capture moments of […]

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Ring the Bells of Your Hearts

Happy Christmas Eve! Instead of our usual Scripture reading today, we’re posting a Christmas message from the famous preacher Charles Spurgeon; it seems particularly appropriate this year. It’s based on Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.” “Why are we sad? I am looking upon faces just […]

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The Twelve Links of Christmas

Enjoy some holiday reading this weekend: Why We Need Jesus: Why something more than human reason is necessary for us to know God. Twelve Reasons for Christmas from the most definitive source on the subject. Five Common Myths About the Christmas Story. How many of these were you aware of? How December 25 Became Christmas, […]

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The Little Things That Steal Your Peace

This month, one of my friends is celebrating his one-year anniversary… of not buying video games. It’s not that he has anything against video games—in fact, he loves them. But he had a sizeable collection of older games already amassed, and buying new ones was cutting into his finances and adding to family stress. So […]

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For Your Christmas Consideration

Hopefully, at this point in the Christmas season, you are wrapping up your end-of-year workload and are looking forward to Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re fortunate enough to have time off of work and other duties this holiday season, enjoy it! And even if you’re stuck at work, still plowing through a hefty to-do […]

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What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

Christmas trees. Ornaments. Lights. Nativity sets. Little traditions like these are part of what makes Christmas, Christmas. But why do they matter so much to us?

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Advent Scripture Reflection: Psalm 63

Each Monday throughout Advent, we share a Psalm drawn from the newly-added Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Bible reading plan. This reading plan is built around the liturgical calendar and features Scripture readings appropriate for the season of Advent. Psalm 63 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for […]

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Advent Scripture Reflection: Psalm 9

Each Monday throughout Advent, we share a Scripture passage drawn from the newly-added Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Bible reading plan. This reading plan is built around the liturgical calendar and features Scripture readings appropriate for the season of Advent. Here’s the first reading: Psalm 9 I will give thanks to the Lord with […]

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Advent Scripture Reflection: Psalms 1-2

During Advent, we’re doing something a little different with our usual Monday Scripture reflections. Each Monday throughout Advent, we’ll share a Scripture passage drawn from the newly-added Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Bible reading plan. This reading plan is built around the liturgical calendar and features Scripture readings appropriate for the season of Advent. […]

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Christmas Joy: This Christmas CAN Be Different

Where did all the Christmas joy go? How did things get so complicated? So rushed? So squeezed and cluttered? It doesn’t have to be that way….

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