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Bible Gateway Christmas Devotions Are Here!

Our Christmas email devotionals are here! Every year during Advent, we make available an assortment of different Christmas devotionals that aim to encourage, challenge, and inspire you amidst all the holiday stress. We’ve got a full lineup of Christmas-themed devotionals to choose from, including some old favorites and several brand-new offerings. Click here to sign […]

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A Child Is Born

Merry Christmas from your friends at Bible Gateway! Wherever you are and whatever circumstances you face, we hope that you’ll find comfort and hope in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to restore our relationship with God. If you haven’t ever read the Christmas story, or if you haven’t read […]

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Christmas Story Timeline Visualization

Also available: high-resolution image and PDF. This visualization traces the Christmas story as told in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, showing you who is with whom throughout the story. The references in the visualization let you explore the text yourself. Each line represents a person, and the narrative unfolds as you follow from left to […]

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How Are You Celebrating Advent This Year?

It’s December, and Advent is here! Chances are (if you’re in the U.S.) you’re just now fully recovering from the Thanksgiving holiday last week. But with Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve officially entered the countdown to Christmas. And while that stretch of time holds a lot of pleasant experiences—Christmas music, time spent with family, Christmas-themed activities […]

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Why Do Devotional Readings Leading Up to Christmas?

Or, a Time to Treasure and Ponder A guest post by Mel Lawrenz Why should we take time to do devotional readings leading up to Christmas? Because it is an excellent way to “treasure” and to “ponder.” In Luke’s account of the Christmas story we read: “Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in […]

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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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