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Category Archives: Devotionals

Contemplate God’s Provision with Feast of Weeks Free Email Devotional

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot—the Feast of Weeks—is also known in Greek as Pentecost. It’s a holiday celebrated with Bible study. Deuteronomy 26:1–2 When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of […]

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Join the Prayer That Changed a Nation with “The Daniel Prayer” Free Email Devotional by Anne Graham Lotz

Despite what the world believes, prayer does cause radical change. Prayer can transform a person, a community, even a nation. Even though most Christians believe this wholeheartedly, it’s still sometimes difficult to put the Bible’s constant reminders to pray without ceasing into practice. And when we do, do we sometimes wonder if our prayers are […]

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Prepare for Easter with Free Email Lent Devotionals

Lent is the season in the church calendar that marks 40 days prior to Easter. It begins in 2018 on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and ends on Holy Saturday, Mar. 31. The word Lent is an old English word meaning ‘lengthen.’ The event is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent […]

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Holy Land Moments Free Email Devotional: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christianity

The season of Passover is March 30-April 7, 2018.Browse resources for Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. Do you wish you knew more about the Jewish background of Scripture? Are you curious about the ways that the Christian faith connects to its roots in Jewish history and culture? Bible Gateway invites you to join us […]

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Kids Ask the Best Questions About God and the Bible: An Interview with Kathryn Slattery

Children ask such questions as, “How do I know the Bible is true?” “What does it mean when the Bible talks about the kingdom of God?” “How can God be three persons at the same time?” “Why couldn’t Jesus just stay on Earth forever?” “What is baptism?” “Who invented time?” Bible Gateway interviewed Kathryn Slattery […]

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Prepare Your Soul For Christmas With These Free Email Advent Devotionals

Are you ready to experience the peace and joy of Christmas? These free short-run email devotionals will help you set aside the stress and busy-ness of the holiday season and focus on the real meaning of Christmas—click here to sign up on our Christmas devotions page. Tell your friends so they won’t miss out! Our […]

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How to Keep JOY in Christmas

A bit of joy will do. But “great joy”? Is it almost too much to hope for? 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. We can choose to step aside—step into a quieter moment—and read angels’ […]

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How to Find Unshakeable Strength in the Bible: An Interview with Christine Caine

Are you struggling with insecurity, fear, or uncertainty? How can the Bible help you discover what it means to be unashamed, undaunted, and unstoppable in the Lord? Bible Gateway interviewed Christine Caine (@ChristineCaine) about her book, Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God’s Word (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the free weekly devotional by Christine […]

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In Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas: A Special Note from Mel Lawrenz

I always want to make the most of times like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, and I’m sure you do also. Here are two opportunities… A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day is something you can use personally, at your dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, or in your church if you are a pastor. This is the first […]

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Get the Wisdom of Dallas Willard in His Free Daily Email Devotional

What does Dallas Willard say about following Jesus, the Prince of Peace, in a world filled with anger, uncertainty, and violence? What does it look like to live a transformed life? Our new Dallas Willard Daily Devotional aims to answer these questions by exploring the best inspirational writing of beloved author and theologian Dallas Willard. […]

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