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Category Archives: Discipleship

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A Devotional To Help You Discuss Race, Racism, and the Bible

In the course of planning the New Year and making New Year’s resolutions, did you give any thought to the types of conversations you want to see in your church or Bible study group this year? One of the most important conversations you can start (or re-start) in 2017 is about race and ethnicity in […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?: An Interview with Brian Han Gregg

The quest for an answer to the problem of suffering is universal. People often treat the Bible like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Perhaps the Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the […]

Filed under Bible Reference, Books, Discipleship, Interviews

Video: Christmas with The Jesus Storybook Bible

Christmas is a great time for adults to read to children about the birth of Jesus. For your Christmas enjoyment, below are two videos with British actor David Suchet reading about the Nativity from the award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible (Zonderkidz, 2007). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Jesus Storybook Bible Reaches Two Million Copies […]

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Reading Scripture in Public This Christmas? Here’s Why It’s Important (And How to Do it Well)

Will you be reading part of the Bible out loud in a public setting this Christmas season—perhaps narrating the Christmas story at your church or a family gathering? Pastors and worship leaders around the world will, of course, be reading Scripture out loud at worship services throughout the holiday season, as they do all year. […]

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Alegría de Navidad: un Devocional para la Navidad, Disponible en Español

¿Cómo experimentamos el gozo de la Navidad? El pastor Mel Lawrenz, autor de la popular serie de libros «Cómo entender la Biblia» (disponible solo en inglés) e Influencia Espiritual (disponible en español), nos presenta Alegría de Navidad, un devocional para cada día de la temporada navideña. Los días previos a la Navidad constituyen una oportunidad […]

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An Interview with the Editors of The CEB Women’s Bible

Through book introductions, devotional reflections, articles, and character profiles, The CEB Women’s Bible (Common English Bible, 2016) (@CommonEngBible) focuses on stories of women—named and unnamed—in Scripture to help readers become more aware of issues related to gender and justice. [Read the Common English Bible (CEB) translation of the Bible on Bible Gateway] According to the […]

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Reminder: Advent Devotions Begin on Sunday! There’s Still Time to Sign Up

Our Advent Devotional begins this Sunday! There’s still time to sign up—click here to sign up on our Christmas devotions page. Our Advent Devotional is a unique and interesting way to journey through the holiday season. Several days each week, you’ll receive an inspirational quote, sermon, story, or Bible reading that highlights an important aspect […]

Filed under Christmas, Devotionals

23 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Psalm 100 (NKJV) Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!   Serve the Lord with gladness;   Come before His presence with singing.   Know that the Lord, He is God;   It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;   We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His […]

Filed under Discipleship, Events, Worship

When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette: An Interview with Max Davis

What would happen if we began seeing others as God sees us all? What would happen if people saw less of us and more of Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Max Davis (@maxdavisbooks) about his book, When Jesus Was a Green-Eyed Brunette: Loving People Like God Does (Worthy Publishing, 2016). What’s the story behind the unusual […]

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Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society

Are you anxious about the results of today’s US presidential election? It’s natural to feel a bit nervous about whether or not “your team” will carry the day. As Christians, we know that with God firmly in control, anxiety and worry should not have any controlling hold on our minds. But that’s a truth that […]

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