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Category Archives: Discipleship

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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30 Days to Growing in Your Christian Faith: An Interview with Max Anders

Once you become a Christian, how should you methodically grow in your faith so that it strengthens and matures? Is it enough to simply say, “Read the Bible, pray, and go to church”? What are the basics of the Christian life and how should they be practiced day-in and day-out to build a solid foundation […]

Filed under Books, Discipleship, Interviews, Introduction to the Bible

Get This Free Bible Study on Thanksgiving

“Thank you.” It’s a simple statement. Brief and to the point. It’s so meaningful because it expresses acknowledgement and a feeling of appreciation in exchange for an act of kindness or help, a receiving of a gift or favor, or responding to generosity. It conveys the heart-felt message of sincerity and the giving of honor […]

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23 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Looking for Bible verses about thanksgiving and gratitude? Here are 23 verses that teach us something important about thankfulness. 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 […]

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How to Effectively Read the Bible as a Family

By Gladys Hunt My grandfather was a Dutch immigrant with ten children. He and Grandmother took seriously the instructions God gave Moses for the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 6:6–7, believing this to be a parent’s responsibility: These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. […]

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What Happened at the Cross

By Billy Graham Lifetime Television Network showcased the 40-foot glass cross as a camera crew entered The Billy Graham Library (@TheBGLibrary) to tape a program highlighting it as a point of interest in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. My colleague met the show’s cohost, Kristy Villa, and explained what visitors might experience while there, […]

Filed under Books, Evangelism, Guest Post, Theology

Is God Faithful?—Reasons to Trust God When Hope Feels Lost: An Interview with Robert Morgan

What does the Bible say about God’s faithfulness? In times of waiting or grieving, are we uncertain whether God will fulfill his promises. What are his promises? How can we know that God is present even in times of transition, loss, or doubt? [Sign up for the Biblical Meditation free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Pray for Persecuted Christians

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Religious Persecution Research] Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for […]

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Monthly Bible Story Activities for Your Children

Looking for the perfect way to teach your 6-10-year-old kids about the Bible that’s fun, engaging, AND educational? Sign-up to receive, once a month, the free NIrV Parent Packet, based on the popular easy-to-read New International Reader’s Version Bible translation! [Read the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway.] When you sign […]

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The Profound Importance of Habits

By Justin Whitmel Earley You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and […]

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