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Category Archives: Discipleship

How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith: An Interview with Lecrae

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds—sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression—that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized […]

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How a Biblical View of Money Changed Our Marriage

By Aaron and Jennifer Smith A survey done by Ramsey Solutions published in February 2018 reported that money is the number one issue married couples argue about. We have definitely had our moments of arguing about money problems. However, as God transformed our hearts and minds toward money, not only did we get out of […]

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Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the Free “Give Thanks” Email Devotional

Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worrying—but that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our focus centered on Christ and […]

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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. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15, […]

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How and Why to Pray the Scriptures for Your Children: An Interview with Jodie Berndt

How can using the Bible to shape your desires and requests open the door to God’s provision to free you from worry and fear in your parenting? How can you pray the Bible for developing your children’s faith, character, safety, relationships, and their future? Bible Gateway interviewed Jodie Berndt (@jodieberndt), author of Praying the Scriptures […]

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How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Awkward: An Interview with Sam Chan

When you try to tell your friends about Jesus, you may have encountered a negative response from them viewing it as being offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive. Studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. How can you build confidence to share your faith? Bible […]

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Advent is a Time to Recognize the Wonder of God with Us: An Interview with Scott Erickson

Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing […]

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Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper

How much are you aware of Christians being singled out for murder in Africa? While the world is fixated on jihadist threats in the Middle East, terrorists are also massacring men, women, and children across lands from Nigeria to Kenya. Two advocates for religious freedom and human rights—one Jewish and one Christian—explain what’s happening, why […]

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Explosive Church Growth and Bible Translation Technology

By John Sawyer How did the early church reach “all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks” (Acts 19:10) with the gospel in just two years? That’s about 15 million people! And in Romans 15:19-23 the apostle Paul states that from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum there is no place left for his […]

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Know Your Identity: Don’t Let Labels Define You

By Rebekah Lyons “Mom, what is Down syndrome?” Pierce asked with tear-stained, chubby cheeks after exiting the bus one autumn day in second grade. The term for his brother’s medical diagnosis had yet to surface in our home. We weren’t in denial as parents; we simply wanted our younger two to know their brother for […]

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