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Category Archives: Worship

The Hum of Angels: An Interview with Scot McKnight

Most people believe in angels. But it’s what we believe about them that matters. Have our preconceived notions about angels been shaped by sensationalized popular opinion rather than by true biblical representation? From the Garden of Eden to the book of Revelation, Scripture is filled with hundreds of references to these messengers of God. Bible […]

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The Worship Pastor: An Interview with Zac Hicks

Leading worship is more than a performance; it’s about shaping souls and making disciples. How does the Bible offer a clear guide to leading worship? Bible Gateway interviewed Zac Hicks (@zachicks) about his book, The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams (Zondervan, 2016) (book website). Why do you emphasize that […]

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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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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 “Happy” Is Christianity? Exploring Moods in Christian Music and the Bible

Is the message of Christianity more upbeat than it is negative? Most Christians would likely answer that the core message of Christianity—grace given to man through Jesus Christ—is an overwhelmingly positive one, although to fully appreciate the extent of that good news, it’s necessary to acknowledge some bad news along the way: human sin and […]

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The Ministry of Leading Biblical Worship: An Interview with Jeremy Armstrong

Worship is both a noun (the formal expression of reverence and adoration for God) and a verb (to feel an adoring reverence for God). The Bible tells us to worship God (Psalm 100:2) and to hold his name in highest regard (Exodus 20:7 and Matthew 6:9). It also quotes God saying he wants our worship […]

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How We Read the Bible: Bible Gateway’s 2014 Year in Review

Bible Gateway has published its 2014 Year in Review. Based on over 1.5 billion pageviews and over 150 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2013 through November 2014, the data we’ve gathered provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2014. You can view our findings here. Our Year in […]

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Why We’re Reading the Bible in 2012

What’s in store for the Bible Gateway community in 2012? Rachel Barach, Bible Gateway’s general manager, shares her vision for the next year.

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The Best of “Encouragement for Today,” 2011

We asked Lisa TerKeurst and the writing team at Proverbs 31 to identify their favorite “Encouragement for Today” devotionals from 2011.

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The Best of “Girlfriends in God,” 2011

Every weekday, tens of thousands of Bible Gateway’s users read the “Girlfriends in God” newsletter. Here are our picks for the top three Girlfriends in God devotionals in 2011.

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