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A Child Has Been Born For Us

It’s finally here! We hope you have a blessed, peace-filled Christmas Day! Whether you’ve never read the Christmas story in the Bible or have heard it a thousand times, take a few moments to reflect on the promise of Jesus Christ—and the fulfillment of that promise—as described in the two Bible passages below. First, the […]

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Reformation Reading

Here are a few Reformation-related resources worth exploring, in case you need a break from sewing your kids’ Philip Melancthon Halloween costumes: Have you ever read the actual 95 theses that Martin Luther nailed to the Wittenberg church door in 1517? It’s worth doing so—not all of them are easily understood today, and many of […]

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Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Was Jesus married? What would it mean if he was? Although these aren’t new questions, lots of people are discussing them in the wake of this month’s unveiling of an ancient text fragment that contains a possible reference to a married Jesus. I can’t think of a better place to turn to for answers than […]

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This Week’s Bookperk Offer: Mel Lawrenz’ “Spiritual Influence”

Did you know that Bible Gateway has a special weekly deal on a book from the Bible Gateway store? It’s our Bookperk offer of the week, and if you aren’t signed up be notified about the new offer each week, visit our Bookperk page to sign up! We’re mentioning it today because this week’s offer […]

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Three Bible Heroes Who Doubted

Almost everyone has, at some point in their life, doubted—doubted the Bible, God, or key elements of the faith. Here are the stories of three prominent Bible heroes who experienced doubt.

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Letters to the Church: Romans

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? In the days of the early Christian church, it was impractical for the apostles to personally visit each fledgling Christian community, so the central tenets of the faith were spread throughout the Near East in the form of letters […]

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Take a 40-Day Journey With Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Devotional Journey of a Martyr

There was very little spiritual light to be seen in Nazi Germany in the 1940s. Horrific war had engulfed Europe. Hitler’s policies of euthanasia and genocide were rolling forward unchecked. Even as the European war lurched toward its conclusion in 1945, “peace on Earth” seemed impossibly far away. Yet even in the dark night of […]

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What the Feeding of the Five Thousand Teaches Us About Community… and Food

Are you familiar with the Biblical story of the feeding of the five thousand? Read a reflection on the power of community… and food.

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Monday Morning Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-10

Money and wealth are dangerous—they can be put to good use, or they can also consume our lives. What does the Bible say about how we should understand money?

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Monday Morning Scripture: 1 John 3

What does it mean to be loved by God? To be called a “child of God”? How would such a person behave, and how would we recognize them? Today, we look at the text of 1 John 3, which talks about the characteristics of a Christ-follower.

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