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Leading a Bible Study? Bible Gateway Plus Makes Your Job Easier

Are you the leader of a regular Bible study or church small group? If so, you probably spend a fair amount of time getting ready to lead weekly or monthly discussions about Bible topics and passages. That preparation is hard but rewarding work. And unless you happen to be a pastor, you probably prepare for […]

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“Which Bible Translation is Best?” — Part 2: Word-for-word Bibles on Bible Gateway

Recently, we offered a few thoughts in response to the common question “Which Bible translation is the best?” Today, we’ll continue the discussion with a look at one type of Bible translation that you can find here at Bible Gateway: word-for-word Bible translations. A word-to-word Bible translation is a Bible that aims to hew as […]

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The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)

We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of February, the NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is available as part of the Bible Gateway Plus digital library! The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is as deep as it is accessible: you can confidently use it for everything from personal Bible study to sermon preparation. If […]

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Watch Our Discussion: Bible Reading is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault!

Our live broadcast of “Bible Reading is Broken, And it’s NOT Your Fault!” is complete, but you can still watch it on Facebook or here: As a special for viewers, you can you can get a special discount on Glen’s book, Saving the Bible From Ourselves! Through December 30, enter code 506-587 at IVPress.com for […]

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Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!

Update: The live discussion is now complete, and you can watch it here. Join us at 11am EST today on Facebook for a special live discussion with the Institute for Bible Reading! We’ll discuss the challenges of reading and understanding the Bible—and some very good news: Bible reading doesn’t have to be so hard! The […]

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The Theology of Work Bible Commentary Added to Bible Gateway’s Free Online Study Library

We’re pleased to announce that the Theology of Work Bible Commentary is now freely available online at Bible Gateway! Work is important. It gives us an outlet for our skills and talents. It can earn money. But there’s much more to the idea of work than simply earning a paycheck or feeling productive! The work […]

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“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!

Last week, we shared a video about “timelining” Scripture—the practice of organizing the diverse stories of the Bible into a larger narrative to make it easier to see how they all fit together. Did you have a chance to try it out? If not, take a few minutes to watch the video to see how […]

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“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole

Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. And it’s therefore no surprise that the Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us in ways we can understand and relate to. But sometimes, it’s not clear how all of […]

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How to Boost Your Bible Study with The Reformation Study Bible for Free on Bible Gateway

Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation—specifically, of Martin Luther’s famous act of defiance against what he perceived to be unbiblical trends and practices within the church. Luther wasn’t the first or only “reformer,” but his actions catalyzed what we call the Protestant Reformation. The spirit of the Reformation is alive and […]

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How to Study the Bible: We Are in This Together

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Let’s imagine ourselves as believers in first century Thessalonica, […]

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