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Epiphany: God Revealed to the World Through Jesus Christ

It might feel like the holiday season is behind us, but we’re not quite done with the Christmas season yet—today is Epiphany, a day set aside to commemorate God’s revelation to the world through the person of Jesus Christ. In the Western church, the Scripture account usually highlighted on Epiphany is the famous story of […]

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It’s Christmas Day. Glory to God in the Highest!

Merry Christmas! Whether your 2016 was a blessed year for you or one that you’re looking forward to leaving in the past, we hope that today you’ll experience the boundless love of God. That love was made manifest on the first Christmas day, when Jesus Christ came to live among us, give up his life […]

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The Other Miraculous Christmas Birth

While our focus at Christmastime is naturally on the birth of Jesus Christ, it might surprise you to learn that Jesus’ was not the only miraculous birth associated with Christmas! Jesus was preceded by John the Baptist, whose life and ministry would be defined by his role as a messenger announcing the promised Messiah. John’s […]

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Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey

A guest post by Philip Yancey. [See books by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] A friend of mine named Angela told me about a time when her faith was just awakening. Raised Catholic, she had a wistful interest in spirituality though scant knowledge of the Bible. As she started reading the Gospels she […]

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Inspiring Christmas Reading: The Best Holiday Devotions from Our Library

Over the past weeks, we’ve talked a lot about our Christmas devotionals—special seasonal devotionals focused entirely around the Advent season. It’s a bit of a Christmas tradition here at Bible Gateway to unroll a few high-quality Christmas-focused devotionals during Advent. Hopefully you’ve checked out one or two of them! But those aren’t the only place […]

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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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Reverend Fun’s Top Five Christmas Cartoons, 2016 Edition

Each year, we highlight the highest-rated Reverend Fun cartoons related to Christmas. Here are the top-rated cartoons as of 2016! 1. Too Bright This Year 2. The Coolest Thing 3. The Guy Who Has Everything 4. Proper Placement 5. What You Need Reverend Fun has “retired,” but there are hundreds of cartoons in the archive […]

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Poll: How is Your Church Celebrating Christmas This Year?

Most people commemorate the Christmas season in their personal and family lives in one or more special ways: we decorate Christmas trees, hang up Advent calendars, and fire up lots of Christmas music. These familiar traditions are something we can look forward to and take comfort in practicing each year. But beyond our personal Christmas […]

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The “Christmas Joy” Devotional Begins Tomorrow!

Peace. Joy. Angels. Manger. Shepherds. These are part of the very familiar vocabulary of Christmas—words you’ve read or heard many times over the years. Perhaps you’ve heard them so many times that they no longer have much impact on you. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to recapture the power and depth of those words, and […]

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Alegría de Navidad: un Devocional para la Navidad, Disponible en Español

¿Cómo experimentamos el gozo de la Navidad? El pastor Mel Lawrenz, autor de la popular serie de libros «Cómo entender la Biblia» (disponible solo en inglés) e Influencia Espiritual (disponible en español), nos presenta Alegría de Navidad, un devocional para cada día de la temporada navideña. Los días previos a la Navidad constituyen una oportunidad […]

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