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Think Different: An Interview with Jennie Allen


What if the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place in the space between our ears? Does how we think actually shape how we live? What are toxic thinking patterns and what does the Bible say about them? Bible Gateway interviewed Jennie Allen, author of Get Out of Your Head: The One Thought That Can Shift Our Chaotic Minds (WaterBrook, 2020).


Dare to Pray These Dangerous Prayers: An Interview with Craig Groeschel


Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? Does prayer really move the heart of God? What does it mean to pray boldly and powerfully? What are dangerous prayers? In this Q&A, Craig Groeschel talks about his book, Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe (Zondervan, 2020).


Bible Connection Podcast: Bloom in the Dark with Paula Mosher Wallace


After suffering decades of abuse of all kinds, Paula found herself as a single mom in a new city, jobless, with three young boys to homeschool. In these circumstances, she heard God’s call to start a ministry helping people still caught in the darkness of brokenness and shame. Bloom in the Dark started with real, raw stories of people who found hope and restoration in the gospel with the slogan, “Use the fertilizer of your past to bloom in your future.”



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Lent will begin with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. Prepare with the Lent section of resources in the Bible Gateway Store.

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In these weeks leading to Resurrection Sunday, this FREE Online Bible Study will shape a picture of Jesus and his world in light of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. You’ll follow Jesus into the desert where he, like Israel, was tested and prepared for his mission to the world. And you’ll consider the events of the Last Supper against the backdrop of the exodus experience. Sign up NOW to receive the FREE Discovery Toolkit packed with beautiful printables and our Easter Scripture Reading Plan, plus get FREE access to the 5-session video Bible study filmed on location in the Holy Land by Ray Vander Laan, author of The Path to the Cross, Discovery Guide (Zondervan, 2015).


Experiencing God Fully


In this inspirational article excerpt from the The Tony Evans Study Bible (Holman Bible Publishers, 2019), Dr. Evans says, "Reverence toward God includes repentance of our sin. It means letting our sins go. We don’t hold onto them, nor do we hide them in a closet...."


The Founder Who Walked with God


Robert Morgan, author of 100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith (Thomas Nelson, 2020), asks, "Do you know this man? He drafted New York’s first constitution in 1777. He was the president of the Second Continental Congress. He was the first chief justice of the US Supreme Court. And he was president of the American Bible Society...."


14 Most Popular Bible Verses About Love


Love is the universal language everyone understands. And how wonderful it is to have an entire day worldwide dedicated to the expression of giving oneself unselfishly and wholeheartedly to another. Here are 14 popular Bible verses that emphasize love, with their search rank on Bible Gateway in parentheses.

From Ashes to the Empty Tomb


Calling all fans and readers of the New American Standard Bible (along with anyone interested in experiencing a Bible translation they may not be as familiar with)! Bible Gateway has a new, free Scripture reading plan—with passages drawn from the NASB. It’s a journey through the Lenten season, starting Ash Wednesday (February 26th) and culminating on Easter Sunday (April 12th).

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How to Live The Bible — To Be Different


In this 91st lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, "Living a 'clean' life is our responsibility, and we can’t pull it off on our own. What are we counting on to get us on the right track, keep us on the right track, and have the spiritual energy to move down that track?...." If you want to know how to live the Bible every day, read this installment of his series on our Blog and encourage your friends and followers to receive it by email.

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My Escape from Slavery


Rebecca Bender, author of In Pursuit of Love: One Woman’s Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant (Zondervan, 2020), says, "I knew I needed professional help if I wanted to get my life together and my little girl back. Bryan, my pimp, was furious.... I called my mom and got a list of women’s rehabs in the Pacific Northwest that she’d compiled for me. Last on the list was Victory Outreach, a Christian women’s home...."

66 Ways God Loves You: Book by Book


Jennifer Rothschild, author of 66 Ways God Loves You: Experiencing God's Love for You in Every Book of the Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2016), summarizes each book of the Bible in light of God's love. For example, Genesis — God Fashions Me with His Hands; Exodus — God Delivers Me from Slavery; Leviticus — God Grants Me Access to Him....

Your Marriage Vows—in Sickness and in Health


Dr. Les Parrott, author of Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2018), asks, "Have you thought much about the part of your wedding vow that says, 'To love and to honor in sickness and in health'? Jesus commanded us to love like he did (John 15:12). So this isn’t an option for anyone who’s serious about their relationship with God...."


Watch This Free Webcast with Clay Scroggins This Tuesday


Watch ChurchSource's free webcast February 18th, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET with Clay Scroggins, author of How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Maximizing Your Influence by Turning Down the Noise (Zondervan, 2019). The topic will be: Are Distractions Damaging Your Ministry?


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How to Lead in a World of Distraction: An Interview with Clay Scroggins and How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: An Interview with Clay Scroggins

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