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How to Live Victoriously: An Interview with Kelly Balarie


When challenges, troubles, or opportunities enter your life, are you burdened with limiting thoughts of self-doubt, fear, and impossibility? How can you train your mind to biblically conquer uncertainty, beat insecurity, and step past the tragedies of yesterday? Bible Gateway interviewed Kelly Balarie about her book, Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously (Baker Books, 2018).

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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: An Interview with John Walton and Craig Keener


Sometimes a little context is needed to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture. Reading the Bible could be compared to traveling in a foreign country. Having a faithful guide who reveals the surrounding culture offers a more complete understanding. Bible Gateway interviewed John Walton and Craig Keener, editors of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, August 2016).

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Here Are the Top-10 Bible Verses Searched on Bible Gateway Over A Quarter Century


For 25 years, people have viewed Bible Gateway more than 14,000,000,000 times. The 10th most searched-for Scripture passage during that period is Ephesians 6:10-18; followed by Philippians 4:6-7 and Isaiah 41:10....

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The Light of the World


Annie Downs, author of Speak Love: Making Your Words Matter (Zondervan, 2013), says, "Trust God with your words–with their potential and reach. Whether it is one conversation in a coffee shop in India with a young woman who has never heard of Jesus or one blog post that is read by millions, your words matter...."


How to Live The Bible — Meditating on the Word of God


In this 34th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “Meditation is a method of reading Scripture in such a way that it has a chance to get planted. Meditation is a word the Bible uses to describe a way of holding and pondering God’s truth so that it sinks in. It is wise, pensive concentration....” 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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When You Want to Trust But Life Won’t Let You


This guest Blog post is by Craig Groeschel, author of Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Zondervan, 2018). We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it’s the hurt that shouts the loudest. Can God be good when life is not?

The Benefits of Asking For, and Giving, Forgiveness


How would you live differently if you only had one month to live? Read this guest Blog post by Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of One Month to Live (WaterBrook, 2018), to understand the life-changing benefits and freedoms of asking for, and giving, forgiveness.

Janelle Hail: Your Journey Through the Bible Reveals Your Destiny


Janelle Hail knows firsthand what it means to struggle with fear, doubt, and spiritual uncertainty: diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, she came face to face with her own mortality. But in turning to the Bible and her faith in Jesus Christ, she found the strength to press on.

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Explore the Life of Faith with John Piper Every Day


The free Daily Devotional with John Piper is a popular classic of ours with a large and long-running following. Sign up to receive daily insights in your email inbox from renowned pastor and author John Piper that will help you realize what it means to live a life of strong faith.

What Is Sola Scriptura?


Sola Scriptura is a Latin phrase that means “only Scripture” or “Scripture alone.” It was one of the rallying cries of the Reformation. But what is the significance of this phrase?


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How Do You Use Bible Gateway?


We've heard from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as, "I use Bible Gateway to prepare sermons. I love that you can do parallel readings and also that it references other Scriptures where necessary. I refer to commentaries, as well." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

Study the Bible with Kathie Lee Gifford


Explore the land of Jesus with Kathie Lee Gifford, who says, "I want you to experience the thrill of discovering the Word of God in its original languages of Hebrew and Greek. I want to take you to the Holy Land, to walk where Jesus walked." Sign up now to get FREE access to all 6 weeks of study videos + other FREE resources.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Sneak Peek: The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford.

Spotlight: Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


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