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A Fresh Foodie Bible Study Adventure: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg


Author and speaker Margaret Feinberg believes the Bible is meant to be more than read—it’s meant to be tasted and savored and explored with holy chutzpah. She recently went on an extraordinary biblical quest to explore six different foods in the Bible. The result is a scrumptious 6-session DVD Bible study and book. Bible Gateway interviewed Margaret Feinberg about her DVD Bible study, Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers (Zondervan, 2018).

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How to Read the Bible in the Order of Events as They Transpired in Bible Times: An Interview with Ron Rhodes


When you read different books of the Bible, do you get confused about the order of events; for example, how the message of a prophet in one book fits into the timeline of activity recorded in another book? Or when and where the stories of Scripture took place and why it's important to understand these details? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ron Rhodes about his book, A Chronological Tour Through the Bible (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).

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This is the Most Popular Verse In 2 Billion Pageviews During 2018 on Bible Gateway


See what the most popular Bible verse was out of 2 billion pageviews by visitors to Bible Gateway during 2018. Do you think you know what it is?

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See more Bible-related articles in this week’s Bible News Roundup.
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Take the Bible Gateway Christmas Hymns Quiz


Many hymns sung in the Christmas season have their roots in the Bible and the gospel message. How well do you know these carols? Have fun taking this brief quiz to find out. Encourage your family, friends, and social media followers to try their hand at it, too.



Learn More About the Genealogy of Jesus this Christmas


Sometimes it’s easy to overlook how miraculous Jesus’ birth was. But the more closely you read into the genealogies in the Gospels, the more fully you'll come to appreciate the fulfillment of God’s covenant. Here's how to do it easily with Bible Gateway Plus.

The Secret to Ryan Shazier’s Relentless Determination


In his book A Walk in Our Cleats: 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up (Zondervan, 2018), NFL player Steven Johnson Jr. says, "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier took two steps and delivered a hit on Cincinnati receiver Josh Malone with his right shoulder pad. It was an athletic play Ryan had made hundreds of times before. But this time something went wrong—and he knew it...."

How to Live the Bible — JESUS


Sometimes a name is just a name, and sometimes a name captures someone perfectly. “Jesus” is a name so familiar to us today that we easily forget it was a name with extraordinary significance.

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My Life as a God Story


Jen Wise, author of The Bright Life: 40 Invitations to Reclaim Your Energy for the Full Life (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Our God relates to us with wisdom, intentionality, and great care. His desires for us are for us. He doesn’t call us to anything just to make us jump, to beat us into submission. God isn’t on a power trip. He invites us to trust him, to rest in him, to rely on him because as our Creator, he knows what’s best...."

Advent Scripture Reflection: Psalm 9


Read this Scripture passage drawn from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Bible reading plan on Bible Gateway. This reading plan is built around the liturgical calendar and features Scripture readings appropriate for the season of Advent.

Infographic: The People, Places, and Timeline of the First Christmas


Back by popular demand is our Christmas “subway map” Infographic that shows the who-where-and-when of the Nativity when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.


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Enter Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for December


This month enter for your chance to win either a copy of the NKJV Comfort Print Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Black, Premier Collection (Thomas Nelson, 2018)—which has a suggested retail value of $159.99—OR a copy of the NKJV Comfort Print Thinline Reference Bible, Large Print, Premium Leather, Black, Premier Collection (Thomas Nelson, 2018)—which has a suggested retail value of $149.99.

Tell Us What Bible Gateway Means to You


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "As a pastor I use it WEEKLY in sermon prep for comparing passages, versions, and using some of the study helps." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

The Case for Christmas Free Online Bible Study with Lee Strobel


The Case for Christmas is the 4-week Advent online study with bestselling author, apologist, and Bible teacher Lee Strobel, who says, "This is the greatest story ever told!.. Not just because it’s amazing. Not just because it blows your mind. But because it’s true! And because it’s true, it makes a difference to each one of our lives."

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel and these posts by Lee Stobel, Can Science Explain All the Complexities of Our World? and Would You Believe a Healing Miracle Caught on Tape?.

Spotlight: Modern English Version (MEV)


This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of the plethora of Bible versions available for you to freely read on Bible Gateway. This week read:


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