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How to Live the Bible Thanksgiving in Difficult Times – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-thirty-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. Do not be anxious about... Read more

Give the Gift of Scripture Engagement this Christmas – Bible Gateway Blog

By Clark Christian There are gifts for a season and gifts that last! Giving gifts each year can become less about meaning and more about checking off a to-do list. Because of this, items bought and wrapped for family or friends can be unused, forgotten, or regifted shortly after the New Year. This year give... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of November 22, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Christian Leader Awaits Charges for Sending Bible Balloons to North Korea MNN Museum of the Bible Debuts Bill of Sale to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of ‘Mayflower... Read more

How Can We Express Authentic Thankfulness to God in 2020? – Bible Gateway Blog

By John Sawyer Hurricanes. Flooding. Wildfire damage. Social conflict. If youre able to celebrate Thanksgiving at all, your table might have empty chairs due to COVID-19. And some guests might be struggling with financial problems or job loss. Its been a rough nine months! Our emotions are far too raw to merely paste on a... Read more

Give a Bible This Christmas – Bible Gateway Blog

By Mike Vander Klipp When we think of Christmastime, we often let our minds wander to memories of warm family gatherings; beautiful, candle-lit church services in the dark of winter; our favorite meals, games, and holiday traditions; and the excitement in the eyes of little ones as they buzz with anticipation of opening presents on... Read more

How to Live the Bible The Personal God – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-thirty-first lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. God called to him from... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of November 15, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Spotlight on Nigeria, China, and India as Christian Persecution Rises Rapidly Premier Christian Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with... Read more

Former Atheist Makes the Case for Christmas; Bible Gateway Hosts Free Online Bible Study with Lee Strobel Starting November 30 – Bible Gateway Blog

4-Week Video Series Explores Historical Veracity of Jesus Birth Award-winning former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and former atheist, Lee Strobel, uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free Case for Christmas Online Bible Study November... Read more

How to Live the Bible Turning the Bad Into the Good – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-thirtieth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. God sent me ahead of... Read more

Research: The US Military and the Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

Many members of the US military community turn to the Bible, their church, and their pastor or chaplain for spiritual and emotional support, according to the State of the Bible 2020 research report commissioned by American Bible Society (@americanbible) and conducted by Barna Group (@barnagroup). Over two million Americans serve in the US military and... Read more

How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith: An Interview with Lecrae – Bible Gateway Blog

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed woundssexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depressionthat threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of November 8, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Bible Translators Sign the Arlington Statement MNN Bible Society of Uganda Launches Rukiga-Runyankore Braille Bible NTV After 14 Years of Translation, Bible Society of Namibia Launches... Read more

How to Live the Bible What Does It Take to Live a Good Life? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-ninth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. An older man walks haltingly... Read more

What Is a Lectionary? – Bible Gateway Blog

Marketing manager for Bible Gateway. A lectionary is a collection of readings from the Bible (called “lections”) that are intended to enhance the act of worship. Lectionaries have been in use in the Christian church from the fourth century, spanning denominational differences. Scripture selections are arranged according to a schedule which follows the church calendar... Read more

How a Biblical View of Money Changed Our Marriage – Bible Gateway Blog

By Aaron and Jennifer Smith A survey done by Ramsey Solutions published in February 2018 reported that money is the number one issue married couples argue about. We have definitely had our moments of arguing about money problems. However, as God transformed our hearts and minds toward money, not only did we get out of... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of November 1, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Overcome Personal Challenges in 2020 with Bible Gateways Free Online Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9 Bible Gateway Blog Long Lost Bible With... Read more

Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the Free Give Thanks Email Devotional – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worryingbut that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our... Read more

How to Live the Bible What Is Holiness? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-eighth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. The idea that we need... Read more

Pray for Persecuted Christians – Bible Gateway Blog

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15,... Read more

How and Why to Pray the Scriptures for Your Children: An Interview with Jodie Berndt – Bible Gateway Blog

How can using the Bible to shape your desires and requests open the door to God’s provision to free us from worry and fear in our parenting? How can you pray the Bible for developing your children’s faith, character, safety, relationships, and their future? Bible Gateway interviewed Jodie Berndt (@jodieberndt), author of Praying the Scriptures... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of October 25, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Survey from Ligonier Ministries Reveals What Americans Know (or Dont) About the Christian Faith MissionsBox The State of Theology website Read the Bible Gateway Blog post,... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free Overcomer Online Bible Study with Dr. David Jeremiah – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Overcome Your Challenges! The Overcomer Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. We’re living in difficult times. Do you feel like society is ripping apart at the seams?... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of October 18, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter Bible Gateway Weekly Brief Newsletter signupSupport Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSourceZondervan Releases First-of-Its-Kind Journal Bible for the New American Standard Bible Bible Gateway Blog First Bible on the Moon Lands at Bonhams... Read more

How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Awkward: An Interview with Sam Chan – Bible Gateway Blog

When you try to tell your friends about Jesus, you may have encountered a negative response from them viewing it as being offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive. Studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. How can you build confidence to share your faith? Bible... Read more

Quiz: What Does the Bible Say About Thanksgiving? – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The Bible tells us to be humble and show gratitude to God for his goodness and love. Following are only a few examples in Scripture of people giving thanks. And below that is a quiz to test your knowledge of thanksgiving details in the Bible. Be sure to sign up... Read more

Recapture the Wonder of God-With-Us This Advent Season – Bible Gateway Blog

By Scott Erickson I. Love. Holidays. Im always up for a celebration! And the crme de la crme for me is Christmas. It is by far my favorite time of year. But a few years ago, as the twinkly lights and evergreens came out, as they always do, I found myself increasingly ambivalent about the... Read more

How to Live the Bible Seeking Purification – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-seventh lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. “Virtue is not the absence... Read more

Advent is a Time to Recognize the Wonder of God with Us: An Interview with Scott Erickson – Bible Gateway Blog

Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing... Read more

Zondervan Releases First-of-Its-Kind Journal Bible for the New American Standard Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

The New American Standard Bible (NASB) is now available in a Comfort Print format that allows you to record your thoughts next to personally treasured verses while also cross-referencing other Scripture. [Read the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation on Bible Gateway] The NASB Journal the Word Reference Bible, 1995 Text (Zondervan, 2020) offers the... Read more