Bible Verses Emphasized by Past US Presidents on Inauguration Day

Bible Verses Emphasized by Past US Presidents on Inauguration Day
US Presidents raise their right hand and customarily place their left hand on a Bible when they recite the oath that inaugurates them into the office. Out of 67 inaugurations to date, 37 had Bibles opened to specific verses on Inauguration Day. According to the records of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies , ...

The Mysterious Festival of Hanukkah

The Mysterious Festival of Hanukkah
This guest Bible Gateway Blog post about Hanukkah is by Michael Norten, author of Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts: The Prophecies in the Feasts of Leviticus (Thomas Nelson, 2015). Hanukkah Is Intriguing Everyone has some awareness of the holiday called Hanukkah, because of its proximity to Christmas. You hear people say, “Merry Christmas and ...

Bible Verses That Tell the Christmas Story

Bible Verses That Tell the Christmas Story
Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Malachi 3:1-4 (KJV) Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his ...

Tune In Dec. 7, 11 am EST for Facebook Live with Institute for Bible Reading

Tune In Dec. 7, 11 am EST for Facebook Live with Institute for Bible Reading
The Institute for Bible Reading (IFBR) (@Read_Well ) exists to provide tools and frameworks that fundamentally change the way people read the Bible so it can achieve its mission and become the story that defines abundant living. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Learning to Read the Bible Well: An Interview with Glenn Paauw ] ...

23 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

23 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude
Psalm 100 (NKJV) Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!   Serve the Lord with gladness;   Come before His presence with singing.   Know that the Lord, He is God;   It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;   We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His ...

Devotional Reflections on Handel’s Messiah: An Interview with Jessica Miller Kelley

Devotional Reflections on Handel’s Messiah: An Interview with Jessica Miller Kelley
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people’s Christmas traditions. The libretto of the work, taken directly from the King James Version (KJV) text of 14 books of the Bible, has turned many phrases into memorable, singable, cherished lines ...

Bible Honored in US House of Representatives

Bible Honored in US House of Representatives
In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of National Bible Week , Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado (@RepDLamborn ) led an hour-long gathering on the floor of the US House of Representatives Nov. 15 recounting the Bible’s significance in the history of America and the recitations of Bible verses from members of Congress honoring the role ...

National Bible Week and International Day of the Bible 2016

National Bible Week and International Day of the Bible 2016
US House of Representatives to Honor the Bible Nov. 15 [See all the Bible translations available on Bible Gateway ] From November 13-19, 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in National Bible Week in celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Second Vatican ...

Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway

Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway
While Halloween is the holiday most people are looking forward to next week, it’s also the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg . Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which materialized in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in ...

More Than 300,000 Students Expected to Join #BringYourBible to School Day

More Than 300,000 Students Expected to Join #BringYourBible to School Day
More than 300,000 students across the nation are expected to take part in Focus on the Family’s third annual “Bring Your Bible to School Day” on Thursday, Oct. 6. This student-led event is a simple way for children and teens to celebrate religious freedom and to share the hope and inspiration they receive from reading ...