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Happy Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is today, and we hope you’ll take some time this weekend to pay respects to your mother–or if that isn’t possible, to somebody in your life with who embodies the grace and wisdom we associate with godly mothers.

With the holiday in mind, we present several resources from Bible Gateway for mothers:

What’s a mom’s greatest responsibility?

A reflection from the Mom’s Devotional Bible challenges mothers to pass on to your children your faith in Jesus.

Pass It On

2 Timothy 1:5–7

Additional Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 6:4–9; 1 Peter 3:15

Who introduced you to Jesus?

Perhaps it was a college roommate. Or your husband. Or a friend from a local women’s group. Maybe it was a minister or a youth group leader. And maybe, just maybe, it was your grandmother or even your mom.

What another did for you, God is asking you to do for your children: Pass along your faith in Jesus. How?

  • Make church a priority. Find a place of worship that welcomes children and works to make Jesus real to them. Then make it a point to attend regularly. Your children will grow with God as they bond to a place and to the people who teach them each week.
  • Set a “Jesus Time” at home. Take a few minutes each day to read together from the Bible, to pray for each other and to allow for questions about God. Keep it simple and short; make sure such times are age-specific and practical.
  • Use the teachable moments in the day. As you plant the garden, shop for groceries, take a walk, go about your daily chores, listen to your children and respond to their questions with information about God in the everyday.

Someone introduced you to Jesus. It’s now time for you, Mom, to pass it on to your children.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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Bible Gateway Lent Devotionals Are Here

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From my email:

Lent is coming! The season of Lent–the approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday–begins on Wednesday, February 13. And that means….

Bible Gateway Lent Devotionals Are Here

Christians around the world observe Lent in a wide variety of ways. Some commit to daily Scripture meditation, devotional reading, or regular prayer. One common practice during Lent is to “give up” something you take for granted as an act of self-denial–and as a way to center our priorities around Jesus Christ and nothing else.

However you choose to observe Lent this year, we’ve got several email devotionals designed to help you stay focused on Jesus during the long journey to Easter:

  • Lent Devotions: An eclectic mix of Scripture readings, prayers, and reflections to help you ground your thoughts on Jesus Christ during the Easter season.
  • The Story of Jesus: Read through the entire life of Jesus Christ, beginning with his birth and culminating in his death and glorious resurrection.
  • Readings for Lent and Easter from The Voice: Daily Bible readings to help root you in Scripture throughout Lent, drawn from The Voice Bible translation.

Sign for up for these devotionals on our Newsletters page. All three begin on Wednesday, February 13.

Each of these devotionals takes a slightly different reflective approach to the Lent experience. Individually or collectively, they’ll give you something to think, pray, and reflect on as Easter approaches!

However you observe this season, we wish you a blessed, reflective Lent. It may seem far away now, but the joyous hope of Easter is coming!

Sincerely,
The Bible Gateway Team

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2013 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Lent

 

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What’s New at Bible Gateway

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From Bible Gateway

Here’s the latest news from Bible Gateway:

• Starting today and running through January 21, the complete NIV is available for download in the Bible Gateway app! If you don’t already have the free Bible Gateway app for your mobile device, you can download it here. (Brought to you by Biblica and Zondervan.)

• We’ve added new devotional starting January 1 to help you make Bible reading a daily habit: the Once-a-Day Bible Promises devotional. Sign up today!

• Our first new devotional for 2013 is here: sign up today to receive Bible Life Coaching with Sheri Rose Shepherd starting in January! Read more here.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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