How Prayer Really Works 

By Alli Worthington

It’s not easy to admit this to you, but I forget to pray. I’ve always felt God loves me and known he was intimately involved in the details of my life, but I forget he wants me to talk to him. I know he knows my thoughts and the intent of my heart and has guided my future, so talking to him sometimes seems optional.

What I discovered on those Wednesday nights in the upstairs classrooms at the end of a long hallway at Long Hollow Baptist Church was what I had been missing all these years…

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Why Jesus Had to Die: An Interview with Randy Clark 

What does it mean when the Bible says Jesus died as a ransom? How do we benefit from his death? Why was it necessary for Jesus to die? Why did he have to die by tortuous crucifixion? How does understanding what happened on the cross provide a new way of living in a hurting world?

Bible Gateway interviewed Randy Clark (@randyclarkga) about his book, Destined for the Cross: 16 Reasons Jesus Had to Die (Emanate, 2020).

Why is it that Jesus had to die?

Dr. Randy Clark This is the topic I’ve spent the last two…

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How to Live the Bible — Faith Rises on the Horizon of Doubt 

This is the one-hundred-twenty-third 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.

What about the question of doubt? You cannot talk about believing without talking about doubt any more than you can talk about day without implying night. Some people think faith is an all-or-nothing proposition. You had better…

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New to the Bible Gateway Plus Collection. . . 

Put a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. With no software to install, Bible Gateway Plus is the easiest and most cost-effective way for serious Bible readers to simplify and deepen their personal or group study of Scripture.

We often add new titles to this growing library. This month, we updated the NIV Study Bible in Bible Gateway Plus to the newly-released NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition, and we’re very excited about this study…

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NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the Editors—Mark Strauss 

The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition includes thousands of new or updated study notes based on historical discoveries, cultural findings, and thematic insights; over 100 new commentary articles; and the NIV Comfort Print® typeface.

In this Q&A, Bible scholar Dr. Mark Strauss talks about the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) (website).

Tell us a bit about yourself and your work.

Dr. Mark Strauss: I’m university professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary. My areas of special…

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Bible News Roundup – Week of September 20, 2020 

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How to Live the Bible — To Be Human Is to Believe 

This is the one-hundred-twenty-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.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

When my daughter was a baby and my wife would put her in my arms and leave the room, the baby’s head would shift, eyes would…

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35-Year-Old Bestselling NIV Study Bible Now Fully Revised and Updated 

The study Bible that launched the modern study Bible movement 35 years ago and that millions of readers have come to trust for more than three decades is now fully revised and updated with thousands of newly written or enhanced notes and articles combined with hundreds of four-color maps, charts, photos, and illustrations to create an entire library of contemporary study.

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Is Love Your First Priority?: An Interview with Jared Byas 

What does the Bible mean when it instructs us to “speak the truth in love”? Does a biblically-based Christian life mean you have all the answers? What should it look like for Christians to love their neighbors deeply and authentically? How is truth lived out in love in practical ways every day? Is what we believe less important than how we believe it?

Bible Gateway interviewed Jared Byas (@jbyas) about his book, Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus (Zondervan, 2020).

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How to Live the Bible — How Faith Happens 

This is the one-hundred-twenty-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.

I love watching the sunrise on the horizon of Lake Michigan, and it always reminds me of the dawning of the new life of faith. The black-painted sky gradually thins and stars lose their sparkle against the graying morning. On the…

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