Thursday, December 21, 2017

🎞 Watch “The Story of Christmas”

Experience the Nativity in "The Story of Christmas" video collection.

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Watch "The Story of Christmas" video collection.

This Christmas, why not start a new tradition? Watch The Story of Christmas together with friends and family. This very special collection of short videos tells the entire Nativity story as described in the Gospels.

Presented by YouVersion in partnership with Lumo Project, you can watch "The Story of Christmas" in the Videos section of the Bible App — on your mobile device, at, or on the Bible App for Apple TV.

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The Annunciation: Mary Is Pregnant

Luke 1:26–38

After being told by the Angel Gabriel that she will be the mother of the long-awaited Messiah, Mary reveals her pregnancy to her family.

Mary and Elizabeth

Luke 1:1:39–45

When Mary visits her pregnant relative, at the sound of Mary's voice, Elizabeth's baby (John) leaps within her.

The Nativity

Luke 2:1–14

With only a stable for shelter, Mary gives birth to Jesus with Joseph at her side. Wrapped in cloths, Jesus is placed in a manger.

Joseph's Dream

Matthew 1:18–25

From the Gospel of Matthew, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream, explaining that Mary's baby Jesus will save God's people from their sins.

The Three Wise Men

Matthew 2:1–12

After following a star, three wise men present Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, foretelling His kingship, high priesthood, and suffering.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wow, look at this amazing move of God in 2017!

Could we be the most Bible-engaged generation ever?

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Your Year in the Bible

Your Year in the Bible App

Now, for the first time ever, you can look back on your year in the Bible App! In a single snapshot, you can get a sense of your Bible engagement for all of 2017. See how many Plans you completed, how many verses you highlighted, how many Verse Images you created, and more. You can even share your snapshot with friends!

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Year in the Bible 2017

We live in an amazing time.

God's Spirit is moving on the hearts of people all over the world. In response, more and more are seeking Him in His Word.1 The Bible's wisdom is relevant to our lives today, encouraging us, giving us hope, and challenging us to love better.2

Within this revival, this current generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged ever. Here's just some of what happened across the worldwide YouVersion community this year:

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This is my command—
be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with
you wherever you go.

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community during 2017.

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Plans help you build your Bible practice by giving you small, daily selections of reading, devotional, audio, or video content.

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Sharing Bible verses invites others along on your faith journey through encouragement and inspiration.

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Shining the light of God's living Word on your innermost thoughts and desires brings grace, life, and peace to your everyday life.

Many apps come and go. But, thanks to you who engage daily with Scripture — and thanks especially to visionary Bible publishers and societies, Bible translators, content providers, and hundreds of volunteers — the Bible App continues to thrive and grow. Join us in celebrating all that God has done in 2017 to connect people with His Word!

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1 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 1 John 4:16.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas is almost here. ⭐️ Let’s celebrate!

Prepare your heart this season.

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It's almost here.

For weeks, we've been preparing our hearts in anxious anticipation, and now Christmas is just one week away. Celebrate with us as we reflect on God's perfect gift to us: his only son, Jesus. And as you gather with friends and family this holiday season, we know you'll enjoy connecting with God's Word through these vivid reminders of the hope and joy we have in Christ.

The Christmas Story

YouVersion, 5 days

Read or listen to the complete biblical account of Christ's birth, from prophecies about the Savior to come, to his humble beginnings in a stable, all the way to Emmanuel — the God who is with us.

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The First Christmas Gift: Always with Us

Life.Church, 6 days

Developed to complement "The First Christmas Gift" story from the Bible App for Kids (see below), each day of this companion Plan features a fun, engaging video excerpted from the free Bible App for Kids curriculum. A memory verse, a key truth, an original song, and games and concrete lessons will help your kids understand the significance of Jesus' birth!

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Bible App for Kids - The First Christmas Gift

Bible App for Kids: The First Christmas Gift

Celebrate Jesus' arrival with fun, touch-activated animations and colorful artwork. The children in your life will love exploring all 41 stories in the Bible App for Kids. You'll love how the activities Story Mixup, Story Memory Match, and Story Sticker Time help them remember the things they're learning. YouVersion developed the Bible App for Kids in partnership with OneHope to give children a Bible experience all their own. Already installed on more than 19 million devices worldwide, the Bible App for Kids is available in 33 languages — and it's always completely free.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Join us! Your contribution could help change the world.

Are you ready for another step in your Bible App journey?

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2017 Giving

YouVersion just had its biggest year ever.

Don't miss out on what God does next.

When YouVersion launched as a website in 2007, we offered just 12 Bibles, in two languages. Thanks to the generosity of visionary partners, the Bible App is now honored to offer text content in over 1,100 languages. All over the world, more and more people are turning to the Bible to hear what God wants to say to them. When you give to YouVersion, you're helping us connect them with God's Word, in every country on earth.

2017 Stats
2017 was the worldwide YouVersion community's most Bible–engaged year ever.

This is personal.

At YouVersion, each one of us has experienced the gift of God's love through his Word. That's why we're so passionate about sharing the Bible App with as many people as we can. And because you use the Bible App, you're already a part of what God is doing.

Every time you use the Bible App — whether it's to read, to listen, to meditate, or to share — you're participating in a community that spans the globe. Consider taking another step in your Bible App journey today: discover how much better it can be to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

Go all in.

International Faces
Every person on earth has a face… has a name… has a story.

What would happen if every person who wanted a Bible could have one?

We're leveraging technology to help this generation become the most Bible-engaged people in history. That's because we believe that when you invest in reading or listening to Scripture, it has the power to change your life. We're seeing it happen all over the world. When you give to YouVersion, you help us connect more people with God's Word, in places that have seen triple-digit Bible engagement growth like Mozambique, India, Argentina, and Iraq.

Imagine a world where every person can instantly engage with God's Word in their own language. In the history of our planet, nothing like that has ever been possible before. But now, not only is this dream possible, it's within reach — and during our lifetimes.

Let's find out… together.