Good Gifts from a Heavenly Father

Father holding son

Every good gift…

Think back on the men who made a positive impact in your life. Maybe they helped you, sharing wisdom or kindness right when you needed it. Who comes to mind? A dad, a mentor, a father figure?

Today, let those men know how much they mean to you with an encouraging word from Scripture. Text them a verse, or create a Verse Image just for them in your Bible App.


…from the Father above.

The Bible is filled with powerful words that describe the goodness of God’s character: present, gracious, loving, unchanging, full of compassion and mercy…to name just a few! Who could you encourage today with a word from God? Maybe it’s a friend or a loved one. Maybe it’s you.

Any one of these Plans can help you begin seeing more of God’s heart and connecting with Him. Even better: Start a Plan with Friends, and invite others to join you!

Presence-Filled Prayer: Experiencing God in Prayer
The Antidote to Loneliness
In All Things
The God Who Gives

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Still looking?

Are you looking for godly insight into how you can become the kind of father figure — The Dad — who inspires the ones who matter most to you? We put together a few Plans to help you grow into the spiritual leader God created you to be:

Man of God
Fathers - A Father's Day Devotional
Stormproof Men
Summer Adventure

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Bible For Everyone

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

2 Timothy 3:16

Every time you open the Bible App, you hope to find something from God’s Word that will speak into your life. But, what if instead, you saw this?

Sorry, no Bibles exist in your language.

If that seems hard to imagine, then you may not have heard: more than a billion people still don’t have a complete Bible in their language. Most languages don’t have a complete New Testament. More than 165 million people don’t have even one Bible verse in their language. Why is this so important to us?

…people need more than food to live—they need every word that the Lord has spoken.

Deuteronomy 8:3

If you missed our last opportunity to help…

We hope you’ve already been hearing about #BibleForEveryone, YouVersion’s translation initiative with ministry partners, where we identify strategic projects that could rapidly get Scripture to huge numbers of people with modest additional funding. Life.Church committed to match contributions from the global YouVersion Community (that’s you!) toward Bible translation, up to $1 million.1 So far, your generosity has already covered three quarters of our current project: helping churches in Gabon, Africa, translate the Gospel of Luke into three languages (Kota, Obamba, and Teke).2 Thank you!

Progress Chart - $355,000 Raised - $191,000 To Go

…we love this project for so many reasons:

To get Scripture circulating quickly, each time they translate a new chapter, these local churches will release it as audio recordings and print booklets. When they complete the final chapter, they’ll compile everything into a single book — which we’ll also offer in the Bible App. And, with less than $200,000 to go, these Bible translators are more excited than ever to finish! We saved our favorite 280,000 reasons for last: the people who will finally have the opportunity to experience the same life-changing power of God’s Word that we already enjoy:

“…blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

Luke 11:28

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Don’t miss out on this historic move of God.

Translating the Bible into another language used to take decades. But visionary organizations that make up the illumiNations movement now project that with enough funding, they could have the New Testament translated for 99.9 percent of the world’s population by the year 2033. Incredibly, they should also be able to get the rest of the Bible translated for 95 percent of the world within that same timeframe (and at least some portion of Scripture for everyone else).3

Bible history is happening right now, within your lifetime.

This isn’t just some vision for a distant future. During 2017 alone, Life.Church and YouVersion’s generous community together contributed more than $655,000. The four projects they funded provided Scripture to more than 1.17 million people, in Zambia, Tanzania, Australia and Southeast Asia!4 What will happen when every person on earth finally has the opportunity to experience the life-changing power of God’s Word?

Join us. And let’s finish this… together.

Pray, and ask God to continue accelerating the process of releasing His Word into every language. Ask Him to prepare the hearts of those who will be hearing about Him for the first time. And give. Then one day, you’ll have the great joy of standing before God’s throne and seeing people that your gift helped bring there:

…in front of me was a huge crowd of people. …so many that no one could count them. They came from every nation, tribe, people and language… They cried out in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God!”

Revelation 7:9

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Notes

1 All contributions received through the #BibleForEveryone campaign will be used exclusively for the purpose of Bible translation. Life.Church is contributing $1 million over the four-year period from 2017-2020. During each calendar year, Life.Church is contributing $250,000, spread across different, high-impact translation projects. As each project is completed, any remaining funds are then applied toward the next translation project, as selected by YouVersion and its partners. (See original blog post for full details.)

2 Blog post, “Don’t miss your chance to take part in this move of God.”

3 See illumiNations’ website for details.

4 Original blog posts: Zambia, Tanzania, Southeast Asia.

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Lumo - Gospel of Luke

New: The Gospel of Luke in short video clips

You may have heard the Good News, but what if you could have been there? Experiencing the events as they were happening? Just released by the Lumo Project, The Gospel of Luke lets you witness the life of Jesus firsthand.

Watch the events leading up to his miraculous birth. See his love for the poor and the rejected. Witness his victory over death.

The Gospel of Luke is packed with incredible detail, and with verse-by-verse narration from the Bible, you won’t miss a thing. Enjoy this all-new series of short video clips in the Bible App, at Bible.com, or on your Apple TV.

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Bible App Videos are like your own Bible Channel, bringing historical events from the Bible to life. Short clips make it easy to explore God’s Word and experience its transforming power in your life.

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Through My Father's Eyes

Through My Father’s Eyes
Franklin Graham , 7 days

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How To Pray

How To Pray
Echo Prayer, 7 days

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God Of Tomorrow

God Of Tomorrow
Caleb Kaltenbach, 5 days

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Love Like That

Love Like That
Dr. Les Parrott, 5 days 

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Daring To Imagine

Daring To Imagine
Rick Warren, 7 days

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Crowned With David: 7 Days Of Success

Crowned With David: 7 Days Of Success
David Ramos , 7 days

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Live Without Regret

Live Without Regret
Hal White, 5 days

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The CLINIC – How To Rebound From Setbacks

The CLINIC – How To Rebound From Setbacks
Dr. Dave Martin, 5 days

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Our Modern Warfare (Part 1)

Our Modern Warfare (Part 1)
Kim Meyer, 7 days

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The Supremacy Of Love

The Supremacy Of Love
Leadership Ministries Worldwide, 7 days

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Family Bible Week 2018

How has Family Bible Week been going for your family?

…I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…

Romans 1:16

Did you thank a Mom? (Or several?) Is the Plan you’re doing together sparking some good conversations? Watching, playing, listening… what Bible activities have you enjoyed as a family this week? And, have you chosen your Family Verse yet?

Click below to tell us about your family’s experiences during this year’s Family Bible Week. (We’ve even included ways you can share a video or picture of your family if you’d like.)



Get my commandments inside you and your children. Talk about them wherever you are: at home or in the street; talk about them from the time you get up until you fall into bed.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7