🎧 Music Month continues with Praise.

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This week of March Music Month is all about Praise.

Everything in creation testifies to the majesty and goodness of God, from the rhythmic roar of crashing ocean waves, to the soft colors in a perfect sunset, to the musical warbling of birds. And yet, after all those things, He made us, with a special purpose: we can choose to reflect His glory back to Him.

Music is one of our favorite ways to offer praise to our Creator. So all this month, we’re hearing from leading Christian artists about musical themes from the Bible. Last week, top worship leaders shared how the Scriptures inspire them with Creativity. Evangelism and Encouragement are still to come.

Now let’s look to God’s Word about Praise.

Worship Changes Everything
Darlene Zschech, 12 days

Through this series of devotionals, pastor and speaker Darlene Zschech shares what it means to truly live a life of worship, drawing on her insights spanning years as a world-renowned composer and worship leader.

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CeCe Winans: The Overflow Devo
CeCe Winans and The Overflow, 4 days

Let ten-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans encourage you with daily Scripture, devotional thoughts, prayer, and positive declarations inspired by four of the songs from her album Let Them Fall in Love.

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Breaking the Silence [Magenta]
Life.Church Worship, 3 days

Pursuing their mission to lead students closer to God through music, Life.Church Worship presents the Scripture that drives the lyrics of three songs from their student worship album, Breaking the Silence, along with the videos for each song.

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Plumb: The Overflow Devo
Plumb and The Overflow, 7 days

Through Scripture, short daily videos, and devotional thoughts, recording artist, songwriter, and performer Tiffany Lee (Plumb) shares personal faith experiences and the biblical application behind seven of the songs from her worship album Exhale.

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Joy of Worship
Branon Dempsey and Worship Team Training, 5 days

In these short, simple devotionals, leading worship trainer Branon Dempsey directs you to Scripture, helping you discover a purposeful response to the God who has done so much for us: a worshipful life filled with joy.

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Tamela Mann: One Way: The Overflow Devo
Tamela Mann and The Overflow, 7 days

Stellar- and Dove-Award-winning artist Tamela Mann shares her heart for helping people become filled with the Holy Spirit, breaking down the Bible passages and biblical messages that inspired the songs for her album One Way.

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Watch Brand-New Videos in the Bible App

Today we’re announcing several videos making their Bible App debut:

How to Read the Bible is an all-new series from The Bible Project, with each video designed to give you the basic skills you need to read the Bible more effectively. And from the Jesus Film Project, Life of Jesus (Gospel of John) lets you see Jesus from the firsthand perspective of one of his closest friends. Also, the short, animated videos from The Bible Project’s Read Scripture series introduce you to facts, themes, and context for every book of the Bible.

All of these videos are perfect for sharing — especially with friends who tell you they want to know more about the Bible!

How to Read the Bible
The Bible Project, 1 episode

While How to Read the Bible is great for introducing new readers to the Bible for the first time, even people familiar with the Bible will enjoy its rich depth and connect-the-dots teaching style. In this first of 14 episodes, “What is the Bible?”, Bible scholars Tim Mackie and Jon Collins explain how the Bible came to exist in its current form.

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Life of Jesus (Gospel of John)
Jesus Film Project, 49 videos

From the Jesus Film Project, Life of Jesus offers a dramatic portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ, accurate to the New Testament gospel account recorded by Jesus’s disciple John. You can enjoy Life of Jesus (Gospel of John) as a full-length feature film, or as a series of 49 videos.

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Read Scripture: Old Testament
The Bible Project, 40 videos

Whether you think of the Bible as one long book or as a small library of connected works, it can be challenging to understand how its various themes and ancient literary styles relate to one another. In this video series from The Bible Project, Bible scholars walk you through each book of the Old Testament, using vivid animations and step-by-step explanations to help you understand where each book fits within the bigger story the Bible is telling.

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Read Scripture: New Testament
The Bible Project, 31 videos

Just as in their Old Testament series (above), Bible scholars from The Bible Project offer context, explanation, and insight on every book in the New Testament through this series of short, easy-to-understand animated films.

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Keep watching.

The Bible App offers many more video titles in the Videos section, at Bible.com, and on your Apple TV. Enjoy featured content from LightWorkers Media, producers of the epic television series The Bible and A.D. From Jesus Film Media, JESUS tells the story of Christ’s life, in a film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages. And Lumo Project brings the words of Scripture to life in The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke.

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🎧 Music Month begins today.

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March is Music Month at YouVersion.

God the Creator gave us the gift of music as a never-ending outlet for our own creativity. We can enjoy music by creating it, performing it, or listening to it, and even by sharing those experiences with others. And, music is special in another way. Among the many gifts that God gives us, music lets us create a gift that we can give to Him: our worship.

Who better to share what God’s Word says about music than some of the people that He uniquely gifted for worship? Once a week for the rest of this month, we’ll be sharing Plans from today’s leading Christian artists on themes such as Praise, Evangelism, and Encouragement.

Today, let’s begin with Creativity.

 

Resonate: A Musical Documentary on God and Creativity
Resonate Campaign, 10 days

Follow singer-songwriter Brianna Gaither on a collaborative journey to explore God’s creative nature in video excerpts and behind-the-scenes conversations from the musical documentary Resonate.

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Kari Jobe: Heal Our Land
Kari Jobe and Capitol CMG, 4 days

Grammy-nominated, Dove-award-winning worship artist Kari Jobe shares the Scriptures and spiritual reflection that inspired the song “Heal Our Land” from her album The Garden.

Sing Like Never Before: Matt Redman
Matt Redman, 6 days

Go behind the scenes with Grammy and Dove Award winner Matt Redman as he shares the personal stories, Scripture, and inspiration behind some of his biggest worship songs, such as “Better is One Day,” “You Never Let Go,” “Heart of Worship,” and more.

We Are The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic and Integrity Music, 16 days

In this series of music videos and devotionals, band members from The City Harmonic and pastors from True City share the music, Scripture, and stories of church unity that brought revival to Hamilton, Canada — transforming the blue-collar steel town that they call home.

Big Daddy Weave: Beautiful Offerings
Big Daddy Weave, Word Entertainment, and the Overflow, 7 days

In this series of exclusive video devotionals, Big Daddy Weave lead singer Mike Weaver shares the biblical inspiration and life application that the band hopes you will take away from seven songs from their album, Beautiful Offerings.

Passion: Worthy Of Your Name Devotional
Passion and Capitol CMG, 7 days

Be challenged and inspired by the biblical principles behind the songs recorded live at Passion 2017 for the album Passion: Worthy of Your Name, featuring artists such as Passion Band, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Jimi Cravity, and more.

We Are Messengers: The Overflow Devo
We Are Messengers and Word Label Group, 7 days

In this exclusive series of video devotionals, We Are Messengers frontman Darren Mulligan presents Scriptural truths that ground your faith, song lyrics that inspire your heart, and challenging devotionals that encourage your spiritual growth.

Featured Plans: Prepare for Easter, Find Jesus, Rediscover Tradition, and more

The best way we know to prepare for Easter…

As that New Year’s excitement fades, are you losing traction on some of the healthy habits you started this year? Easter is coming, bringing with it another chance for renewal. Consider investing time each day between now and April 13 to reflect on Jesus’s sacrifice for you, and to thank him. We’ve selected special Plans this month to help you make the Bible an intentional part of your day, every day, as you prepare your heart to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.


The Sign of the Cross
Catholic Bible School, 5 days

Discover the symbolism, meaning, and origins behind the classical tradition of making the sign of the cross, through daily Scripture, devotionals, and prayer.

Prayers from Colossians
Abide, 4 days

This short series of guided audio prayers will help you practice placing your dependency on Christ, with each prayer based upon principles the apostle Paul included in his letter to the early church at Colossae.

Finding Jesus: A Five-Day Devotional
Grace Hill Media, 5 days

This devotional inspired by the CNN series Finding Jesus lets you see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best: his friends.

Radical: A 5-Day Devotional from David Platt
David Platt and WaterBrook Multnomah, 7 days

Excerpts and questions for reflection from pastor and teacher David Platt’s book Radical encourage you to take an honest look at the Jesus of the Bible, and then to consider what might happen if we actually did the things He said.

The Alabaster Jar
Tearfund.org, 5 days

Through daily devotionals and Scripture, discover what it means to live a life that is “broken and poured out” — to genuinely love and obey Jesus with reckless abandon.

Preparing Our Hearts for Easter: A Lenten Devotional
Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 40 days

From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, pastor Timothy Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church) helps you direct your heart and mind toward the risen Christ through daily Bible readings, devotionals, and guided prayer.


More options than ever.

Christians all over the world observe the 40 days leading up to our remembrance of Jesus’s resurrection as a time to reflect, repent, and prepare their hearts to celebrate new life. This year, our special Lent and Easter collection features more Plans than ever before, each one designed to help you daily connect with God’s Word, and to meditate on what it means in your life.

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Announcing the Winners from YouVersion’s 2017 21-Day Challenge

On February 1, we invited you to join us for this year’s 21-Day Challenge. Users who completed the day’s selections from at least one Bible Plan each day from February 1 through February 21 were entered into a random drawing for our grand prize: a T-shirt, a sticker pack, a mug, and an Amazon Fire tablet! The results are in, and the lucky winner is:

Austin H.

Congratulations, Austin!

(Don’t forget to install the Bible App on your new Fire tablet!) 😉

 

21-Day Challenge Prizes

Throughout the Challenge, many registered users who shared which Plan they were reading with the hashtag #BibleFor21 also won prizes.1 Here they are:

Lanae O.

Joe G.

Nicole B.

Charles S.

Donald P.

Zoltán B.

Chris W.

Katlyn M.

Temo R.

Erica J.

JaSha J.


1Weekly winners will be contacted through the social media channel where you posted. The grand prize winner will be contacted through the email address associated with your YouVersion profile. Winners can expect to receive their prizes within the next few weeks. Refer to our original post for complete contest rules.


21-Day Challenge Badge

Of course, the 21-Day Challenge isn’t about prizes. It’s about connecting with God every day through his Word. So to everyone who completed the 21-Day Challenge this year: way to go! If your special 21-Day Challenge badge hasn’t already appeared on your YouVersion profile, you should see it sometime within the next week.


Keep your momentum going!

We hope your time in God’s Word during these last three weeks has drawn you closer to him. And we hope each day helped you get your daily Bible reading habit going. Our statistics from past Challenges are clear: once you establish a daily habit for several weeks, that momentum can carry you forward on a streak of consistent time in the Bible.

And with thousands of Plans in several languages, your next new favorite Plan is just a couple of clicks away:

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The Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on almost 260 million unique devices, all over the world. In addition to offering more than 1,400 Bible versions in over 1,000 languages, the Bible App now features more than 2,500 Bible Plans across dozens of languages. Plans help you build a Bible habit by bringing you select Scriptures each day, and adding context that helps you understand what you’re learning. And the Bible App is always free.

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