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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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Video: Players from this Weekend’s Game Talk about the Bible App

Sunday, February 5, will be the biggest day of the year in American sports. And, although the top two teams in American football are facing off as rivals on the field, several players from both sides share a love for the Bible. Now, thanks to YouVersion partner The Increase, listen to some of the players from today’s game telling why they love the Bible App:

…when I wake up in the morning, I just grab my phone, log on to the app, and I can read it before I get out of bed.
DEVIN MCCOURTY, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

It’s just easy to pull out your phone — any inspiration you need, whatever struggles you’re going through — you’ve got everything you need right there.
JOSH HARRIS, ATLANTA FALCONS


Spread the Word.

Just like you, these guys love being able to connect with God’s Word anytime, anywhere with the YouVersion Bible App. Whether it’s sharing the Verse of the Day, adding Bookmarks, or listening to audio Bibles, we’re all part of the same global community of people seeking God through His Word.

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Professional Football and the Bible

Professional Football and the Bible
Museum of the Bible, 10 days

Discover the role that the Bible has played in the lives of some of the most iconic players in NFL championship history, from legendary greats such as Vince Lombardi and Mike Singletary to recent stars like Ray Lewis and Russell Wilson.

 

FCA: Heart of a Competitor

FCA: Heart of a Competitor
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 7 days

Seven devotionals help you spend time with God, inspiring you to become the best person that he created you to be, whether you’re an athlete, a coach, a teammate, or a fan.

 

Faith, Family and Football Challenge

Faith, Family and Football Challenge
FSPN, 7 days

Keep your own Faith, Family and Football Celebration going with this 7-day follow-up, the companion Plan to the FSPN event broadcast during Super Bowl 51.

 

Playing on God’s Team

Playing on God’s Team
T. C. Stallings and Broadstreet Publishing, 5 days

This Bible study and devotional is designed to help encourage, inspire, and build committed Christian athletes who consistently follow Christ’s game plan — on and off the field, in and out of season.

 

The Increase

The Increase
The Increase, 21 days

NFL athletes including Matt Hasselbeck, Josh and Luke McCown, and Brandon Marshall — and MLB stars like Adam Wainwright, Brett Carroll, Paul Maholm (to name just a few) — all share life lessons they’ve learned through their favorite Bible passages.

 

UNPACK This…Inspiring Stories from the NFL’s Biggest Stage

UNPACK This…Inspiring Stories from the NFL’s Biggest Stage
UNPACKIN’ it Ministries, 5 days

Read intriguing stories about Super Bowl history through a lens of faith, unpacking biblical truths that will challenge, encourage, and inspire you.

Plans: Inspiration, Emotion, Science, and Relationships

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Chasing the Light
Dave Adamson and Freely Give, 5 days

Using Scripture, shareable images, and devotional excerpts from his book Chasing the Light, pastor, photographer, and author Dave Adamson helps you recognize the moments in your life where God is drawing you into a closer relationship with Him.

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Enemies of the Heart
Andy Stanley and WaterBrook Multnomah, 5 days

Let the truth of God’s Word help you address the secret things that may be hiding in your heart, with ideas and questions for reflection from pastor and author Andy Stanley’s book, Enemies of the Heart.

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Unchained
Noel Jesse Heikkinen and David C Cook, 4 days

If you’re a Christian — but you don’t feel free — let pastor and author Noel Jesse Heikkinen share with you just some of what God’s Word tells us about His grace — why we have it, where it comes from, and what it’s for — through excerpts from his book, Unchained.

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Choices
Robin Meadows, 21 days

Daily devotionals and Scripture readings help you begin to make better decisions by equipping you to lead your heart with biblical truth, wisdom, and life.

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Pursuing Peace
Tearfund.org, 7 days

Each day features a Bible passage, devotional thoughts, an African proverb, and a tangible action step, all working together to help you not only to discover God’s peace, but to become a force of change in projecting peace to the people around you.

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Is Genesis History?
Compass Cinema and WTA Group, 7 days

Each day, devotional reading and short clips from the film Is Genesis History? tackle difficult questions about the Bible, such as: Did Noah and his family experience a literal worldwide flood? Where did today’s languages come from? And what happened to the dinosaurs?

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