Today is the day! It’s finally here, Easter Sunday, the day that followers of Christ all over the world celebrate His resurrection. The Son of God who walked among us as a Son of Man was dead, but now He is alive again! The Bible says that Jesus made us holy by sacrificing Himself: one sacrifice for all time (Hebrews 10:5–14).
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With 16 wins and only 3 losses, Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler knows how to prepare himself for a battle. He’s in training now to defend his title this coming June.
Watch as Michael explains the source of his confidence, and talks about the key role that the Bible App plays in his daily training…and in his preparations on fight day.
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Confidence of a Champion: 3 Days with MMA Fighter Michael Chandler
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Michael Chandler finds guidance from God by meditating on His Word. Michael’s hope for this video Bible Plan is that you will find a renewed confidence in the Lord as you listen to him share the verses that have inspired him the most.
Join renowned Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore in a study of Isaiah that will help you begin to enjoy the five benefits of God’s promise to “set captives free”: to know God and believe Him, to glorify Him, to find satisfaction in Him, to experience His peace, and to enjoy His presence.
“When you’re hungry, you seek what will meet your need. If you ignore your physical needs long enough, not only will you be miserable but you will soon be ill. You can easily recognize the signals the body gives, but great wisdom lies in learning to discern your spirit’s signals.”
In this series of devotionals and Bible readings, pastor, seminary chancellor, and bestselling author John Piper introduces you to the nature of God’s Holy Spirit, the power that His presence brings to your everyday life, and the benefits you receive from remaining in close relationship with Him.
“If you really believe that God is for you and not against you… then you have an inexhaustible reservoir of strength to keep doing the good God has called you to do whether anyone appreciates it now or not.”
Using Scripture, real-life examples, and devotional content from his book Swipe Right, pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko helps you train your mind and heart today for the authentic love life that you want tomorrow.
“The more times you pull up a Post-it note and attempt to re-stick it, the less powerful the adhesive becomes. Like a frequently moved Post-it note, sexuality loses its stickiness over time. Sex is meant to glue two people together for a lifetime.”
In these excerpts from his book The Good Book, pastor and author Deron Spoo unlocks some of the major themes of Scripture to help you understand not just the words of the Bible, but the mind and heart of the One who wrote them to you.
“Through our seasons of compromise and commitment, God will mature our faith even when we fail. God wants our strength, but it’s good to know that he will use even our weaknesses.”
Drawing on their own life experiences with pain and suffering, bloggers and writers for Unlocking the Bible Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton share daily reflections on Scripture from their book Hope When It Hurts, to encourage you, to help you face life’s pain head-on, and to remind you that you’re not alone.
“Everything changes when we see weakness and suffering in the light of the gospel. For it is through human weakness that God’s strength upholds us and is displayed to the world.”
Pastor and speaker Scott Rodgers teaches you how to explore your most difficult challenges in a way that leads you directly to discovering God’s purpose for your life, through devotional excerpts from his book Now What?, daily Scriptures, and questions for reflection.
“Your path of pain can be your place of preparation.… When trials come your way, don’t look for the way out or a way around what God wants you to walk right through. He wants you to face your trials, not run from them.”
With Easter just two weeks away, today is a great day to start turning more of your attention toward God’s Word. We’ve collected several of our favorite Reading Plans and Devotionals for Easter into a special Lent and Easter category. If you find more Plans you like than you can complete before Easter, no problem: just use “Save for Later,” and keep your Easter spirit going!
March Music Month: Lift God up… and find yourself lifted.
Few artistic expressions can connect as deeply with our emotions as music can. Music can make you cry, remind you of a specific person, calm your nerves — or even start a spontaneous dance party!
This week, pay attention to how the music you hear influences you. Then consider how you might start becoming more intentional about using its power to lead your heart. When you pour in love, wisdom, and gratefulness, those are the things that will flow out.
We hope you’ve been enjoying March Music Month as much as we have. Over the past three weeks, we heard from some of the leading voices in Christian music and worship about Creativity, Praise, and Evangelism in God’s Word.
Find encouragement and renewal in the daily Bible passages and short video devotionals of this 5-day Plan, as leaders from Hillsong Worship share the inspiration and meaning behind five songs from their album Let There Be Light.
“We aren’t promised a perfect life. We are actually told that…we will have trouble, but Jesus said to ‘take heart! For I have overcome the world.’ There is nothing in our lives…that overwhelms God or takes Him by surprise.”
The Jesus Culture Bible Challenge helps you fuel your passion for God’s Word, tap into God’s Spirit to ignite revival around you, and build momentum in your life, through daily selections of Scripture from John and Acts, short devotionals, and questions for deep reflection.
“The woman at the well was a Samaritan and Jews hated Samaritans, but that didn’t matter to Jesus. He knew all about her past yet He still cared deeply about her. …Jesus is the life-giver and He sustains us.”
Transform your soul by changing what you feed your mind, as one-minute videos from top Christian artists and supporting Scripture help you begin to see how God can use Christian music in your life — and how you can incorporate more of it into your everyday.
“You know when you get so hungry that you begin to get angry? …When we starve ourselves from God’s Word, we start to get hangry! …But attaching melodies to God’s Word can really help you sing out biblical truths in your life.”
In these short video devotionals, Jon Foreman, co-founder and lead singer of the Grammy- and Dove-Award-winning band SWITCHFOOT, shares some of his favorite Psalms, challenging you to “sing your own unique song” by living your life genuinely, openly before God — just as David did.
“There’s a melody inside of you, an anthem in your chest. Your heart keeps time. Your words sing out in a cadence and a rhythm that is yours alone. …Be brave, and begin to sing the truth, one note at a time.”
Listen to these ten unique, original sonic moodscapes — along with the Scriptures that inspired each of them — designed specifically to help reduce stress, whether during your commute, as personal devotionals, or just in moments when you need to find some calm.
“My close friends know my voice. They recognize…the tone of my voice over the phone. God, how much more do you know the deepest part of me? How much more do You hear me when I call?”
Blind since age three, Dove-Award-winning artist Ginny Owens shares her unique perspective on the significance of the voices we choose to listen to, offering encouragement and practical biblical wisdom for how you can silence your criticizing whispers — by overwhelming them with God’s perfect voice of love and truth.
“We learn to hear and know God’s voice and heart in the same way we know any trusted friend’s voice. We listen. We ask questions. We spend time.”
Let two-time Dove-Award-winning worship leader Andrew Marcus inspire and encourage you, as he shares the Scripture and heart behind songs from his album Constant, in this exclusive series of video devotionals.
“…God is in control and is working out His perfect plan for our lives.… Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us that the Lord has…a secret will and a revealed will. Sometimes we will never know why He does what He does. We need to stand on His promises and trust that He is faithful through it all.”
In this series of eleven devotionals, join Grammy- and Dove Award-winning worship leader Chris Tomlin as he explores the Scriptures that inspired songs from his album Never Lose Sight.
“…culture will relentlessly try to redefine us, calling us names like Stupid, Small, Ugly, Insignificant. But…the One who stills the wind and the waves…calls you Precious, Beloved, Beautiful, Priceless, Mine.”
First Century Christians treasured the apostles’ letters, hand-copying passages onto scraps of papyrus to share with one another. Today, our smartphones give us hundreds of complete Bibles in our pockets. And those early believers would be astonished to see us speak into the air… and then hear God’s inspired Word read back to us!
Our latest update to the Bible App for Voice makes it more amazing than ever. If you’ve already enabled Bible on your Amazon devices, then you can immediately start trying everything you see below. But if you haven’t, just tap this button (or use your Amazon Alexa App to enable the Bible Skill).
(You’ll need to sign in with your Amazon.com account.)
Add Verse of the Day to your Flash Briefing.
Alexa’s Flash Briefing offers pre-recorded updates on things you’d like to know as you go about your day, such as news, weather, and traffic. And now, for the first time ever, you can get the Verse of the Day!1
In your Amazon Alexa App:
Tap Settings > Flash Briefing.
Tap Get more Flash Briefing content.
Search for “YouVersion verse” (without quotes).
Select Verse of the Day.
Tap the Enable button.
Once you’ve added Verse of the Day, just ask:
1 Verse of the Day for Flash Briefing is currently only available in the NIV.
Enjoy the richness of God’s Word in professionally recorded audio Bibles.
The Bible App for Voice now offers four versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators. To switch versions, just try asking:
All of these Bibles include professional audio:
English Standard Version (ESV)
King James Version (KJV)
New International Version (NIV)
New Living Translation (NLT)
You can even ask Alexa to read to you.
The Bible App for Voice also offers seven additional versions that are “as read by Alexa.” To change to one of these, just ask:
Here’s the complete list of Bibles Alexa can read to you:
American Standard Version (ASV)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Good News Bible (GNB)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Message (MSG)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New King James Version (NKJV)
Try asking for what you want, in the way you want.
Now you can ask the Bible App to read you verses and passages in several new, natural ways. Just try asking:
Here are some examples of new phrases you can use: