Kirk Franklin: The Overflow Devo
This Is Why
Journey Church Pennsylvania, 7 days
Discover the “Why” behind the “What.” Why do Christians pray, give, and serve in the local church—and then invite their friends to do the same?
Using excerpts from the Jesus-Centered Bible, Rick Lawrence explores Jesus’ answers to life’s big questions, directing you toward hope, meaning, and divine purpose.
From Louie Giglio’s latest book, The Comeback, these encouraging devotions present Scriptural examples that remind us that God loves giving fresh starts.
Believing God is Good
Kevin Gerald re-energizes your faith through biblical evidence of God’s extravagant goodness, showing that He is constantly working for our good.
Addicted to Busy
Select readings from Brady Boyd’s lifestyle guide, Addicted to Busy, help you slow down long enough to embrace the stillness and solitude that lead to God-given peace.
November Featured Plans: Kirk Franklin, Louie Giglio, Journey Church, Kevin Gerald, Brady Boyd, & More
What’s new on Apple TV? The Bible App.
Let the message about Christ,
in all its richness, fill your lives…
Colossians 3:3a, NLT
Last month Apple announced their all-new Apple TV, bringing the power of apps to your television experience. And just as the Bible App was one of the first to iPhone, and one of the first to Apple Watch, now the Bible App is one of the first to the new Apple TV:
Enjoy Your Bible Plans…
You probably already know that Bible Plans are one of the best ways you can engage with the Bible every day, giving you just a few passages for each day’s reading. You probably also know that many of your favorite Bible versions are available for you to download to your device. But did you know that many Bible Plans are also available offline?
That means that even during those times when you’re away from Wi-Fi or you can’t connect to your service provider — on the subway, on an airplane, or just when you’re “getting away from it all” — you can still keep up with your current Bible Plan.
Here’s all you need to do:
Sometime when you are connected, download one of your favorite Bible versions (here’s how). Then subscribe to one — or more — Bible plans (here’s how). Downloaded Bible versions are stored on your device, as well as the data for any Bible Plans you’ve subscribed to.* The Bible App keeps track of which days you complete offline, then syncs them with your online account the next time you’re connected again — all in the background.
Available now in the Bible App for Kids, “No Silver, No Gold” is the story of Peter and John healing a man who had never been able to walk. Based on Acts 3, “No Silver, No Gold” shows Peter and John beginning to do the things Jesus had taught them, spreading His good news all over Jerusalem.
One day as Peter and John are walking to the temple, they meet a man sitting by one of the temple gates. Because this man had never been able to walk, he couldn’t work at a regular job. So every day, his friends carry him to the temple and set him down by a gate, where he can ask people for money as they go by. As Peter and John come near, the man asks them for money.
Peter and John stop in front of the man, but they don’t have any money to give him. Peter tells him, “I don’t have silver, and I don’t have gold. What I do have can’t be bought or sold. In the name of Jesus, get up, walk, and be made whole!” Then Peter takes the man’s hand, and he stands up for the first time ever, his feet and ankles instantly growing strong. It’s a miracle!
The man starts running around, jumping up and down, thanking God for healing him. Everyone there is amazed. They’ve seen the man sitting outside the temple day after day, asking people for money because he couldn’t walk. Peter tells the people that it was Jesus who healed the man, so many of them decide they want to follow Jesus, too!
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “No Silver, No Gold” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.
About the Bible App for Kids
Already installed on more than 8 million devices, the Bible App for Kids comes from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. In partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was designed specifically to provide your children with a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids:
Our All-New “Can’t Miss” Feature for Bible Plans
You probably already know that Bible Plans are one of the best ways that you can engage with God’s Word every day. But what happens when you’re subscribed to a Plan — or, let’s be honest, to a few — and you see another Plan that you think you might like? Now, for the first time ever, you can save it for later! Here’s how:
Tap on the Plan you’re interested in, then tap “Save for later.”
That’s it! The Bible App marks that Plan as saved and adds it to a new list called Saved For Later on your My Plans page:
You’ll see listed every Plan you’ve saved, each with a “Start” link right next to it. (When you start a Plan, it moves from your Saved For Later list to your main My Plans list.)
Before you can start saving Plans, you’ll need to make sure you have the latest Bible App update for your device. So go ahead and find your next favorite Plan; even if you’re not ready to start it right now, you can always save it for later.
At YouVersion, we have the best jobs in the world. Every day, we do everything we can to help people engage with the Bible. And we get to partner with visionaries, friends who inspire us by actively translating Bibles…and then freely sharing those Bibles with us. And with you. Together, we’re working to make God’s Word available to every person on Earth, no matter where they live or what language they prefer.
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During the last six months alone, our Bible partners have given us 102 new versions and 86 new languages to add to the Bible App. (The complete list appears at the end of this post.) Thanks to their generosity, we’re now able to offer 1,200 versions in 868 languages. Join us. Help us get Bibles to people like this boy in Nepal…
Maithili is just one language in the batch of 86 we just added. One of the most common languages in India, Maithili is the second most widely used language in Nepal. Maithili is the primary language of 12 million people and a second language to 33 million more. Let that sink in for a moment. For millions of people, the Maithili Bible (provided by Wycliffe) marks the first opportunity they’ve ever had to experience God’s Word in the language of their heart. What will God’s Spirit say to them? To him?
And help us get Bibles to people like this woman…
Amharic is another of the 86. In Ethiopia, where this woman lives, 22 million people speak Amharic. Outside Ethiopia, Amharic has another 2.7 million speakers. And for 15 million people, Amharic is their only language. (After Arabic, Amharic is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world.) The Amharic Bible (or New Amharic Standard Version, provided by Biblica) presents God’s Word to Amharic speakers in an everyday style that’s easy for ordinary people to read and understand. Even in remote areas where people don’t have running water or reliable transportation, many have cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices — which means they now have the opportunity to experience the Bible in their heart language.
The Word of God is living and active. His Spirit is on the move all over the world, transforming hearts with life-changing power. 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 even been possible before. But right now, today, for the first time ever, not only is it possible… this dream is within our reach.
What would happen?
We want to find out. Don’t you?
- Engage with God’s Word every day. Let it speak to you, change you.
- Share the Bible App with everyone you can. Show them what’s already there.
- Click through our incredible partners below and see what they’re doing. Let their passion inspire you like it inspires us.
Our Newest Languages / Bible Versions
A strong marriage starts with a solid biblical foundation – an understanding of how God designed us uniquely to love one another in marriage, ultimately glorifying His name. We’ve put together a list of our most popular Bible Plans on the topic of marriage to help you build that foundation and gain understanding through His Word.
Breathe Spiritual Passion Into Your Marriage
Gary Thomas, 7 Days
Explore practical tips on how to have a God-centered, spirit-filled, thriving marriage, using the keystone principles from the book “A Lifelong Love,” by Gary Thomas.
Marriage: A Lifelong Journey
Jim Daly, 7 Days
Marriage takes effort. Whether you’re blissfully in the “honeymoon” phase, or decades past your wedding day, Jim Daly will help you discover ways to sustain a thriving marriage.
The Mingling Of Souls – Matt Chandler On Intimacy
Matt Chandler, 7 Days
Best-selling author Matt Chandler shares valuable insights from his book “The Mingling of Souls,” about the practical ways to share in biblical intimacy with your spouse.
7 Secrets To An Awesome Marriage
Kim Kimberling, 9 Days
Author Kim Kimberling explains through video the seven essential secrets to having a marriage that honors God, with useful tools to build welcomed habits in your relationship.
Craig & Amy Groeschel’s From This Day Forward
Craig & Amy Groeschel, 7 Days
No matter where you are on the marital-satisfaction spectrum, best-selling author Craig Groeschel and his wife, Amy, share how you can have a fail-proof marriage…from this day forward.
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, 7 Days
Based on the best-selling book Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott provide you with seven insightful questions to discuss before (and after) you begin your marriage.
Healing A Marriage
Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs and Abide, 8 Days
Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs overcame years of marital brokenness. This audio Plan is designed to help you make significant progress by spending time thinking about what you hoped for most at the start.
Marriage And Family Life Reading Plan
Family Life Marriage Bible, Thomas Nelson, 14 Days
Pulling principles from the Marriage and Family Life Bible, learn to focus your faith on building and strengthening your marriage and family through your walk with God.
Infidelity: Boundaries to Protect Your Marriage
Focus On The Family, 11 Days
Establishing healthy boundaries can prevent long-term damage to your marriage. Focus on the Family provides useful tools to remove temptation and protect the sanctity of your relationship.
Biblical Secrets to a Happy Marriage
Shaunti Feldhahn, 14 Days
What are common habits healthy couples practice? Shaunti Feldhahn studied that question and determined that God’s Word is full of great habit-forming principles for spouses.
The Bible App for Kids Now Speaks Arabic!
Now for the first time ever, your children can experience the Bible App for Kids in Arabic! Together with our partner OneHope, we want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. The Bible App for Kids is also available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish — with many more languages still to come!
And if you missed our earlier announcement, the Bible App for Kids now lets you switch between languages directly inside the app. To get this great feature, simply update your Bible App for Kids to the most current version, then look under Settings for “Language.”
Spread the Word
People ask us all the time what they can do to help more kids fall in love with the Bible. It’s as easy as sharing. If you know any families with children whose primary language is one of those we offer, please tell their parents about the Bible App for Kids. Even better, you can offer to help them install it on their devices. And please help us spread today’s good news: the Bible App for Kids now speaks Arabic!
About the Bible App for Kids
The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and now Arabic!
Bible App Widgets can help you keep God’s Word front-and-center in your day, giving you a quick, “at-a-glance” peek into your favorite features — right on your device’s Home screen! The latest update to the Bible App for Android includes two all-new Widgets: one for Verse of the Day and one for Reading Plans.
Verse of the Day Widget
The Verse of the Day Widget displays as much of today’s Verse of the Day as will fit in the size you selected. One tap on any of the three available sizes can take you to the Verse of the Day inside the Bible App. In the two larger sizes, you can adjust the Widget’s settings, share today’s Verse of the Day with your friends, and even make a Verse Image — all starting directly from your Home screen! When you add the Verse of the Day Widget,* select a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and specify the Bible version you’d like displayed in your Widget.
Reading Plans Widget
Each of the three available sizes of the Reading Plans Widget displays the Plan artwork of any of your currently subscribed Plans, along with quick links to today’s Devotional Content and Bible passages — again, all from your Home screen. When you add the Reading Plans Widget,* you’ll specify a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and select which Plan(s) you want to display.
*Note: The way you add Widgets to your device varies by manufacturer. Try entering “Widgets” into your device’s Search tools, or look online for tips on how to add Widgets to your specific device.
Tip: We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.
About the Bible App for Android
The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.
The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible
Starts Shipping Today
The all-new way for kids to enjoy a Bible experience designed just for them is now available: The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible. Featuring a presentation page you can sign and date, the Storybook Bible is your perfect go-to gift for baby showers, birthdays, child dedications, and more. For all the special kids in your life, give them the one thing that matters most: an abiding love for God’s Word.
The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible is available in Spanish, too!