Global Share the Bible Day: A New Christmas Tradition
Global Share the Bible Day is a chance to tell God's love story on Christmas Day. Learn more about this new holiday tradition and how you can participate.
Celebrate God's Love
YouVersion, a free Bible app for your smartphone, introduced a brand new Christmas tradition in 2010: Global Share the Bible Day.
On December 25, the YouVersion community takes a moment to share God's love story with their family and friends through mobile and online communication.
Christians can get so caught up in the holiday hustle-and-bustle that they lose sight of the reason for their celebration: God's "indescribable gift," the Lord Jesus Christ.
Does this happen to you?
Global Share the Bible Day is a new, tangible way to tell your loved ones about the real Christmas story through God's Word, the Bible.
- For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. -- John 3:16
- For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -- Romans 6:23
- Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! -- 2 Corinthians 9:15
Global Share the Bible Day is a practical reminder of what Christmas is all about. It helps you start a conversation about your faith, the Bible, and Jesus Christ. This Christmas, join the YouVersion community and celebrate God's love with your loved ones.
How to Participate in Global Share the Bible Day
Anyone can participate in Global Share the Bible Day. Just take few minutes on Christmas Day to share what you love about God and the Bible. Send a text message from your smartphone, update your social profile status, or have a face-to-face conversation with someone you love.
How Can You Share?
- Update your Facebook or Google+ profile status.
- Tweet an update on Twitter with the hashtag #Bible.
- Change your website or blog theme for the Christmas holidays.
- Connect and visit with someone that you meet online.
- Start a conversation about the Christmas story or your personal faith.
- Spread the word about Global Share the Bible Day.
What Can You Share?
- Your faith or your story -- what has God done in your life?
- Your favorite Bible verse -- what does it mean to you?
- The real Christmas Story -- what is your favorite part?
- The YouVersion Bible -- how can you get the free Bible app?
Spread the Word
YouVersion started Global Share the Bible Day to get people talking about Jesus on Christmas Day. Will you consider joining the YouVersion community?
Talk to the people in your circle of influence and spread the word about Global Share the Bible Day. Then ask them to spread the word about this new Christmas tradition, too.
What Is YouVersion?
YouVersion is a free mobile app for smartphones. It represents a new frontier for LifeChurch.tv, a global network of evangelical churches on a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
YouVersion uses innovative technology to put the Word of God right at your fingertips. Access Scripture verses, Bible reading plans, personal bookmarks, and community contributions from anywhere in the world.
The free application was developed for several operating systems including Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, HP webOS, Java, Symbian, and Mobile Web. It offers 600 unique Bible translations in nearly 400 different languages.
How will you celebrate Global Share the Bible Day? Leave a comment below and join the discussion. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your social networks.
© 2011 Annette R. Smith
More by this Author
God equips every believer for ministry through various spiritual gifts. Here are six ways to discover your spiritual gift and fulfill God's plan for your life.
God equips every believer for ministry through various spiritual gifts. Here are five ways to hide your spiritual gift, and why you should never do that.
Anosmia is a lack or loss of the sense of smell. To learn more about this smell disorder, from causes and treatments to personal experiences, read on.