Category Archives: Easter

Anticipating the Messiah: Five Questions About Jesus and Prophecy

What did the Old Testament prophets have to say about the promised Messiah? If you’re interested in digging deeper into the subject of Messianic prophecy (a very appropriate research topic for Easter Week!), here are some helpful articles drawn from our library of devotionals. Continue reading

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“Everything Must Be Fulfilled:” Prophecy and the Messiah

Christians often speak of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as having been “prophesied” in the Bible. What does this mean? Continue reading

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Who Was Where (and When) During Holy Week?

The week between Palm Sunday and the Resurrection is the most detailed, event-filled sequence in all of the Gospels. Here’s a visual timeline that organizes the people and events of Holy Week. Continue reading

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New Poll: How is Your Church Celebrating Holy Week?

Easter is almost here! Christians recognize Jesus’ resurrection every day, but once a year the church sets aside Easter for a special celebration of everything that Jesus’ death and resurrection means for us. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the first day … Continue reading

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Questions About Easter: Do the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels Contradict Each Other?

A cursory reading of the resurrection in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John reveals a few differences in the recorded facts. Do the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection really match up? Continue reading

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Questions About Easter: What Is Significant About the Lamb’s Bones Not Being Broken?

When God gave Moses and Aaron the rules for the Passover, some might have sounded unconventional—for example, the clear prohibition against breaking any bones of the sacrificial lamb. Why did God insist on this? Continue reading

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Link Roundup (Lent Edition)

Looking for articles and other resources related to Lent? Here are a few Lent- and Easter-related links we’ve come across recently. Continue reading

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What is Lent?

Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: “What is Lent?” Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here. Continue reading

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Journey to Easter With Our Lent Reading Plans and Devotionals

Our Easter devotionals and reading plans are here, just in time for Lent! Sign up for one of our free Lent newsletters to help you focus on Jesus during the journey to Easter. Continue reading

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What happened after the Resurrection?

During Easter week, we read the familiar stories of the Triumphal Entry, the Last Supper, the crucifixion… and then with the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, the story ends. Right? Not quite…. Continue reading

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