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Letters to the Church: Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? These letters (also known as “epistles”) contain both general Christian teaching and specific instructions for the congregation to which they were addressed. As part of our Letters to the Church series, we’re taking a brief look at each epistle […]

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What Happened on Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday, the bleakest moment in the Gospel story. Reading the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion today, we have the benefit of knowing that it’s all leading up to the triumph of Easter. But to the Jesus-followers present at the scene, it must have seemed that the world as they knew […]

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What Happened on Thursday of Holy Week?

As we approach Easter Sunday, the events of Holy Week intensify. We’ve already looked at what happened on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Easter week. What about Thursday? Thursday of Holy Week—also known as Maundy Thursday—witnessed several key events in the Easter story and set in motion the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The events […]

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La Biblia Reina-Valera Actualizada ya está disponible en Bible Gateway

We have some news of special interest to our Spanish-language readers. See below for an English translation. Nos complace anunciar la adición de una nueva Biblia en español a nuestra biblioteca disponible en línea: La Reina-Valera Actualizada. La Reina-Valera Actualizada (RVR 2015) es una revisión de la Biblia Reina-Valera 1909, pero tiene raíces que se […]

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What Happened on Wednesday of Holy Week?

Earlier this week, we looked at what happened during Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week. Today, we’ll look at the events of Holy Wednesday. All our references are drawn from the Holy Week Timeline. Here’s Wednesday’s portion of the timeline. The horizontal axis is a timeline; the vertical axis represents the proximity between the key […]

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New Vietnamese Bible Now Available at Bible Gateway

We’re pleased to announce that the New Vietnamese Bible (NVB) is now a part of Bible Gateway’s online library! You can access it as you do any other Bible version by selecting it from the drop-down Bible menu at BibleGateway.com. Click here to start reading it from the beginning (Genesis 1). The NVB represents a […]

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Prayers for Brussels

Our hearts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Brussels, where terrible acts of violence have killed and injured dozens. The survivors and families of the victims will have a long road of recovery ahead of them, so please keep them in prayer in the weeks and months to come, after the […]

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Three Ways to Listen to the Easter Story During Holy Week

I’ve often thought that certain Bible stories seem meant to be read aloud, rather than silently read. Do you associate certain stories or sections of the Bible with spoken narration? Certainly, some of the genres in the Bible simply “listen” better than others—for example, Jesus’ parables are very easy to listen to, whereas Old Testament […]

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Letters to the Church: Paul’s First Letter to Timothy

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? These letters (also known as “epistles”) contain both general Christian teaching and specific instructions for the congregation to which they were addressed. As part of our Letters to the Church series, we’re taking a brief look at each epistle […]

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What Happened on Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week?

What happened on each day of Holy Week? This week, we’ll be looking at the biblical events that took place during the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday. We’ll base this discussion on our Holy Week Timeline, which you are welcome to download, print, and share with your church or community. So […]

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