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Ascension Day: Jesus Ascends to Heaven

Today is Ascension Day! Today, on the 40th day of Easter, we commemorate Jesus’ ascent into heaven. While it’s common to picture Jesus’ resurrection at Easter as the final major event in his earthly ministry, his ascent is important too. Not just because it marks Jesus’ physical departure from Earth, but because during it Jesus […]

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A Proverb for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the mom (or mother-figure) in your life with the beautiful words of Proverbs 31: There’s more to this much-loved Bible passage, which you can read online at Bible Gateway. This depiction of a God-honoring woman is so memorable that you’ll occasionally hear a particularly inspiring woman described […]

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Prayer Resources to Revive Your Prayer Life

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States, a day on which we’re all encouraged to turn to God in prayer. Any day is a good day to commit to prayer, of course—but if prayer is particularly on your mind today, here are some resources from Bible Gateway that will help you […]

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New Devotional: Learn the Prayer That Changed a Nation with “The Daniel Prayer”

Do you feel like there’s something missing in your relationship with God? Do you look around at the state of your church, your community, and your country, and wonder what could possibly bring about revival? It’s prayer! [Join The Daniel Prayer Online Bible Study with Anne Graham Lotz on StudyGateway June 11 – July 22] […]

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Christ is Risen!

Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s promised Messiah! Listen to and watch the Easter account from the Gospel of Luke: You can read the story of Easter in Luke 24:1-8 (NIV) (as well as in the other three Gospels). Here’s Luke’s account: On the first day of the week, very early in […]

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Holy Week and Easter: The People, Places, and Events

Easter is the most significant event in the Christian church calendar. In fact, it’s fair to say that without the events of Easter, there wouldn’t be a Christian church, or a Christian faith. Easter is the reason the Christian church exists! Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his execution on a […]

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Feasting on the Scriptures, Episode 3: Reading the Bible with Jesus at the Center

The Bible is a collection of many different ancient texts, representing many different literary genres and historical contexts. Is it possible to recognize and follow a single concept through such a long and diverse text? What does it mean when we say that Jesus is at the “center” of the Bible—and how do we go […]

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Video: Reading the Bible as One Story

The second episode of our “Feasting on the Scriptures” live discussion series is complete! It focuses on the topic of reading the Bible as one coherent story. You can watch it on Facebook, or right here: If you missed episode 1, click here to watch it. It’s not necessary to watch the first episode to […]

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Tune in Tomorrow for Episode 2 of “Feasting on the Scriptures”

Did you catch our live discussion last week on the topic of “Feasting on the Scriptures”? If you missed it, you can watch it here—and then make plans to tune in tomorrow (April 6) at 11am EDT for the second episode! In the “Feasting on the Scriptures” live discussion series, we’re exploring what it means […]

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April Exclusive: Get Full Access to the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible with Bible Gateway Plus!

With a huge digital study library and an ad-free Scripture reading experience, Bible Gateway Plus is the best way to experience Bible Gateway. But this month, it’s getting even better: throughout April, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is part of the Bible Gateway Plus study library! The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is the […]

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