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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 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 individuals and groups […]

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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. (Read about the process of creating that timeline at openbible.info.) So what happened on Holy […]

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“If God Loves Me, Why Did I Lose My Job?” A New Devotional for the Unemployed

Are you unemployed? Are you struggling with the emotional toll of that unemployment? If you’re unemployed right now (or know somebody who is), you know that joblessness brings more than just stress about finances. It also brings crippling worry about the future, despair at long and fruitless job searches, and frustration with prayers that aren’t […]

Filed under Devotionals, Discipleship

“Knowing Him” Easter Devotional Begins This Sunday

Our Lent devotionals have been underway for several weeks now (perhaps you’ve signed up for one of them!), and we hope they’re helping you keep focused on Jesus as Easter approaches. If you’ve been enjoying those devotionals (or if you missed out on them), we have some good news: Another major Lent devotional experience begins […]

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Fathers & Faith: New Poll on Struggles with Dads and God

This story was written by author and apologist Lee Strobel. It appears in the latest issue of his email newsletter, Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel. You can sign up to receive Investigating Faith here. Two findings emerged in a new national poll that I commissioned on fatherhood and faith: the younger the generation, the more […]

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Journey to Easter with Bible Gateway’s Lent Devotionals

Lent is the 40-day part of the church liturgical calender leading to Easter, and millions of Christians around the world mark this season with prayer, Scripture reading, and acts of self-denial—all aimed at drawing closer to Christ by reflecting on the message of Easter. Every year, we put together a series of special email devotionals […]

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Five Bible Passages That Show Us What True Love Looks Like

Valentine’s Day is (nearly) here! Maybe you’re looking forward to a romantic date night with the love of your life… or maybe you’re resigned to playing video games and curating your Pinterest boards by yourself while all your friends go out with their significant others. (Hey, we’ve all been there.) Either way, Valentine’s Day is […]

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Why Read the Bible Every Day?

A guest post by Brian Hardin. Brian is the founder of Daily Audio Bible, a hugely popular Scripture podcast, and the author of Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You. This post was originally published in 2012, but we thought that Brian’s insights might be useful for anyone who’s […]

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The Light Shines in the Darkness (The Christmas Story)

Merry Christmas from your friends at Bible Gateway! Wherever you are and whatever circumstances you face, we hope that you’ll find comfort and hope in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to restore our relationship with God. If you haven’t ever read the Christmas story, or if you haven’t read […]

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Who Was Where at the First Christmas

Chances are you’ll be reading or hearing the Christmas story in the next 24 hours! As a companion to your reading, here’s a timeline that shows where the myriad characters of the Christmas story were during the big event (click on the image below to enlarge): (Also available: high-resolution image and PDF.) This visualization traces […]

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