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Category Archives: Easter

The Excitement of Pentecost

There’s electricty in the air today. Today is the celebration of Pentecost, a day two thousand years ago on which something amazing happened: Pentecost.

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Today is Ascension Day

Today, May 17th, is Ascension Day—or the Feast of the Ascension—a day commemorating Jesus’ ascent into heaven. In the Christian calendar, Ascension day always falls forty days after Easter. After the resurrection Jesus returned to His disciples. We read accounts of some of his miracles and appearances at the end of all of the Gospels. […]

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How to Turn Your Lent Bible Reading Habit Into a Year-Long One

Easter marked the end of the season of Lent. And for many of you, it also marked the end of a six-week Bible reading plan! If you’ve just made it through one of our Lent reading plans, consider keeping up the habit by trying out a year-long Bible reading plan.

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Monday Morning Scripture: After the Resurrection

Over the last week, you’ve probably had many opportunities to hear and read the Biblical account of Easter week and Jesus’ resurrection. But the Gospel accounts aren’t quite finished yet!

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Hallelujah! He Is Risen!

Christ is risen! Today is Easter, the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the grave. Three days after his execution, he returned from death to offer us freedom from sin and a restored relationship with God. Hear are the four Biblical accounts of Easter morning.

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Do Old Testament Prophecies Prove That Jesus is the Messiah?

The New Testament seems to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, for example, but is this proven in the Old Testament? Lee Strobel answers an important question about Old Testament prophecy.

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Good Friday: He Gave Up His Spirit

Each year at Easter, we read about the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus knowing that his resurrection is right around the corner. But what if you didn’t know that the story had a happy ending?

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The Disciples Who Didn’t Get It

One of the most perplexing things about the Easter story is that Jesus’ own disciples just didn’t get it. Why did the disciples struggle to understand and believe what was happening?

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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.

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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?

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