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More Than 300,000 Students Expected to Join #BringYourBible to School Day

More than 300,000 students across the nation are expected to take part in Focus on the Family’s third annual “Bring Your Bible to School Day” on Thursday, Oct. 6. This student-led event is a simple way for children and teens to celebrate religious freedom and to share the hope and inspiration they receive from reading […]

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The Miracle of the 9/11 World Trade Center Bible

Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! On March 30, 2002, a firefighter searching for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 […]

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Passover Explained: God’s Deliverance

The season of Passover is April 22-30, 2016.Browse resources for Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. The 8-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring in the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This fascinating story is found in the book of Exodus. […]

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Death and Resurrection: Guest Post by Philip Johnston

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section introductions, […]

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He Is Risen!

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What Happened on Good Friday?

Browse resources for Easter in the Bible Gateway Store. 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 […]

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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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Devotional Study: Crucifixion and Resurrection

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. One way of studying Scripture is to ponder the […]

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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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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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