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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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“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 didn’t catch those devotionals when they launched at the beginning of Lent, we’ve got good news: there’s one remaining Lent devotional set […]

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New Rick Warren and Max Lucado Email Devotions Join Our Easter Library

How is your Lent journey coming along? If you made a Lent commitment of some sort, have you been able to stick to it, or has it been a struggle? If you haven’t noticed, we’ve made two new additions to our Lent email devotional library in the last week. Each is based on the writing […]

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What Twitter is Giving Up for Lent

Are you giving up something for Lent? So are thousands of Twitter users—and Stephen Smith has crunched the data to show us the top 100 things Twitter users are giving up during Lent. Here are the top twenty, followed by the number of tweets mentioning each one this week); as you can see, there are […]

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Are You Ready for Lent?

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent! In many Christian traditions, Ash Wednesday is a day of reflection and repentance. You might even see a few people tomorrow with the symbol of the cross drawn on their foreheads in ash—a common practice in Ash Wednesday worship and prayer services. (Your church might be hosting […]

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Just in Time for Lent: Our Easter Devotions Are Here

Lent is coming! The season of Lent—the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday—begins next week on Ash Wednesday, March 5. Christians around the world, from many different theological traditions, observe Lent in a variety of ways. Some commit to daily Scripture meditation, devotional reading, or regular prayer. One common practice during Lent is to “give […]

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Lent Reflection: The Sting of Death

Nobody thinks of Lent as a cheery part of the church calendar. Yes, there is joy to be found in the expectation of Jesus’ eventual resurrection on Easter—but there is much darkness to travel through first. There are the grim events of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, and execution. And there is the sobering reality of our […]

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Lent Reflection: God Spoke All These Words

Whether your Lent thus far has been quiet or hectic, let’s take a few minutes to consider the main reason for Easter in the first place: God’s Law… or more specifically, our inability to obey it without God’s help.

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Lent Reflection: God Himself Will Provide

How has your Lent progressed so far? Nearly two weeks into the Lenten season, are you still praying, reflecting, and keeping focused on Christ? Have you noticed a change in your attitude and behavior? Whether or not you’ve stuck to your Lent commitments (and even if you didn’t commit to anything in particular), there’s no […]

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What Can You Gain During Lent? A Devotional Message from Sheri Rose Shepherd

To mark Ash Wednesday today, we asked author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd to share her thoughts on what Lent and Easter mean to her. Sheri graciously agreed to share her insights in this special video and devotional message.

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