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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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What is Lent?

Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: “What is Lent?” Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here.

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Crucifixion nails, Noah’s Ark, and the Jesus Tomb: how should we respond to sensational archaeological claims?

Every few years, it seems, a spectacular Bible-related archaeological claim catches media attention. Such claims dominate news websites for a few weeks and then tend to fade quickly from public attention, revealed as fakes—or at the very least shown to be less compelling than originally claimed. In recent years we’ve seen flurries of hype and […]

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What’s the best film adaptation of the Easter story?

What film, if any, do you think most appropriately relates the Easter story?

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Sign up for Knowing Him: An Easter Devotional

The weeks leading up to Easter are a great time to grow in the knowledge of Christ as Savior and Lord. We’re happy to announce Knowing Him: An Easter Devotional, a new daily email Easter devotional focusing on the Christ who died and rose for us!

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Reflections on Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the bleakest moment in the Gospel story. If you haven’t read the complete story of the crucifixion recently, today’s a perfect day to revisit it.

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Read through the Gospels during Lent: our Lent reading plan begins today!

Our Lent reading plan walks you through each of the four Gospels during the Lent season in preparation for Easter. If you’ve been thinking about spending more time in Scripture during Lent, this is a great way to do it.

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