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What Made Jesus Mad?: An Interview with Tim Harlow

Christians love to focus on the gentle and tender heart of Jesus. But what about his righteous rage? In the Gospels, what, and who, ignited Jesus’ anger? How should we appropriately respond like Jesus when necessary? Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Harlow (@tlharlow) about his book, What Made Jesus Mad?: Rediscover the Blunt, Sarcastic, Passionate Savior […]

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Bible Reflections: A Sudden Second Arrival

Even though it’s likely one of the earliest Christian documents, 1 Thessalonians makes it clear that Paul considers the suddenness of Christ’s return to be apparent to believers. “…for you know very well,” he writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:2, “that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” But he […]

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It’s Ascension Day! Here’s What It Means for You

By Daniel Marrs Forty days after Jesus rose from the grave, another miracle marked the completion of Jesus’ earthly ministry: the Ascension. This episode doesn’t get as much attention as Jesus’ birth, crucifixion, or resurrection. Christmas and Easter are major cultural events, even outside of Christian circles. But for many Christians, Ascension Day passes by […]

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He Is Risen! Indeed!

ALLELUIA! The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (1898) by Eugène Burnand, based on John 20:1-4 “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So […]

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Why Is Good Friday Called Good?

Sorrow to the Point of Death While urging his disciples to stay and keep watch with him, Jesus tells them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matthew 26:38). Can any of us imagine this? Jesus understood the full extent of what was going to happen to him (John 18:4), and […]

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How to Live the Bible — Knowing Christ in His Sufferings

This is the fifty-eighth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live 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. Feature: A Book of Prayers […]

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Why Satan’s Temptation of Jesus Failed

By Dallas Willard Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him…. Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where […]

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The Source of True Hope

By Cynthia Ruchti In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) “What is it about this family and hope?” my youngest grandson asked. “We have a cousin named Hope, and there’s hope everywhere in this house!” […]

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Journey Through Jesus’ Parables

Have you ever wondered—as the disciples so often did—what Jesus was talking about when he told parables? When we read and wonder what Jesus meant by the “good soil” in the Parable of the Sower, or if we read the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard and think its message opaque, it’s tempting to […]

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How Is the Exodus Theme Expressed Throughout the Bible?: An Interview with Alastair J. Roberts

How is the theme of exodus spread throughout both the Old and New Testaments? How is its message of redemption through Jesus Christ from slavery to sin seen in a unified manner in Scripture? Bible Gateway interviewed Alastair J. Roberts (@zugzwanged), who, along with Andrew Wilson (@AJWTheology), authored the book, Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes […]

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