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Holy Week and Easter: The People, Places, and Events

Easter is the most significant event in the Christian church calendar. In fact, it’s fair to say that without the events of Easter, there wouldn’t be a Christian church, or a Christian faith. Easter is the reason the Christian church exists! Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his execution on a […]

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The Bible Verses of Easter Week

What follows is a day-by-day biblical account of the time leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, assembled by Russ Ramsey (@russramsey), assistant pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee. This timeline reflects one possible breakdown of the events of the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry, based on the author’s best synthesis of the four […]

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Feasting on the Scriptures, Episode 3: Reading the Bible with Jesus at the Center

The Bible is a collection of many different ancient texts, representing many different literary genres and historical contexts. Is it possible to recognize and follow a single concept through such a long and diverse text? What does it mean when we say that Jesus is at the “center” of the Bible—and how do we go […]

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The Forty Days Between Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension: An Interview with D. Michael MacKinnon

A 79-year-old frail man tells a story to his granddaughter that he’s kept a secret for decades due to his fear. At the age of nine, he was an orphan living on the street in Jerusalem. He had an encounter with a bloody and beaten man who was forced to drag a heavy timber cross […]

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Epiphany: God Revealed to the World Through Jesus Christ

It might feel like the holiday season is behind us, but we’re not quite done with the Christmas season yet—today is Epiphany, a day set aside to commemorate God’s revelation to the world through the person of Jesus Christ. In the Western church, the Scripture account usually highlighted on Epiphany is the famous story of […]

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It’s Christmas Day. Glory to God in the Highest!

Merry Christmas! Whether your 2016 was a blessed year for you or one that you’re looking forward to leaving in the past, we hope that today you’ll experience the boundless love of God. That love was made manifest on the first Christmas day, when Jesus Christ came to live among us, give up his life […]

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The Other Miraculous Christmas Birth

While our focus at Christmastime is naturally on the birth of Jesus Christ, it might surprise you to learn that Jesus’ was not the only miraculous birth associated with Christmas! Jesus was preceded by John the Baptist, whose life and ministry would be defined by his role as a messenger announcing the promised Messiah. John’s […]

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Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey

A guest post by Philip Yancey. [See books by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] A friend of mine named Angela told me about a time when her faith was just awakening. Raised Catholic, she had a wistful interest in spirituality though scant knowledge of the Bible. As she started reading the Gospels she […]

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Because of Bethlehem: An Interview with Max Lucado

Does the rush of celebrating Christmas get in the way of appreciating its profound meaning? A baby in a manger became the King on the cross. Christmas proclaims the truth of Easter to come. This year seize the significance. Start early. Focus on what matters. [Browse books by Max Lucado in the Bible Gateway Store] […]

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Reordering the Trinity: An Interview with Rodrick Durst

Trinity Sunday was May 22, 2016.Browse resources about the Trinity in the Bible Gateway Store. The New Testament writers present the Trinity in a variety of orders; not only “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Is the order intentional? Should it impact our understanding of God and the mission of the church? Does the order of […]

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