It was the week before Jesus died. A week of Him sharing His final thoughts and goodbyes. One week of telling His disciples “I love you,” one last time.
It was a week filled with pain and promise, leading up to one final, agonized proclamation:
“It is finished.”
With one last breath, Jesus became our final sacrifice. And because of His power over death, we can now become wholly alive.
This Holy Week, set aside time each day leading up to Easter reflecting on what Jesus’ sacrifice means for you. Try a short Easter Plan to help you (and your family) set your mind on Christ.
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We’re here for you.
Fear, sadness, anxiety, anger. It’s hard to make sound decisions when our emotions are compromised. Take care of your emotional health by actively seeking out peace, encouragement, and truth.
For more than 10 years, we’ve been carefully crafting free experiences designed to help people draw closer to God. Whatever you’re facing right now, we have several ways for you to seek Him:
Let God’s Word speak peace to you.
YouVersion Rest reads you Psalms in a soothing voice, with soft, peaceful sounds in the background, like ocean waves or rain. Listen now on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, YouTube, and inside the Bible App in the Video section.
Help your children fall in love with God’s Word.
Bible App for Kids gives children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, with animated, interactive Bible stories that help kids discover the bigger story that God is telling. Completely free, and available in 54 languages.
Watch the Bible come to life.
Learn what’s in the Bible, where it came from, and how you can apply its principles to your life, through animated short films from Bible Project, LUMO films featuring Scriptural audio, vivid narratives from Jesus Film Project, and more. In the Bible App Reader, tap , or go to More, Videos.
Pursue God daily.
Bible Plans bring you daily portions of Scripture paired with devotional, audio, or video selections that help you understand the Bible in context and apply it to your everyday life. We have thousands of Plans, with more added all the time, covering almost any topic you can imagine.
Have honest conversations with God, in community.
YouVersion Prayer helps you keep track of the things you’re praying for, including Prayers that you create and Prayers that Friends have sent to you. Keep your Prayers private, or invite Friends to pray for you. YouVersion Prayer is available inside the Bible App.
Share your journey.
Anywhere you see the Share icon , just tap it to pass on whatever God is showing you. Almost everything in the Bible App is shareable: Bible verses, Verse Images, Plans, Prayers, even devotional content from individual Plan days. Share it as a text message or email, or post directly to social media.
Easter is only two weeks away! How are you preparing for Resurrection Sunday?
Complete any Easter Plan between now and Easter, and you’ll earn the Easter Challenge badge. (To make the most of this Challenge, try inviting a few trusted friends to join you.)
Together, let’s reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and turn our hearts toward the risen Christ.
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God promises to hear the cries of His people when they call on Him. That’s why we’ll be sharing a Prayer of the Day with you each day this week, starting tomorrow.
Many people find the idea of prayer intimidating… but it was never meant to be this way. Prayer is simply an honest conversation between you and God that can include your community.
Today, get inspired to pray powerfully, consistently, confidently —and even dangerously — with these Plans on Prayer.
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If you find yourself discouraged by the ever-changing news on the Coronavirus, disheartened by social media, or overwhelmed by financial difficulty, you’re not alone.
At times, it can seem like our world is falling apart, and we’re not sure where to turn.
Here’s some good news:
If you’re looking for hope and longing for joy,
it’s closer than you think.
Through Jesus’ resurrection, we’ve been given a living hope that anchors our souls even in the most difficult seasons.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Looking for encouragement? Find hope through one of these Bible Plans, and invite a Friend to join you.
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