Beyond Today Magazine

March—April 2023

Have you ever considered how much the Easter holiday just doesn’t add up? Start with the timing: Jesus said He would be in the tomb three days and three nights. But do the math—a Good Friday crucifixion to a resurrection on Sunday morning is at most only one day and small parts of two others, plus two nights. Also, John’s Gospel tells us Jesus was already resurrected before sunrise, so we can’t count that part of a day. Does the Bible offer a solution? Yes, and when we understand it, everything adds up perfectly! But that’s not all that doesn’t add up about the Easter holiday. What do rabbits, colored eggs and sunrise religious services have to do with Jesus Christ’s resurrection? Discover the fascinating historical truth about all this and much more in this issue of Beyond Today!

Does It Really Matter to God?

God clearly expects a higher standard from those who say they follow Him. He desires that His people worship Him “in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24)

Good Friday + Easter Sunday: It Doesn’t Add Up!

How can we fit three days and three nights between a Friday afternoon crucifixion and an Easter Sunday sunrise? The fact is, we can’t. So what is the truth about when Jesus was crucified and resurrected?

What Does the Feast of Unleavened Bread Mean for Christians?

Central to our understanding of the biblical Feast of Unleavened Bread is the realization that the resurrected Jesus Christ lives His life in every individual Christian.

Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth

Have you ever considered what a strange holiday Easter is? People pretend that rabbits can lay colorful eggs and then hide them for children to find. Where did such bizarre customs come from? How did they come to be associated with Jesus’ resurrection? The truth is stranger than fiction!

Ancient Resurrection Myths Led to Easter Customs

How did so many strange customs come to be associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The answer lies in pagan myths that long preceded His coming to earth!

Would You Stand With Polycarp?

A long-time elder who remained faithful to apostolic teaching and practice, including God’s festivals, is brought to the arena to reject Christ or die. Would you choose as he did?

Are More Waking Up to the Feasts of the Lord?

Curiosity is growing among believers in Jesus about the festivals of the Bible. Will more come to accept them as part of Christian faith and practice? Will you?

“When You Walk Through a Storm . . .”

Do you remember this song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”? It’s hard to hold your head up high while going through the storms of life.

Rising Prices, Surging Crime: What Can You Do?

As the cost of living escalates and crime intensifies, what can you do to aid your family? And where can you find lasting help, hope and stability in this time of turbulent change and uncertainty?

Follow Me: Hearing the Only Voice That Matters

Above the constant barrage of voices that would shape who we are, hear and heed the one that is ultimately vital to your life now and forever.

Letters From Our Readers: March/April 2023

Readers of Beyond Today magazine share their thoughts in the March/April 2023 issue.

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