For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Holy Week Bible Reading
As we reflect on the Father's love for us by giving his only begotten son, let us humbly take time out this week to read and meditate on that great sacrifice. We all know the story, but try not to rush through the scriptures, stop and think about the events seeing it with fresh eyes. Put yourself in the story, allow yourself to feel what Mary his mother must have felt, his disciples as they witnessed his arrest and more importantly our Savior as He endured the trial, being whipped and beaten and then crucified.
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)
Here is a guideline to follow so can all read together. We are using the Gospel of Luke, but these passages are paralleled in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and some of them in John.
START ON APRIL 5, THE SUNDAY PRIOR TO RESURRECTION SUNDAY
Read about Jesus at the Temple in Luke 19:45-20:8
Read about Jesus teaching at the Temple in Luke 20:1-40
Read about the Last Supper - Jesus washes the Disciple's feet, then they celebrated Passover. Go with them into the garden as Jesus prays for strength and ask the disciples to keep watch and pray with him. They grow tired and fall asleep. Luke 22:7-46
Read about the crucifixion. Many of you have heard the Pastor's presentation on this process and how painful it is; today, sometime between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm, stop for a few moments to reflect on Jesus’ death on the cross. Read Luke 22:47-23:48 and John 19:1-37.
Jesus' body lies in the tomb. Although scripture tells us that the women observed where they placed him, they had to wait until after the Sabbath to prepare His body. Read Luke 23:50-56 and John 19:38-42.
SUNDAY – RESURRECTION SUNDAY!
You should have a song in your heart. He Rose, He Rose, He Rose From the Dead!!
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The Lord is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!