Passion week is the most significant week on the church calendar. If you do not have daily devotional readings for this journey,
a scripture guide for the week follows.
Palm Sunday, opens a parade of praise, leading to days of persecution: Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:36-37; John 12: 12-19.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,”
Remembrance at the Last Supper reminds us to remember our brokenness and Jesus’ return: Matthew 26:20-30; Luke 22:14-30; John 13: 21-30.
“Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son,
The agony of prayer in the Garden of Gethsamene has a purpose. Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14: 32:52-65; Luke 22: 39-46.
“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly.” Luke 22:54-65
We see Peter in denial, while Jesus moves to delivery:Matthew 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; John 18:25-27
Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:32-43
The Friday cross: It is finished, but there is more to come.Matthew 27: 35-44; Mark 15: 25-41;John 19:18-27.
So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock.Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid. Mark 15:42-47
Waiting in silence on Saturday will reveal a solution on Sunday.
Matthew 27:57-61; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:1-7
The most significant week ends with the most significant day of celebration: the resurrected Christ and the empty tomb. Mark 16:1-14; Luke 24:1-12; John 20: 1-9.
He is not here. He has risen!
Meditate on the scriptures this week. He did it for you.