March 25, 2018

Bible Readings for Holy Week


Palm Sunday – John 12.12-19

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

(Matthew 21.1-11; Mark 11.1-11; Luke 19.28-40)

12The next day a large crowd was in Jerusalem for Passover. When they heard that Jesus was coming for the festival,13 they took palm branches and went out to greet him. They shouted,

“Hooray!

God bless the one who comes

in the name of the Lord!

God bless the King

of Israel!”

14Jesus found a donkey and rode on it, just as the Scriptures say,

15 “People of Jerusalem,

don't be afraid!

Your King is now coming,

and he is riding

on a donkey.”

16At first, Jesus' disciples did not understand. But after he had been given his glory, they remembered all this. Everything had happened exactly as the Scriptures said it would.

17-18A crowd had come to meet Jesus because they had seen him call Lazarus out of the tomb. They kept talking about him and this miracle.19But the Pharisees said to each other, “There is nothing we can do! Everyone in the world is following Jesus.”


Getting the most from God's Word

As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.

  1. Pray

    Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.

  2. Read

    Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.

  3. Reflect

    Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?

  4. Respond

    Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.