Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Passion Week Readings

The preacher on Sunday (the very gifted Toby Kurth) gave an usual Palm Sunday sermon. Instead of focusing on the triumphal entry, he focused on the verses just after it. Namely, John 12:27-36 where Jesus, in the face of certain death, evinces godly sorrow and contemplates the Father's glory and the formation of his church.

Toby handed out a sheet of Passion Week Daily Readings. Though I am unaccustomed to this sort of structured readings, the Word in this format has ministered to me this week. I include the readings below. If you are inclined to read them, may the Holy Spirit likewise stir your heart to thoughts of our Savior and our King.

Sunday - April 1
Entry into Jerusalem
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 15:1-39

Monday - April 2
Second cleansing of the temple
Isaiah 42:1-9
Hebrews 11:39-12:3
John 12:1-11
Psalm 36:5-10

Tuesday - April 3
Last visit to the temple
Isaiah 49:1-6
I Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 24:1-14
Psalm 71:1-12

Wednesday - April 4
Christ resting at Bethany
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Hebrews 9:11-15, 24-28
John 13:21-35
Psalm 67:7-15, 22-23

Thursday - April 5
The Last Supper (Passover)
Exodus 12:1-14a
I Corinthians 11:23-32
John 13:1-15
Psalm 78:14-25

Good Friday - April 6
Christ is crucified
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Hebrews 10:1-25
John 19:1-37
Psalm 22:1-21

Saturday - April 7
Christ is in the tomb
Job 14:1-14
I Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66
Psalm 31:1-5

Easter Sunday - April 8
The Resurrection
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
I Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20:1-18

No comments: