Monday Meditation – March 29
Passion Week Bible Reading Guide
A lot can happen in seven days.
That was undoubtedly true for Jesus. From being celebrated by singing crowds to being crucified by an angry mob, the final week of Jesus’ earthly life was an experience of extremes.
I invite you to vicariously join him in those seven roller coaster days by reading along through the passages that describe the events of that week. You’ll find the Passion Week Bible Reading Guide below, which includes a main Scripture reading, plus additional verses for further meditation. Additionally, read this article that will provide further insight and comment about each day, and utilize our Passion Week Playlist on Spotify for music to help you remember the historical events of this week.
Admittedly, today is Monday (Day 2), so Day 1 (yesterday) will be a reading you will need to “catch up” on. But I’m confident by taking the time to think upon these events that occurred over 2,000 years ago in the life of our Savior, you will discover a deeper understanding of salvation, a greater love for the gospel, and a stronger appreciation of his church.
After all, a lot can happen in seven days. May it be so in our own spiritual growth this week.
Day 1 (Palm Sunday): Read Matthew 21:1-11
(further reading: Luke 19:29-44; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-50)
Day 2: Read Matthew 21:12-20 and John 12:1-14
(further reading: Mark 11:11-33)
Day 3: Read Matthew 21:20-27
(further reading: Matthew 21:28-23:39; Mark 11:20-12:44)
Day 4: Read Luke 22:1-6 and Mark 14:1-11
(further reading: Matthew 24-25, Matthew 26:17-30)
Day 5 (Last Supper): Read John 19:1-16 and Isaiah 54:7
(further reading: Luke 22:7-52; John 13-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25; Mark 14:12-72)
Day 6 (Good Friday): Read Mark 14:53-15:41; Isaiah 53:5-6; and 1 Peter 1:18-21
(further reading: Luke 22:47-53; Luke 23:39-43; John 19:1-37)
Day 7: Read John 19:38-42 and Romans 6:22-23
(further reading: Mark 15:42-47; Matthew 27:57-66)
Day 8 (The Resurrection): Read Mark 16:1-7 and Matthew 28:1-20
(further reading: John 20:1-21:31; Acts 1:9)