It’s Good Friday.
Today’s scripture reading is Matthew 27. Again, a very long chapter, but it describes the cruelty of the Romans. It describes Christ’s death and his burial. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy the reading. We want to focus today on Matthew 27:32. The Bible says, as they were going out, they met a man from Sirene, named Simon. And they forced him to carry the cross.
Welcome day four of Holy Week.
Today’s scripture reading is Matthew 26 – the entire chapter. It’s a long chapter, but a very good chapter for your reading. Today we want to focus on verse 18 of chapter 26. Today is often called Maundy Thursday, where Jesus mandated to His disciples that this was the Last Supper. As often as you do it, do it in remembrance of me.
Today is Day 3 of Holy Week. As a reminder, Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. It’s called Holy Week, because it describes the last days of Jesus’s life here on Earth, according to the Scriptures.
Let’s dive into Matthew 22. And if you can, I’d like for you to read the whole chapter. It’s fantastic. In verses 36, 37 and 38, one of the teachers of the law comes to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the greatest commandment of the law?”
Welcome to Day 2 of Holy Week. Today’s reading will come from Matthew 24: 1-35. It’s often called the olivet discourse. A discourse is a method of communication- verbal communication this is not a teaching lesson. This is not a sermon. It is actually a conversation. The conversation starts because in verse 3, the Bible says that Jesus went to the mount of olives and his disciples came to him. They asked him, “Tell us when these things will be. What is the sign of your coming and what is the sign of the end of the age?” Three separate questions.
Welcome to Holy Week.
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. It is the last days of Jesus’s life here on earth. I want you to go with me to the Gospel of Matthew 21: 12-13. On the second day, after Jesus had made the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, he went and cleansed the temple. This is how the Bible says it. It says that Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were selling and buying there. He turned over the tables of money changes, and all the benches of those who are selling doves. “It is written,” He said, “My house will be called the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of robbers.”