This is Holy Week – the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. This is a special week for Christians, marked around the world with times of fasting, praying, and reading Scripture. This is the week where we remember that Jesus came into Jerusalem, was hailed as King, taught and debated, celebrated the Last Supper, was betrayed, tried, and crucified, and rose again. This is a week to slow down and contemplate life – this week changed history and brought salvation to all.
Here are the main events of the week:
- Sunday – Triumphal Entry (Matt 21:1-11)
- Monday – Jesus clears the Temple (Mark 11:15-17)
- Tuesday – Jesus teaches and debates (Matt 21:23-25:56); Greeks ask to see Jesus (John 12:20-26)
- Wednesday – Judas agrees to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3-6)
- Thursday – The Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20); Jesus washes the disciples’ feet (John 13-17); Jesus prays and is arrested in Gethsemane (Matt 26:36-46; John 18:1-12)
- Friday – Jesus is under trial by Jewish and Roman authorities (Matt 26:57-27:2; Luke 22:54-23:25; John 18:13-19:16); Jesus is crucified (Luke 23:26-49; John 19:17-30)
- Sunday – The resurrection (Matt 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21)
Take time this week to slow down, to take in the magnitude of all Jesus has done for us in obedience to the Father and in love for the lost. Be a part of a Good Friday service and invite others to experience Easter and focus on Christ. This is Holy Week, a week set apart to remember the most important week in the history of our world – a week that God can use to change us as we soak in His love.