Thursday, April 06, 2006

Holy Week Reading Plan

Friday, April 8, AD 29
Jesus Arrives At Bethany: Jn 11:55-57

Sabbath Saturday, April 9, AD 29
Triumphal Entry: Mt 21:1-11; Mk 11:1-11; Lk 19: 29-44; Jn 12:12-19
Cleansing of Temple: Mt 21: 12-17; Mk 11:15-19; Lk 19: 45-48

Palm Sunday, April 10, AD 29
Cursing of Fig Tree: Mt 21:18-22; Mk 11:12-14, 20-26
Christ’s Authority Challenged: Mt 21:23-27; Mk 11:27-33; Lk 20:1-8
Parables: Two Sons: Mt 21:28-32; Wicked Vineyard Tenants: Mt 21:33-46; Mk 12:1-12; Lk 20: 9-19; Guests at Wedding Feast: Mt 22:1-14

Monday, April 11, AD 29
Questions Asked:
About Paying Taxes: Mt 22:15-22; Mk 12:13-17; Lk 20: 20-26
About Resurrection: Mt 22:23-33; Mk 12:18-27; Lk 20: 27-38
About Great Commandment: Mt 22:34-40; Mk 12:28-40
About Ancestry: Mt 22:41-46; Mk 12:37; Lk 20:41-44
Woes upon Pharisees: Mt 23:1-39; Mk 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47
Widow’s Mite: Mk 12:41-44; Lk 21:1-4

Tuesday, April 12, AD 29
Signs of the Times Discourse: Mt 24:1-51; Mk 1-37; Lk 21:5-38
Parable of Ten Virgins: Mt 25:1-13
Parable of Talents: Mt 25:14-30
Sheep and Goats: Mt 25:31-46
Plot to Kill Jesus Unfolds: Mt 26:1-5; Mk 14:1-2; Lk 22:1-2

Wednesday, April 13, AD 29
Jesus Anointed: Mt 26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Jn 12:1-11
Judas Agrees to betray Jesus: Mt 26:14-16; Mk 14:10-11; Lk 22:3-6
Gentiles seek Christ; Jews reject Him: Jn 12:20-50

(Maundy) Thursday, Passover begins at sundown, April 14, AD 29
Preparation for Passover: Mt 26:17-29; Mk 14:12-16; Lk 22:7-13
Passover (6:00-11:30pm):
Sop - Betrayer Identified: Mt 26:20-25; Mk 14:17-21; Jn 13:21-35
Afikomen & Third Cup – Lord’s Supper: Mt 26:26-29; Mk 14:22-25; Lk 22:14-23; 1 Cor 11-23-26
Who is greatest? Lk 22:24-30
Jesus Washes Disciples’ Feet: Jn 13:1-20
Peter’s denial foretold: Mt 26:31-35; Mk 14:27-31; Lk 22:31-38; Jn 13:36-38
Farewell Discourse: Jn 14:1-17:26
Gethsemane (11:30pm – 1:00am): Mt 26:30; Mk 14:26; Jn 18:1; Mt 36-46; Mk 14:32-42; Lk 22:39-46
Jesus Betrayed, Arrested (1:00 – 1:30am): Mt 26:47-56; Mk 14:43-52; Lk 22:47-53; Jn 18:2-11
Jesus brought to Annas, High Priest, sent to Caiaphas: Jn 18:12-14, 24

Crucifixion Day, Good Friday, April 15, AD 29
Jesus Tried, Condemned, Mocked, Beaten (1:30 – 3:00am): Mt 26:57-68; Mk 14:53-65; Lk 22:54, 63-65
Peter’s Denials (2:00 – 4:30am): Mt 26:69-75; Mk 14:66-72; Lk 22:55-62; Jn 18:15-18, 25-27
Jesus Condemned by Sanhedrin (3–5am): Mt 27:1-2; Mk 15:1; Lk 22:66-71
Judas’ Suicide: Mt 27:3-10; Acts 1:18-19
Jesus before Pilate (6:00-6:30am): Mt 27:11-14; Mk 15:2-5; Lk 23:1-5; Jn 18:28-38
Jesus before Herod Antipas (6:30-7:00am): Lk 23:6-12
Jesus before Pilate 2nd time (7:00-8:30am): Mt 27:15-26; Mk 15:6-15; Lk 23:13-25; Jn 18:39-40
Jesus’ Final Condemnation (8:30am): Mt 27:27-31; Mk 15:16-19; Jn 19:1-16
Jesus’ Via Dolorosa (8:30-10:00am): Mt 27:32-34; Mk 15:20-23; Lk 23:26-32; Jn 19:17
Jesus’ Crucifixion (10:00am – Noon): Mt 27:35-44; Mk 15:24-32; Lk 23:33-43; Jn 19:18-27
Jesus on Cross, Darkness (Noon – 3:00pm): Mt 27:45-50; Mk 15:33-37; Lk 23:44-46; Jn 19:28-37
Earthquake, Temple Veil Rent (3pm): Mt 27:51-56; Mk 15:38-41; Lk 23:47-49
Jesus’ Burial (4-6pm): Mt 27:57-61; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:38-42

Sabbath Saturday, April 16, AD 29
Tomb Sealing, Guard Posted: Mt 27:62-66

Resurrection Sunday, April 17, AD 29
Women Visit Tomb: Mt 28:1; Mk 16:1
Stone Rolled Away: Mt 28:2-4
Angels’ Message: Mt 28:5-8; Mk 16:2-8; Lk 24:1-8; Jn 20:1
Report to Apostles, Peter/John Return: Lk 24:9-12; Jn 20:2-10
Christ Appears to Magdelene: Mk 16:9-11; Jn 20:11-18
Christ Appears to Other Women: Mt 28:9-10
Guards report to Jewish Rulers: Mt 28:11-15
Emmaus Road: Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-34
Christ Appears to Disciples: 1 Cor 15:5; Mk 16:14; Lk 24:36-43; Jn 20:19-25

Source: Reese Chronological Bible with minor changes.