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06.06 Readings for Good Friday week

The following are a series of readings that will take us through the journey of Christ, beginning from the triumphal Palm Sunday — where Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey — to the death of Christ on the cross, to the resurrection of Christ from the dead. May we use this set of readings to remind us of Christ’s journey upon this earth, even as we meditate upon His sacrifice for us.

Sunday

The Triumphal Entry

Mark 11:1-10, Matt 21:1-9, Luke 19:29-40, John 12:12-19

Lament over Jerusalem

Luke 19:41-44

Visit to the Temple

Matt 21:10-11, Mark 11:11

Monday

Cursing of the Fig Tree

Mark 11:12-14, Matt 21: 18-19

Second Cleansing of the Temple

Mark 11:15-18, Matt 21:12-13, Luke 19:45-48

Healing in the Temple

Matt 21:14-17, Mark 11:19

Tuesday

Death of the Fig Tree

Mark 11:20-26, Matt 21:20-22

Christ’s Authority Questioned

Matt 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8

The Olivet Discourse

Matt 24:1-25:46, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-38

Christ’s 5th Prediction of His Passion

Matt 26:1-5, Mark 14:1-2, Luke 22:1-2

Wednesday

Mary of Bethany Anoints Jesus

Matt 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:2-8

Judas Iscariot Betrays Jesus

Luke 22:3-6, Matt 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11

Thursday

The Final Passover

Luke 22:7-18, Matt 26:17-20, Mark 14:12-17

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

John 13:1-20

Jesus Identifies His Betrayer

John 13:21-35, Matt 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

Matt 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, John 13:36-38

Friday

The Agony in Gethsemane

Luke 22:39-46, Matt 26:30-46, Mark 14:26,32-42, John 18:1

The Betrayal and Arrest

Matt 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:2-12

The Trials

Jewish- John 18:12-27, Matt 26:59-68

Roman- John 18:28-40, Luke 23:6-12

Remorse and Suicide of Judas Iscariot

Matt 27:3-10, Acts 1:18-20

Jesus Tortured by the Roman Soldiers

Matt 27:26-30, Mark 15:15-19, John 19:1-3

The Way of Sorrow

Luke 23:26-33, Matt 27:31-34, Mark 15:20-23, John 19:16-17

The Cruxifixion (1st 3 hours)

Matt 27:35-44, Mark 15:24-32, Luke 23:33-43, John 19:18-27

Second 3 hours

Mark 15:33-37, Matt 27:45-50, Luke 23:44-46, John 19:28-30

Immediately after His Death

Matt 27:51-56, Mark 15:38-41, Luke 23:45,47-49

The Burial

John 19:31-42, Matt 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56

Saturday

Guarding of the Tomb

Matt 27:62-66

Sunday

The Resurrection

Matt 28:1-4, Mark 16:1, John 20:1

Visit of the Women

Luke 24:1-3, Mark 16:2-4, John 20:2

Appearance of the Angels

Matt 28:5-7, Mark 16:5-7, Luke 24:4-8

1st Appearance of Christ

Matt 28:8-10, Mark 16:8

2nd Appearance

John 20:11-18, Mark 16:9-11

3rd Appearance

Luke 24:13-32, Mark 16:12

4th Appearance

Luke 24:33-35, Mark 16:13, 1 Cor 15:5

5th Appearance

Luke 24:36-49, Mark 16:14-18, John 20:19-25

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06.03 A checklist for spiritual lethargy

Having read about spiritual lethargy, do you think that you are spiritually lethargic?

Quiet time

  • Does my heart long for God’s Word, such that I must set aside time each day to spend reading God’s Word? Or is it a mere routine that I follow for duty’s sake? (Ps 42:1-2)
  • Do I do my quiet time regularly? How much time do I spend on it?
  • Do I just skim through reading God’s word because I feel tired?

Service

  • Do I take time to prepare my heart before going to God’s house? Do I come to church or YF just to fall asleep during service? (Eccl 5:1-2)
  • What do I learn from messages? Can I remember what I’ve learnt after the service or YF has ended?
  • Do I take time to prepare for my duty when my group is chairing?
  • Do I serve reluctantly? (2 Co 9:7)

Relationships

  • Do I lose my temper easily when I talk to my family members? (1 John 4:12)
  • Am I forgiving to the people around me? (Matt 18:21-22)
  • Do I try to share the gospel to my unbelieving friends around me?
  • Do I show a good testimony to the people around me?

(Written by Hadassah Chew)