This week’s devotional prepares for the second sermon in a three-part series. Titled “Passover,” this sermon is about the reason Passover is the metaphor used to talk about the work of Christ in the crucifixion.
Daily Bible Readings:
Monday, April 3. Read Leviticus 23:26-32. 1) What religious festival is described in this text? 2) How as the day celebrated?
Tuesday, April 4. Read Matthew 12:25-30. 1) Using this text, what would you say Jesus’ agenda was? 2) What role does Satan play in this?
Wednesday, April 5. Read Luke 24:22-27. 1) What did Cleopas say to Jesus (who he didn’t recognize) regarding the crucifixion? 2) What did Jesus say in response to Cleopas, using the Old Testament as his text?
Thursday, April 6. Read Luke 22:47-53. 1) When Jesus was arrested, what was his reaction to the large crowd that came to arrest him? 2) What does he say about dark power?
Friday, April 7. Read Matthew 28:18,19. 1) What does Jesus say to his disciples about authority? 2) How does this show you that Jesus saw his role and his death as something greater than a legal transaction to only forgive sin?
Saturday, April 8. Read Matthew 26:17-30. This is Sunday’s sermon text.
Can Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?
How can two rich guys save Easter?
by Phil Ware
Hymn of the Week:
Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed by Isaac Watts 1707
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.