This Week’s Study Guide
March 28th 2021 ~ Palm Sunday
Reading for Sunday
11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden.Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”
4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway.As they untied it, 5 some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
This week, each day, ponder, reflect upon, and pray about the events of each day of Holy Week. A few places in scripture where you can read about each day is below. Keep in mind that all the Gospels touch in varying degrees and details on the events of Holy Week. The verses suggested below are just some examples worth reading for each day.
Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. (See Mark above)
Jesus turns tables over in the temple. People were using the temple for self-serving purposes. Luke 19:45-48.
Preached the Olivet Discourse. Matthew 24 and 25. Please read and reflect upon these words. Jesus shared this teaching on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem.
We don’t know what events happened that day. Likely people were plotting a way to get Jesus.
Jesus has his last meal with his followers. He washed the feet of his disciples. He went to Gethsemane to pray. His followers fell asleep while Jesus agonized. He was arrested as he was betrayed by a close follower. John 13-17. Matthew 26:17-46.
Good Friday. A terrible day with “Good” effects. Forgiveness. Jesus’ death led to resurrection. The word used for Jesus’ passion means suffering. Jesus went, in essence, through 6 trials early Friday morning. By mid morning he was hung on the cross. He died at 3. His body was taken and placed in a tomb.
Please consider taking a few minutes today to read Matthew 26:17 through Matthew 27. Here the events of Friday are described. Reflect upon and pray about them.
Jesus lay in the tomb.