Bible Readings for the Week before Resurrection Sunday

When we think of celebrating Easter each year, we usually begin with the observance of Palm Sunday, a remembrance of the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem (fulfilling Old Testament prophecy to the very day) as He was lauded as the King and Messiah by those who lined the road. But in order to understand the true significance of these events we need a clear picture of the actual time line. A careful examination of the Gospel accounts of this last week gives us a picture of what Jesus was doing and where He was each day of the week before He was crucified and raised from the dead in order to redeem His people.

So where was Jesus and what did He do and say each day of the last week before His crucifixion? Here is the Biblical text from the Gospel accounts arranged chronologically to be read this week so that you might study what happened daily with Jesus and the disciples.

1. Sunday – Matt. 20:17-34; Mark 10:32-52; Luke 18:31-43

2. Monday – Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-15

3. Tuesday – Matt. 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46

4. Wednesday – Matt. 21:18 – 26:16; Mark 11:11 – 14:11; Luke 20:1 – 22:6

5. Thursday – Matt. 26:17-75; Mark 14:12-72; Luke 22:7-62; John. 13:1 – 18:27

6. Friday – Matt. 27:1-61; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 22:66 – 23:55; John 18:28 – 19:42

7. Saturday – Matt.27:62-66; Luke 23:56

8. Sunday – Matt. 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-6; Luke 24:1-11; John 20:1-8