Holy Week Devotional: Saturday

Holy Week Devotional: Saturday

In the Tomb “Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am in distress, tears blur my eyes . . . But I am trusting you, O Lord” (Psalm 31:9, 14 NLT). READING: John 19:38–42  Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash When we get to Holy Saturday, the story slows down dramatically. So much…

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Holy Week Family Devotional: Good Friday

Holy Week Family Devotional: Good Friday

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash Q: Has anything really unfair ever happened to you? What did that feel like? What did you do about it? What did you want to do about it?  READ: Good Friday (John 18:28–40) Q: What did Jesus mean when He said His kingdom was not of this world?  Q:…

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Holy Week Devotional: Good Friday

Holy Week Devotional: Good Friday

Photo by David Jorre on Unsplash On Good Friday, we see the ultimate sacrifice by Jesus.  “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). READING: Good Friday The Ultimate Sacrifice (John 18:1–11 and 19:16–30 (optional: read all of John 18-19))  It may seem strange…

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Holy Week Family Devotional: Maundy Thursday

Holy Week Family Devotional: Maundy Thursday

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash On this Maundy Thursday, ask the following questions as a family: Q: What do you think of or feel like when you hear the word “command” or “commandment”?  Q: What commandments from the Bible do you think are most important? Why?  READ: Maundy Thursday (John 13:12–17, 31–35)…

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Holy Week Devotional: Maundy Thursday

Holy Week Devotional: Maundy Thursday

Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash On Maundy Thursday, we learn about Jesus’ new commandment. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants” (Psalm 116:15). READING: Jesus’ New Commandment (John 13:1-17, 33-35) We’ve come to the day before Christ’s crucifixion. The day before everything went dark, when…

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Holy Week Family Devotional: Wednesday

Holy Week Family Devotional: Wednesday

Photo by eniko kis on Unsplash Q: Have you ever had a friend who turned on you? Maybe they gossiped about you or joined a bully in making fun of you or something like that. How would something like that make you feel?  READ: John 13:21–30  Q: How do you think Jesus felt about…

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Holy Week Devotional: Wednesday

Holy Week Devotional: Wednesday

Photo by Elizabeth Explores on Unsplash Loving His Betrayer “You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay” (Psalm 70:5). READING: John 13:21–30  It must have broken Jesus’s heart to know that one of His closest followers would betray Him. One of the guys He had hand-picked to be His followers…

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Holy Week Family Devotional: Tuesday

Holy Week Family Devotional: Tuesday

Photo by David Becker on Unsplash Q: Describe what you think God’s voice would sound like. How would hearing God’s voice make people feel? What would you do if you heard the voice of God or an angel coming from heaven? READ: John 12:20–36  Q: Why do you think the disciples and the crowds…

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Holy Week Devotional: Tuesday

Holy Week Devotional: Tuesday

Photo by Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash Who is this Son of Man? “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress” (Psalm 71:3). READING: John 12:20–36 “Who is this Son of Man?” the crowd asked. “Didn’t we just lay…

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Holy Week Family Devotional: Monday

Holy Week Family Devotional: Monday

Photo by Yucel Moran on Unsplash Q: Describe what perfume is like. How does it smell? Why do people use it? How does it make you feel? Is there anyone in particular that a strong perfume makes you think of?  READ: John 12:1–11 Q: What other stories do you remember about Mary, Martha, and…

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