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Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reading and Baking

I know, it's been a long time again with no posts. But I have some really good reasons. (At least I will do my best to come up with some by my next post.)

While you wait for some pictures and news on my relatively unimportant blog, can I encourage you to take opportunities this week before Easter to focus on God's Word, specifically the gospel accounts of the days leading up to Easter. Here is a schedule I found that incorporates the accounts from all 4 Gospels.

The Triumphal Entry; Jerusalem
Mt 21:1-17; Mk 11:1-19; Lk 19:29-48; Jn 12:12-50

Jesus curses the fig tree
Mt 21:18-21; Mk 11:20-26

The authority of Jesus questioned
Mt 21:23-27; Mk 11:27-33; Lk 20:1-8
Jesus teaches in the temple
Matt 21:28-25:46; Mk 12:1-13:37; Lk 20:9-21:38

Jesus anointed
Mt 26:1-13; Mk 14:1-9
The plot against Jesus
Mt 26:14-16; Mk 14:10-11; Lk 22:1-6

The Last Supper
Mt 26:17-35; Mk 14:12-38; Lk 22:7-38; Jn 13:1-38
Jesus comforts the disciples
Jn 14:1-17:26
Mt 26:36-46; Mk 14:39-42; Lk 22:39-46
Jesus' arrest and trial
Mt 26:47-75; Mk 14:43-15:15; Lk 22:47-23:25; Jn 18:1-19:16

Jesus' crucifixion and death
Mt 27:1-56; Mk 15:16-41; Lk 23:26-49; Jn 19:17-30
The burial of Jesus
Mt 27:57-66; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:31-42

The empty tomb
Mt 28:1-15; Mk 16:1-8; Lk 24:1-12; Jn 20:1-10
Mary Magdalene sees Jesus in the garden
Mk 16:9-11; Jn 20:11-18
Jesus appears to the two going to Emmaus
Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-35
Jesus appears to 10 disciples
Mk 16:14-20; Lk 24:36-53; Jn 20:19-23

Here is a great activity to do on Saturday -- make cookies that will allow you to act out and discuss the Easter story with children in your church, family, or any group.

Resurrection Cookies