In this week before Easter, I knew I wanted to be focusing on that FIRST week before Easter.
The week Christ walked on the earth, just days away from the cross.
For our Bible lessons this week, the kids and I have been focusing on reading from the Word what happened on those fateful days – and I’ve so enjoyed it.
When I was looking for a “reading list” of scriptures for this week, though, I couldn’t find something that was exactly what I wanted. So, I took pieces from lists I found, and then just dug into the Word myself.
I wanted to go chronologically and, of course, wanted to hit on the key events of the week. But I also didn’t want to do so much that I overwhelmed the boys.
So, I chose pieces of the story from each of the gospels (and held myself back from including ALL the versions from ALL the gospels… though it was hard. but I may read through them all on my own.)
I came up with a chronological list that I could split up this week, so we could study that last week of Jesus’ life on earth.
I know, it’s now Tuesday, and I’m just sharing this information with all of you – but I didn’t get it all sorted out until yesterday (let’s be honest, Mommy’s not exactly ahead of the curve lately). But I wanted to at least share it now while it’s fresh in my mind. AND you’ve still got plenty of time before Easter!
So here’s just click the link (below the image) and you’ll find a reading list – PRINTABLE for you (if you like hard copies of things)
Passion Week Reading List PRINTABLE
I figure if I do this now, then I can just share this post NEXT year – earlier than a few days into Passion Week. (that counts as planning ahead, not laziness, FYI)
Even if you don’t read it THIS week – you can still read through these passages about the final days before the cross. With your kids – or by yourself.
This Passion Week, I want to stir up a passion for Christ. Not only for my kids, but for myself.