“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 Thus, the beloved apostle begins his narrative of Jesus. John has always ben my favorite of the four gospels, and for the past several years, I have read through the entire gospel during Holy Week. Sometimes, I did it in an entire sitting. Other times, I divided it up.
Regardless of how I took in the gospel message, I have found that every year, the familiar story has been revealed in new ways. It is one of my favorite yearly traditions. This year, I’m inviting you to join me in reading the Gospel of John and selections of Scripture to prepare your heart for Resurrection Day.
Below, is a reading plan for Holy Week. I have divided the gospel of John into sections and interspersed selections from the prophetic books, Exodus, and the Psalms to enhance the reading of the story of Jesus. It is my prayer that focused time in the Word, centering on the person and sacrifice of Jesus, will make this week rich with meaning and significance for your walk with the Lord.
I encourage you to keep a journal or annotate your Bible as you read. Interacting with the text will prove to make the experience more valuable.
I have included the daily reading plan below in this blog post and as a downloadable PDF to print off.
Holy Week Reading Plan
Isaiah 40:1-11, John 1-3
Isaiah 11:1-5, John 4-6
Isaiah 61:1-3, John 7-10
Isaiah 53: 1-3, John 11-12
Exodus 12:1-27, John 13-17
Isaiah 53:4-12, John 18-19
Psalm 88, Psalm 22, Jonah 2:1-9
John 20-21, Revelation 21-22
Downloadable Reading Plan:
May the Lord reveal himself to you in new ways during this sacred season.
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