14/04/2019: Holy Week Devotions

CALL TO WORSHIP[i]:         Psalm 118: 1,19-24, 28-29

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

 

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

READING:     Luke 19:28-40

The Triumphal Entry

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,

30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.

31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’”

32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.

33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”

35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.

36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.

37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,

38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”

40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

HOLY WEEK DAILY DEVOTIONAL READINGS

 

Mon April 15 Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Tues April 16 Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Cor.1: 18-31 John 12:20-36
Wed April 17 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Thurs April 18

Tenebrae

Ex 12:1-4, 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2,12-19 1 Cor. 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Fri April 19

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42

Have a very blessed Holy Week and Easter!

Rev.Tim

[i] All Bible Readings taken from – English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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