Close to Jesus

Good Friday – The Gospels
John 18:1—19:42

Click or touch “Firestarter”
To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.


Image credit: The Passion of the Christ

As you pray through the Passion Narrative, recall your experience of doing this last Sunday with Matthew. Both evangelists find themes of Exodus and Jesus as King. What variations and nuances can you find?

Let your whole day be soaked with the saving Blood of Jesus by reading scenes in the narrative. Here is a suggested outline:
6 am (or on rising)    Arrest, Trial, Denial of Peter – 18:1-27

9 am     Jesus and Pilate – 18:28-40

12 pm    Scourging, Crown of Thorns, Crucifixion – 19:1-30

3 pm     Piercing the Side; Burial – 19:31-42

Be close to your Lord throughout this day, just as did the beloved disciple and Mary, mother of Jesus.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
“I am he: the one you seek.” 18:5
“My kingdom not from this world” 18:36
Head bowed, You gave the Spirit 19:30
Blood and water flowing out 19:34

Click or touch the image
for the version for children and families.

This Holy Week, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
We read the Gospel of John during Lent and Easter.

Scripture Recordings in over 700 languages!
Faith Comes By Hearing

Audio Bible App from www.bible.is

The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12,
so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions
near the International Date Line.

How does the Word touch you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s