Close to Jesus

As you pray through the Passion Narrative, recall your experience of doing this last Sunday with Matthew.  Both evangelists see themes of the 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:

1)   6 am (or on rising)   Arrest, Trial, Denial of Peter  18:1-27

2)   9 am                        Jesus and Pilate    18:28-40

3) 12 pm                       Scourging, Crown of Thorns, Crucifixion     19:1-30

4)   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.

John 18:1-19:42

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John. 

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.