Easter Week Scripture Reading Plan
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.I Corinthians 15:3-4
We’ve compiled a list of Scripture readings for you to meditate on and pray over this week as you joyously anticipate Resurrection Sunday. Each day, you can focus on a different aspect of Jesus’ final days: Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, His anointing, the cleansing of the temple, the Last Supper with His closest followers, His arrest and trial before Pilate, His crucifixion and death, and His burial.
Day 1 (Palm Sunday):
Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 19:28-40 – Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey
Matthew 26:6–13; John 12:1-11 – Jesus anointed at Bethany
Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-18 – Jesus cleanses the temple
Matthew 26:17-30; John 13:1-17 – Jesus washes His disciples’ feet
Matthew 26:36-57; John 18:1-12 – Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane
Day 6 (Good Friday):
Matthew 27:1-54 – Jesus before Pilate; Jesus’ crucifixion and death
Matthew 27:57-66; Mark 15:34-47 – Jesus dies and is buried in a tomb
Then on Easter Sunday, you can read about the glorious resurrection of Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, and John 20:1-18.
These verses—and many others—provide a powerful reminder that God’s love for mankind is so great that He was willing to sacrifice His only Son to save us from our sins!
The joy that we have at Easter comes from the realization that death and sin have been conquered, and that through faith in Jesus Christ, we can have hope in this life and in the life to come.
We pray that these passages will help you reflect on the eternal significance of this week and prepare your heart for the celebration of Easter Sunday, now and every week.