My bible lists out verses and a short summary of the events each day this week leading up to Jesus dying on the cross and His resurrection. They're at the end of this post for anyone who wants to join me in reading through them this week!
I found a recipe for naturally dyed eggs from Design Mom, it was so easy, and I love how they came out. If you can believe it, they were dyed using red cabbage!
Chop one head of red cabbage and add to a large pot with 4-5 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until cool. Drain the dyed water into a large bowl and let the uncooked eggs (I chose not to hard boil mine since they last longer raw!) sit for as long as you would like in the bowl, depending on the color you'd like to achieve. I left most of mine for about a half an hour and the darkest was left overnight.
Passion Week Verses:
1. Arrival in Bethany // Friday // John 12:1 // Jesus arrived in Bethany six days before the Passover to spend some time with his friends, Mary, Martha and Lazarus. While here, Mary anointed His feet with costly perfume as an act of humility. This tender expression indicated Mary's devotion to Jesus and her willingness to serve Him.
2. Sabbath Day of Rest // Saturday //
3. The Triumphal Entry // Palm Sunday // Mt 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19 // On the first day of the week Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling an ancient prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). The crowd welcomed Him with "Hosanna!" and the words of Psalm 118:25-26, ascribing to Him a Messianic title as the agent of the Lord, the coming King of Israel.
4. Clearing of the Temple // Monday // Mt 21:10-17, Mark 11:15-18, Luke 19:45-48 // The next day He returned to the temple and found the court of the Gentiles full of traders and money changers making a large profit as they gave out Jewish coins in exchange for pagan money. Jesus drove them out and overturned their tables.
5. Day of Controversy and Parables // Tuesday // Mt 21:23 - 24:51, Mark 11:27-13:37, Luke 20:1 - 21:36 // On the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem He taught in parables and warned the people against the Pharisees. He predicted the destruction of Herod's great temple and told His disciples about future events, including His own return.
6. Day of Rest // Wednesday
7. Passover Last Supper // Thursday // Mt 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-23, John 13:1-30 // In an upper room Jesus prepared both Himself and His disciples for His death. He gave the Passover meal the meaning of the new covenant. And so He instituted the Lord's Supper. After singing a hymn they went to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed in agony, knowing what lay ahead for Him.
8. Crucifixion // Good Friday // Mt 27:1-66, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:66 - 23:56, John 18:28 - 19:37 // Following betrayal, arrest, desertion, false trials, denial, condemnation, beatings and mockery, Jesus was required to carry His cross to "The Place of the Skull," where He was crucified with two other prisoners.
9. In the Tomb // Friday night // Jesus' body was placed in the tomb before 6:00pm Friday night, when the Sabbath began and all the work stopped, and it lay in the tomb throughout the Sabbath.
10. Resurrection Sunday! // Mt 28:1-13, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-31 // Early in the morning, women went to the tomb and found that the stone closing the tomb's entrance had been rolled back. An angel told them Jesus was alive and gave them a message. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden, to Peter, to two disciples on the road to Emmaus, and later that day to all the disciples but Thomas. His resurrection was established as a fact.