Easter is just around the corner. Take some time to study this special time with your children this year. Many kids are home with their parents that are not generally there as much, because the schools have closed for now because of Covid-19. This gives families some extra ‘together’ time in which they can talk about the specialness of this season.
Palm Sunday is celebrated this Sunday. Here are the passages that correlate to this time.
- Matt 21
- Mark 11
- Luke 19 (beginning :29)
- John 12
I recommend keeping it in context, so back up as far as you feel is necessary to keep it straight. Then I recommend just continue reading on throughout the week.
Jesus’ Final Passover
These are the scriptures that include the final days of Jesus’ life. They are not easy to read but so powerful and necessary. The chapters and verses between the Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday) and the final Passover scriptures below happened all in the same week, at least as I understand it.
- Matt 26
- Mark 14
- Luke 22
- John 13
I had to remind myself that Passover is a week long celebration/observation with both the first and last days being big days. Since I have not observed Passover in the ways the Jews did, I forget this and what all went on during that time. (Maybe another study to be had. )
Jesus’ Arrest, Suffering, and Death
These are the chapters of the account from the night of the arrest through to the death of our Savior. Most of these accounts have the arrest in the same chapter as the last supper but notice that there are five chapters in between the two events in John. Seeing as John was one of the closest to Jesus (along with his brother James and Peter), I think these give some special insight into that time. So many times when verses are mentioned in these chapters of John, it is forgotten when they were spoken.
- Matt 26 (beginning :47)
- Mark 14 (beginning :43)
- Luke 22 (beginning :47)
- John 18
Here are the passages that share the testimonies of the resurrection itself.
- Matt 28
- Mark 16
- Luke 24
- John 20
I enjoy reading about the interactions with Jesus after His resurrection! This is further proof that He is Alive and Risen from the dead.
I hope this breakdown is helpful to you and your children this year. You may need a bit more planning for your Easter baking, so you might check out these past pages too.
Here are my other Easter pages, which include ideas for little ones too.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful time celebrating our Lord.
Until next time, God bless,