Weekly Bible Reading Plan – March 29 – April 4

John 20 - Easter Reading Plan Slide

Questions to Guide You:
1. Why do you think Jesus washed his disciples feet?
2. How would you feel if someone washed your feet? How did the disciples feel?
3. What did Jesus want his disciples to learn?
4. What actions can we do to show love that are as scary, radical, and scandalous as “washing feet”?
5. Who discovers that Jesus is missing? Who first sees Jesus? Why do you think Jesus appeared to them first?
6. One disciple stops at the entrance and one enters the tomb, why the difference? Why does the Bible record the details about the grave clothes?
7. How did the disciples feel when Jesus appeared in the locked room?
8. Which disciple are you like? The beloved disciple? Simon Peter? Mary Magdalene? Thomas?
9. Why was the gospel of John written? Did it succeed?

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APRIL 5 – EASTER – IT IS DONE!

IT IS EASTER!
Time to Celebrate!

Easter-ItIsDone Whole
Sunrise Celebration @ 6:30AM in the Cemetery

We’ll start our Easter Celebrations in the same kind of place, where Easter began, a graveyard. What makes Easter Easter is the death of death, so we’ll celebrate in the abandoned home of the dead. If that sounds cryptic, it’s not, it’s just that unfathomably good news. This service will be a short and intimate.

Main Easter Celebration @ 9:45AM in the Fellowship Hall

This is going to be a party! We’ll celebrate with breakfast and coffee, as we start the process of wrapping our heads and hearts around Jesus’ Resurrection. We’ll celebrate in some familiar ways and some unique ways including composing a Flowered Cross and a huge Stained Glass Window art project. This celebration will run straight into our 11:00AM worship service to create awesome time of worship. Get there early for a good seat. 

 

Weekly Bible Reading Plan – March 22 – 28

TheKingIsEnthronedReadingSlide

Questions to Guide You:
1. How do the soldiers mock Jesus? Why do you think they mock him?
2. Does Pilate think Jesus is guilty of any crime? Why does Pilate let him be beaten and whipped and mocked? Why does Pilate punish him?
3. Who has power in this story? What kind of power does each Character have? Pilate? The Crowd? The Chief Priests? Jesus?
4. Who is Israel’s True King? Why did Israel reject their True King in the Old Testament? Why are they rejecting Jesus as King here?
5. What does it look like to let God be King? How do we reject Jesus as King too?
6. Do you see any similarities between John 19 and Psalm 22, which was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born?
7. How does the wine Jesus drinks in 19:29 parallel the wine in Ps 75:7-8?
8. What is finished, when Jesus says, “It is finished?”
9. Why do you think Joseph and Nicodemus volunteered to bury Jesus?

For a printer-friendly copy of this reading plan, including sample questions to augment your study of Scripture, Download the PDF.