Passion Week


Day 6 is commonly referred to as Good Friday. On this day you will read about the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. These events, although difficult to read and imagine, reminds us of a key component of the Gospel message. God's plan to deal with our sin is being witnessed this day. In spite of our sin and our rebellion,  Jesus redeems and restores us by taking our sin upon himself, making a path towards reconciliation with God. Romans 5:6-11 says "Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."
Choose one or more of the Gospels below to read through the sixth day of Passion week. Highlight verses that stand out to you. What can you learn about Jesus through this story? What can you learn about people? What can you apply to your life based on what you read?
Matthew 27:1-56
Mark 15:1-41
Luke 22:63-23:49
John 18:28-19:37

Prayer focus

Before we celebrate the victory, let's spend some time contemplating the sacrifice. 
  • In your prayer time, pray about the things that stood out to you as you read through this story. What's God saying to you today?
  • Talk with God about what Jesus' sacrifice means to you. Think about what he was willing to endure on your behalf. We often reflect on our own sin on Good Friday. What do you need to lay at his feet today? Ask God for the strength to break free from your strongholds, from the sin that has you tied up. And we encourage you to take that a step further and share with someone you trust that you want some support in your fight against sin.
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