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Journey to Jerusalem Day 46

Holy Saturday, April 11 Matthew 27:32-5432 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 45

Good Friday, April 10 Matthew 27:11-3111 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so." 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?" 14 But he gave him no answer, not even...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 44

Maundy Thursday, April 9 Matthew 27:1-101 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 43

Wednesday in Holy Week, April 8 Philippians 2:5-11 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedie...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 42

Tuesday in Holy Week, April 7 Psalm 22 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.4 In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.5 To you they cried an...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 41

Monday in Holy Week, April 6 Isaiah 53:7-12 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth;like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who consideredthat he was cut off out of the land of the living,...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 40

Palm Sunday, April 5 Isaiah 52:13-53:6 13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.14 As many were astonished at you his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind15 so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,for that which has no...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 39

Saturday, April 4 John 11:38-4438 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glor...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 38

Friday, April 3 John 11:28-3728 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoli...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 37

Thursday, April 2 John 11:18-2718 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 B...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 36

Wednesday, April 1 Romans 6:15-2315 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once sl...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 35

Tuesday, March 31 Psalm 1301 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!2 O Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;6 my soul waits for the Lord more ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 34

Monday, March 30 Ezekiel 37:7-147 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; pr...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 33

Sunday, March 29 Ezekiel 37:1-61 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 32

Saturday, March 28 John 9:39-4139 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind." 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains. "For J...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 31

Friday, March 27 John 9:28-3428 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." 30 The man answered, "Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinn...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 30

Thursday, March 26 John 9:1-131 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is com...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 29

Wednesday, March 25 Ephesians 5:1-141 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude jok...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 28

Tuesday, March 24 Psalm 231 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.3 He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.5 You ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 27

Monday, March 23 1 Samuel 16:6-136 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is before him." 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 8 Then Jesse calle...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 26

Sunday, March 22 1 Samuel 16:1-51 The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons." 2 And Samuel said, "How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me." And the Lord said, "Tak...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 25

Saturday, March 21 John 4:27-4227 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you seek?" or, "Why are you talking with her?" 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" 30 They went out of the ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 24

Friday, March 27 John 9:28-3428 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." 30 The man answered, "Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinn...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 23

Thursday, March 19 1 Romans 5:6-116 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous personthough perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, muc...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 22

Wednesday, March 18 Romans 5:1-51 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endura...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 21

Tuesday, March 17 Psalm 95:6-116 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.Today, if you hear his voice,8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,9 when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 20

Monday, March 16 Psalm 95:1-51 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also....

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 19

Sunday, March 15 Exodus 17:1-71 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 18

Saturday, March 14 John 3:9-169 Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 17

Friday, March 13 John 3:1-81 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him." 3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingd...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 16

Thursday, March 12 Romans 4:13-17 13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.16 ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 15

Wednesday, March 11 Romans 4:1-121 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness." 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 14

Tuesday, March 10 Psalm 33:12-21 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, *and blessed are the people he has chosen for himself to be his inheritance.13 The Lord looks down from heaven and beholds all the children of men; *from the habitation of his dwelling he considers all those who dwell on the earth.14 He fashions all the hearts of them *and understands all thei...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 13

Monday, March 9 Genesis 12:4-94 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they cam...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 12

Sunday, March 8 Genesis 12:1-31 Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the fam...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 11

Saturday, March 7 Matthew 4:1-111 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." 4 But he answered, "It is written,"'Man shall not live by bread alone, but b...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 10

Friday, March 6 Romans 5:18-2118 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grac...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 9

Thursday, March 5 Romans 5:12-1712 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 8

Wednesday, March 4 Psalm 51:7-127 You shall purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; * you shall wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.8 You shall make me hear of joy and gladness, *that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.9 Turn your face from my sins, * and blot out all my misdeeds.10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, * and renew a right spirit within me.1...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 7

Psalm 51:1-61 Have mercy upon me, O God, in your great goodness; * according to the multitude of your mercies wipe away my offences.2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness * and cleanse me from my sin.3 For I acknowledge my faults, *and my sin is ever before me.4 Against you only have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight, * so that you are justified in your sentence,...

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Journey to Jerusalem day 6

Monday, March 2 Genesis 2:25-3:725 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 5

Sunday, March 1 Genesis 2:4-9, 15-174 These are the generationsof the heavens and the earth when they were created,in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung upfor the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 4

Saturday, February 29 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-211 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.2 "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 3

Friday, February 28 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of Go...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 2

Thursday, February 27 Psalm 103:8-14 8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who ...

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Journey to Jerusalem Day 1

Ash Wednesday, February 26 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 1Blow a trumpet inZion; sound an alarm onmy holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, forthe day of theLordis coming; it is near, 2a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people; their like has ne...

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Journey to Jerusalem

Journey to Jerusalem Easter is on April 12th this year. Last year, it was on April 21st. In 2018, Easter was on April 1st. Confused? Here’s the deal. Christ's death and resurrection occurred at the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first Full Moon following the vernal equinox. This soon led different Christians to celebrate Easter on different...

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