Word Sharpeners Week – March 21, 2016

Jesus Christ crown of thorns and nailWord Sharpener News: Holy Week started yesterday with Palm Sunday and runs through next Sunday, Resurrection Day or Easter as it is commonly called. Here are some of the things we can celebrate this week in the life of Jesus.

Monday: This is the day Jesus cleared the temple. Matthew 21:12–22, Mark 11:15–19, Luke 19:45-48

Tuesday: After challenging the Pharisees, Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives with His disciples and taught them about faith. Matthew 21:23–24:51, Mark 11:20–13:37, Luke 20:1–21:36, and John 12:20–38

Spy or Silent Wednesday: Jesus and His disciples rested in Bethany, probably with Lazarus’ family. Meanwhile Judas negotiated with religious leaders for a price to betray Jesus. Luke 21:37 – 22:6, Zechariah 11:12;  Lazarus being raised from the dead – John 11:1-57

Maundy Thursday: Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples in the Last Supper where He instructed them in Communion and washing each other’s feet. Then they went to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in anguish and was betrayed by Judas. Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, and John 13:1-38

Good Friday: Jesus was tried, beaten, and crucified for our sins. Afterwards He was buried in a borrowed tomb. Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 50:6, Psalm 22:1-5, Psalm 69:21

Saturday: Jesus spent Saturday in the borrowed tomb. Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56, and John 19:40

Easter or Resurrection Sunday: He is Risen. He is Risen indeed. Matthew 28:1-13, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-49, and John 20:1-23, Matthew 16:21, John 2:19, Matthew 17:22,23, 20:17-1, 26:32, John 10:17,18, Romans 10:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:14

 

 

Quote of the Week: Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. —Ravi Zacharias

Verse of the Week: Luke 24:1-7 (NIV)  On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”
Video of the Week: Forever by Kari Jobe

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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