I am excited about Holy Week, a week where we at HCBC will turn our attention to that monumental week in Jesus’ life where His earthly ministry comes to full fruition. At HCBC, we are offering several opportunities to help you and your family fix your eyes on Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
For starters, here are some resources that you can use with your family between Palm Sunday and Easter. All of these are from the wonderful ministry of Desiring God. I’ve provided links below along with helpful descriptions from Desiring God about each resource.
This free devotional begins on Palm Sunday, ends on Easter Sunday, and aims to focus our attention on Jesus as he displays his love to the uttermost (John 13:1). These meditations on the self-giving love of Christ are all excerpted from the preaching and writing ministry of John Piper.
Five Helps for Your Holy Week- This link features five of Desiring God’s best articles related to the Easter season. Topics include a “Theology of Resurrection”, “Was Jesus Really Crucified?”, and 8 reasons why the Resurrection of Jesus is an historically reliable fact.
For this free devotional, Desiring God has assembled a team of eleven pastors and scholars to walk us through Holy Week as we walk together with our Lord. This collection of short meditations includes readings for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
Tony Reinke prepares us for Holy Week in his brief article highlighting John 12:27-33
The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is not intrinsically holy, except that all time is holy, since it belongs to God. But we can make it holy by setting it apart for sacred focus. This link gives you the Scriptures from the 4 gospels that record Jesus’ final hours. Consider using these Scriptures to supplement your daily time in the Scriptures this week.
In addition to these resources, Pastor Steve and I are excited that Holy Week will feature 4 worship services that will draw our attention to the mighty work of Jesus through His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. Here’s our Holy Week worship calendar.
•March 20th– Palm Sunday Service, 10:45am
•March 24th– Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00pm
•March 25th– Good Friday Service, 7:00pm
•March 27th– Resurrection Sunday Service (Easter) followed by a Fellowship Meal, 10:45am
I look forward to celebrating the Savior with you in the days to come!
Grace and Peace,