“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely, he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:3-5, ESV).
We are heading into the Passion Week – a time to reflect and prepare our hearts for Easter weekend. As pastors we would encourage you to read the suggested daily Scripture passages; take some time to ponder and meditate on each of the biblical texts. May we all be reminded of the price paid for our redemption
- Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-38, John 12:12-19
- Monday: Matthew 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34
- Tuesday: Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46
- Wednesday: Matthew 21:18-26:16, Mark 11:11-14:11, Luke 20:1-22:6
- Thursday: Matthew 26:17-75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, John 13:1-18:27
- Friday: Matthew 27:1-61, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:66-23:55, John 18:28-19:42
- Saturday: Matthew 27:62-66, Luke 23:50-56
- Sunday: Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-29
“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:21-26, ESV)
Blessings on the week ahead…may the peace and grace of Christ flood your hearts and minds!
The BCF Pastorial Team (George, Ron, Zac)