Here is some reading material for the Easter week-end.
As we approach the most important event on the Christian calendar, it is good to read again the key texts that unfold the story.
But first, the following are three previously published articles of mine that you might like to read in preparation:
The Jewish day started at sundown on the previous day, so the original ‘Good Friday’ started at 6 pm on the Thursday. Here are some scriptures regarding what happened that night:
Friday is when Jesus was mocked, flogged, and nailed to a cross. The final ordeal stated at 9 am and lasted until 3 pm when He gave up His spirit. Here are some scriptures covering this fateful period.
On Saturday Jesus’ body lay in the tomb, but in the spiritual realm He was conducting Satan’s court-martial and expelling him from heaven.
On Sunday, just before dawn, the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, left His burial wrapping behind, and walked out into the garden. Here are the scriptures that give this account: