Readings for Passover 2019

Top Image Easter ReadingsHere 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:

General Readings

The Real Meaning of Easter 

The Great Victory  

Passover and the Last Supper 

Daily Readings

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:

Thursday evening

Matthew 26:17-56
Mark 14:12-52
Luke 22: 7-51
John 13:1 – 18:13
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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.


Matthew 26:57 – 27:66
Mark 14:53 – 15:47
Luke 22:52 – 23:53
John 18:14 – 19:42
1 Corinthians 15:3-4


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.

Colossians 2:13-15

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:


Matthew 28:2-20
Mark 16:1-20
Luke 24:1-53
John 20:1 – 21:24
1 Corinthians 15:5-8

Be blessed this Passover-time, be a blessing to others, and bless the Lord with your worship and devotion.

Christopher Peppler

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My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

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