As we enter Holy Week—that sacred span from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday—here is a day-by-day breakdown of what Scripture tells us happened on each day. Use this guide to lead you through Scripture reading this week. Palm Sunday (For a full account of...

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Monday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 21:12–22, Mark 11:12–19, Luke 19:45–48.) If Jerusalem was a beehive, with his triumphal entry Jesus had hit it with a stick. You could hear the buzz grow as the anger within got organ...

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Tuesday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 21:23–26:5, Mark 11:27–14:2, Luke 20:1–22:2, John 12:37–50.) If Monday’s arrival in the temple was an all-inclusive, living parable of cleansing God’s house, Tuesday’s entran...

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Wednesday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 26:6–16, Mark 14:3–11, Luke 22:3–6.) The past several days have been a rush of tension and anger for Jesus’s opponents—and of unflinching resolve for Jesus. Words have been his...

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Thursday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12–72, Luke 22:7–71, John 13:1–18:27.) The Thursday prior to Jesus’s crucifixion fills many pages in Scripture. It begins with John and Peter securing the uppe...

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Good Friday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 27:1–61, Mark 15:1–47, Luke 23:1–56, John 18:28–19:42.) On Thursday night in Gethsemane, Jesus was arrested—betrayed by one of his disciples and abandoned by the others. The ...

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Saturday—The Forgotten Day (For a full account of the events of this day as found in the Gospels, see Matthew 27:62–66.) Less is written about the Saturday following Jesus’s crucifixion than any other in the scope of this week. Yet what makes it uni...

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Resurrection Sunday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 28:1–20, Mark 16:1–8, Luke 24:1–53, John 20:1–21:25.) Early Sunday morning, some of Jesus’s friends set out for his grave to anoint the body of their friend and teach...

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