Last Day of Holy Week Devotional Study:Holy Day 8 – Easter Sunday
The Lesson: The cross and victory of the resurrection
24 But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Manmust be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”
8 Then they remembered that he had said this.
JESUS AROSE FROM THE GRAVE! HE IS ALIVE! AMEN! Not just 2000 years ago but He lives today. The grave can’t hold our Lord. He fulfilled His purpose, His destiny. He was obedient to the will of God, His Father and died on the cross and rose again and now, we can live, too. All we have to do is confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you are saved, “born again” in Christ Jesus.
This is the free Gift of salvation. Then, your next step is to work toward becoming a disciple of Jesus. Let Him truly be the Lord of your life. Grow close to Jesus, become intimate with Him and an imitator of Him. “Why?” you ask. Because Jesus gave us this command right before he ascended into Heaven.
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Jesus with all authority, commanded us to go and make others disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He told us to teach these new disciples to obey all the commands given to you and that He is with us always to the end of the age.
Yes. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice of God for us. Christ arrives right when it is supposed to happen and doesn’t wait for us to get ready because we were far too weak and rebellious to “get ready.” God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son as the Sacrificial Lamb of God for us while we were of no use and still sinners.
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
- Jesus submitted Himself to His Father’s will and the cross for us.
- Jesus fulfilled His purpose and His destiny.
- Jesus died on the cross, but arose 3 days later and is ALIVE!
- Jesus conquered sin and death for us so we can be saved and born again.
- Jesus is as alive today as He was 2000 years ago.
- Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus also commanded us to teach others His commands.
Tonight, just write about what Holy Week has meant to you. What have you learned about Holy Week? Thank God and Jesus for the sacrifice they made for you. Read John 3:16 in your Bible. or on Bible Gateway.
Faith Confession (Repeat this if willing)
I was a sinner but now I am saved, a born-again believer in Christ Jesus.
I thank you for your sacrifice through Jesus Christ, Your son on the cross and His resurrection. Thank You for my growth in my prayer life this Holy Week and through the Prayermate App. Thank You for sharing this truly holy and sacred journey. Bless You, Jesus, for being the Lamb of God that took away the sins of the world. Thank You, that you are alive today and can teach us through the Holy Spirit and Your Words in the Bible. May we all celebrate Easter Sunday, Lord, and that we serve a living savior. Again, I also ask You, Lord, to be with the city of Brussels and those who died and were injured and their families and friends. Protect the city Father. Amen.
***TONIGHT IS THE LAST HOLY WEEK LESSON. THERE WILL BE A SHORT BREAK AND WE START A NEW LESSON ON END TIMES PROPHESY ON APRIL 4TH. PLEASE JOIN US. IT SHOULD BE INFORMATIVE AND EXCITING.***
Celebrate Christ’s GIFT to you,
The Holy Week Devotional. our Devotional and Study Resource is Authored by Pastor Leisa Wilkins, Assoc. Pastor, Katy, TX and Founder of Encouragement in the Word Ministries. The devotional is available on Kindle at Amazon.com.