Each year, a vast number of people around the world highly anticipate Holy Week, for varying reasons. The event meant to remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is also now greatly associated with painted eggs, bunnies, and thoughts of out-of-town trips due to the long break from school or work. But what’s really Holy about this week? For followers of Christ, this week is a beautiful glimpse into the depth of God’s love, the consequence of sin, and the saving work of Christ. May this week truly be holy as we reflect on Jesus and use it as an opportunity to grow deeper in our faith and share His love with others.
If you’re looking to spend more time in Scripture this week, here are guide questions and passages you can go through.
Holy Week Devotions
Jesus called out religious leaders for their hypocrisy and a religion that was all for show.
Is your display of faith for God’s glory, or for yours?
Scripture reading: Matthew 23:1-12
Despite knowing they would desert him, Jesus humbly washed the feet of his disciples.
Is pride keeping you from loving like Christ?
Scripture reading: John 13:1-17
Jesus went through intense shame, suffering, and pain on the cross – and even on the way to it.
Do you question God’s love when you go through trials?
Scripture reading: Matthew 20:18-19; Matthew 26:36-39
Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
What worldly pleasures are you exchanging Jesus for?
Scripture reading: John 13:18-30; Matthew 26:14-16
We are saved from sin by the finished work of Christ on the cross. He paid it all!
Are you trying to earn your salvation through your good works?
Scripture reading: John 19:28-30; Romans 3:9-20
Christ’s horrific death shows the penalty of sinning against a holy God.
Do you see your sin in the same way that God does?
Scripture reading: Matthew 27:45-51; Romans 3:23-24
The resurrection proves that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
Is this the Jesus you worship or do you have your own version?
Scripture reading: Matthew 28:1-10; Romans 5:6-11
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