Lagniappe: How to Make the Most of Easter

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Easter. Some call this week “Holy Week” and so it is. Something holy is “set apart” and devoted to God.

This week is truly unique, and I hope that the exercise below will get you ready for a “holy week”. Please read the passages in Mark and do the suggested activities. This plan will help you make the most of Easter.

  • Sunday: Read Mark 11:1-11– the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
    Join with your fellow believers in worship and praise. Join a Connect Group.
  • Monday: Read Mark 11:12-19 – the cleansing of the Temple.
    Ask God to show you who you should invite to Easter services with you. You might say, “I know you’ve been wanting to attend church sometime – this is the best time to do so. We’ll sit together and I’ll take care of you and show you what to do.”
  • Tuesday: Read Mark 11:20-13:37 – teaching in the Temple, including the events to come.
  • Wednesday: Read March 14:1-11 – the events which occurred in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper.
  • Thursday: Read Mark 14:12-72 – the Last Supper and the prayer and arrest in the garden.
    Attend Maundy Thursday services and join with other believers for the Lord’s Supper.
  • Friday: Read Mark 15 and reflect on the events of the crucifixion.
    Around 3:00PM take some time to pray on your knees about the “Good” gift of God.
  • Saturday: Reflect on the death of Christ and think of how sad and hopeless this day would be without the resurrection.
    Make your plans for Easter worship by putting out your clothes for worship and getting ready to celebrate with the family of God.
    Join us for Saturday worship at 6:00PM – especially if you have something that keeps you from Easter Sunday attendance.
  • Sunday: Read Mark 16:1-20 Join your church family in worship and celebration!