Passion Week 2017

Passion WeekFrom Denver Seminary’s president, Dr. Mark Young.

Let’s make Passion Week a meaningful time of reflection and prayer that takes us deeply into the suffering of our Lord and the glory of His victory over sin and death. To do that, I invite you to join me in a guided reading from passages found in chapters 12-20 of John’s Gospel.

  1. Set aside time each day to carefully read and reflect on the passages listed below.
  2. Imagine yourself in each scene that John describes.
  3. Think about the people who were present in the scene and reflect on the significance of the highlighted statement to each of them.
  4. Ask yourself: How does that statement impact my life today?

Sunday, April 9
John 12: 12-19
“Look how the whole world has gone after him.”

Monday, April 10
John 12: 20-36
“Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”

Tuesday, April 11
John 12:37-43
“For they loved human praise more than praise from God.”

Wednesday, April 12
John 12:44-50
“Whoever believes in me . . . believes in the one who sent me.”

Thursday, April 13
John 13:1-17
“Having loved his own . . . he loved them to the end.”

Friday, April 14
John 19: 16-37
“It is finished.”

Saturday, April 15
John 19:38-42
“. . . they laid Jesus there.”

Sunday, April 16
John 20:1-18
“I have seen the Lord!”

There is no greater truth for the Christian than the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. John Piper sums it up well, “The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.” Amen!

Mark Young
President, Denver Seminary