Calendar, Easter, Jesus Christ

Preparing for Easter

Resources to help you proactively remembers Jesus Christ’s cross-work and celebrating His resurrection and exaltation.

I’m including many excellent resources, don’t feel overwhelmed—pick one and use it to prepare your mind, heart and soul for an encounter with God, to overflow with thanksgiving and develop greater anticipated certainty (hope). Within each section they are listed from simple to more complex (or longer).

Overview and purpose of Lent

http://blogs.bible.org/engage/sandra_glahn/lent_101_five_suggestions
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/what-christians-get-wrong-about-lent

Reading plans

http://blog.youversion.com/2015/02/6-bible-plans-to-help-you-connect-during-lent/
http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1789/collects_epistles_gospels_1789&1892.htm

Simple outline with Scripture of the final week

Final Week of Jesus

Chronology
Triumphal Entry
The date of the crucifixion

Books

The Final Days of Jesus: The Most important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, by Andreas Kostenberger and Justin Taylor

An outline of the final week from The Final Days of Jesus (This is from the book listed above for those who need something shorter.)
40 Day reading guide The Final Days of Jesus

For those who learn better “seeing,” you can also see a series of short video post

http://stevekilgore.com/2479/preparing-for-easter/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/12/holy-week-day-1-palm-sunday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/13/holy-week-day-2-monday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/14/holy-week-day-3-tuesday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/15/holy-week-day-4-wednesday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/16/holy-week-day-5-thursday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/17/holy-week-day-6-friday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/18/holy-week-day-7-saturday/

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/04/19/holy-week-day-8-sunday/

Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Russ Ramsey

If the book is too much, here is a study guide from the book that will help you see the whole life of Jesus

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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