PREPARATION READINGS FOR SUNDAY 5/16

Note: This Sunday we will be learning from the Easter Morning account in the Gospel of John.

WEDNESDAY           Read Isaiah 9:1-7

Note: This, of course, is a prophecy concerning the Messiah/Savior to come. Look again at verse 7. How do the words of verse 7 imply that the Savior would be resurrected?

NOTE: WE ARE STUDYING ISAIAH 9 —THIS COMING SUNDAY—AT 9:30 IN THE SANCTUARY. PLEASE JOIN US!

THURSDAY               Read John 2:12-22

Note: This is the first of two temple cleansings in the Gospels. Note how Jesus’ response is an allusion to His coming death AND resurrection.

FRIDAY                      Read John 20:1-18

Note: This is our Gospel for this coming Sunday. Read a couple times. From your familiarity with the accounts of Easter in the Synoptic Gospels (Matt, Mk, Luke) jot down anything that you think is UNIQUE in John’s account.

SATURDAY               Read John 20:24-31

Note: This is, essentially, the climatic point in John’s Gospel. ONLY John relates the story of Doubting Thomas and it certainly fits John’s great emphasis on the need for each individual to believe and have faith in Christ. Note also VS 31.