Monday, April 14, 2014

For the week leading up to Easter.....

Those who attend church know the significance of this weekend.... Our Savior was crucified on Good Friday and was resurrected on the 3rd day which is now known as Easter Sunday.

Many Christian sects have different opinions of how or why this all came about but the fact remains straight from the New Testament itself that this did happen and we need to remember with reverence what our Lord did for us in order to return to our Father In Heaven....

So to mark this Easter week--I am posting what happened each day leading up to our blessed Easter holiday:

Sunday before (April 13, 2014)

The Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem:

                                                                 Matthew 21: 1-11

 Monday before:
Second cleansing of the temple

Matthew 21:12-16  Mark 11:15-18

Also  Cursing of the barren Fig Trees
Matthew 21: 18-20

Tuesday before:
Last day of the Lord's public ministry

 Matthew 22

Judas Iscariot plots against the Savior

Matthew 26:14-16

Wednesday before--No record of what he did that day....

Thursday before: 
Last Supper.....
 Jesus washes the Apostle's feet, introduces the Sacrament and goes to the Garden of Gethsemane
John 13:4-17
Mark 14: 20-25
Luke 22: 40-46

Trial and Crucifixion....

 Saturday---not resurrected yet

 Sunday: Jesus is Resurrected....

We should remember Him and His Sacrifice........


First Presidency Easter Message
Jesus Christ was the promised Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Son of the living God. He was with His Father before He came to earth in mortality, the Creator of the earth upon which we stand.
In His mortal ministry He walked the dusty roads of Palestine, healed the sick, raised the dead, taught His gospel, gave His life on Calvary’s hill, and rose on the third day, a perfected, resurrected being, breaking the bands of death for us all, thus becoming “the first fruits of them that slept.”
The Savior paid the price for all of our sins. The prophet Isaiah saw the gift beyond the price of the Atonement of Jesus Christ:
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5).
We testify that Jesus Christ was resurrected and that He lives today as our Savior and Redeemer.
The First Presidency
President Thomas S. Monson
President Henry B. Eyring
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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