By Pastor Bruce K. Oyen, First Baptist Church, Spearfish, SD
SOME OF THE RICHEST BIBLE READING WE CAN DO is to read those portions of the New Testament that speak about Christmas (also known as the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ), Palm Sunday ( also known as the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem), and the events leading up to the Lord’s death and resurrection (also known as Holy Week, and which includes Palm Sunday).
These last-mentioned events include his betrayal by Judas Iscariot, his rigged trial which resulted in his crucifix…ion, his burial in a donated grave, his resurrection and its proofs, and his ascension into heaven in the presence of witnesses.
The events of Lord’s birth are found in the 1st and 2nd chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The events of Palm Sunday are found in the 21st chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, the 11th chapter of Mark’s Gospel, the 19th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, and the 12th chapter of John’s Gospel.
The events of the Lord’s death, resurrection, and ascension are found in the 26th, 27th, and 28th chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, the 14th, 15th, and 16th chapters of Mark’s Gospel, the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th chapters of Luke’s Gospel, and the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st chapters of John’s Gospel.
If you want to do some rich Bible reading on these subjects, now you know where to find it in the Bible’s New Testament.