Holy Week recalls the events of our Lord’s suffering and death. We recall his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, his giving of the commandments on Maundy Thursday, his crucifixion and burial on Good Friday, and the solemn vigil of Saturday night before Easter Sunday. TODAY’S THEME The One Pierced for Our Transgression, Isaiah 52.13-53.12 Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s graphic depiction of Yahweh’s Suffering Servant. Indeed, he was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, and well acquainted with grief. Still, by his sufferings under Pontius Pilate and death on the Cross, he bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. While it appeared he was a stricken person, smitten by God, he was wounded for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities. His chastisement brought us peace and with his stripes we are healed. His death on the Cross was God’s rescue and restoration of all of Adam’s fallen race, and defeat of the power of death, hell, and the grave.
Daily Devotional Guide
Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who for our redemption willedst to be born and circumcised, and rejected by the Jews, betrayed with a kiss by Judas, seized, bound, and led in bonds to Annas, Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate, and before them to be mocked, smitten with palm and fist, with the scourge and the reed; to have Thy face covered and defiled with spitting; to be crowned with thorns, accused by false witnesses, condemned, and as an innocent Lamb to