Holy Week Devotional Booklet

The King and His Kingdom The Message of Matthew

Saturday, April 16

Verse of the Day – Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”

Quick Read Matthew 27:62-66

Full Read The Sabbath Rest and the Securing of the Tomb : Matthew 27:62-66, Luke 23:56 Consider 1. After reading the Matthew passage, why do you suppose the chief priests and Pharisees were so concerned?

2. Is there something to be learned from the women who continued to observe the Sabbath this day?

3. Consider the somber tone that this day must have taken on with Jesus’s followers. Of course, we know what is to come tomorrow, so we have peace and joy! However, spend a few moments considering your life without Jesus.

4. How does the reality of the Resurrection that was to come change your life today?

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