OLD TESTAMENT Joshua 3:1–6
Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the camp and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” And Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on before the people.” So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.
EPISTLE Philippians 3:12–21
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained. Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself.
HOLY GOSPEL Matthew 3:13; 4:1–2
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry.
Holy Week Schedule:
PALM SUNDAY -- Sunday March 25th: 8:00 a.m. service with Communion; 9:15 a.m. Bible Study & 10:30 a.m. service with Communion
MAUNDY THURSDAY -- Thursday March 29th: 7:00 p.m. service with Communion
GOOD FRIDAY -- Friday March 30: 7:00 p.m. service (no communion)
EASTER SUNDAY -- -- Sunday April 1: 8:00 a.m. service with Communion, 9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast & 10:30 a.m. service with Communion
Even though the Wednesday (March 21st) Lenten Dinner and New Member Class has been canceled, we will still be holding the Wednesday mid-week Lenten service at 7:00 p.m.
The Complete Bible in a Year Readings - Text and audio versions
In case you didn't know it, Zion has assembled the complete "Bible in a Year" readings in one place. No scrolling through page-after-page, or trying to find the correct reading for the correct day. All of the readings are listed here in one place. This is the COMPLETE BIBLE IN A YEAR program -- every word of scripture. Don't be confused by it being listed as 2016 (in some places) -- the calendar years might change, but the Word of God does not.