April 2023 Bible readings
Here are the April 2023 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church. Please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.
After Palm Sunday we are into Easter – with the Gospel readings covering stories of the death of Jesus, the resurrection and what happened in the weeks to follow. The passages in Acts look at the early days of Christ’s followers. And those from 1 Peter are written about a period some time later to believers scattered in various countries who are encountering persecution.
- April 2nd – Palm Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 27:11-54
- April 9th – Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10;
- April 16th – 2nd of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31;
- April 23rd – 3rd of Easter: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35;
- April 30th – 4th of Easter: Acts 2: 42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10;
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Amongst the April 2023 Bible Readings we have this one from Matthew 28…
With fear and great joy
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.”
So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”