This month’s Bible reading plan includes verses about Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is the true meaning of Easter, as well as verses about why Jesus chose to bear the cross in our place.
You can download a copy of the printable Bible reading plan by clicking the link below.
While I love the Christmas season, I love Easter even more. Knowing that Jesus loved me so much that He took the blame for my sins is so humbling.
I don’t deserve His gift of Love, but I am so thankful for it. I never want to forget the sacrifice He made for each of us.
The Bible verses I have chosen for this month are such great reminders of God’s love for us that was poured out through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
April Bible Reading Plan
Since January I have shared a Bible verse to my Facebook page in a new format, and the response has been great. It is exciting to have so many people being encouraged by Scripture each day. Be sure to follow me there so you don’t miss out.
While you can look up each of the passages listed on the printable I created, I thought it might be helpful to list the verses here as well. Most of the verses below are from the NIV version, but a few are from the NKJV. You can use whichever version you prefer.
Day 1: Luke 3:22 (NIV) and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Day 2: Luke 4:18 (NIV) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”
Day 3: Titus 3:5-6 (NIV) He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Day 4: John 6:47 (NKJV) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
Day 5: John 11:25 (NKJV) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
Day 6: Luke 9:23 (NIV) Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
Day 7: John 14:6 (NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Day 8: Matthew 16:21 (NIV) From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Day 9: Mark 11:8-9 (NIV) Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Day 10: Luke 24:46 (NIV) He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
Day 11: John 14:1-3 (NIV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Day 12: Luke 22:42 (NIV) “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
Day 13: Mark 14:22-24 (NIV) While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.
Day 14: Luke 23:44-46 (NIV) It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Day 15: Mark 15:46 (NIV) So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
Day 16: Luke 24:1-7 (NIV) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words.
Day 17: Romans 4:25 (NIV) He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Day 18: Job 19:25 (NIV) I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
Day 19: Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Day 20: 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NIV) And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
Day 21: 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Day 22: Colossians 3:1 (NIV) Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Day 23: 1 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV) By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
Day 24: Philippians 3:10 (NIV) I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
Day 25: Romans 6:9 (NIV) For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
Day 26: 1 Corinthians 15:22 (NIV) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
Day 27: Hebrews 9:28 (NIV) so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Day 28: Galatians 2:20 (NIV) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Day 29: 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 (NIV) The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Day 30: 1 John 2:25 (NIV) And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
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New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.