As Filipinos, celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every year is culturally ingrained in us. Holy Week has become a tradition for most, if not all, of us as it affects what we eat, how we act, and what we say for about a week or so. Even though most of us know the why in our minds, we tend to miss upholding the why in our hearts.
From March 28 to April 4, let us reflect on and dive deep into the passion of Jesus Christ, the reason for our salvation, and see what it means for us today. The monumental event that happened more than 2,000 years ago is not just a historical fact; it can and will change the way we live and bring us back to our original purpose in God. More than a time to mourn or reflect, we can celebrate because we know that through Jesus’ sacrifice, we can experience His love, healing, glory, and victory in our lives.
We have provided devotional materials for you to use as you observe the Holy Week in your homes safely. You may download them here:
We hope and pray that as we reflect on the finished work of Christ and His mission for us, we can be salt and light to others and bring God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
In many contexts, Holy Week is traditionally a time for reflection on the suffering, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. And in this season where most of the world is reeling from a pandemic, as believers, we can take this time to be in God’s word like never before.
We have prepared a four-day devotional to help you understand and appreciate Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection. The English and Filipino versions of the devotional are available in the links below and the Resources tab on the Victory app.
Holy Week Devotional
We also encourage you to read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Let’s come before God and focus on His unchanging character and promises amidst the news and noise.
We pray that this will be a time where we will find new hope in Christ for our lives, our families, our communities, and our nation.
Our new series, “Forward,” will take us through nine key qualities of a growing, fruitful disciple. As we aspire to a greater, more exciting walk with Jesus, we can take active steps towards growing deeper in our relationship with Him.
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
– 1 Peter 2:2,3
We know that our relationship with God grows and becomes deeper and more meaningful when we go deeper into the Word. To challenge us to develop that discipline and desire to read God’s Word, we invite everyone to participate in our 21-Day Bible Reading Challenge!
Join us and commit to going deeper in the Word every day for the next three weeks! You will be asked to do the following:
- Set a time and place to read the Bible every day.
- Commit to using our Reading Plan, based on Psalm 119.
- Use a notebook and pen (or your preferred device and software) to record insights.
- Practice S.O.A.P.:
- Scripture—Read a portion of Scripture slowly and thoughtfully.
- Observation—Reflect on the Word. What does the Word say about God and the people in the passage?
- Application—Apply the Word. Does it reveal an attitude to change, a sin to forsake, a specific promise to claim, an
- example to follow, a command to obey? What did you learn from this passage, and how will you apply it in your life?
- Prayer—Respond to the Word in prayer.
If you are part of any of our 18 Metro Manila congregations, you may pick up a booklet after any of our worship services, or follow our daily posts on social media. If you want to share your insights or revelations online, please use the official hashtag #StayHungry.
Journey with us on this Holy Week as we reflect on and tell others about what Jesus did for us on the cross! Download our free four-day devotional entitled, “The Greatest Act”. Together, let’s discover what it means to live a life of freedom through Jesus’ death and resurrection!
We encourage you to use this devotional from March 24 to 27. It may be used for personal reflection or group discussion with your families, friends, and loved ones.
Click on this link to download the devotional.
May you and your families have a blessed and restful Holy Week. See you at all our weekend services!
In line with our “Biyaheng Semana Santa” series, you can now download a four-day devotional for the Holy Week. This material is meant to be used from April 2-5, and includes guide questions for personal reflection or group discussion. Since the Holy Week is a great opportunity to reflect and tell others about what Jesus did for us on the cross, we invite you to journey with us through daily devotionals. Together, let’s discover what it means to live a life of freedom through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Click on this link to download the devotional. May you and your families have a blessed and restful Holy Week!