Hello Through the Word family!
Holy Week Audio Plan
Friends, we are entering into Holy Week – starting this Sunday with Palm Sunday, and moving through the week to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. For some of you, those days are full of tradition and church memories. For others, those may have just been boring church words in the past. But for a lot of people and in a lot of ways, this year is different. We’ve all been through, well, a lot.
Looking back nearly 2,000 years, the original Holy Week was a big one. The stories of this one week occupy more than 30 chapters of Scripture–that’s more than a third of the gospels’ record–covering one week. Sunday to Sunday. This is big. Biblically big.
So as we enter into Holy Week together, we’re doing something here as the Through the Word family that is both different–and tradition. Different, because we’re different. How can you be the same after the year we just had? Tradition. because every year at Through the Word we all begin with Palm Sunday, and we follow Jesus in the Bible story together, day by day, to death and back again. The daily audio is just like the audio guides you’re used to on the app, but this time, each day follows Jesus’ day in Holy Week.
You can join us for that in two ways. First on the app–just go to the Browse page and find the Holy Week plan under New and Updated. Or you can join us on social media, where we’ll be posting the daily audio for you to listen and share.
I hope you can join us. You know, it’s been so heartwarming to hear stories form so many families and friends who are separated by the pandemic, who are following the same plans together on Through the Word from a distance. If you’ve been thinking about doing something like that, this is the perfect time. Invite them to join you for one week and take that journey together. And you can now send your friends a text with a direct link to the audio–just swipe left on the chapter you want to share. Text sharing works great–and social media sharing will be coming soon.
Big thank you for all the prayers and support after my last update. My family recovered from COVID, as did the others on our team. It was rough, but we are healthy again, though my dear Andrea doesn’t have all her smell back yet. Thanks for praying for us, and we continue to pray for you.