Easter Bible Verses to Show the Fulfilled Prophecy

Easter Prophecy Fulfilled - Bible Verses to read at Easter

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I love to read Easter Bible verses in this season each year. It’s a lot like how I love reading the Christmas story leading up to Christmas. This is one of the best ways I can prepare my mind and heart for the reason of the celebration.

Below, you’ll find a free download to a new 14-day Easter Bible reading plan. Be sure to scroll down and check for that. This plan is unlike most Easter reading plans because it focuses on the prophecy Jesus fulfilled during His life on earth. And it includes all the verses of the Easter story we will read together.

Easter Prophecy Fulfilled  - Bible Verses to read at Easter

Easter Bible Verses to Show Fulfilled Prophecy

This Easter Bible reading plan is one I’m super excited about. It shows the original prophecy from the Old Testament, and the New Testament verses showing that Jesus fulfilled it.

This year, I wanted to link the prophecy and fulfillment. I believe reading it this way will help me to be in awe of all the prophecy Jesus fulfilled in His life, especially at Easter. This reading plan doesn’t include every prophecy, of course, but major ones. And it certainly includes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. I hope you will enjoy reading of the fulfilled prophecy as well.

What is this Easter Reading Plan About?

This Bible reading plan will contain an Old Testament passage and New Testament passage each day for 14 days. This is so we can see the connection from the prophets of the Old Testament to the life of Jesus recorded in the New Testament.

For 2024 specifically, we will start this plan on Sunday, March 17. We will read each day through Good Friday, which is Friday, March 29. We won’t have a reading Saturday, March 30. Then we will finish the plan the following day on Easter Sunday.

What Will We Be Reading?

Let’s walk through some examples of what we will be reading.

Before we get into the Easter Bible verses, we will have a couple days to remind us of some things. First, that John the Baptist was prophesied to precede Jesus. We will read of how the Messiah came about. And how Jesus’ mother Mary was a virgin who carried and gave birth to the Son of God miraculously.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

It may feel a bit like we are preparing for Christmas with these verses. But the reason we celebrate Easter is only possible because of Christ’s birth that we celebrate at Christmas. So it’s of first importance to remind ourselves of that.

Jesus' Mother Mary

Fulfilled Prophesy of The Life of Jesus Christ

After a couple day of what feels more like the fulfillment of Christmas-time prophesy, we will start into the story of Jesus as an adult. It’s important to remember that Jesus of Nazareth is who He says He is. We will be reminded that Jesus started His ministry as a young man in Galilee. That was original prophecy from the book of Isaiah. Then Jesus performing miracles was also prophecy, and we will read about that being fulfilled.

We will also remember that Jesus was a spotless sacrifice on our behalf. And we will recall that He was sent to earth on a mission to set us free from our sin. That was all prophecy too.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners.

Isaiah 61:1

The Beginning of the Easter Bible Verses

We will begin our Easter scriptures with a reminder from Isaiah that Jesus would be despised and rejected. Then we will will see how that was fulfilled in the book of Luke. Exodus and 1 Corinthians will show us that Jesus was the prophesied spotless Passover lamb.

We will see Jesus make His triumphant entry while riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
    Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
    righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9

We will be reminded that Jesus’ blood would atone for our sins. And that He would create a new covenant with His disciples and with us today through what He shared at the Last Supper.

Then we will read about how people plotted to kill Jesus, and how He would be betrayed for a thirty pieces of silver. And after all this, Jesus would be silent among His accusers. All of this was originally prophecy. So we will remind ourselves of that while reading the Old Testament passages each day as well.

Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding a donkey

Easter Verses about The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

On Good Friday this year, we will read of the death of Jesus. We will read of Jesus being stripped and beaten, clothed in a scarlet robe, and tortured with the crown of thorns. And we will remember the flogging and mocking, the cross, and the centurion. We will recall the great earthquake and the curtain of the temple being torn in two.

From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

Matthew 27:46

Bible Verses about Jesus’ Burial

We will read of Joseph of Arimathea, a rich man who wrapped the body of the Lord Jesus in a clean linen cloth and put him in the tomb for burial. And then we will read some verses that I just think are captivating and can go unnoticed more easily:

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the high priest and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

Matthew 27:62-64

What I think is most interesting about these words is that the Jewish leaders, chief priests, and teachers of the law actually made the case for Jesus’ resurrection stronger by requiring the tomb be kept secure. And Jesus still rose from the dead! Isn’t reading God’s story for us in scripture amazing?

Chief priests and the Pharisees

Easter Bible Verses About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Ultimately, we will read of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Of course! What is Easter without reading about the risen Savior who made a way for us to be reunited with the Father and be offered eternal life?

“Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?

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.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

We will read of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary. We will recall how they were there to discover the empty tomb on the first day of the week. We’ll read verses that tell of the violent earthquake and the angel of the Lord appearing to them in a bright white robe. How the angel would roll back the stone at the entrance of the tomb to show Christ Jesus wasn’t there. (Remember both of them had been there when Joseph of Arimathea had buried him just the other day. They knew firsthand Jesus’ body had been in there.) By the great power of God, Christ was raised from the dead.

Easter Bible Verses - Jesus walking out of the tomb

The Miracle of Easter

It’s a miracle. A true miracle! What great grace and great mercy the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us by sending His own son for the forgiveness of sins. And He came willingly. The Son of Man truly did come to seek and save the lost. He is literally our living hope, friend. Through His death, burial, and the power of His resurrection, He defeated death. Now anyone who believes can call on the name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. I can’t think of anything better to celebrate!

Will you read all about Him with me this Easter? Below is your opportunity to download this free Bible reading plan printable. I would love for you to join me!


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