It is a common practice during the 40 days of Lent to be especially intentional about setting aside time for daily Scripture reading and reflection. This Lent reading plan walks through each of the four Gospels during the Lent season. What better way to prepare for Easter than to read the complete story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection?
You will notice Sundays are reserved for worship and rest.
The plan includes a basic method for reading Scripture based on observation, interpretation, application and prayer. The plan below will link directly to an online Bible, or you can follow along in your physical Bible. As much as possible, we warmly recommend discussing thoughts on what you’ve read with friends or family members.
Throughout this season of Lent, we will offer a church-wide prayer meeting, via zoom, every Thursday morning from 7-7:30am.
As you read, we invite you to consider at least one question from each category below. You could write out your answers, or perhaps discuss them with a friend or spouse.
Read the Passage:
Read the entire Bible passage for the day and select one verse or section to meditate on. Read through this selection at least two more times.
Observe the Passage: What is being said.
• Who is speaking? Who is this about? Who are the main characters?
• What is the main subject or event? What do you learn about the people, event, or teaching?
• When do / will the events occur?
• Where did this happen? Where was it said?
• Why is something being said or mentioned? Why would or will this happen? Why at that time and or to this person/people?
• How will it happen? How is it illustrated?
Interpret the Passage: What does it mean.
• What sinful, broken, or fallen condition is being addressed or corrected by the passage?
• What is the deeper sin beneath the behavior?
• What prompted the John to write this passage.
• What does this passage tell us about Jesus Christ and how he is the answer to the sin condition revealed?
Apply the Passage: Application to you & others.
How can your life be different today because of what you have read?
• Lessons to be learned
• Examples to be followed or avoided
• Promises to be claimed and enjoyed
• Character trait of God revealed
• Deeds to start, continue, or stop
Pray the passage:
Speak or ideally write out a prayer for yourself and others based on what you read today.
Another helpful way to quiet your mind and focus your heart during this season is music. Here is a link for a playlist that we have found helpful. You’ll notice that it’s quite long; we don’t recommend trying to listen to it all in one sitting, but rather take a few songs at a time. Bear in mind that the playlist includes liturgical elements put to music, as well as a host of songs that will thematically take us closer and closer to the triumph of Easter.
How can we pray for you or rejoice with you this season? Let us know with the button above!
|Day||Today’s Scripture Reading|
|Feb 17||Wednesday||Day 1||Matthew 1-3|
|Feb 18||Thursday||Day 2||Matthew 4-6|
|Feb 19||Friday||Day 3||Matthew 7-9|
|Feb 20||Saturday||Day 4||Matthew 10-Matthew 12|
|Feb 21||Sunday||Day 5||Rest day|
|Feb 22||Monday||Day 6||Matthew 13-Matthew 14|
|Feb 23||Tuesday||Day 7||Matthew 15-Matthew 16|
|Feb 24||Wednesday||Day 8||Matthew 17-Matthew 18|
|Feb 25||Thursday||Day 9||Matthew 19-Matthew 20|
|Feb 26||Friday||Day 10||Matthew 21-Matthew 22|
|Feb 27||Saturday||Day 11||Matthew 23-Matthew 24|
|Feb 28||Sunday||Day 12||Rest day|
|March 1||Monday||Day 13||Matthew 25-Matthew 26|
|March 2||Tuesday||Day 14||Matthew 27-Matthew 28|
|March 3||Wednesday||Day 15||Mark 1-Mark 3|
|March 4||Thursday||Day 16||Mark 4-Mark 6|
|March 5||Friday||Day 17||Mark 7-Mark 9|
|March 6||Saturday||Day 18||Mark 10-Mark 12|
|March 7||Sunday||Day 19||Rest day|
|March 8||Monday||Day 20||Mark 13-Mark 14|
|March 9||Tuesday||Day 21||Mark 15-Mark 16|
|March 10||Wednesday||Day 22||Luke 1-Luke 3|
|March 11||Thursday||Day 23||Luke 4-Luke 6|
|March 12||Friday||Day 24||Luke 7-Luke 9|
|March 13||Saturday||Day 25||Luke 10-Luke 12|
|March 14||Sunday||Day 26||Rest day|
|March 15||Monday||Day 27||Luke 13-Luke 14|
|March 16||Tuesday||Day 28||Luke 15-Luke 16|
|March 17||Wednesday||Day 29||Luke 17-Luke 18|
|March 18||Thursday||Day 30||Luke 19-Luke 20|
|March 19||Friday||Day 31||Luke 21-Luke 22|
|March 20||Saturday||Day 32||Luke 23-Luke 24|
|March 21||Sunday||Day 33||Rest day|
|March 22||Monday||Day 34||John 1-John 2|
|March 23||Tuesday||Day 35||John 3-John 4|
|March 24||Wednesday||Day 36||John 5-John 6|
|March 25||Thursday||Day 37||John 7-John 8|
|March 26||Friday||Day 38||John 9-John 10|
|March 27||Saturday||Day 39||John 11-John 12|
|March 28||Sunday||Day 40||Rest day|
|March 29||Monday||Day 41||John 13-John 14|
|March 30||Tuesday||Day 42||John 15-John 16|
|March 31||Wednesday||Day 43||John 17-John 18|
|April 1||Thursday||Day 44||John 19-John 20|
|April 2||Friday||Day 45||John 21|
|April 3||Saturday||Day 46||1 Corinthians 15|
|April 4||Sunday||Day 47||It’s Easter!|