Lent: 40 days with Jesus - Bible Reading Plan

Lent: 40 days with Jesusimage

Come close to Christ this Lenten season. This Bible reading plan is 46 days in length with six Sundays set aside for rest. Each day pulls Scripture from the four Gospels, focusing on Jesus' life, death, burial, and resurrection in chronological order. This is the perfect plan to prepare spiritually for the most significant Christian holiday of the year.


Day 1: Christ Comes to Us

John 1:1-18

Day 2: The Boy Jesus at the Temple

Luke 2:41-52

Day 3: John Baptizes Jesus

Mark 1:1-8

John 1:29-34

Day 4: The Temptation of Jesus

Matthew 4:1-11

Day 5: The First Disciples

John 1:35-50

Day 6: Jesus' First Miracle

John 2:1-12

Day 7: Jesus Meets with Nicodemus

John 3:1-17

Day 8: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

John 4:4-29

Day 9: The Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5:1-16

Day 10: Jesus Teaches on Anger, Adultery, & Divorce

Matthew 5:21-32

Day 11: Jesus Teaches About Loving Your Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48

Day 12: Jesus Teaches in Parables and Calms a Storm

Mark 4:26-41

Day 13: Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man

Mark 5:1-20

Day 14: Jesus Heals Many People

John 5:1-15

Luke 4:38-41

Day 15: Jesus Rejected and Deserted

Mark 6:1-6

John 6:60-71

Day 16: Jesus Feeds the 5,000

John 6:1-14

Day 17: Jesus Heals in Response to Faith

Luke 8:40-56

Day 18: Jesus Teaches About the Heart

Mark 7:1-23

Day 19: The Transfiguration

Mark 9:2-13

Day 20: Jesus Causes Division

John 7:25-44

Day 21: Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Luke 7:36-50

Day 22: Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery

John 8:1-20

Day 23: Jesus Predicts Death and Teaches about Serving

Mark 10:32-45

Day 24: Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Matthew 12:1-14

Day 25: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

John 11:1-7

John 11:30-44

Day 26: Jesus Heals 10 Lepers and a Blind Beggar

Luke 17:11-19

Luke 18:35-42

Day 27: Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Luke 19:28-44

Day 28: Jesus Washes his Disciples' Feet

John 13:1-17

Day 29: Jesus Predicts his Betrayal and Peter's Denial

John 13:21-38

Day 30: Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

John 14:1-20

Day 31: Jesus Promises to turn Sadness into Joy

John 16:16-33

Day 32: Jesus Anointed. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

Mark 14:1-10

Day 33: The Last Supper

Luke 22:7-27

Day 34: Jesus Predicts Peter's denial and Prays in Gethsemane

Mark 14:27-42

Day 35: Jesus Betrayed and Arrested. Peter Denies Jesus

Luke 22:47-53

Day 36: Jesus' Trail Before Pilate

Mark 15:1-20

Day 37: Jesus' Crucifixion

Matthew 27:32-44

Day 38: Jesus' Death and Burial

Matthew 27:45-56

Day 39: Jesus' Resurrection

John 20:1-18

Day 40: Jesus appears to Disciples and ascends to heaven

Luke 24:35-53