Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. This six-day-a-week Bible Reading Plan walks through the book of John and has been designed to follow the season of Lent. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.”
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONS: A. Each day, before you read, pray that God would teach you through His Word.
  1. Read through the verses assigned for each day. If you have time, read through twice.
  2. Reflect on these Three Questions:
1) What did I learn about Jesus?
2) What else did I learn?
3) How do these things apply to my life?
DAY 1 – Wed MARCH 6 = John 1:1-18 – The Pre-existence of Christ
DAY 2 – Thu MARCH 7 = John 1:19-34 – John and Jesus
DAY 3 – Fri MARCH 8 = John 1:35-51 – Jesus makes his first disciples
DAY 4 – Sat MARCH 9 = John 2:1-22 – First miracle & temple cleansing
 
DAY 5 – Mon MARCH 11 = John 2:23-3:21 – Interview with Nicodemus
DAY 6 – Tue MARCH 12 = John 3:22-36 – John and Jesus
DAY 7 – Wed MARCH 13 = John 4:1-26 – Woman at the well
DAY 8 – Thu MARCH 14 = John 4:27-45 – Woman at the well
DAY 9 – Fri MARCH 15 = John 4:46-5:18 – Jesus heals
DAY 10 – Sat MARCH 16 = John 5:19-47 – Relation with God
DAY 11 – Mon MARCH 18 = John6:1-21 – Feeding the 5000
DAY 12 – Tue MARCH 19 = John 6:22-47 – Bread from heaven
DAY 13 – Wed MARCH 20 = John 6:48-71 – Bread from heaven
DAY 14 – Thu MARCH 21 = John 7:1-30 – Trip to Jerusalem
DAY 15 – Fri MARCH 22 = John 7:31-52 – Feast of tabernacles
DAY 16 – Sat MARCH 23 = John 7:53-8:20 – Adulteress and Pharisees
 
DAY 17 – Mon MARCH 25 = John 8:21-36 – Pharisees
DAY 18 – Tue MARCH 26 = John 8:37-59 – Pharisees
DAY 19 – Wed MARCH 27 = John 9:1-23 – Man born blind
DAY 20 – Thu MARCH 28 = John 9:24-41 – Man born blind
DAY 21 – Fri MARCH 29 = John 10:1-21 – The good shepherd
DAY 22 – Sat MARCH 30 = John 10:22-42 – Jews try to stone Jesus
 
DAY 23 – Mon APRIL 1 = John 11:1-16 – Lazarus dies
DAY 24 – Tue APRIL 2 = John 11:17-37 – Jesus weeps
DAY 25 – Wed APRIL 3 = John 11:38-57 – Lazarus raised & the response
DAY 26 – Thu APRIL 4 = John 12:1-16 – Palm Sunday
DAY 27 – Fri APRIL 5 = John 12:17-36 – Greeks wanting to see Jesus
DAY 28 – Sat APRIL 6 = John 12:37-50 – Belief & fig withered
 
DAY 29 – Mon APRIL 8 = John 13:1-38 – The disciples loyalty
DAY 30 – Tue APRIL 9 = John 14:1-31 – Holy Spirit Promise
DAY 31 – Wed APRIL 10 =John 15:1-17 – The Vine
DAY 32 – Thu APRIL 11 = John 15:18-16:15 – Not stumble
DAY 33 – Fri APRIL 12 = John 16:16-33 – Overcome the world
DAY 34 – Sat APRIL 13 = John 17:1-26 – Jesus prays
 
DAY 35 – Mon APRIL 15 = John 18:1-14 – Arrest
DAY 36 – Tue APRIL 16 = John 18:15-40 – Peter’s denial etc.
DAY 37 – Wed APRIL 17 = John 19:1-27 – Before Pilate & Crucifixion
DAY 38 – Thu APRIL 18 = John 19:28-20:10 – Burial & Resurrection
DAY 39 – Fri APRIL 19 = John 20:11-31 – Appearances
DAY 40 – Sat APRIL 20 = John 21:1-25 – Miraculous catch & Peter