The New Testament in 40 days
Sometimes, we may think that the Bible is best left in the hands of trained professionals. We might be intimidated by weird names, strange places, ancient times, and foreign rituals.
Let’s see what we learn if we read together.
You are invited to dive in and read the New Testament during the 40 days of Lent. See how each Gospel writer tells the story of Jesus. Learn about the first Christians. Gain wisdom for this life of faith as you hear Paul’s words spoken to communities in conflict or struggle.
Each day includes about 200 verses of the New Testament. Chapter numbers are given after the names of longer books. If no chapter numbers are given, then the whole book should be read.
Most daily selections can be read in 20-30 minutes. Sunday you can take a break or catch-up on your reading. The King James version is not particularly reader friendly. Instead, try the NRSV (the version we use in worship), the NIV, or The Message (very contemporary language). If you want more information on a particular book, check out enterthebible.org.
Give it a try! Any amount of Bible reading is better than none.
Consider taking notes on your answers to these questions: