Family Ministry Lenten Reading Plan

Published March 11, 2024 by Family Ministry Team
Week 5

Do you ever have trouble paying attention when you read the Bible or pray?

Yeah, we get that. It’s completely “normal.” And we’re offering a way for you to give it a chance, even if it’s usually hard for you. 

For 7 weeks, you’re invited to join us as we read through the gospel of Mark together. Maybe you’ll see that reading the Bible is a great way to deepen your faith. Maybe you’ll learn something new. Maybe by reading Scripture each day, you’ll begin to notice God more.


March 11 – Mark 9:14–29

Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Impure Spirit

Reflection Question
What situations in your life right now are difficult or cause anxiety?

March 12 – Mark 9:30–41

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time, Whoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us

Reflection Question
1. Do you think the disciples were jealous for Jesus or for themselves?
2. What are some ways this week you can be inclusive of others?

March 13 – Mark 9:42–10:12

Causing to Stumble, Divorce

Reflection Questions
What are some ways that you can fill your mind with thoughts about Scripture?

March 14 – Mark 10:13–31

The Little Children and Jesus, The Rich and the Kingdom of God

Reflection Question
What are things Jesus would say it matters to be wealthy in?

March 15 – Mark 10:32–52

Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time, The Request of James and John, Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight

Reflection Question
What comes to mind first when you think of the crucifixion of Jesus?

March 16 – Mark 11:1–26

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King, Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts

Reflection Questions
1. Is it easy to trust someone, even when you don't understand what they are asking?
2. Similarly, do you find it difficult to trust Jesus, even when His requests are puzzling?

March 17 – Sabbath

Worship, Rest, and Catch Up on This Week’s Readings Today

Reflection Questions
1. What did you notice about this week's passages?
2. Where and how did you encounter God this week?