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Lent Bible readings for kids

on March 17, 2010

Haven’t had chance to blog for a while. Life takes over…

Nonetheless, I wanted to write a bit abut what we’re doing for Lent. We haven’t given anything up (although I am working on giving up shouting at the children!) but rather we have picked something up: Bible reading. I’ve never felt like Froglet could really follow the Bible itself, although of course we have Bible story books. But since we enjoyed having daily readings over Advent, I thought we’d have daily readings for Lent too. These are (mostly) from the Gospel of Luke. I tried to pick stories and things Jesus did rather than too many of the straight teachings, because Froglet is, after all, only four. On Sundays we’re reading the bits where Jesus talked about his death. We have a great illustrated book that was also mine as a child, published by Ladybird, and called The Easter Story. Froglet loves it. As he already knows about the death and resurrection, I thought it was worth showing him that Jesus knew this was coming. But you could easily just leave out the Sunday readings (or replace them), as they aren’t in chronological order with the rest anyway.

We are reading these out of a copy of the Good News Bible which was mine when I was small – it has more pictures than my NIV, although not many, and the wording is a bit simpler.

Today (Wednesday) is day 25. Sundays aren’t counted in the 40 days of Lent so I haven’t numbered them.

Day 1: John the Baptist – Lk 3:2-22
Day 2: In the desert – Lk 4:1-15
Day 3: Nazareth – Lk 4: 16-30
Day 4: Lk 4: 31-44
1st Sunday: Who am I – Lk 9: 18-27
5: Calling the disciples – Mtt 4:18-22 and Lk 5:27-31
6: Skin-disease – Lk 5:12-16
7: Paralysis – Lk 5: 17-26
8: The Sabbath – Lk 6: 1-11
9: The Apostles – Lk 6: 12-19
10: Love your enemies – Lk 6: 27-36
2nd Sunday: The transfiguration – Lk 9: 37-43
11: The house on the rock – Lk 6:46-49
12: The Roman officer – Lk 7: 1-10
13: Raising the dead – Lk 7:11-23
14: Forgiving sins – Lk 7:36-50
15: The parable of the sower – Lk 8:4-15
16: The storm – Lk 8:22-25
3rd Sunday: Predicting Jesus’ death – Lk 18: 31-34
17: Jairus’ daughter – Lk 8:40-56
18: Feeding the 5000 – Lk 9:10-17
19: The boy with an evil spirit – Lk 9: 37-43
20: Sending out the 72 – Lk 10:1-11, 16-20
21: The Samaritan woman – Lk 10:25-37
22: Martha – Lk 10: 38-42
4th Sunday: The tenants in the vineyard – Lk 20:9-18
23: Prayer – Lk 11:1-13
24: Don’t worry – Lk 12:13-31
25: Healing on the Sabbath – Lk 13:10-17, 14:1-6
26: The lost sheep – Lk 15: 1-7
27: The lost coin – Lk 15:8-10
28: The lost son – Lk 15:11-32
5th Sunday: the rich man and Lazarus – Lk 16:19-31
29: Forgiveness – Lk 17:3-4
30: Healing the ten lepers – Lk 17:11-19
31: Always pray – Lk 18:1-8
32: Pharisee and tax collector – Lk 18:9-14
33: Children – Lk 18:15-17
34: Rich man / widow – Lk 18:18-27, 21:1-4
Palm Sunday: Entering Jerusalem – Lk 19:28-40
35: The blind beggar – Lk 18:35-43
36: Zacchaeus – Lk 19:1-10
37: Parable of the talents – Lk 19:11-26
38: Passover meal – Lk 22:1-23, 31-34
39 (Good Friday): Arrest and death – Lk 23 (I will use the afore-mentioned book here)
40: Burial – Lk 23:50-56
Easter Sunday: the Resurrection – Lk 24 (book again)

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One response to “Lent Bible readings for kids

  1. […] posted my original set of Lent Bible readings for children here back in 2010. Last year we shuffled it all around a bit to include stuff they don’t know as […]

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