Bystander Series

Follow the Easter story from a new perspective.

Follow the Easter story from a new perspective

Jesus’ first-century followers didn’t believe . . .  until they saw - they didn’t “take it by faith.” 


Beginning with those first-century followers of Jesus, trusting in Jesus has been a response to evidence—not simply a hope that something is true. The Gospel writer John referred to the miracles of Jesus as signs that gave evidence of who Jesus was. 

Join us during the season of Lent as we follow the Easter story from a new perspective - from the perspective of one of the eyewitnesses who was close to Jesus . . . the disciple John.  

During the BYSTANDER Series and this season of Lent, we invite you to join us on a 40-day journey through the Gospel of John. Simply follow the daily reading plan listed below and reflect on John’s eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ life and teachings. Notice that there is no reading on Sundays. Read slowly, think deeply, pray sincerely, and apply what you learn to get the most out of this reading plan.  


February 26 - John 1:1-28 

February 27 – John 1:29-51 

February 28 – John 2:1-25

February 29 - John 3:1-21 

March 1 – No reading

March 2 - John 3:22-36 

March 3 - John 4:1-42

March 4 - John 4:43-54 

March 5 - John 5:1-15 

March 6 - John 5:16-47 

March 7 - John 6:1-21 

March 8 – No reading

March 9 - John 6:22-59 

March 10 - John 6:60-71

March 11 - John 7:1-31 

March 12 - John 7:32-52 

March 13 - John 8:1-30

March 14 - John 8:31-59 

March 15 – No reading

March 16 - John 9:1-41 

March 17 - John 10:1-21

March 18 - John 10:22-42 

March 19 - John 11:1-16 

March 20 - John 11:17-57 

March 21 - John 12:1-19 

March 22 – No reading

March 23 - John 12:20-50 

March 24 - John 13:1-20

March 25 - John 13:21-38 

March 26 - John 14:1-14 

March 27 - John 14:15-31 

March 28 - John 15:1-17 

March 29 – No reading

March 30 - John 15:18-27 

March 31 - John 16:1-15

April 1 - John 16:16-33 

April 2 - John 17:1-26 

April 3 - John 18:1-27 

April 4 - John 18:28-40 

April 5 – No reading

April 6 - John 19:1-30 

April 7 - John 19:31-42

April 8 - John 20:1-18 

April 9 - John 20:19-30 

April 10 - John 21:1-14 

April 11 - John 21:15-25 

April 12 – He Is Risen!