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Gospel of Mark

2020 Lenten Devotions

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Join the Concordia University Irvine community in reading through the Gospel of Mark this Lent.

Day

1

Wednesday, Feb 26

Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-19

Let’s Walk With Jesus

Joel 2:12-19

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Day

2

Thursday, Feb 27

Mark 1:1-13

Good News!

Mark 1:1-13

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Day

3

Friday, Feb 28

Mark 1:14-20

Fishin’

Mark 1:14-20

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Day

4

Saturday, Feb 29

Mark 1:21-39

Authority

Mark 1:21-39

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Day

5

Monday, Mar 2

Mark 1:40-45

Bold Beggars

Mark 1:40-45

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Day

6

Tuesday, Mar 3

Mark 2:1-12

Your Sins Are Forgiven

Mark 2:1-12

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Day

7

Wednesday, Mar 4

Mark 2:13-22

He Saves Sinners

Mark 2:13-22

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Day

8

Thursday, Mar 5

Mark 2:23-3:6

God’s Anger, God’s Compassion

Mark 2:23-3:6

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Day

9

Friday, Mar 6

Mark 3:7-19

Unusual Suspects

Mark 3:7-19

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Day

10

Saturday, Mar 7

Mark 3:20-35

Grace Big Enough For Any Sin

Mark 3:20-35

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Day

11

Monday, Mar 9

Mark 4:1-29

God’s Good Grace

Mark 4:1-29

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Day

12

Tuesday, Mar 10

Mark 4:30-41

His Deep Love

Mark 4:30-41

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Day

13

Wednesday, Mar 11

Mark 5:1-20

Your Remarkable Story

Mark 5:1-20

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Day

14

Thursday, Mar 12

Mark 5:21-43

Arise

Mark 5:21-43

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Day

15

Friday, Mar 13

Mark 6:1-6

Fully Jesus

Mark 6:1-6

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Day

16

Saturday, Mar 14

Mark 6:7-29

Facing Rejection

Mark 6:7-29

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Day

17

Monday, Mar 16

Mark 6:30-56

Jesus is Lord

Mark 6:30-56

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Day

18

Tuesday, Mar 17

Mark 7:1-37

Pretty Good

Mark 7:1-37

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Day

19

Wednesday, Mar 18

Mark 8:1-21

His Patience

Mark 8:1-21

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Day

20

Thursday, Mar 19

Mark 8:22-30

Lord, Open My Eyes

Mark 8:22-30

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Day

21

Friday, Mar 20

Mark 8:31-9:1

Take Up the Cross

Mark 8:31-9:1

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Day

22

Saturday, Mar 21

Mark 9:2-29

I Believe; Help My Unbelief

Mark 9:2-29

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Day

23

Monday, Mar 23

Mark 9:30-50

Calloused Consciences

Mark 9:30-50

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Day

24

Tuesday, Mar 24

Mark 10:1-12

To Love, Honor and Cherish

Mark 10:1-12

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Day

25

Wednesday, Mar 25

Mark 10:13-31

Helpless Dependence

Mark 10:13-31

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Day

26

Thursday, Mar 26

Mark 10:32-45

Submission

Mark 10:32-45

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Day

27

Friday, Mar 27

Mark 10:46-52

Asking For Help

Mark 10:46-52

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Day

28

Saturday, Mar 28

Mark 11:1-11

Hosanna

Mark 11:1-11

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Day

29

Monday, Mar 30

Mark 11:12-26

Fruitful Faith

Mark 11:12-26

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Day

30

Tuesday, Mar 31

Mark 11:27-12:12

God’s Vineyard

Mark 11:27-12:12

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Day

31

Wednesday, Apr 1

Mark 12:13-34

Our Full Love

Mark 12:13-34

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Day

32

Thursday, Apr 2

Mark 12:35-44

An Exercise of Faith

Mark 12:35-44

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Day

33

Friday, Apr 3

Mark 13:1-13

At What Cost?

Mark 13:1-13

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Day

34

Saturday, Apr 4

Mark 13:14-37

That Day Will Come

Mark 13:14-37

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Day

35

Monday, Apr 6

Mark 14:1-11

The Lamb of God

Mark 14:1-11

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Day

36

Tuesday, Apr 7

Mark 14:12-31

Eat and Drink

Mark 14:12-31

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Day

37

Wednesday, Apr 8

Mark 14:32-52

Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Mark 14:32-52

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Day

38

Thursday, Apr 9

Maundy Thursday

Mark 14:53-72

The Shepherd Gathers Us

Mark 14:53-72

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Day

39

Friday, Apr 10

Good Friday

Mark 15

Readings & Reflections

Mark 15

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Day

40

Saturday, Apr 11

Holy Saturday

Mark 16:1-20

Just As He Told You

Mark 16:1-20

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Day

41

Sunday, Apr 12

Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen!

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The Gospel of Mark

On Ash Wednesday (this year falling on February 26th) the Lenten pilgrimage begins. In repentance and faith, we travel with Jesus to the cross, pondering the amazing gifts that he gives to us in his life, suffering, death, burial, and resurrection. We remember and reflect.

For generations, many Christians have chosen to “give something up” for Lent. Beginning with fasting, many people today choose to give up some particular thing, intending that this discipline helps them reflect on all that Christ did for them. If you choose to do this, God bless you in your Lenten walk.

But perhaps we might also take something up for Lent. Find a new area of service, expand a spiritual discipline, spend more time in Scripture and prayer. This, too, can focus our attention.

We invite you to join us this Lent in reading through the Gospel of Mark with us. Each weekday and Saturday will have a portion of Mark’s Gospel to read along with a devotional reflection. We hope this will be a blessing to you this Lent as, together, we return to the Lord our God and walk with Jesus.

A new devotion will be released every day, starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter. (We will not have devotions on Sundays during Lent.)

I pray that you will use this devotional guide to help you reflect and to draw nearer to God during this season when so many distractions vie for our attention. I pray that through these devotions you may find new ways to understand how love can bear, believe, hope, and endure all things.

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In Christ,

Steve Mueller
Chief Mission Officer
Dean of Christ College

Quinton Anderson
Lead Pastor
Assistant VP Spiritual Life and Development

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