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Gospel of Matthew

2021 Lenten Devotions

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

Day

1

Wednesday, Feb 17

Ash Wednesday

Matthew 1:1-17

A Family Tree

Matthew 1:1-17

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Day

2

Thursday, Feb 18

Matthew 1:18-25

God is Not Distant

Matthew 1:18-25

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Day

3

Friday, Feb 19

Matthew 2:1-23

The King Has Come

Matthew 2:1-23

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Day

4

Saturday, Feb 20

Matthew 3:1-17

I Am Pleased with You

Matthew 3:1-17

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Day

5

Sunday, Feb 21

Matthew 4:1-11

Satan and His Lies Have No Power

Matthew 4:1-11

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Day

6

Monday, Feb 22

Matthew 4:12-25

A Light Shines in the Darkness

Matthew 4:12-25

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Day

7

Tuesday, Feb 23

Matthew 5:1-20

You are Blessed

Matthew 5:1-20

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Day

8

Wednesday, Feb 24

Matthew 5:21-48

Righteous Expectation, Gracious Invitation

Matthew 5:21-48

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Day

9

Thursday, Feb 25

Matthew 6:1-15

Our Father

Matthew 6:1-15

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Day

10

Friday, Feb 26

Matthew 6:16-34

Which Master Do You Want?

Matthew 6:16-34

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Day

11

Saturday, Feb 27

Matthew 7:1-12

Reconciliation, Not Condemnation

Matthew 7:1-12

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Day

12

Sunday, Feb 28

Matthew 7:13-29

Spoken With Authority

Matthew 7:13-29

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Day

13

Monday, Mar 1

Matthew 8:1-34

He Carried Our Diseases

Matthew 8:1-34

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Day

14

Tuesday, Mar 2

Matthew 9:1-13

The Greatest Miracle

Matthew 9:1-13

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Day

15

Wednesday, Mar 3

Matthew 9:14-38

Made New

Matthew 9:14-38

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Day

16

Thursday, Mar 4

Matthew 10:1-11

The Furthest… Right Next Door

Matthew 10:1-11

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Day

17

Friday, Mar 5

Matthew 10:12-42

Hold Fast to Christ

Matthew 10:12-42

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Day

18

Saturday, Mar 6

Matthew 11:1-30

Look! He’s the One

Matthew 11:1-30

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Day

19

Sunday, Mar 7

Matthew 12:1-21

An Invitation, Not a Burden

Matthew 12:1-21

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Day

20

Monday, Mar 8

Matthew 12:22-50

Good Fruit from a Good Tree

Matthew 12:22-50

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Day

21

Tuesday, Mar 9

Matthew 13:1-30

Heaven at Work

Matthew 13:1-30

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Day

22

Wednesday, Mar 10

Matthew 13:31-58

His Love Gave Everything for Us

Matthew 13:31-58

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Day

23

Thursday, Mar 11

Matthew 14:1-36

Little Faith, Mighty Lord, Amazing Grace

Matthew 14:1-36

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Day

24

Friday, Mar 12

Matthew 15:1-39

Loopholes and Excuses

Matthew 15:1-39

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Day

25

Saturday, Mar 13

Matthew 16:1-28

We Have a Teacher

Matthew 16:1-28

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Day

26

Sunday, Mar 14

Matthew 17:1-27

A Time to Grieve

Matthew 17:1-27

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Day

27

Monday, Mar 15

Matthew 18:1-35

A Destructive Infection

Matthew 18:1-35

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Day

28

Tuesday, Mar 16

Matthew 19:1-12

Healing in Marriage

Matthew 19:1-12

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Day

29

Wednesday, Mar 17

Matthew 19:13-30

Children Show the Way

Matthew 19:13-30

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Day

30

Thursday, Mar 18

Matthew 20:1-34

The Glory of Service

Matthew 20:1-34

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Day

31

Friday, Mar 19

Matthew 21:1-17

Dead to Sin

Matthew 21:1-17

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Day

32

Saturday, Mar 20

Matthew 21:18-46

True Repentance

Matthew 21:18-46

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Day

33

Sunday, Mar 21

Matthew 22:1-46

True Hope

Matthew 22:1-46

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Day

34

Monday, Mar 22

Matthew 23:1-22

One Teacher

Matthew 23:1-22

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Day

35

Tuesday, Mar 23

Matthew 23:23-39

Blood on Our Hands

Matthew 23:23-39

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Day

36

Wednesday, Mar 24

Matthew 24:1-14

When?

Matthew 24:1-14

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Day

37

Thursday, Mar 25

Matthew 24:15-51

No Fear

Matthew 24:15-51

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Day

38

Friday, Mar 26

Matthew 25:1-30

Keep Watch

Matthew 25:1-30

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Day

39

Saturday, Mar 27

Matthew 25:31-46

Evidence of God’s Gift

Matthew 25:31-46

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Day

40

Sunday, Mar 28

Palm Sunday

Matthew 26:1-25

First and Last

Matthew 26:1-25

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Day

41

Monday, Mar 29

Matthew 26:26-46

Scattered and Gathered

Matthew 26:26-46

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Day

42

Tuesday, Mar 30

Matthew 26:47-75

Justice

Matthew 26:47-75

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Day

43

Wednesday, Mar 31

Matthew 27:1-26

The Great Exchange

Matthew 27:1-26

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Day

44

Thursday, Apr 1

Maundy Thursday

Matthew 27:27-44

Crucified

Matthew 27:27-44

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Day

45

Friday, Apr 2

Good Friday

Matthew 27:45-61

Forsaken for Us

Matthew 27:45-61

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Day

46

Saturday, Apr 3

Holy Saturday

Matthew 28:1-20

Commissioned

Matthew 28:1-20

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Day

47

Sunday, Apr 4

Easter Sunday

Matthew 28:5–7

Come and See. Go and Tell.

Matthew 28:5–7

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The Gospel of Matthew

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (February 17, 2021). During this season of penitential reflection, it is particularly appropriate that we ponder God’s Word as we consider all that our Lord Jesus does for us in his life, suffering, death, and burial.

Our current life of social distancing, masks, and isolation has been challenging in so many ways. It is an ever-present reminder that we live in a fallen world. Distance from others has reminded us of the importance of relationship and community. We are sustained by the faithful presence of God for us even as we walk challenging paths.

So that we might reflect and grow together, we invite you to join us this Lent in reading and reflecting on the Gospel of Matthew. Each day we will post a reading and devotional reflection. As you reflect, we pray that you draw nearer to God, and are sustained and strengthened in faith as we walk with Jesus. God’s blessings and peace be with you.

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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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