Reading Matthew in Lent Podcasts

In 2019, we uploaded a full read-through of St Luke’s Gospel. In 2020 it’s time to focus on St Matthew. ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday. We’ll upload a reading on weekdays from Monday to Friday.

Matthew Chapter 11

13th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 11
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading Chapter 11 of St Matthew’s Gospel.

In this chapter the focus returns to John the Baptist who is in prison. He hears of Christ’s preaching and healing and sends his disciples to ask Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”.

Jesus tells them that there is no man born of woman who is greater than John the Baptist but puts this in context by reminding them that the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John.

Jesus denounces the unrepentant cities where he has preached warning them that if they do not repent, on the day of judgement they will not be exalted in heaven.

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Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 10: 16-42

12th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 10: 16-42
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading the second half of Chapter 10 of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Jesus warns the disciples that they will face persecution for carrying his message of the Kingdom of Heaven. He is sending them out as sheep amongst wolves and that they will be “hated by all” for His name’s sake.

He instructs them not to fear and tells them that those who pick up their cross and follow Him will be rewarded.

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Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 10: 1-15

11th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 10: 1-15
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading the first 15 verses of Chapter 10 of St Matthew’s Gospel.

The focus falls on the twelve apostles at the start of the chapter. Jesus gives them authority to cast out unclean spirits and heal diseases. The apostles are named.

Jesus then sends out the apostles to proclaim that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons.”

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Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 9

10th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 9
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading Chapter Nine of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Chapter Nine starts with the account of Jesus healing the paralytic. Then He calls Matthew the tax collector to follow him.

Next we hear Jesus telling the disciples of John why his disciples won’t fast until the “bridegroom is taken away from them”.

The chapter continues with stories of healing – the ruler’s daughter is restored to life, the two blind men are healed, as is the demon-oppressed man who was mute.

The chapter concludes with a description of how Jesus went throughout the cities and villages, teaching in synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

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Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 8

9th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 8
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading through Chapter Eight of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Matthew, Chapter 8: 1-34

Jesus came down from the mountain and cleansed a leper in front of great crowds at the start of Chapter Eight.

We then learn of the faith of the centurion and hear the words we echo to this day: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof”.

The chapter continues with accounts of Jesus’s healing and the calming of a storm.

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‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 7

6th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 7
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading through Chapter Seven of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Matthew, Chapter 7: 1-29

Chapter Seven of Matthew’s Gospel starts with a warning that we should not judge others when we have our own flaws and weaknesses. We’re then encouraged to trust in God who provides and to build our lives with God as our bedrock.

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‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew Chapter 6

5th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 6
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading through Chapter Six of St Matthew’s Gospel.

‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 6: 1-34

In this chapter, we learn how we should give to the needy without shouting it from the rooftops. We are then given the gift of the Lord’s Prayer before the teaching that we should not accumulate treasures on earth but instead work to create treasures in heaven.

Finally, there’s a lesson in not getting too caught up in worldly anxiety – worrying about putting food on the table or clothes on your back. Trust in God.

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Matthew Chapter 5: 21-48

4th March 2020

Matthew Chapter 5: 21-48
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by delving deeper into Chapter Five of St Matthew’s Gospel.

‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 5: 21-48

In the second half of the chapter, Jesus preaches on anger, lust, divorce, swearing oaths and retaliation before holding up the need to love our enemy.

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Matthew Chapter 5: 1-20

3rd March 2020

Matthew Chapter 5: 1-20
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series today by reading the first 20 verses of Chapter Five of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 5: 1-20

The first half of the chapter focuses on the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes – the blessings recounted by Jesus. We learn that we are to be the salt and light and to bring glory to our Father in heaven.

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Matthew Chapter 4

2nd March 2020

Matthew Chapter 4
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series today by reading through Chapter Four of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 4: 1-25

In this chapter, we get to the very heart of the Christian season of Lent. Jesus is led into the wilderness where he is tempted by the devil. He fasts for forty days and forty nights.

Jesus then begins His ministry and calls the first disciples. Finally, we learn that Jesus travels throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom of heaven.

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Matthew Chapter 3

28th February 2020

Matthew Chapter 3
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series today by reading through Chapter Three of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 3: 1-17.

The next chapter of the Gospel of Matthew tells the story of John the Baptist, who prepares the way for Messiah.

‘I baptise you with water for repentance,
but he who is coming after me is mightier than I,
whose sandals I am not worthy to carry,
He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.’

The focus of this chapter is on the preaching of John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus.

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Matthew Chapter 2

27th February 2020

Matthew Chapter 2
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We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series today by reading through Chapter Two of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.

Matthew, Chapter 2: 1-23.

The second chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel describes the events after the birth of Jesus. We hear about the visit of the Wise Men who are travelling in search of a newborn king, about the attempt by King Herod to kill the infant Messiah, Joseph and his family’s flight into Egypt, and their return to live in Israel, settling in Nazareth.

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