2018 SPU Lenten Devotional

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Starting with Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week, Christians throughout history have utilized fasting, prayer, and other spiritual practices during Lent as a means of dying to self in order to rise with Christ. 

The Campus Ministries staff at Seattle Pacific University curated this devotional as a means of helping our community grow during this Lenten season. Starting with Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018), there is an assigned passage of Scripture and a subsequent reflection written by a member of the Seattle Pacific community.

By reading Scripture together throughout these 40 days, it is our deep prayer that our students, staff, and faculty might grow in their love of God and love of neighbor.

April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday)
John 20:1-10

“Jesus Lives, and So Shall I”
Words: Christian F. Gellert; Music: Johann Crüger
Jesus lives, and so shall I: death, where is your sting so threat’ning?
Jesus for me chose to die, turned the grave to life unending.
God shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust.

Jesus lives: his kingdom comes over erath as well as heaven.
I shall rule with God’s own Son through the grace that shall be given.
God shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust.  

Jesus lives: his death atoned for my sin; I am forgiven.
Rule my heart, I Lord enthroned: may my life be Spirit driven.
God shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust.  

Jesus lives: this truth is sure. What from Christ can separate me?
Evil’s pow’rs I shall endure; death nor hell can thwart my safety.
God shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust.  

Jesus lives: be not afraid! Take by faith God’s promised surety.
All our sins in Christ are paid: death is swallow’d up in vict’ry.
God shall raise us from the dust: Jesus Christ, our hope and trust!

From the dust of Ash Wednesday to the glorious hope of Easter morn.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!

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