Fifth Week of Lent | Sarah Beth Falbe

Psalm 137, 144 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Romans 11:25-36 John 11:28-44 or 12:37-50 …for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. Nobody has ever seen God. That’s true from our own lives, as well as from the Scriptures. We don’t know what God looks like, and we can’t […]

Fifth Week of Lent | Kristen Wright

Psalm 22 Jeremiah 29:1, 4-11 Romans 11:13-24 John 11:1-27, 12 I really appreciate the Lenten season. I like how it causes us to examine and often reevaluate how we are living our lives. I like that the Lenten season is just far out enough from our New Year’s Resolutions for us to wonder if we […]

Fifth Week of Lent | Amanda Miller

Psalms 131, 132, 133 Jeremiah 26:1-16 Romans 11:1-12 John 10:19-42 One topic that students in my Bible classes often discuss is the question of the “Other” in the biblical text and in our world today—the question of living, working and worshipping with those who are different from us. This seems to be a constant struggle […]

Fifth Week of Lent | Christian Bruckman

Psalm 119:145-176 Jeremiah 25:30-38 Romans 10:14-21 John 10:1-18 At the start of a new semester we focus upon the present, the task at hand. We look upon our past and contemplate our future. There is much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. In many ways, it’s as if we are able […]

Fifth Week of Lent | Benita Walker

Psalms 121, 122, 123 Jeremiah 25:8-17 Romans 10:1-13 John 9:18-41 If the Lord protects and provides for you, why is self-preservation such a priority with you? People, to one degree or another, have a tendency to over-rely on self and under-rely on the Lord for self-preservation. Consequently, wisdom dictates that we should not attempt to […]

Fifth Week of Lent | Kevin Reynolds

Psalms 31 Jeremiah 24:1-10 Romans 9:19-33 John 9:1-17 As I read through the scriptures for this day in Lent, I am comforted with their relevance to my first year at Belmont University. When I applied to Belmont, I had no clue that I would end up finding the home that I have found here. I’m […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent | Kelsey Spinnato

Psalm 126 Isaiah 43:16-21 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 As a college student, I find that my culture demands that I find my worth in my successes and my pedigree. I have to be proud of from where I came. I have to work hard in school, in extra-curricular activities and at my job to prove […]

Fourth Week of Lent | Jamie Zeller

Psalms 102, 108 Jeremiah 23:9-15 Romans 9:1-18 John 6:60-71 “The Spirit gives life: the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” (John 6:63) Growing up, Lent was always an exciting time for me. In my family, it always began with Ash Wednesday and questions […]

Fourth Week of Lent | Sally Holt

Psalm 107:1-32 Jeremiah 23:1-8 Romans 8:28-39 John 6:52-59 My aunt is an artist. As a very young girl, I admired her abilities and knew that the images she depicted with her paints captured interesting and varied perspectives. Several years ago, I went to one of her shows to see what she had recently produced. I […]

Fourth Week of Lent | Chase Brookshire

Psalm 69 Jeremiah 22:13-23 Romans 8:12-27 John 6:41-51 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) I have this verse written in the bill of my baseball cap so that I may be reminded every time I put it on why it […]