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The Behold the Man Lenten worship series invites Christians of all ages to look at Jesus humanity.

Standard Lent
Bulletin (Pack of 100)

Tie everything together with beautiful artwork for your weekly bulletins.

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Daily Devotions

Forty days of devotions guide you from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

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Downloadable Resources for Preaching & Worship

Rich-text files allow you to adapt each of the included components for your church’s needs:

  • Ten sermons and children’s messages
  • Seven Bible studies
  • Two full sets of worship resources (one traditional and one creative)
  • New hymn for the series
  • Logos and media kit for promotional use
  • Resources for Holy Week worship
  • Congregational reading of the Passion of our Lord according to the Gospel of St. Mark

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Series Features

Themes from the sermon series are reinforced by the daily devotions and refashioned for children in the childrens message. As your entire congregation walks through this Lenten season, each member will dwell on Jesus humanity.

About the Theme

“Behold the man!”

Pilate’s command to the crowd at Jesus’ crucifixion speaks an incredible truth—Jesus was indeed man. More specifically, He was God and man, an eternal being inhabiting a human body.

Jesus had a body. He had a nose. Knees. Toes. Bones. Fingerprints. He hungered, prayed, and bled. He had a mother, He drank wine, He was baptized.

This Lenten season, behold the man—the man who suffered, died, and rose again. The man who lived a perfect life and defeated death. The man whose death led to your life.

Weekly Topics

Ash Wednesday

A God Who Hungers
(Joel 2:12–19; 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10;
Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21)

Midweek 1

A God Who Prays
(Hebrews 7:20–28; John 17:1–26)

Midweek 2

A God Beaten
(Isaiah 52:13–53:12; John 18:19–24)

Midweek 3

A God Exposed
(Genesis 3:7–21; John 19:1–5, 23–24)

Midweek 4

A God with a Mother
(Revelation 12:1–6; John 19:25–27)

Midweek 5

A God Who Thirsts
(Psalm 22:12–18; John 19:28–30)

Holy Thursday

A God Who Loves
(Exodus 12:1–14; 1 Corinthians 11:23–32; John 13:1–17, 31b–35)

Good Friday

A God Who Bleeds, A God Who Dies
(Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9; John 18–19)

Easter Vigil

God Buried
(John 19:38–42)

Easter Sunday

A God Who Rises
(Isaiah 65:17–25; 1 Corinthians 15:19–26; John 20:1–18, or Luke 24:1–12)


About the Author

Rev. Jeffrey Hemmer is pastor of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, IL. He is the author of Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity.