Promised Treasures Daily Devotions

During Lent 2023

See, smell, touch, and taste treasures new and old

Life as exiles in the wilderness of this world is not easy or pain-free. We wait and yearn for our real home, the new promised land of heaven. In order to wait well, Jesus’ words say that a good teacher not only brings out new treasures but reminds people of old and rich treasures as well (Matthew 13:52).

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About the Lenten Theme:

This Lenten season, embrace God’s amazing love for us, His baptized children, in new ways. Each week of Lent, journey to concretely see, smell, touch, and taste several biblical elements.

Begin with ashes, then salt, water, light, bread, and finally, palms. Water and blood, wood, fragrant oil are emphasized during the days of Holy Week. On Easter, bring attention to the sweetness of God’s milk and honey. All of these beautiful Old and New Testament elements work to make clear to you God’s eternal love in Christ, fill you with renewed hope, and increase your joy, knowing that because we are His baptized children, God is near to us now.

Weekly Themes

Ash Wednesday: Ashes
Midweek 1: Salt
Midweek 2: Water
Midweek 3: Light
Midweek 4: Bread
Midweek 5: Palms
Maundy (Holy) Thursday: Water and Blood
Good Friday: Wood
Easter Vigil: Fragrant Oil
Easter Sunday: Milk and Honey

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Promised Treasures Preaching & Worship

Preaching and Worship Resources

Prepare for Lenten midweek and Holy Week worship with rich text files which include:

  • Ten Sermons
  • Seven Children’s Messages
  • Seven Bible Studies
  • A Coordinating Hymn: One House Abides Unending
  • And Graphics Files

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Promised Treasures Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Fuel congregation members’ Lenten practices with 47 daily devotions which call upon all of the senses to experience God’s love, Jesus’ grace, and guidance from the Holy Spirit in everyday life.

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Family Devotional Calendar

Family Devotional Calendar

Connect the weekly themes outside the church walls to families in their homes. With scripture readings, prayers, and activities each day has a new opportunity for parents to confidently teach their children about Jesus. Comes in packs of 25.

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Promised Treasures Bulletins


For an extra finishing touch, beautiful and bright exterior artwork with a blank interior tie together your Lenten and Holy Week worship services. Sold in packs of 100. Each bulletin is 8.5'' × 11.''

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Puls

About the Series Author

Rev. Dr. Timothy Puls is the Director of Alumni and Church Relations at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) in Fort Wayne, IN. Prior to working for CTSFW he was a pastor of two congregations in Colorado. He completed his doctorate in organizational leadership (Ed.D.) through Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011.

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