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Be a witness to the Resurrection.

Watch Christ’s resurrection through the Gospel of John and each biblical figure’s point of view. As you move through each account, you, too, can begin to understand the full picture of Christ’s sacrifice for all.

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2022 Lenten Theme:

Travel through the Gospel of John and hear from those who journeyed to the cross with Christ, from those in the crucifixion story who were villains to those who were closest to Him. Focus on one person each week and see their perspective as you move through Lent toward that glorious Easter morning.

Weekly Themes

Ash Wednesday: John the Baptist
Midweek 1: Mary, the Sister of Lazarus and Martha
Midweek 2: Malchus
Midweek 3: Peter
Midweek 4: Barabbas
Midweek 5: Pontius Pilate
Palm Sunday: The Disciples
Holy (Maundy) Thursday: Judas Iscariot
Good Friday: John, the Gospel Writer
The Vigil of Easter: Nicodemus

Also included in the Preaching and Worship Resources:

  • Seven Bible Studies
  • Seven Children’s Messages
  • Newly Composed Hymn: “Behold the Lamb”
  • Graphics Files

Lenten Devotionals


Family Devotional Calendar

Keep the families in your congregation focused on the Passion narrative even outside the church walls with this devotional calendar. Each day gives children a Bible verse to read and a small activity to do as a family.

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Daily Devotions

As children move through the devotional calendar, parents and adults can work through their own daily devotions during Lent that bring the Passion narrative to their everyday lives.

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About the Series Author

Rev. R. Reed Lessing serves as a professor of theology and ministry at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the university's director for the Center of Biblical Studies. Reed has authored several books in the Concordia Commentary series: Isaiah 40–55, Isaiah 56–66, Amos, Jonah, and Zechariah. He is also the co-author of Prepare the Way of the Lord: An Introduction to the Old Testament and author of Overcoming Life’s Sorrows.

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