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Lent Kit for 2015 - I Tell You the Truth


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Wartburg Project Passion History (.pdf)
2015 Lent kit
Sample Sermon
Lent Bulletin (multiples of 50)
8.5" x 11"
Easter Bulletins (multiples of 50)
8.5" x 11" (coming)
8.5" x 14" (coming)   


Ash Wednesday is February 18, 2015

I Tell You the Truth

by Joel S. Heckendorf

Sermon and Service Themes:

Ash Wednesday/Midweek 1 Anyone Who Sins Is a Slave to Sin
Midweek 2 Faith Can Move Mountains
Midweek 3 Fruits of Faith Will Be Remembered
Midweek 4 One of You Will Betray Me
Midweek 5 You Will Disown Me
Midweek 6 If One Dies, It Produces Life for Many
Maundy Thursday Until I Drink It Anew in the Kingdom of God
Good Friday Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise
Easter Sunday Your Grief Will Turn to Joy

Download Wartburg Project Passion History (.pdf)

This Passion History weaves together the Wartburg Project translations of the four divinely inspired Gospel accounts into a unified Passion narrative. It is patterned after a Lutheran arrangement that was printed in both the Lutheran Lectionary of the former Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America, and The Sufferings and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ, by John C. Lawrenz (Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, © 1988). In addition to the unified Passion account, this program includes arrangements for a three-year series of lessons based on the three Synoptic Gospels.

These readings were created and compiled by a group of Lutheran pastors and professors who are working together to produce a new translation of the Bible, commonly called the Wartburg Project. Keep in mind that this is a sample project to illustrate the style and aims of the larger Wartburg Project, which has not yet undergone final editing. For more information visit:

While Northwestern Publishing House was not involved in the development of this Passion History, we are pleased to provide it as a courtesy to the Wartburg Project translators.
Welcome to our Web page for our 2015 Lent resources. This year’s Lenten Worship Service kit is entitled I Tell You the Truth by Pastor Joel S. Heckendorf. The kit and the sermons alone are available in print (kit, sermons) and as downloadable files (kit, sermons).

All of Christ’s words carry weight; some Bibles even use red ink to emphasize his quotes. Yet there are certain statements that stand out in the four gospels, highlighted by Jesus through the same solemn phrase: “I tell you the truth.” These Lenten resources help you expound and apply those important words in a personal way for your congregation members.


 This kit includes:

  • Complete sermons and other sermon helps
  • Service notes and suggestions—including hymn, psalm, and Scripture ideas—and psalm prayers
  • Midweek order of service copy master
  • CD with electronic files of the resources
  • Sample of the 2015 Lent bulletin available from NPH


We hope this page proves useful to you as you plan your Lenten worship in 2015. Remember - Ash Wednesday is February 15, 2015!

Remember copyright law! Pastors sharing pulpits during the Lent season must purchase the sermon series for each congregation where the sermons are used.


Lent Kit Items 
I Tell You the Truth Lenten resources kit
I Tell You the Truth downloadable Lenten resources kit
I Tell You the Truth sermon helps only
I Tell You the Truth downloadable sermon helps


2015 Lent Bulletin (order in multiples of 50)
Size Price
8.5 x 11
$8.99 per 100


2015 Easter Bulletin (order in multiples of 50)
Size Price
8.5 x 11 (coming soon)
$8.99 per 100
8.5 x 14 (coming soon)
$9.99 per 100


For Your Personal Lenten Preparation 
The Crucial Hours (print)
eBook version
Follow Jesus in this easy-to-read commentary on his passion, with its far-reaching and eternal results. Through the pages of this classic, you will grow in your understanding and appreciation of our Savior’s redeeming love. Includes both the compiled passion history and individual gospel verses (KJV). 190 pages.
Triumph at the Cross: Lenten Devotions for Repentance and Renewal (print)
eBook version
This collection of 40 daily devotions for Lent is interspersed by six Sunday passion narratives and a closing Easter Sunday meditation - all presented in comfortable, easy-to-read print. 171 pages.
Up to Jerusalem: Devotions for Lent and Easter
eBook version
Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk with Jesus as He earns your salvation. The 55 inspirational devotions in Up To Jerusalem tie together to his suffering and final triumph in Jerusalem. 182 pages.
Pastoral Resources for Lent 
Sermon Studies Series B
Sermon helps on the ILCW Series A lectionary. Contains NIV text followed by exegetical study and homiletical suggestions with basic themes and sermon outlines. Many writers contributed to the studies - one for every Sunday and major festival of the church year. Hardcover.
Old Testament
$38.50 ea.
Sermon Studies: Logos Format
Stand-alone Logos software version of every book in the popular NPH Sermon Studies series, including studies on Christian Worship texts and on selected Psalms.
Easter Matins
This Easter sunrise service, entitled He Is Risen! Alleluia!, follows the general pattern of Morning Praise. The downloadable file contains the printed service in its entirety: NIV lessons, several Easter hymns, a harmony of the Easter story from Scripture, and a responsive prayer. 12 pages when printed.
.80 per copy
Sacred Music for Lent and Easter - Choral Music
NEW! Dear Jesus on Your Pilgrim Way (downloadable)
SATB, congregation, flute, brass quartet, and organ
NEW! Were You There? (downloadable)
SATB, piano
In Endless Exultation (downloadable)
SATB, keyboard, optional congregation, brass, and timpani
In Silent Pain the Eternal Son (downloadable)
SATB, keyboard
Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia! (PDF) download
SATB, keyboard/organ, opt. congregation, trumpet, timpani, handbells. Includes full score, vocal and instrumental parts, and copy master for the congregation.
Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
SATB, organ, opt. brass, congregation
PDF download of above
includes full score, vocal and instrumental parts, and copy master for the congregation
That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright (downloadable)
SATB, organ
No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet (downloadable)
SATB and piano
Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted (downloadable)
SATB, keyboard


See other NPH Lent and Easter choral music titles.

Sacred Music for Lent and Easter - Children’s Choral Music
These downloadable pieces, suitable also for small adult choirs with limited resources, include full and vocal scores in PDF and accompaniments in MIDI and MP3 format.





$9.95 each
Keyboard and Instrumental Music 
NEW! 22 Hymn Preludes for Organ
NEW! Hymn Improvisations for Piano
NEW! Versatile Hymn-Based Settiings for Organ
The Creative Hymnodist - Lent and Easter
The Creative Hymnodist - Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost
12 Sacred Solos for Piano
12 Sacred Solos for Piano, Volume 2
Hymnprovisations for Piano and Instruments
Hymnprovisations for Piano and Instruments, Volume 2

See other NPH Lent and Easter titles:

REMEMBER that NPH also carries worship and other resources for your church or school - bulletins, confirmation certificates (including a blank certificate which can be personalized with a Bible verse right from your computer desktop) and other confirmation resources, items for baptisms, choir robes, paraments, communion ware and linens, and other ecclesiastical supplies and candles. Visit our Church Supplies page for more information.
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