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Lent Kit for 2016 - Ironies of the Passion


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Wartburg Project Passion History (.pdf)
2016 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)   


by Geoffrey A. Kieta

Sermon and Service Themes:

Ash Wednesday/Midweek 1 This Man Went Home Justified
Midweek 2 It Is Better That One Man Die for the People
Midweek 3 Not During the Festival
Midweek 4 He Had Been Wanting to See Jesus
Midweek 5 We Have No King but Caesar
Midweek 6 Don’t You Fear God?
Palm Sunday Do You Hear What These Children Are Saying?
Maunday Thursday Do This in Remembrance of Me
Good Friday He Said, “I Will Rise Again”
Easter Sunday Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?
Welcome to our Web page for our 2016 Lent resources. This year’s Lenten Worship Service kit is Ironies of the Passion by Pastor Geoffrey A. Kieta. The kit and the sermons alone are available in print (kit, sermons) and as downloadable files (kit, sermons).

"Irony" is not a word that most people would ascribe to Jesus' passion. However, certain events in the gospel accounts—Caiaphas' unintentional prophesy, the Jewish leaders' hypocrisy, and others—are actually quite ironic. These Lenten resources will help you use the ironies of the passion to teach your congregation about the unique and lasting significance of Jesus' ministry, death, and resurrection.


 This kit includes:

  • 10 complete sermons—including one for Palm Sunday—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 2016 Lent bulletin available from NPH


We hope this page proves useful to you as you plan your Lenten worship in 2016. Remember - Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016!

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 
Ironies of the Passion Lenten resources kit
Ironies of the Passion downloadable Lenten resources kit
Ironies of the Passion sermon helps only
Ironies of the Passion downloadable sermon helps only


2016 Lent Bulletin (order in multiples of 50)
Size Price
8.5 x 11
$8.99 per 100


2016 Easter Bulletin (order in multiples of 50) - COMING SOON!
Size Price
8.5 x 11
$8.99 per 100
8.5 x 14
$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 C
Sermon helps on the ILCW Series C 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 - 42.50 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! No One Knew
SATB, keyboard
NEW! No One Knew (downloadable)
SATB, keyboard
NEW! This Joyful Eastertide (downloadable)
SATB, congregation, flute, brass quartet, and organ
NEW! Our Jesus, Lord and Shepherd (downloadable)
Two-part mixed, piano
NEW! To God Be the Glory (downloadable)
SATB, flute or violin, and organ
Dear Jesus on Your Pilgrim Way (downloadable)
SATB, congregation, flute, brass quartet, and organ
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! (downloadable)
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
Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (downloadable)
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! Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks: Organ Music for Christian Worship
NEW! Nun Freut Euch (Hymn Settings for Contemporary Liturgical Ensemble)
NEW! Sieh, Hier Bin Ich (Hymn Settings for Contemporary Liturgical Ensemble)
Hymn Improvisations for Piano
The Creative Hymnodist - Lent and Easter
The Creative Hymnodist - Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost
12 Sacred Solos for Piano, Volume 1
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 additional choices.

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.

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