This standard 8.5" × 11" bulletin features a full-color visual on the front and Luke 23:44–53 on the back. The inside is blank to provide space for personalization. Sold in packages of 100.
About the Author
On the front:
The Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, the hills of Golgotha, and a garden tomb. These are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord’s Passion.
On the back:
The Death of Jesus
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit!” And having said this He breathed His last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all His acquaintances and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.
Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid Him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid.
About the Theme
The scenes of Lent are familiar. The upper room, the garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, and the hills of Golgatha, these are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord’s passion. Yet when Jesus enters a place, he never leaves it as he found it. The most troubling places of our lives become the most amazing places of God’s grace when Jesus visits them.
For this reason, in this midweek Lenten series, we will revisit the Places of the Passion. Our focus will not be on the physical locations of our Lord’s passion but on the spiritual wonders of his work: the places where he demonstrates his strength in the midst of our weakness, his timeless love in the midst of our temporal darkness.
About the Series
Author David Schmitt’s dynamic series provides pastors and worship leaders with a comprehensive set of preaching and worship resources for Lent and Easter. Centered around a complete set of sermons, Bible studies, children's messages, and worship resources, Places of the Passion series includes two additional coordinating products:
Rev. Dr. David R. Schmitt is Professor of Practical Theology and holds the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Endowed Chair in Homiletics and Literature at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Washington University, St. Louis (M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2005).