Good Friday: The Words of Jesus are Words of Truth

Christ Jesus is Crucified
Jesus is crucified to take away the sins of the world (John 19). From an early edition of Luther’s Small Catechism.

Lessons: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Luke 23:33-46, John 19:25-30, Matt. 27:45-46,
Hymns: LSB 451, 453, 448, 441, 447

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Palmarum, Palm Sunday: The Lamb of God Enters Jerusalem for our Salvation

The Triumphal Entry
Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey as the people throw their garments and branches on the road in front of Him (John 12:12-19). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: John 12:12-19, Zechariah 9:9-12, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 21:1-9
Hymns: LSB 443, 442, 450, 420, 422, 441

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Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Jesus Wins the Victory over All Enemies

Jesus is teaching in the Temple.
Jesus is nearly stoned by the Pharisees in the Temple for blasphemy after faithfully proclaiming the Word of God (John 8:42-59). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1530.

Lessons: Genesis 22:1-14, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 8:42-59
Hymns: LSB 440, 420, 597, 429, 422, 454

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Laetare, Lent 4: Even the Smallest Details are Set by God

The Feeding of the 5000
A boy provides Jesus and his disciples with five loaves of bread and two fish to feed the multitude of 5,000 (John 6:1-15). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1530.

Lessons: Isaiah 49:8-13, Acts 2:41-47, John 6:1-15
Hymns: LSB 571, 743, 625, 420, 422, 692

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Oculi, Lent 3: Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!

Exorcism of the Dumb Demoniac
Jesus casts out a demon, enabling a mute man to speak (Luke 11:14-28). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Jeremiah 26:1-15, Ephesians 5:1-9, Luke 11:14-28
Hymns: LSB 714, 659, 637, 420, 422, 427

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Lent 2: Christ’s Truth Justifies Sinners

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman
Jesus heals the demon-possessed daughter of a Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:21-28). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 45:20-25, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7, Matthew 15:21-28
Hymns: LSB 756, 615, 760, 420, 422, 575

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Lent 1: The Victory of Christ Over Temptation

The Temptation of Jesus
Satan tempts Jesus on the pinnacle of the temple, on a mountain, and in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1550.

Lessons: Psalm 91, Genesis 3:1-21, Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 4:1-11
Hymns: LSB 424, 656, 561, 562, 422, 418

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