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I. Jesus devout and godly parents (21-24, 17b) *The importance of obedient, godly parents in the life of Jesus as well as in our own children. II. The righteous and devout Simeon (25-35) *He was waiting for the consolation of Israel *The Holy Spirit was upon him. (25) *He received divine revelation from the Spirit. *He was moved by the Holy Spirit (27) *He composed a prophetic hymn (29-32) *Simeon blesses Mary and Joseph and gives them a prophetic word concerning Jesus' effect on humanity and His mother Mary! (33-35) 1. Jesus will cause the rising and falling of many in Israel 2. He will be a sign that will be spoken against 3. Many hearts will be revealed through his birth life and death and subsequent word through Holy Spirit (John 16:8-11) III. The prophetess Anna (36-38) *This widow's life was dedicated to the Lord in worship, fasting and prayer...day and night!
Based in Luke 2, we walk through the events that brought the Holy Family from the trip to Bethlehem, to the Temple in Jerusalem, and home again to Nazareth.
Simeon finds the power to wait in peace from his living relationship with a Sovereign God.
Jesus' birth steps into a turbulent era of history where the Roman emperor was making himself to be God. The little son of God born in a manger, even in His fragile innocence is a challenge to Rome and continues to be a radical challenger to the worlds values and ideals today.
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, invaded human history, so that our lives might be invaded by his peace. He was appointed for the rise and fall of many. See the humility and glory of Christ, and embrace the peace he came to bring.
A sermon that seeks to answer the question: Who is Jesus?
Can you imagine waiting a long time...even a lifetime for something? What might we learn from Simeon, one who was waiting for the Messiah to come from God? PLEASE NOTE - there is about 30 seconds of "silence" at the beginning of the recording...in an attempt to capture a bit of what it is like to wait...