Advent 2009 Anna

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Advent 2009 Anna

  1. 1. 2 Corinthians 13 The Temple at Corinth The witness of Anna
  2. 2. Luke 2:36-38 36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
  3. 3. 37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
  4. 4. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
  5. 5. What do we know of Anna?
  6. 6. 2 Corinthians 13 The Temple at Corinth a. Her name: means GRACE or FAVOR.
  7. 7. 2 Corinthians 13 b. A prophetess – she was a SPOKESPERSON for the living God .
  8. 8. 2 Corinthians 13 <ul><ul><li>Father: Phanuel means FACE of GOD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She was of the tribe of Asher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e. She was of “great age”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>f. She was a widow of 84 years. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 2 Corinthians 13 <ul><ul><li>g. Her choice: to live in the SERVICE of GOD. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 2. Her Priorities
  11. 11. a. Did not depart from the temple.
  12. 12. b. Served God with fastings and prayers
  13. 13. 3. Coming in an instant…
  14. 14. a. What instant?
  15. 15. b. She gave THANKS
  16. 16. c. She bore WITNESS
  17. 17. REFLECTION 1. The heart of Christmas is the message of REDEMPTION.
  18. 18. REFLECTION 2. The response we have to this message is one of THANKS AND PRAISE.
  19. 19. <ul><li>REFLECTION </li></ul><ul><li>Like Anna, don’t stop at just giving thanks. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a commitment to TELL SOMEONE about the message of redemption. </li></ul>

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