Waiting For Christmas



            Living Hope Church
                 12.20.09
Luke 2:22-38
When the time of their purification according to the Law of
 Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took h...
Luke 2:22-38 (cont.)
[27] Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts.
   When the parents brought in the child Je...
Luke 2:22-38 (cont.)
[33] The child's father and mother marveled at what was said
   about him. [34] Then Simeon blessed t...
Waiting
“alert to His appearance, and
    ready to welcome Him”
Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem
 called Simeon, who was righteous
 and devout. He was waiting for the
 consolat...
Luke 2:26
It had been revealed to him by
  the Holy Spirit that he would not
  die before he had seen the
  Lord's Christ.
John 14:16 KJV
And I will pray the Father, and he
 shall give you another
 Comforter, that he may abide
 with you for ever
Luke 2:38
Coming up to them at that very
 moment, she gave thanks to God
 and spoke about the child to all
 who were looki...
Matthew 1:21

She will give birth to a son, and you
 are to give him the name Jesus,
 because he will save his people
 fro...
Action Steps
Become a Marveler

Marvel-- to be filled with wonder,
 astonishment, and surprise.

Luke 2:33
  The child's father and mot...
Become a Mover
Luke 2:27
  Moved by the Spirit, he went into the
 temple courts.

Luke 2:38
  Coming up to them at that ve...
Mary “May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke
 1:38)

Joseph “...did what the angel of the Lord had
  commanded and took ...
Luke 2:34

Then Simeon blessed them and said to
 Mary, his mother: "This child is
 destined to cause the falling and risin...
Become a Messenger
Luke 2:38
  Coming up to them at that very
 moment, she gave thanks to God
 and spoke about the child t...
Waiting For Christmas



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  1. 1. Waiting For Christmas Living Hope Church 12.20.09
  2. 2. Luke 2:22-38 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord [23] (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"), [24] and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." [25] Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. [26] It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
  3. 3. Luke 2:22-38 (cont.) [27] Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, [28] Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: [29] "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. [30] For my eyes have seen your salvation, [31] which you have prepared in the sight of all people, [32] a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
  4. 4. Luke 2:22-38 (cont.) [33] The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. [34] Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, [35] so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." [36] There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, [37] and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. [38] Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
  5. 5. Waiting “alert to His appearance, and ready to welcome Him”
  6. 6. Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
  7. 7. Luke 2:26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
  8. 8. John 14:16 KJV And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever
  9. 9. Luke 2:38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
  10. 10. Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
  11. 11. Action Steps
  12. 12. Become a Marveler Marvel-- to be filled with wonder, astonishment, and surprise. Luke 2:33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him.
  13. 13. Become a Mover Luke 2:27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. Luke 2:38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God….
  14. 14. Mary “May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38) Joseph “...did what the angel of the Lord had commanded and took Mary home as his wife.” (Matthew 1:24) The Shepherds “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened...” (Luke 2:15) The wise men saw the star and moved out of their comfort zone to find the King of Christmas.
  15. 15. Luke 2:34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against
  16. 16. Become a Messenger Luke 2:38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
  17. 17. Waiting For Christmas Living Hope Church 12.20.09

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