Simeons song 12222013

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Simeons song 12222013

  1. 1. December 22, 2013 CHRISTMAS SUNDAY
  2. 2. Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.
  3. 3. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,
  4. 4. ‘Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’
  5. 5. And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, ‘This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.’
  6. 6. Give with a Joyful Heart
  7. 7. Partake of the Emblem as Passed
  8. 8. Are we witness to Christ in our lives? Today we share the first of many such testimonies.
  9. 9. If Jesus were born today, would it be any different than it was 2,000 years ago?
  10. 10. It seems when you read the Bible that most people weren’t prepared for his coming.
  11. 11. On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. 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 (as it is written in the law of the Lord,
  12. 12. “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"), 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.”
  13. 13. 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. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Luke 2:25-26)
  14. 14. As Simeon ages, he knows it can’t be long. The Lord’s Christ must be coming at any moment.
  15. 15. As Mary gives the infant Jesus to Simeon, the thought hits him, “I am holding the salvation of the world in my arms.”
  16. 16. Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.
  17. 17. He is the Glory of Israel
  18. 18. He is the Savior of the World
  19. 19. He is the Divider of the Human Race
  20. 20. The joy of Christmas leads on to the agony of Good Friday. He was born to end up that way.
  21. 21. It’s Christmastime. Do you know him?
  22. 22. He’s the Messiah of Israel. Do you know him?
  23. 23. He’s the Great Divider of Mankind. Do you know him?
  24. 24. It’s Christmastime. He came for you. Do you know him?

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