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The Presentation of Jesus: A Picture of Faithfulness (Luke 2:21-40) - 1/8/23

INTRO

  • The purification of Mary and the presentation of Jesus

  • A picture of God fulfilling His covenant promises

  • A picture of the faithfulness of God’s people

    • Mary and Joseph

    • Simeon

    • Anna

  • Simeon’s praise and prophecy

Joseph and Mary – vv. 21-24

Simeon – vv. 25-35


The Man

  • Righteous, Devout

  • Faithful, Serving

  • Waiting of the consolation of Israel

  • Received a special word from God (Wed nights study…Special revelation)

His Praise

  • Acknowledged God’s sovereignty

    • Power, Plan, Purpose

  • Praised God for:

His prophecy

  • Joseph and Mary marveled

  • Another encounter with a prophetic word

    • Angels, Elizabeth, Shepherds

  • Jesus is the Messiah, but all will not receive.

    • Many will rise and fall

    • Hearts of many revealed

  • Mary and Joseph will also suffer

    • Sword through your own soul

    • Death of Jesus on cross…spear in side

Anna – 36-38

  • In the temple

  • Worshiping, fasting, and praying

  • Difficult life… YET GIVING THANKS

  • THE BLESSING OF SEEKING HIM… WE SEEK AND FIND!

Joseph and Mary – vv. 39-40

  • PERFORMED EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF GOD

  • Matthew 2:1-23Wisemen come, flee to Egypt

  • The child grew and God’s favor was upon Him

    • Fully man – grew as a man

    • Yet fully God

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