Series: The Music of Christmas
Topic: Simeon’s Hymn
Text: Luke 2:29-32
SCRIPTURE: To get some context to this story, read together Luke 2:21-35. Everything the Bible says about Simeon is in this passage. What do we know?
Why was Jesus brought to the temple? Jewish people knew the Messiah was coming to save them. What do we learn from Simeon’s prayer that extends salvation beyond the Jewish people?
ACCOUNTABILITY: Simeon had been promised to see the Messiah before he died. That was his whole bucket list. What is on your spiritual bucket list?
TRANSFORMATION: In verse 32, we read, “A God-revealing light to the non-Jewish nations, and of glory for your people Israel,” (The Message). How are you passing on the light of Jesus to your world?
“The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it.” Frederick Buechner