Advent with Simeon and Anna
We spend six sermons in Luke 2:25-35 with the story of Simeon and Anna, to prepare for and celebrate the expectation and fulfillment of the coming of Jesus Christ into the world.
Luke 2:17-20 — Mary demonstrated holy habits of contemplation, celebration, and witness of what God has done.
Luke 2:25-38 — Simeon and Anna were part of the long line of witnesses of (and believers in) God’s promises to save.
Luke 2:36-38 — Prayer is an essential act of service to God that leads to worship and witness.
Luke 2:25-35 — Following Jesus will involve being humbled, but also being raised up to new life and joy.
Luke 2:27-32 — Simeon’s prayer describes the great breadth of God’s covenant love and salvation.
Luke 2:25; Isaiah 49 — Simeon demonstrates how to learn about, trust, and experience God.