Presentation on theme: "Luke 2:22-38. New Year’s Resolutions? The Example of Mary and Joseph Every excuse not to start well Circumcision on the eighth day-v.21 Genesis 17:"— Presentation transcript:
New Year’s Resolutions?
The Example of Mary and Joseph Every excuse not to start well Circumcision on the eighth day-v.21 Genesis 17: 12 Mary’s purification and thanks offering-v.22,24- Leviticus 12:6-8 Very poor Pidyon ha Ben- dedication of the first born-v.23 –Exodus 13:13-16 What do our children see?
Finishing Strong Simeon and Anna Waiting on the Lord-v.25 Psalm 27:14 Isaiah 40:31 Simeon studied, knew and believed in the promises of God’s Word Isaiah 49:13 – Israel’s Consolation Righteous and devout-v.25 Simeon lived God’s Word Leviticus 11:44 – The real deal! People saw holiness. The Holy Spirit was upon him –v A great New Year’s resolution- Galatians 5:22 More fruit! An attitude of gratitude-v.28 He gratefully received Jesus and blessed God Zechariah 14:20 He gave testimony to God’s goodness and faithfulness- v Now I can die in peace-v.29 – Job 19:25
Anna An 84 year old widow-v She didn’t let bitter circumstances define her life and her attitude Romans 5:3-5 She didn’t depart from the temple- worshipping night and day I Thessalonians 5:17-18 Worship- avodah- service- How may I serve you Lord? Romans 12:1-3
God Rewarded Their Perseverance Coming at that very hour-v.27,38 God’s perfect timing Habakkuk 2:3 Will you be ready and waiting?