“Hope Is Here” Series
Luke 2:25-27 - 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 on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah. Moved
by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts…
Luke 2:29-32 - “Sovereign Lord, as
You have promised, You 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.”
Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Applying The Word
1. Simeon was described as righteous and devout even in the midst of the
political, social and spiritual turmoil. What are some of the struggles that we
may face as we live a righteous and devout life?
2. Hope is here! Who do you need to bring this message of hope to this Christmas? Commit to pray for them daily or weekly and make it a point to invite them to the coming Christmas events.