TEXT: Luke 2:21-40
Jesus made a permanent impression on everyone He came into contact with. Even Herod and the others who rejected Him were never the same again. Today, all who will receive Him, as Simeon and Anna did, will obtain the benefit of the promises recorded in the Word of God. Jesus is our salvation and through Him we have a new outlook on life and a beautiful hope for the future.
- What are two moral attributes mentioned in Luke 2:25, which adorned Simeon’s life?
- Who revealed to Simeon that he would not see death before he had seen the “Lord’s Christ”? What role does that Person have in our lives today?
- Why did Simeon bless God and know, with confidence, that he could now “depart in peace”?
- What was the significance of Mary’s giving her firstborn Son the name Jesus? See verse 21.
- What attitude is manifested in the lives of each of those who recognized the fulfillment of promise and were privileged to see the Baby Jesus?
The Shepherds — Luke 2:15-17, 20
The Wise Men — Matthew 2:9-11
Simeon — Luke 2:27-28
Anna — Luke 2:38
- Look back over the past four lessons. Briefly summarize what promises were given, and state how these were fulfilled in the text of today’s lesson.
- What parallel can we draw between the days in which we are now living and the promises of God, and the prophecies of His Word which were fulfilled by Jesus’ first advent?
- Noting the key verse, what connection can be found in holding fast the profession of our faith without wavering, and God being faithful to His promise?