12/30/18 “Simeon’s Song: My Eyes Have Seen the Glory” Jim Harden

Title: Now we are free!

Text: Luke 2: 22-34

Proposition: God’s presence is salvation.

Intro: Backstory: vs 22-28

Trans Stmnt: Salvation means 1) we believe what he says about our condition and His faithfulness, 2) we have a face to face meeting with God, and 3) we join His messianic mission to be a light to the nations.

Salvation means we…

  1. (Vs 29) Salvation means we believe what He says

    1. (Vs 29a) About Our condition (slaves in the darkness of God’s absence)

    2. (vs 29b) About His faithfulness

  1. (vs 30-31) Salvation means a face to face meeting with God

    1. (Vs 30) He opens our eyes to see Him

    2. (Vs 31) We come face to face with Him

  1. (vs 32, 34-35) Salvation means we join His messianic mission to be a light to the nations

    1. (vs 32a) Salvation is found in the person of God incarnate (Is 42: 6)

    2. (vs 32b) Salvation is further revealed to the world by those who are saved (Is 49:6)

Questions for Further Reflection:

-How does Simeon describe himself in relationship to God?

-What word does Simeon use to describe God?

-How does God describe man’s condition?

-How is Simeon’s posture to God honorable?

-How does God reveal Himself to Simeon?

-How does God reveal Himself to anyone?

-How do the saved become a light of revelation to the nations?