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Learning from Luke: Presenting in Faith

Learning from Luke: Presenting in Faith Sermon Audio Here


Luke 2:22-38

Brown highway signs indicate “historic spots”, of recreational or cultural interest. These aren’t planned; history HAPPENS. What “markers” might you encounter as you live your life?

park sign

Potholes State Park Sign

As Our Lives Unfold, We Discover:

Simple Faithfulness Leads to Praise
Luke 2:22-32

  • v22/24 Mary and Joseph, presenting their child, were moved by the Word
  • v25/27 Simeon, waiting for Messiah to appear, was moved by the Spirit
  • v28/32 Simeon was moved to praise God by Mary & Joseph’s faithfulness to the Word

Lifelong Faithfulness Leads to Reflection
Luke 2:33-38

  • v33/35 Reminder: Life of Faith not always easy
  • v36/38 Reminder: Life of Faith not always fast; God’s time, not ours

The rest of the chapter gives us a snapshot of Jesus’ life as a boy; He was living out a life of faithfulness as He saw modeled from His earthly parents. Vs 52: He grew in stature and favor with God and man. May our lives unfold in such a way that this is true of us as well.

Learning from Luke: From Angels To Shepherds To Us

Learning from Luke: From Angels To Shepherds To Us Sermon Audio Here


Luke 2:1-20

On Christmas morning, many kids “play Santa”: they find a gift, read the tag, and pass the gift along. Even though the gift is from someone else, and for someone else, the distribution alone makes them a part of the gift-giving.

How Are We Involved in God’s Christmas Presence?

God Uses Ordinary People
Luke 2:8-14 Notice who gets the announcement

  • v8 ordinary men
  • v9 heard an extraordinary angel
  • v10/11 with an extraordinary message
  • v12 wrapped in humble beginnings
  • v13/14 response: God deserves the credit

God Uses Ordinary Means
Luke 2:15-20 what do the shepherds do with the angel’s message?

  • v15 “Let’s go see” (cf. 12 you will find)
  • v16/17 They told what they saw
  • v18 response: people are amazed

Let’s follow Mary’s example in verse 19: when we realize that God is at work in us, we TREASURE and PONDER what He is doing. Also, let us follow the shepherd’s example in verse 20: GLORIFY and PRAISE God that He keeps His promises.


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