Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Are You Ready For Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? – Luke 2:21-33

"And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY TO THE LORD"), and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS."

And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, "Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."

And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him."  Luke 2:21-33

I.  Reflecting upon the story

II.  Reflecting upon our faith

III.  Do you see Messiah Jesus this Christmas?


Do you personally know the Messiah Jesus as your King and Savior?  How do you  know?

When did you first personally come to know Messiah Jesus?

At what time did you feel you had the best relationship with Messiah Jesus?

What could you do to draw closer to the Messiah Jesus?

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