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Luke 2 - NIV

23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[a] ),

24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”[b]

25 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.

26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.

27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:


“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss[c] your servant in peace.

30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”


a. Luke 2:23 Exodus?13:2,12
b. Luke 2:24 Lev.?12:8
c. Luke 2:29 Or promised,now dismiss

Sermons on Luke 2 More sermons: Luke 2

Manny Salva Cruz avatar
What We Can Learn From Simeon This Christmas
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon was a devout and righteous man who had been waiting patiently for the Messiah to come. When he saw the little boy, Jesus, he took him by his arms and blessed him.
Series: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6
Denn Guptill avatar
The Story of a Propecy
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2016
Summary: At Christmas we often look at the Prophecies concerning the coming of Christ, here is the story of a prophecy concerning the purpose of his life
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 12
Chuck Sligh avatar
Christmas Expectation
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: A 10-15-minute Christmas Eve devotional
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2
Elmer Towns avatar
The Omega Man
Shared by: Elmer Towns on May, 2016
Summary: The Omega Man is the last person to receive Christ before the end of time.
Scripture: Luke 2:23-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 157
Michael Stark avatar
Destination Bethlehem: A Grave
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2015
Summary: God's purpose of salvation of fallen man is revealed in the first days of the life of the baby Jesus.
Series: Advent 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 257
Terry Laughlin avatar
Mary's Heart Beat
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Dec, 2015
Summary: Just what was in Mary's heart that enabled her to conceive and give birth to the greatest Gift, God's Son?
Ian Humphrey avatar
“Worth The Wait”
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Simeon
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 173
Douglas Sherwood avatar
“Old News is Still News – Nothing’s Changed!”
Shared by: Douglas Sherwood on Oct, 2015
Summary: -Simeon prophesied about the impact of Christ on the world . . . it WAS TRUE THEN, and it is TRUE NOW! NOTHING HAS CHANGED!
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 499
T.J. Conwell avatar
Simeon and Anna
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Dec, 2014
Summary: Simeon lived with a promise from God that he would one day see the Messiah. God allowed him to not only see him, but to hold Him and speak a prophecy over Him. Simeon lived faithfully for God, will we do the same and share Christ just as freely?
Series: Advent 2014
Archie Norman avatar
Waiting on Christmas
Shared by: Archie Norman on Dec, 2014
Summary: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 183
Clair Sauer avatar
Simeon's Song
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Dec, 2014
Summary: As Mary & Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple, it provides an opportunity for the aged priest Simeon to further reveal the significance of the baby Jesus--the fulfillment of God's promises & our hopes & dreams, the source of rest & peace for our souls.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:22-32
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,253
Chris Beam avatar
A Reason to Rejoice!
Shared by: Chris Beam on Dec, 2014
Summary: A glimpse into the life of Simeon and three characteristics that give us a reason to rejoice.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:22-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 736
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2014
Summary: At times, we fail to discern the will of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit when we have unrighteousness in our life.
Scripture: Luke 2:27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 303
Danny Davis avatar
The Big Story: Nunc Dimittis
Shared by: Danny Davis on Feb, 2014
Summary: The last of Luke's four songs celebrating the incarnation of Christ is the Song of Simeon. The righteous priest long anticipated the birth of the one who would bring salvation to the Jews and to the whole world.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,647
Jason Smith avatar
Simeon and Anna: Seeking Their Redeemer
Shared by: Jason Smith on Jan, 2014
Summary: Simeon and Anna are two people that were truly planted in the house of the Lord and flourished for Him as Psalm 92:12-15 speaks of. They waited on the Lord, worked for the Lord, and worshiped the Lord
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:25-39
Views: 1,214
Ken Henson avatar
Waiting and Worshiping Luke 2:25-38
Shared by: Ken Henson on Jan, 2014
Summary: Lessons from Simeon and Anna: Wait Patiently for God’s Will (Don’t Waste away) Worship (Don’t Wallow) In this way your life will be Fruitful, even when you are old
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:25-37
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,847
Pat Damiani avatar
The Song of Simeon
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Dec, 2013
Summary: The song of Simeon reveals that God makes His salvation available to all people through His people
Scripture: Luke 2:29-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 797
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Dec, 2013
Summary: Simeon lived his life in anticipation of the coming Messiah. At Christmas, we are reminded that we should live a life of anticipation of an eternity with Jesus when He comes the second time.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 440
Steve Malone avatar
The Wait Is Over!
Shared by: Steve Malone on Dec, 2013
Summary: I want to take just a few moments to unwrap one more Christmas Story…The Story Of Simeon in a message I am calling ‘The Wait Is Over!’ You know, I think that, is a very appropriate title for Christmas Eve service, don’t you...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Views: 1,383
James Lee avatar
How to Respond to God Luke 2:26 - 38
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2013
Summary: Adapted from a sermon by Brian Atwood. God cannot nor will He use proud people to do His work. Proud people get in the way because if you aren’t yielded to God, you begin to think you can handle things on your own.
Scripture: Luke 2:26-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 672
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2013
Summary: The Bible tells of a man kept in suspense all his life -- waiting for the moment Jesus would come. Since we're waiting like he did, there's a lot of lessons we can learn from him; why God chose him, how he waited daily, and what happened when he saw Jesus
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:25-33
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 873
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Glory in a Barn
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Feb, 2013
Summary: The fullest expression and revelation of God's glory come in the form of an infant child, the Son of God born in a humble stall.
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 501
David Owens avatar
The Christmas Story - Fact or Fiction?
Shared by: David Owens on Dec, 2012
Summary: I used this abbreviated sermon on the Sunday of our special Christmas themed service.
Scripture: Luke 2:26-38
Views: 2,270
Tim Diack avatar
The "End" Of Christmas
Shared by: Tim Diack on Dec, 2012
Summary: A message for Christmas Eve focusing on the respone of Simeon and Anna to the Christ child.
Series: Advent 2012
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:25-38
Denomination: *other
Views: 403
Paul Barreca avatar
Simeon’s Song - What Do You See in Jesus?
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Dec, 2012
Summary: Simeon spent his life looking for the Messiah. He teaches us that those who seek the Lord will find him.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:22-32
Views: 1,180
Warner Pidgeon avatar
The example of Simeon
Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Dec, 2012
Summary: The example of Simeon calls us to be righteous, devout, moved by the Spirit, and patient
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 601
Andrew Papson III avatar
Jesus the Jewish Messiah
Shared by: Andrew Papson III on Dec, 2012
Summary: Our Salvation is of the Jews
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 392
Jeff Strite avatar
The Glory Of Israel
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2012
Summary: The Bible tells us that the Gospel was preached first to the Jews. Why would they get first crack at salvation? And what can this mean to us?
Jeff Strite avatar
The Light For The Gentiles
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2012
Summary: Simeon said Jesus was to be a light for the Gentiles. What exactly did that mean? And why should I care if He was or not?
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Testimony of Simeon
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Dec, 2012
Summary: In this lesson we learn that the testimony of Simeon will show us the true identity and mission of Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,329