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Luke 2 - NIV

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[a] 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.”

33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[b] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.


a. Luke 2:29 Or promised,now dismiss
b. Luke 2:37 Or then had been a widow for eighty-four years.

Sermons on Luke 2 More sermons: Luke 2

Anthony Zibolski avatar
Who stole Christmas
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2017
Summary: If we are not careful, we will let distractions keep us from experiencing the real reason and person of Christmas.
Scripture: Luke 2:25-38
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6
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
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Fulfilling a Promise
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon and Anna see the Messiah—a fulfillment of God’s promise to them. They are now able to depart in peace.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 41
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
W Pat Cunningham avatar
We Must Serve the Poor
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2016
Summary: The church ministered to the poor. If we lose that character, we are no longer the true church.
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
Christian Cheong avatar
Longing for Christmas
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Dec, 2015
Summary: Simeon and Anna did not give up hope in God. They have faith in His Word.
Scripture: Luke 2:22-38
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 264
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
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 78
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Luke 2:22-35
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 104
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
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Never too Young, Never too old
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Ancient coffin dodgers Anna and Simeon hold up a tiny baby for all to see. We write two of them off as too old, and the other as too young, but God sees things differently
Series: Candlemass
Monte Brown avatar
Behold the Lamb Praised
Shared by: Monte Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: “Behold the Lamb of God” was promised, He was prepared and He has been provided and it is the time to be praised.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 610
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
Larry Turner avatar
What child IS this?
Shared by: Larry Turner on Dec, 2014
Summary: In the midst of the turmoil and distress of the birth of Jesus, God chose certain individuals to reveal his plan and his Son. This sermon looks at seven people or groups that were selected and why they were.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 1:28-2:38
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,435
Kelly Dufour avatar
The True Spirit of Christmas
Shared by: Kelly Dufour on Dec, 2014
Summary: What is the true spirit of Christmas? Take a brief journey through the Biblical accounts of Christ's birth and revisit the response of those who came into contact with Immanuel -- God with us.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-38
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 545
Paul Basehore avatar
The Gifts of the Three Wise Women
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Dec, 2014
Summary: It wasn't just wise men who had gifts for the Lord. Find out who the three wise women were, what their gifts were, and what they can teach all of us, even now!
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,742
Paul Barreca avatar
Simeon and Anna - How the Watchful Find Jesus
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Dec, 2014
Summary: Simeon and Anna waited expectantly for the Messiah's coming. Are we as watchful for his Second coming?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Views: 4,446
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