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  • Anna: A Life In Three Verses

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Feb 22, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 8,337 views

    What it means to be redeemed - what means to have a purpose. Like Anna, we too are insignificant until we have been redeemed – and have become something special in the eyes of God.

    Title: Anna: A Life in Three Verses Text: Luke 2:36-38 FCF: Like Anna, we too are insignificant until we have been redeemed – and have become something special in the eyes of God. Intro: <<READ Luke 2:36 – 38>> If you were to go down to Charlottesville and start poking around in some ...read more

  • Simeon's Bucket List-The First And Best Gift Of Christmas-Message One-2009 Series

    Contributed by Daniel Darling on Feb 20, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 16,924 views

    This is the story of Simeon. His wish was that before he died he would see and behold the promised Messiah, the Son of God, who came to save the world from their sins.

    Simeon’s Bucket List - The First and Best Gift of Christmas Characters of Christmas Series – Message One - 2009 Gages Lake Bible Church Sunday AM, December 6th, 2009 Pastor Daniel Darling Series Note: Today we suspend our series “Why We Believe What We Believe” ...read more

  • Don't Take With Broccoli (Whose Line Is It?) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,758 views

    Caiaphas was allowed to give one of the most powerful prophecies regarding Jesus’ mission to earth. And yet, Caiaphas was a ruthless, ungodly and illegitimate High Priest. Why would God use him for this purpose?

    OPEN: A mother shared this incident about taking her son to the doctor: “Because of an ear infection, my young son, Casey, had to go to the pediatrician. I was impressed with the way the doctor directed his comments and questions to my son. When he asked Casey, "is there anything you are allergic ...read more

  • A Big Breath

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 24, 2005
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,623 views

    A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas A sermon about Simeon and Anna

    First Sunday after Christmas Luke 2:22-40 "A Big Breath"  22 And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord  23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be ...read more

  • How To Age With Grace

    Contributed by Errol Joseph on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,753 views

    Gives some guidelines for aging gracefully from the examples of Simeon and Anna.

    DATE: July 15, 2001 TEXT: Luke 2:21-38 THEME: "How to Age With Grace" INTRODUCTION “There is something happening to every one of you this very moment as you sit here in church. Imperceptibly, but relentlessly. You are getting older - aging. The causes are uncertain, probably because ...read more

  • Praise And Proclaim

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,616 views

    When Anna sees Jesus, she praises and proclaims the Messiah.

    A novel, a movie, a television show, each has a cast of major characters and minor characters. Often the mark of a good story is a strong supporting cast, where the minor characters make an important contribution to the overall plot. For example, think back to The Beverly Hillbillies. Now, I ...read more

  • The Waiting Game Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 31, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 8,677 views

    Characteristics taken from the life of Anna and Simeon that are important today.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 4 “The Waiting Game” Luke 2:21-38 The events recorded in the second half of Luke, chapter two are important, they have to be important because they are the only events from the ...read more

  • Left-Overs

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 115 ratings
     | 10,057 views

    A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Sermon about Anna and Simeon

    First Sunday after Christmas Luke 2:22-40 "Left - Overs" "An Indian chief was disturbed about how lazy his braves had been during the hunting season, so he called all the tribe together and announced, "I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that, because you have been lazy and done ...read more

  • The Gift Of The Warm Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 24, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 10,031 views

    Christmas can be a very stressful time. But Simeon and Anna hold 3 secrets to getting hold of the peace and tranquility that Christmas is supposed to offer us.

    AP story reported in the Indianapolis Star 12/25/99 Dateline LOS ANGELES – A shopping mall Santa Claus had a meltdown after refusing to cuddle a bawling toddler, calling the mother evil and ripping off his beard and costume in front of startled children. Kelly Fornatoro, 33, said she told ...read more

  • An Innocent Man Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Apr 22, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,160 views

    Sermon #10 in John series dealing with Jesus’ trial before Annas (mentioned only in John)

    John’s Gospel #14 An Innocent Man CHCC: April 6, 2008 John 18:13-24 INTRODUCTION: Have you ever been accused of something when you were completely innocent? The time that stands out in my mind was a traffic ticket. Now don’t get me wrong … I’ve had plenty of traffic tickets when I ...read more

  • Recognition

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,920 views

    Simeon and Anna recognized Jesus immediately to be the promised Redeemer. How did they recognize him? What can we learn from their recognition of him?

    The very first time John the Baptizer encountered Jesus the Messiah, he recognized him. John was six months in the womb of his mother Elizabeth at the time. Jesus was a mere flicker of cells in Mary’s womb. Do you remember the story? It was the angel Gabriel who gave Mary the news. “Do not ...read more

  • Joseph Speaks

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 20, 2008
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,364 views

    This is a first person rendition of how Joseph (the step-father of our Lord) may have viewed the events of Christ’s birth and life.

    (This sermon is done first person. I’m including my actions in the hopes this will help anyone wanting to duplicate some or all of this sermon. The presentation begins with me at the back of the auditorium holding an old looking carpenter’s tool. I gradually make my way to the front of the pews ...read more

  • Waiting For Christmas Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 13, 2003
    based on 1,323 ratings
     | 549,873 views

    In the Gospel of Luke, we come across two characters who make their appearance in the final acts of the Christmas drama. One is a man named Simeon; the other is a woman named Anna. They don’t appear in any nativity scenes or in many Christmas cards, but

    Waiting for Christmas Kids have a hard time waiting for Christmas. Here are some actual letters that were written to Santa: Dear Santa Claus, When you come to my house there will be cookies for you. But if you are real hungry you can use our phone and order a pizza to go. Dear Santa, I ...read more

  • God's Unique Sign

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,327 views

    Why did the shepherds get excited when told that a baby had been born? Why did Simeon and Anna get excited when they saw the baby Jesus? A baby!! So what? So everything - this was the hopes and fears of all the years meeting in Bethlehem that night.

    Introduction When a baby is born the new parents get all sorts of different reactions from family and friends: • “Oh, how lovely!” • “Look, he’s got his dad’s eyes!” • “Doesn’t she look just like her mum?” • or, simply, “oh!” But when Mary gave birth to her first son in a stable in ...read more

  • Waiting

    Contributed by Bruce Hindenburg on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,913 views

    We have been waiting and watching through November and December. Simeon and Anna, too, were waiting, and now, like these senior saints, our wait is over. Lord, now let Your servants depart in peace; according to Your Word.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Waiting. It seems that for the past couple of months that’s what we have been talking about. During the month of November we spoke of waiting and watching for the final coming of our Lord. We ...read more