Destination Bethlehem: A Grave
December 23, 2018

Destination Bethlehem: A Grave

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Passage: Luke 2:25-35
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Destination Bethlehem (part 4) | Perhaps the first person to see clearly that the Son of God was born to die was old Simeon. We know little of the old man, except that he was righteous and conscientious concerning the Word of God. He read the Scriptures and understood their meaning under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and he concluded that the time for the birth of the Anointed One was imminent… and so he lived in anticipation of the birth of God’s Messiah…

The song of praise which broke from Simeon’s heart to rise to the heavens is known as the Nunc Dimitis {nunk damittus} (vv. 29-32) from the first words in the Latin Vulgate translation, meaning “[You] now dismiss.” This morning we are to take a look at this song and discover together something of God’s Christmas Gift of Grace and learn something of God’s Wisdom. Join me in exploration of the final message in this series—Destination Bethlehem—studying the convergence of God and humanity at Bethlehem more than two thousand years ago.

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