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Luke 2:1

Luke 2:1

No matter where we are in the timeline of history and regardless of our geographical location, we know with certainty that God is in control. No matter what our personal situation may be and irrespective of the evil and madness that is permeating the nations today, we have an assurance that God will use all things that affect our lives - and the nations of the world.. whether they are good or evil, to forward His perfect plans and purposes. for our eternal benefit read more...

Luke 2:4

Luke 2:4

Luke's record of John the Baptist stressed the importance of his name, while his account of Christ's birth paid particular attention to our Lord's place of birth and the political issues that caused Mary and Joseph to travel to their ancestral town. Their journey to Bethlehem was in response to an empire-wide decree from Caesar Augustus, to carry out a census of all Roman territories, "so that all the world could be taxed."

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Luke 2:10

Luke 2:10

“Fear not', were the first words that were spoken by the angel of the Lord, who came upon an insignificant group of shepherds, when they were abiding in the fields one night, keeping watch over a flock of sheep - close to the little town of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem was the city of David, through whom God had promised to send a Saviour, Who would shepherd His people Israel. The angel was a messenger, sent from the Lord, to tell His read more...

Luke 2:11

Luke 2:11

Despite the testimony of John the Baptist, which announced the arrival of Israel's Messiah-King, and the many signs and wonders that Jesus performed during His earthly ministry, we read that the Lord Jesus was despised and rejected by the religious leaders of His day, and was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. I wonder why the religious leaders rejected His heavenly witness.

In spite of His own gracious words, His read more...

Luke 2:14

Luke 2:14

What a glorious sight those shepherds must have encountered, that night, when the angel of the Lord suddenly appeared before them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them - as they tended their little flock of sheep, on those dark hills, encircling the little town of Bethlehem.

No wonder the Bible records that they were sore afraid. But what a great consolation, to hear the angel's comforting words, and receive his read more...

Luke 2:26

Luke 2:26

Simeon is an example of a faithful man that walked with God. He is described as righteous and devout, and unlike the rest of the religious leaders he was looking forward, with great anticipation to 'Israel's consolation.'

He enjoyed close fellowship with the Lord and was so in tune with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that "it had been revealed to him, by the Holy Spirit, that he would not see death before he had seen the read more...

Luke 2:30

Luke 2:30

No doubt, from the time it had been revealed to him, that he would not die until he had seen the Lord's Christ, Simeon wondered every day - 'Is it today Lord? Will today be the day I see the promised Messiah of Israel?' We are not told whether he expected a fully-grown man or a new-born babe, but he had total reassurance that he would not see death until He had seen the Lord's Messiah - the holy One of God, promised to Israel so long ago.

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Luke 2:32

Luke 2:32

Simeon was a righteous man who had been promised by God that he would not die before he had seen with his own eyes the promised Hope of Israel, the appointed Messiah Who would save His people from their sin. Simeon had been given a promise from God that he would not die until he had seen the One for whom all Israel was waiting - the Seed of the woman; the Messiah of Israel; the Servant of God.. the Saviour of the whole world.

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Luke 2:40

Luke 2:40

The second chapter of Luke's gospel gives the greatest insight into Christ's early years, His childhood and His pre-ministry preparation. Luke sets out a timeline that begins with His birth at Bethlehem, His circumcision and dedication, and His presentation to shepherds in the field and saints in the Temple.

It records the prophecy of Simeon and the testimony of Anna, the old prophetess, and allows us glimpses into His life in read more...